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3 Benilde films vie for Viddsee Juree PH awards

3 Benilde films vie for Viddsee Juree PH awards

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THREE thesis film projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts have been officially selected as finalists to the second Viddsee Juree Philippines, which is part of the online video platform’s initiative to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia. The Lessons of […]

Hollywood welcomes RP’s Wish bus 107.5

Hollywood welcomes RP’s Wish bus 107.5

By Abner Galino THE Philippines’ iconic radio bus, known as the Wish Bus 107.5, has been duplicated in Los Angeles — a city known as the world’s entertainment capital. The choice of Filipino American YouTube sensation AJ Rafael as the Wish bus USA’s first performer on board provided a somewhat encapsulated message as to the purpose of the gargantuan undertaking. […]

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Fil-Ams’ McDonalds prank went viral

Fil-Ams’ McDonalds prank went viral

By Daniella Flanagan HOUSTON, Tx – Two of my dearest Pinoy pares, kaibigans made it their mission this summer to take on the challenge of Asian Americans Pacific Islanders representation in the media. The success of Crazy Rich Asians pushed #AAPI Representation to the forefront of conversation in the media right after the smashing success of Black Panther. As the […]

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UE CFAD films make it to Pagwanawanan, Nabifilmex festivals

UE CFAD films make it to Pagwanawanan, Nabifilmex festivals

By Seymour Barros Sanchez AN experimental video and an animated film from the University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design will compete under the student category of the Pagwanawanan Film Festival on September 21 at PUÓN/Alfredo F. Tadiar Library along Ortega Highway in San Fernando, La Union. Marangle by Angeline Tabilog and Maling Akala: Ang Misteryo […]

JNS members pose with supporters shortly after losing their championship bid at the America’s Got Talent last Tuesday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  Photo by Abner Galino

High heel shoe-wearing Pinoy all-male dance crew exits AGT

By Abner Galino THE run of the high heel shoe-wearing Junior New System in the 13th season of the popular America’s Got Talent has ended but their legacy as the only Filipino dance crew that has gone so far in the said competition will surely live on. The all-male Pinoy dance crew was eliminated last September 5, during an hour-long […]

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PPO opens 39th season, featuring French-born pianist

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) opens on Friday its 36th season featuring French-born pianist Monique Duphil at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. Conducted by PPO music director Yoshikazu Fukumura, the season opener begins at 8 pm. Duphil has been praised by critics for her “flawless technique, power, and a sound, lively musical imagination.” […]

‘M Butterfly: The great wall of illusion’

‘M Butterfly: The great wall of illusion’

Ibarra C. Mateo INTERNATIONALLY awarded film and stage director and playwright Kanakan Balintagos declared that in these era of disinformation, news fabrication, and historical revisionism, it is easy to fall for the story of the Chinese Peking Opera star, Song Liling, who had fooled a French diplomat for 20 years of his/her gender. Balintagos (Auraeus Solito), in a recent media […]

FEU Theater Guild restages “Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig”

FEU Theater Guild restages “Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig”

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THIS October, the Far Eastern University Theater Guild, in partnership with the FEU President’s Committee on Culture, will once again bring to life Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig, one of the organization’s most successful plays, at the PCC Center Studio. The musical production, which will close the theater company’s 84th season, is based […]

The Chrysalis

The Chrysalis

EVER wondered what makes a woman “Perfect”? Through the magical lenses of the “Magnificent 7” you can now see and experience the “Perfect Woman” up close in the Chrysalis photo exhibit. Featuring the work of the country’s most notable photographers and marvelous costume pieces by Eric Pineda, the Chrysalis is a convergence among 7 prominent names in photography: Jun De […]

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Boy Scouts to benefit from one peso adjustment in cinema admission fees in QC

Boy Scouts to benefit from one peso adjustment in cinema admission fees in QC

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A PROPOSED ordinance supporting the local council of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines was recently signed into law by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. QC Councilor Elizabeth Delarmente’s Ordinance No. 2725-2018, which mandates a one peso increase in the admission prices in all QC cinemas for the month of October, aims to support the […]

Mexican films based on classic literature at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros

Mexican films based on classic literature at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros

By Seymour Barros Sanchez INSTITUTO Cervantes and the Embassy of Mexico invite the public to enjoy the richness and variety of Mexican cinema through La Literatura en el Cine Mexicano, Mexican films based on classic literary works, every Saturday this September, 6 p.m., at the new Intramuros branch of the Spanish cultural center, located at Casa Azul, Plaza San Luis […]

