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Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d’Or winner

Turkish director and Cannes Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Friday received an outstanding contribution award at the opening of the Sarajevo film festival. "This is great honour for me, really, and I accept it with my heart," the director said after receiving the "Heart of Sarajevo" award. Ceylan scooped the top prize at the Cannes film festival in 2014 for his epic drama "Winter Sleep". His latest feature, "The Wild Pear Tree", was also selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. The Sarajevo film festival, now in its 24th year, will also celebrate Ceylan's talent as a stills photographer with a exhibition of his work in the Bosnian capital. The...Keep on reading: Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d’Or winner.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 11th, 2018

The Favourite rules BAFTAs with most wins; Roma takes top prize

LONDON — Costume romp The Favourite was the biggest winner at the BAFTAs on Sunday, taking seven awards, but Netflix black and white film Roma picked up the Best Film prize, as well as Director, at Britain’s top movie honors......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Metro film fest irony: Most awarded film still needs to win cinema operators’ nod

The producer of the gay-themed drama "Rainbow's Sunset," the best picture winner among the eight finalists in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), has appealed to cinema operators not to pull out the film from movie houses despite its reportedly poor box-office performance. "It's a known fact that there aren't many moviegoers on weekdays and on Christmas Day because most of us are attending family reunions," said Harlene Bautista of Heaven's Best Entertainment. "How can people watch (Rainbow's Sunset) if it had been pulled out of cinemas on its second day?" she added, referring to the drop in the number of movie houses showing the movie. From 59 cinemas on Christma...Keep on reading: Metro film fest irony: Most awarded film still needs to win cinema operators’ nod.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

23rd edition of French fest unreels tomorrow

The Francophile in me is more than excited for the 23rd edition of the French Film Festival (FFF) in the Philippines. This year's festival features 21 contemporary and recent French films, plus a retrospective of the master of French film noir, Jean-Pierre Melville. The FFF continues its tradition of paying tribute to Philippine cinema on Independence Day (June 12). It will feature Raymond Red's "Anino" and "Himpapawid." Red bagged the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the short film "Anino." Zig Dulay's "Bagahe" will also be shown. It won the grand prize (Cyclo d'Or) of the Vesoul Asian Film Festival. The FFF will run from June 6 to 12 at Greenbelt 3, June 8-12 at Bon...Keep on reading: 23rd edition of French fest unreels tomorrow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

The Eternity Between Seconds the big winner at CineFilipino film fest

ALEC FIGURACION’s The Eternity Between Seconds, a film about two strangers meeting at an airport and creating a fleeting, yet lasting connection, earned the top prizes in this year’s CineFilipino Film Festival including Best Film and Best Direction. Earning five awards, The Eternity Between Seconds — which stars singer Yeng Constantino and seasoned actor TJ […] The post The Eternity Between Seconds the big winner at CineFilipino film fest appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes

Cate Blanchett knew there was something seriously awry with the Cannes film festival when the winners of its top prize, the Palme d'Or, were gathered together to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. Among the sea of grey heads on the stage there was only one woman, Jane Campion, who had won for "The Piano" two decades earlier. "Sometimes things have to get that bad and that stark for us to say, 'Hang on a minute. There's something wrong --- literally --- with this picture'," the actress said this week, days before heading the jury that will chose this year's winner. With Cannes and the film industry still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, some saw her appoint...Keep on reading: Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

‘1-2-3’ bags four trophies in North Virginia fest

Carlo Obispo's "1-2-3" (Gasping for Air) scored four awards at the Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival early this month in Fairfax, North Virginia. Obispo won best director, while lead star, Carlos Dala, bagged the best actor award. The movie, produced by TBA Studios, also collected the best cinematography (for Carlo Mendoza) and best editing (for Thop Nazareno) citations at the US fest. Also known as the Nova Fest, the event is now on its fourth year and aims to "celebrate and launch the careers of both veteran and budding artists." After securing these international honors, he hopes that his countrymen would also have the chance to appreciate the movie...Keep on reading: ‘1-2-3’ bags four trophies in North Virginia fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Emoji Movie named worst picture of 2017 at Razzie awards

LOS ANGELES, USA – One day before Hollywood honors the year's best films at the Oscars, the Razzies honor the year's worst – and the winner is The Emoji Movie. The animated film beat other dud 2017 films such as Baywatch, Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy, and Transformers: The Last Knight to win ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Three PH films in Portugal

  Three Filipino films are competing at the 38th Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal, from Feb. 20 to March 4. Two horror movies, Dan Villegas' "Ilawod" and Prime Cruz's "Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B," are vying for top honors in the fest's Fantasy films category. Meanwhile, Joel Lamangan's gritty urban drama, "Bhoy Intsik," is part of the Directors' Week section. All three Filipino films are included in the Orient Express competition, too. Villegas thinks joining the fest is "exciting." "It'll be my first time to attend Fantasporto. I've heard so many good things about it." Cruz relates: "I'm grateful to be included in this year's Fantasporto competi...Keep on reading: Three PH films in Portugal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

