Pipo short film wins viewer’s choice award in Jamaica

PIPO5.jpgA short film about a boy who wants to have his family picture taken by an old and grumpy photographer for his school assignment won the viewer’s choice award during the Asian and Middle Eastern Film Night of the fifth Gatffest Film Festival in Kingston, Jamaica last June 24. SEYMOUR…

Instituto Cervantes commemorates 80th anniversary of Picasso’s Guernica

IC2Instituto Cervantes, the cultural center of the Embassy of Spain, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Ayala Museum, has programmed a film series and an art lecture associated with Picasso‘s famous painting Guernica and the historical period when it was created. This is to celebrate the 80th year the masterpiece was first unveiled to the public – July 12, 1937 to be exact. SEYMOUR…

Pinoy actors win in New York

PAMILYA ORDINARYO posterPamilya Ordinaryo (Ordinary People) stars Hasmine Killip and Ronwaldo Martin bagged the Best Actress and Best Actor awards, respectively, for their roles as a teenage couple at the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival in New York. The festival ran from May 4 to 7. SEYMOUR…

Oil spill films return to Guimaras at CineMangga

CineManggaFive short films from the Guimaras: Short Films from the Oil Spill anthology make their official return to the province when they screen on May 16, 1 p.m., at the Guimaras Trade and Information Center Function Hall as part of the first CineMangga: The Guimaras Film Festival. SEYMOUR…

Pinoy films haul 6 awards in Malaysia

AREA.pngFilipino filmmaker Luisito “Louie” Ignacio and actress Ai-Ai delas Alas won Best Director and Best Actress, respectively, for their film Area while four other Filipinos also bagged awards in the third ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Malaysia last May 6. SEYMOUR…

FDCP, SM Cinema launch Cine Lokal

Cine Lokal3The Film Development Council of the Philippines recently partnered with SM Cinema in its efforts to strengthen its commitment to support Philippine cinema as well as champion independent films. Cine Lokal, a new cinema line which aims to house award-winning, independent films and FDCP programs in select SM Cinema branches across the country, will be launched this month. SEYMOUR…

Benilde holds 7th CineSB film festival

CINESB Maningning short filmsThe Digital Filmmaking Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design Arts recently celebrated the Rise of the Digital Philippine Cinema by hosting the 7th CineSB Film Festival at the SDA Theater. SEYMOUR…