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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

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

Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

Former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant speaks as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Cinema One fest: Provocative entries turn formula on its head

Aaron Villaflor (left) and Iyah Mina in Rod Singh's 'Mamu' The Cinema One Originals Film Festival has been pushing the movie-making envelope for 14 years now, and has unapologeticall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Longest-running Filipino film fest in U.S. marks 25th year

SAN FRANCISCO -- The longest-running Filipino film festival in the United States, FACINE Annual Filipino International Cine Festival, is marking its quarter century of operation. This year, FACINE will have a special screening of a selection of 39 short films from different regions in the Philippines as well as Asia, Australia, and the U.S. on Oct. 18, 1 to 5 p.m., at the San Francisco Public Library, followed by a screening of feature films from October 19 to 21 at the Roxie theater. The selected films are also in competition for the annual awards. Several feature film awards for different categories are at stake, including Best Film, and a Best Short Film award. A $200 prize,...Keep on reading: Longest-running Filipino film fest in U.S. marks 25th year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

‘Something different’ in Cinema One film fest

THE 14th run of the Cinema One Originals Festival, titled “I am Original,” will showcase nine original feature films, six international films, 12 original short films, and two restored classics. The post ‘Something different’ in Cinema One film fest appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

FDCP leads Philippines as & lsquo;Country of Focus& rsquo; at Busan International Film Fest

FDCP leads Philippines as & lsquo;Country of Focus& rsquo; at Busan International Film Fest.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Italy’s ‘other’ film fest to kick off in Rome

Cate Blanchett, Martin Scorsese, Sigourney Weaver and Michael Moore will all be attending this month's Rome Film Fest, Italy's "other" cinema gathering after Venice. Just don't call it a festival. "We are not a festival and those who want a festival will always be disappointed here," the Fest's director Antonio Monda told journalists on Friday ahead of the Oct. 18-28 event which does not include a competition. "What distinguishes us is that artists, directors, actors, actresses and producers choose Rome even if they don't have a film, book or CD to sell," Monda said. The fest's 13th edition will screen 60 features, including 34 premieres. For the first time in Rome, two 'maj...Keep on reading: Italy’s ‘other’ film fest to kick off in Rome.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

‘On Her Shoulders’ tells of painful burden carried by IS sex slave survivor

In the soon to be released documentary "On Her Shoulders", Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad says she didn't want to become known as a "victim of Daesh terrorism." Murad, 25, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority who was enslaved by the Islamic State group, on Friday won the coveted award along with Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege. They were honored for their work in fighting sexual violence. Murad's painful work speaking out on behalf of her community is chronicled in Alexandria Bombach's film, which won the Directing Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Festival. "I would like to not have to tell people what happened to me... I would like them to know me as a ...Keep on reading: ‘On Her Shoulders’ tells of painful burden carried by IS sex slave survivor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

19 Pinoy films in Busan film fest

NINETEEN Filipino films have made their way to South Korea’s 23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) as Philippines is the festival’s Country of Focus, marking 100 years of Philippine Cinema. The post 19 Pinoy films in Busan film fest appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Capstone projects bag awards in ComVal film fest

Belle Kay Loyola’s Dalit (Poison) and Leyvie Anne Santos’ In-Tay won a total of five awards at the 6th Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition (Nabifilmex 6) in Compostela Valley last 21 September. Dalit and In-Tay are capstone projects from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts. Loyola graduated from the Digital […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

PH drug war film wins in Spain’s A-list fest

  A film that tackles the Philippine President's controversial war on drugs has won an award in an A-list festival in Spain.   The latest movie of Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza, "Alpha, The Right to Kill," bagged the Special Jury Prize at the recently concluded San Sebastin International Film Festival held last Saturday.   The film, which picks up where the Cannes-winning director's Netflix/TV5 series "Amo" has left off, topbills Mendoza veterans Allen Dizon as a corrupt cop and Baron Geisler as a drug dealer, and newcomer Elijah Filamor as a police asset.   Geisler, who had just finished a stint in a rehab center in Cebu, told the I...Keep on reading: PH drug war film wins in Spain’s A-list fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Art imitates life in ‘Alpha, The Right to Kill’

  Who stands to win in the country's brutal war against drugs?   Brillante Ma Mendoza's art-imitates-life drama "Alpha, The Right to Kill" doesn't dillydally with the answer, but you'll have to watch the Cannes-winning Filipino auteur's gritty, blood-drenched scorcher to get it "straight from the cinematic horse's mouth."   The 94-minute production, which was feted with the Special Jury Prize at the 66th edition of the A-list San Sebastin film fest last weekend (see related story on Page D2), doesn't break new ground as it examines the Philippine government's polarizing methodology in crime-busting, by way of Mendoza's celebrated cinema vrit storytelling...Keep on reading: Art imitates life in ‘Alpha, The Right to Kill’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Allen Dizon spooks San Sebastian viewers

Filipino actor Allen Dizon should be flattered that he was able to spook foreign viewers who watched Brillante Ma Mendoza's "Alpha, The Right to Kill," at the recent San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.   Dizon attended the A-list fest, where his film competed in the main section.   The premiere night was memorable, the internationally acclaimed actor recalled.   Walking on the red carpet was a heady feeling, he conceded.   "The event was well-organized and everyone was kind and accommodating," he told the Inquirer via Facebook Messenger.   He volunteered that the gala night was quite an experience.   "N...Keep on reading: Allen Dizon spooks San Sebastian viewers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Adamson hero Sean Manganti spreads his wings as Player of the Week

The Adamson Soaring Falcons continue to fly high in UAAP Season 81 with an immaculate 5-0 record. That wouldn't have been possible if not for Sean Manganti who emerged as the hero in the Soaring Falcons’ thrilling 69-68 win over the UP Fighting Maroons last Wednesday. Adamson was on the verge of suffering its first loss, but the third-year forward crushed the hearts of the Diliman faithful by knocking down a tough floater off a broken play with 0.7 seconds left. “It was just a scramble at that point. I was taught to never quit until you hear the buzzer, so I just kept going until we heard the buzzer,” he said about the game-winner, which was the cherry on top of his team-high 18 points. Just three days later, Manganti showed up again for Adamson in their 63-58 triumph over the NU Bulldogs, spearheading the charge with 14 points, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals. For being instrumental in the Soaring Falcons’ twin victories this week that preserved their unblemished slate, the Filipino-American high-flyer has earned the CHOOKS-TO-GO/UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week honors. Prior to these back-to-back impressive performances, Manganti had a fluctuating start to the season. He struggled with just four points against the Ateneo Blue Eagles, delivered a career-high 27 points against the UE Red Warriors, then went scoreless against the UST Growling Tigers. The Adamson skipper admitted that he needs to be more consistent going forward. "It's up and down, up and down. It's been very hard. It's disappointing,” he said. "I just want to be consistent, help carry the team, and do everything to carry the team." Manganti bested UE’s Alvin Pasaol, UP's Bright Akhuetie, and Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame for the weekly award......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018