‘Magnificent Seven’ remake kicks off Toronto film fest

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Double Oscar-winner Denzel Washington and a motley band of gunslingers opened the Toronto film festival Thursday, blazing trails in a much-anticipated remake of the 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

10 things to know about NBA All-Star 2019

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday (Saturday, PHL time), here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league’s showcase midseason event on multiple occasions. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles and the L.A. suburb of Inglewood, California, are the other previous multi-hosting All-Star cities. The Bay Area, the Detroit area and the Dallas area are also two-time hosts, though never technically twice in the same city. LEBRON’S RECORDS LeBron James now has the record for most All-Star captaincies: Two. He and Stephen Curry had the jobs last year when the captain’s format was first introduced to the All-Star weekend, and he and Giannis Antetokounmpo have the jobs this year. But James’ records revolving around this game hardly stop there. By starting on Sunday (Monday, PHL time), James will tie Kobe Bryant with 15 starts in the All-Star Game. James will also extend his record of consecutive starts, which will also rise to 15. Some of the other All-Star records James already holds include total points (343), field goals (141) and three-pointers (35). And by playing two minutes, James will increase his All-Star total in that stat to 416 — one more than Bryant for No. 2 on the all-time list. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has played the most All-Star minutes, 449. FOULING OUT Bold prediction: No one will foul out on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The last player to foul out of an All-Star Game was Hakeem Olajuwon in 1987. Chris Paul was the most recent to come close, when he was whistled for five fouls in the 2008 game. There have been only 14 instances of someone fouling out of an All-Star Game. Rick Barry and Bob Cousy each fouled out twice; 10 others, including Olajuwon, have done so once. MVPs AT HOME Kemba Walker, the lone Charlotte player in this year’s All-Star Game, has suggested that he’s hoping he can wow the home crowd with an MVP-worthy performance. There’s a history of that sort of thing happening. There have been 14 players who have won All-Star MVP honors in their home cities, spanning a total of 15 games. The list of hometown All-Star MVPs: Anthony Davis (New Orleans, 2017), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles, 2011), Shaquille O’Neal (Phoenix, 2009 and Los Angeles, 2004), Karl Malone and John Stockton (Utah, 1993), Michael Jordan (Chicago, 1988), Tom Chambers (Seattle, 1987), Jerry West (Los Angeles, 1972), Rick Barry (the San Francisco area, 1967), Adrian Smith (Cincinnati, 1966), Bob Pettit (St. Louis, 1958 and 1962), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia, 1960), Bob Cousy (Boston, 1957) and Ed Macauley (Boston, 1951). AGE MARK Assuming he plays, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki — one of the special additions to the rosters by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who also added Miami’s Dwyane Wade to the list — will become the second 40-something to appear in the All-Star Game. Nowitzki is 40; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in the game when he was 40 and 41. Michael Jordan almost pulled off the feat; he was eight days shy of turning 40 when he last played in the All-Star Game in 2003. Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and the unofficial host of the weekend, will turn 56 on Sunday. Wade, also assuming he gets into the game, will become the 12th player to be an All-Star at 37 or older. Wade turned 37 last month. HEROES Jason Weinmann and James Shaw Jr. might not be “celebrities,” at least not in the classic sense. But the NBA rightly believes they should be celebrated. Weinmann and Shaw were invited to play in Friday’s All-Star Celebrity Game to commemorate heroic acts. Weinmann, a retired Marine, used a military transport vehicle — which he bought at a government auction years ago — during Hurricane Florence last September to help rescue flood victims in North Carolina and bring them to safety. Shaw disarmed a man who had opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville last April and has been heralded as a life-saving hero since for wrestling the AR-15 out of the alleged shooter’s hands by the barrel. G LEAGUE FIRST Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks is the first member of a new club. He’s the first G League alum to become an NBA All-Star. Middleton spent a short time during the 2012-13 season in the G League, before blossoming into one of the league’s best players and a key to Milwaukee going into the break with an NBA-best 43-14 record. There will be plenty of G League graduates participating on All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) as well — Middleton, Seth Curry, Danny Green and Joe Harris are all slated to be in the 3-point contest. CASH MATTERS There is some money at stake during All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) events, and everybody gets something. Everyone in the dunk contest will receive at least $20,000, everyone in the skills challenge gets at least $15,000 and all participants in the 3-point shootout take home at least $10,000. From there, prize money varies by finish — the skills challenge winner gets $55,000, the 3-point shootout champion wins $60,000 and the dunk contest winner takes home $105,000. In all, the Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) participants will split $610,000. EASTBOUND This All-Star weekend is the first of four straight in Eastern Conference cities. Chicago gets it next year, Indianapolis in 2021 and Cleveland in 2022. The site for the 2023 game remains unknown; Salt Lake City and Sacramento are two sites often mentioned as candidates for that year, and Orlando is a likely suitor for the 2024 game. THE REFS Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) All-Star Game will be officiated by Scott Foster, Curtis Blair and David Guthrie. It’s a home game of sorts for Guthrie, who resides in Charlotte. Foster worked the 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas. It’s the first All-Star Game for Blair and Guthrie. The Friday and Saturday (Saturday and Sunday, PHL time) events will be worked by a crew of newer refs — third-year official Aaron Smith and fourth-year officials Mitchell Ervin and Gediminas Petraitis......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Brie Larson makes superhero debut in female-led “Captain Marvel”

