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…

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Benilde holds human rights filmfest

BenildeFilm Human Rights Film FestivalThe first BenildeFilm Human Rights Film Festival, featuring critically acclaimed and independently produced films, was held at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts (SDA) Cinema from July 11 to 14. SEYMOUR…

CCP to confer highest award on Nora Aunor, Ricky Lee, 11 others

CCP logoThe Cultural Center of the Philippines will award the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining 2015 to 11 individuals, including acclaimed actress Nora Aunor and notable scriptwriter and fictionist Ricky Lee, and two organizations for their outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture on September 17 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). SEYMOUR…

A tribute to the screenwriter

Ricky Lee

Ricky Lee, who has written memorable bodies of work that made it to notable movies like Himala, Jaguar, Salome, Moral, Karnal – films that introduced new subjectivities that tackled taboos and modern moralities in Philippine cinema – will be honored by the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication (CMC) on August 26 at the UP Film Center. 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…

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…

Ties, triple winners dominate PASADO awards

Pasado AwardsThe 17th Gawad Sining-Sine was a night of triple ties and dual winners as the Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro (PASADO), a non-stock, non-profit organization of private and public school teachers and college professors, handed out their awards for outstanding film and media achievements at the San Sebastian College-Recoletos auditorium in Manila. SEYMOUR…