Cinemalaya 15's closing ceremonies awarded 12 out of 20 films in competition in various categories on the 11th of August. The festival closed with positive news of the festival's growing audience and social media attention.
Review by Paulo Vargas; Photos from Cinemalaya
Malamaya is the story of 45-year-old Nora (Sunshine Cruz), an established mixed media artist with a sharp tongue and steadfast principles. One day, she meets Migs (Enzo Pineda), a 30-year-old amateur photographer, in an art gallery. He makes advances at her, and after a bit of courting and seduction, she gives in to his unrelenting boyish charms and his abs. Nora and Migs are a perfect fit, as long as we are talking about libido. Like many May-December love affairs, theirs start to unravel when Nora tires of Migs immaturity.
INDIE UN-FILM FESTIVAL (IUF) is an annual digital film competition that is spearheaded by the DLSU Green Media Group, a premiere university-based media and production organization. This event is a platform for student filmmakers to showcase their work to the public and for the audience to heighten their appreciation for the craft of filmmaking.
From July 3-6, Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will present “Contemporáneos”, a film cycle featuring four contemporary Spanish films. The screenings will take place at the FDCP Cinematheque Centre in Iloilo City.
The film series consists of three films in the drama genre and one documentary film. It will open on July 3 at 6pm with the drama No sé decir adiós (2017), by Lino Escalera. Clara receives a call from her father, with whom she has not spoken for a long time. He is suffering from a terminal illness, which Clara refuses to accept. Against everyone’s advice, she takes her father to be treated, both of them escaping the reality which neither can accept.
Gracing the Filipino audience with the final installation for the year-long “Czech Movie Gems” film festival, the Czech Embassy in Manila and the Film Development Council of the Philippines is proud to bring the Czech drama, “Little Girl Blue” (2007), awarded as the “Best Film” in the Czech Lion Award of 2007.
As part of the momentous centennial celebration of the Czech and Slovak independence, Czechoslovak movies will set foot in none other than, the Heart of the Philippines and (Asia's) City of Love – Iloilo City. In partnership with the Honorary Consulate of Slovakia and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the film festival is set to bring forth five distinguished masterpieces from the last century.
“Close your eyes. Imagine the picturesque countryside of South Bohemia, the vast lands and meadows spreading into the distance. Their patterns are in some spots violated by the glittering surface of a pond or an alley of broadleaved trees edging streams and roads. As you go, you pass the unmistakable village squares and facades of houses so very typical for this region. Welcome to the village Varvažov. Open your eyes now, Sekal has to die.”
This month of September, year-long Czech Movie Gems film festival features one of the best sought-after Central-European period drama, Sekal Has to Die (1998).
The Argentine Film Festival will celebrate its fourth year at Film Development Council of the Philippines on 6 to 10 September 2018, with its continued comedy and drama. The spotlight for
this year’s edition will revolve around relationship on family, friends, acquaintances and dreams that are yet to unfold which are set to bring the audiences to a different level of emotions and cinematic experience.
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