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Brillante Mendoza gets achievement award in Russia

Brillante Mendoza gets achievement award in Russia

Published on Tuesday, October 6 in The Philippine Star, page C-6

by: Celso de Guzman Caparas

Brillante Mendoza received the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award in the 25th International Film Festival “Message to Man” in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he headed the main competition jury.

Mendoza’s masterpieces Lola, Kinatay and Taklub were showcased in the festival. He was also invited to a Master Class at St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television.

The international competitive documentary, short and animated film festival was founded by the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the USSR, Goskino of the USSR, the USSR Union of Filmmakers, Gosteleradio of the USSR and the Executive Committee of Lensoviet, and supported by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Russian Federation, St. Petersburg City Government and Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg. Ninety films from 45 countries participated in this year’s nine-day festival, from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3.

Meanwhile, Taklub will grace four international film festivals this month, namely:

20th Busan International Film Festival, Window on Asian Cinema Section, Oct. 1 to 10 in Korea;

15th Beirut International Film Festival, Panorama Section, Oct. 7 to 15 in Lebanon;

59th London Film Festival by the British Film Institute, Debate Section, Oct. 7 to 18 in United Kingdom;

and 28th Tokyo International Film Festival, Crosscut Section, Oct. 22 to 31 in Japan.Brillante Mendoza gets achievement award in Russia

 

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Head Jury – Message To Man‬ International Film Festival

Head Jury – Message To Man‬ International Film Festival

Message To Man International Film Festival main competition jury will be headed by the Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, with Vladimir Posner serving as chairman for the critics jury.

90 films from 45 countries will screen in the programme which includes competition sections for feature films, documentaries and experimental cinema.

Message to Man is an international competitive documentary, short and animated film festival held annually in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Brillante Mendoza has been a head jury in festivals like Festival del film Locarno, Vesoul, and Singapore International Film Festival among others.

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