Bantayan Island’s BaMaSa Film Festival set 

Michelle Joy Padayhag 02/11/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—It’s five years in the making.  Bantayan Island will now have its own film festival as the BaMaSa Festival will take place from May 21 to May 23, 2020.  Award-winning Cebuano director Eli Razo, the…

‘A Star is Born’ Mania Sweeps Over Toronto Film Festival

AP 09/11/2018

TORONTO—The response to Bradley Cooper’s romantic saga “A Star Is Born” has been intense. Critics have boasted of crying uncontrollably. Fans outside theaters have swooned for its star, Lady Gaga. Words like “glorious,” “rapturous” and, of course,…

SINULOG FILM FESTIVAL 2017: Of life after death and unspoken apologies

Apple Ta-as 02/05/2017

MORE than the awards “Portal 40” brought home during the Sinulog Short Film Festival, director Philip Lapinid IV is dedicating his entry to his grandfather, who died two years ago. “The moral of the story is to…

A harvest of entries for Sinulog Short Film Festival

Apple Ta-as 01/31/2017

THE CELEBRATION of Sinulog continues this February. This as Cebuano creatives and filmmakers will be sharing their take about life with faith and devotion to Santo Niño in this year’s Sinulog Short Film Festival. “It’s good to…

Beauty for ashes

01/17/2017

At first the narrative seems disjointed. No central character holds it together, and no plot can be discerned in the grab bag of discrete stories assembled around a beauty contest for maids in Hong Kong who have…

‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ marks milestone in MMFF 2016; wins Best Picture

Apple Ta-as 12/30/2016

FOR the first time in 40 years, a documentary won on its debut at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). “Sunday Beauty Queen,” the only documentary film to be included in the MMFF history, brought home…

USJR senior high school bags four awards at AHD film fest

Apple Ta-as 12/07/2016

Student filmmakers from the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) senior high school department went home with four major awards at the recently concluded second Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) Film Festival held at University of the Philippines…

Brillante Mendoza wins another international award

Apple Ta-as 11/27/2016

CRITICALLY acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza has gained another international recognition after he was named Best Director for his film “Ma’ Rosa” at the recently concluded 54th Gijon International Film Festival in Spain. He was the sole winner…

Cebuano student filmmaker wins first place in Cinema One Originals competition

Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores 11/20/2016

Cebuano student filmmaker won first place in Cinema One Originals competition A student filmmaker from the University of San Jose- Recoletos (USJ-R) won the C1Minute student short film competition of Cinema One Originals. Nino Justin Tecson, a…

Lav Diaz’s short film wins at 14th Tabor Film Festival

07/29/2016

INDEPENDENT film director Lav Diaz has again brought pride to the Philippines by earning another international recognition at the recently concluded 14th Tabor Film Festival in Zabok, Croatia. According to an Inquirer report, Lav’s “Ang Araw Bago…

‘Honor Thy Father’ wins Best Asian Film award in Swiss film fest

Apple Ta-as 07/12/2016

WHEN it rains, it pours. Following a win at the New York Asian Film Festival, Erik Matti’s film “Honor Thy Father” has earned another international recognition, this time at the recently concluded Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival held…

Youths trained for Catholic film festival

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/12/2015

To encourage the making of films that  highlight the presence of God  in people’s lives, about 100 aspiring young actors, directors, and film makers  are being trained for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress’ (IEC) Short Film Festival.…

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