SINGAPORE — Oscar winner Brie Larson gets embroiled in galactic conflict in Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie “Captain Marvel“, a role she said pushed her beyond her comfort zone during training. The actress, who won the best actress Academy Award for “Room”, plays former U.S. fighter pilot Carol Danvers in the highly anticipated film, set in the 1990s […] The post Brie Larson makes superhero debut in female-led “Captain Marvel” appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Filipino student film on dance among finalists in New York film fest Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Filipino student film on dance among finalists in New York film fest Manila Bulletin Inspiring works of 10 budding young filmmakers from around the world were chosen as finalists to the 7th Manhattan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

FDCP honors films, filmmakers that did good abroad

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) kicks off the centenary of Philippine Cinema by awarding 86 filmmakers, films, and artists in the third installment of its Film Ambassadors’ Night held last Sunday in the Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Taguig City......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

With despair and hope, Berlin film fest tackles climate change

With despair and hope, Berlin film fest tackles climate change.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma’ win big at British Academy Awards

LONDON --- Tragicomic royal drama "The Favourite" and Mexican family memoir "Roma" split the honors with multiple wins each at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards --- victories that suggest a wind of change may be blowing through the movie industry. "The Favourite" won seven trophies including best British film and best actress for OIivia Colman, who plays Britain's 18th century Queen Anne in the female-centric drama. Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," which centers on the nanny to a middle-class Mexico City family, took prizes for best picture, director, cinematography and foreign-language film. Winners relished the symbolism of their victories. "Thank you for celebrating our fem...Keep on reading: ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma’ win big at British Academy Awards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

QCinema finalist premieres at 48th Int& rsquo;l Film Fest Rotterdam

QCinema finalist premieres at 48th Int& rsquo;l Film Fest Rotterdam.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

3 PH films compete in top-tier Portugal fest

Three Filipino films, James Mayo's "Kuya Wes," Louie Ignacio's "School Service" and Carlo Catu's "Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon," will be competing at the 39th Fantasporto Festival Internacional de Cinema du Porto in Portugal this month.   The news was announced by Mayo, whose "Kuya Wes" had a special screening on Jan. 28 at UP Cine Adarna in Diliman. The director said he would be arriving in Portugal on Feb. 25, along with the film's lead star, Ogie Alcasid. "It's my first international film fest," Alcasid told the Inquirer. "I'm excited about this but, at the same time, scared. It's a totally a new world for me. I will make time for it. Both Leo (Dominguez,...Keep on reading: 3 PH films compete in top-tier Portugal fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Altarejos’ ‘Jino to Mari’ to premiere in Geneva film fest

Joselito Altarejos' "Jino to Mari," a story of two sex workers coerced to perfom sex acts beyond their limits, will have its world premiere at the Black Movie: Festival de Films Indpendants-Genve in Switzerland. The festival in Geneva is known for its selection of auteur cinema, Altarejos said on Friday. "Showing the film at an 'auteur-centric' festival will help me test how the artistic choices I have made in this film resonate with the audience and critics," he added. "'Jino to Mari' is the most daring and boldest film I have ever done. It has made me question not just my art, but my person, and what kind of filmmaker I should be in the future." Altarejos will be flying to Ge...Keep on reading: Altarejos’ ‘Jino to Mari’ to premiere in Geneva film fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

3 PH shorts in German fest

  Three Filipino films---Carlo Francisco Manatad's "Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month," Andrew Stephen Lee's "Manila is Full of Men Named Boy" and Arvin Kadiboy Belarmino and Noel Escondo's "Nakaw"---will be screened at the 20th Landshut Short Film Festival in Germany in March. While Manatad is still unsure of attending as of press time, Belarmino confirmed to us that he's going. "I'm very excited," he said on Wednesday, the same day the Inquirer received a message from German film programmer Axel Estein about the participation of the three Pinoy films in the said fest. "I expect to meet other filmmakers and watch great films from Germany and across the globe,"...Keep on reading: 3 PH shorts in German fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019