Mindanao films in focus at Diwa Film Showcase in Seattle

Diwa1Nine short films, six documentaries, two video installations, and one full-length project by Filipino filmmakers based in the Philippines and the US will be shown at the Diwa Film Showcase from June 6 to 7 at the Seattle Center as part of the 2015 Pagdiriwang Festival. SEYMOUR…

Taklub opens French filmfest

TaklubAfter receiving a special commendation from the Ecumenical Jury at the recent Cannes Film Festival, Brillante Mendoza’s film Taklub (Trap) will be screened during the opening night of the 20th French Film Festival on June 3 at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1. SEYMOUR…

FDCP reveals films competing in World Premieres festival

WPFF1The Film Development Council of the Philippines recently named seven foreign films selected to vie in the main competition and eight local films set to compete in the Filipino New Cinema section of the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2015, which runs from June 24 to July 7 in select SM cinemas in Metro Manila. SEYMOUR…

Barber’s Tales, Dagitab lead Urian nominees; Aunor to receive Natatanging Gawad Urian

Barber's Tales1Jun Lana’s Barber’s Tales, which tells the story of a newly widowed woman who inherits the town’s only barbershop from her husband, and Giancarlo Abrahan’s Dagitab, his debut feature about two UP professors who are on the brink of separation after almost 20 years of marriage, lead the 38th Gawad Urian nominees with 11 nods apiece. SEYMOUR…

10 short films compete for Cinemalaya grand prize

CinemalayaThe Cinemalaya Foundation announced the 10 finalists which will vie for the grand prize of 150,000 pesos in the 11th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival short film competition to be held from August 7 to 15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. SEYMOUR…

Virgin Labfest 11 reveals final list of plays, runs from June 24-July 12

VIRGIN LABFESTThe Cultural Center of the Philippines recently announced the final list of 12 new plays for Virgin Labfest 11 and three other plays to be revisited from last year. The laboratory festival will be held from June 24 to July 12 at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) and Bulwagang Amado Hernandez. SEYMOUR…