First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features (FRF) announces that it has acquired U.S. rights from Paris based Films Distribution for Brillante Mendoza’s critically acclaimed drama, “Ma’ Rosa.” First Run Features is a theatrical and home video distributor that has released independent, documentary and foreign films in the United States since 1979. The official Oscar entry from the Philippines, …

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MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

AwardsCircuit.com ranked 30 of the 85 films submitted for Oscar consideration and the Philippine rep landed on the ninth spot. “Ma’ Rosa” was included in the category Other Top-Tier Contenders, along with Mexico’s “Desierto,” Poland’s “The Lure,” Israel’s “Sand Storm” and Saudi Arabia’s “Barakah Meets Barakah.” Read more: Oscars 2017 85 countries have submitted films …

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MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

“Ma’ Rosa” is currently showing at the 60th BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival in the United Kingdom, from Oct. 5 to 16. It is the only Filipino entry in the lineup included in the “Debate” section. Ma’ Rosa, which won Jaclyn Jose the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was recently chosen as the Philippines’ …

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A Tribute to Filipino Caretakers

A Tribute to Filipino Caretakers

RiteMed in partnership with Director Brillante Mendoza presents Pagpupugay. A tribute to all FIlipino caretakers inside and outside of the country. The heart-wrenching short film/TVC directed by award-winning Brillante Mendoza can be seen below. Facebook Comments

Palace releases Brillante Mendoza-made TV ads in anti-drug campaign

Palace releases Brillante Mendoza-made TV ads in anti-drug campaign

The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) launches on national television its anti-drug campaign videos made by award-winning film director Brillante Mendoza. The TV ads focus on how drug abuse ruins family ties. Just like his critically acclaimed films, Mendoza’s anti-drug ads depicted a hopeless world for drug users and pushers. Read More Facebook Comments

Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections

Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections

The Tokyo International Film Festival & the Japan Foundation has join three excellent directors, Mendoza (Philippines), Yukisada (Japan) and Kulikar (Cambodia) to create an omnibus film called “Reflections”. The film will highlights the theme of “living in Asia,” with three works that depict the lives of characters who journey between Japan and Cambodia, the Philippines …

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New Brillante Mendoza work to screen at Tokyo film fest

New Brillante Mendoza work to screen at Tokyo film fest

Brillante Mendoza’s #SHINIUMA (Dead Horse) is part of the Asian Three-Fold 2016: Reflections film series co-produced by the Tokyo International Film Festival and Japan Foundation Asia Center. Mendoza’s “Shiniuma (Dead Horse)” which stars Lou Veloso, tells the story of an illegal Filipino immigrant in Japan who returns to his homeland for the first time in …

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The Met and the Moving Image

The Met and the Moving Image

The art of filmmaking takes the spotlight with a well-curated showcase featuring the works of an internationally acclaimed storyteller. Manila’s home of contemporary art opened its doors to the public on Oct. 3, 1976 with an awe-inspiring preamble featuring art pieces from Europe and the US. More than 400 successfully mounted exhibitions after, the Met …

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Brillante Mendoza film picked as Philippine entry to 2017 Oscars

Brillante Mendoza film picked as Philippine entry to 2017 Oscars

MANILA – The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) has chosen Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” as the official entry of the Philippines to the 2017 Academy Awards. It was chosen to vie for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards, which is slated to happen on February …

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MET launches exhibition on int’lly-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza

MET launches exhibition on int’lly-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza

Internationally-acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza is part of the first of a series of exhibitions lined up in the last quarter of the year to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Manila’s 40th anniversary. Brillante Mendoza: A Contemporary Filipino Filmmaker showcases the full length films, documentaries and other productions like television commercials that have made Mendoza …

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