Award-winning Pinoy film “Santa Nena!” competes in Iraq

Award-winning Pinoy film “Santa Nena!” competes in Iraq

By Seymour Barros Sanchez AN award-winning short film from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts has been officially selected to compete at the 3rd Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq from October 10 to 16. Tim Rone Villanueva’s “Santa Nena!” follows fellow Benildean filmmaker Shallah Montero’s “Papa’s Shadows,” which represented the Philippines at the […]

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“Ginugunita kita” performance art all set on September 26

“Ginugunita kita” performance art all set on September 26

IN line with its 18th anniversary celebration, The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc., in cooperation with District Gallery – Artist Playground, and the Far Eastern University President’s Committee on Culture, presents “Ginugunita Kita,” a performance art featuring Maningning Miclat’s poems and an all original music composed by Jesse Lucas. “Ginugunita Kita” will be held on September 26 – Wednesday 6 […]

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Benilde film wins Sine Kabataan award

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A PROJECT for a Cinematography class under the Digital Filmmaking program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts bagged the Special Jury Prize at the Sine Kabataan short film competition. Director Jocelyn “Len” Frago received the award for her film Koleksyong Pamalo during the 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) […]

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Korean musicians, from left, Gun Hyung Nam, Chang Woo Sohn, Jukang Lee, and Seokwon Lee. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Classical musicians held a concert for children in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio DOUBLE-BASS player Chang Woo Sohn recently fulfilled his promise to come back on Saipan and held a mini concert at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s children’s room to the delight of his young audience. This time, Sohn brought with him violinists Gun Hyung Nam and Jukang Lee and cellist Seokwon Lee. When Sohn did a post-Valentine mini […]

Kris Aquino wears yellow in Hollywood movie premiere

Kris Aquino wears yellow in Hollywood movie premiere

By Abner Galino PHILIPPINE movie personality Kris Aquino, whose mother and brother both became presidents of the Republic of the Philippines, graced the world premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians” in Hollywood wearing a fabulous yellow gown. While the color yellow has been identified with the political opposition after the assassination of Kris’ father (former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.,) during the […]

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“RENDEZVOUS” Receives Good Reviews Following Successful Premiere in SM AURA

“RENDEZVOUS” Receives Good Reviews Following Successful Premiere in SM AURA

THE fantasy romance film Rendezvous captured the hearts of the viewers and received fantastic reviews following its successful premiere at SM AURA Cinema 1 recently. Rendezvous, which was shown last July 28, is a sweet, charming fantasy movie with waves of zany scenes and ripples of dramatic tensions. The writer and film director, Marvin Gabas, led the entourage during the […]

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Benilde film tops CCP’s Gawad Alternatibo, 2 others win honorable mention

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A FILM about a T’boli dancer, who experiences a sudden turn of events in her pursuit of a good life for her family, bagged first prize in the Short Feature category and Best Regional Entry at the 30th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video Awards night held Monday at the Cultural Center of the […]

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Benilde films make it to vertical shorts tilt

Benilde films make it to vertical shorts tilt

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THREE short films made by digital filmmaking students and recent graduates of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts were selected as finalists to the Cinemalaya Nespresso Vertical Shorts Competition. “iTay” by Gian Arre, “Kasama” by Ira Lastrilla and “Pedro Pasahero” by Paulito Del Mundo Parohinog are among the entries […]

Wings of Vision: 2018 Cinemalaya opens

Wings of Vision: 2018 Cinemalaya opens

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, or Cinemalaya to loyal followers, opened on Friday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Now on its 14th edition, the 2018 Cinemalaya chose “Wings of Vision” as its main theme. Chris B. Millado, CCP vice president and artistic director, said during its initial years, Cinemalaya’s “balangay” (the indie […]

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Benilde, FEU films top IUF, next compete at Gawad Alternatibo

Benilde, FEU films top IUF, next compete at Gawad Alternatibo

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A SHORT film about a 25-year-old lesbian, who is having a hard time coming to terms with her traditional Filipino father, won Best Feature and five other awards in the Indie Un-Film Festival 2018 at the Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall, De La Salle University. Sa Pag-agos ng Panahon, a capstone project of Annika Yañez and Janna […]

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Filipina Houstonian artist Crystal Lallego nominated for the Global Arts Awards

By Daniella Flanagan HOUSTON, TX – A Filipina artist of local renown was nominated for The Global Arts Awards 2018. Crystal Lallego Houston based Crystal Lallego held her first ever Solo Art Exhibit on September 23, 2017. That show featured live music by Vanessa McGrew, Nicole Aimi, and Kathryn Rose (Houston Fil-Am musician), glow in the Dark Bucket Performance by […]

Indie-Siyensya judges, speakers and organizers with Beyond Deadlines writer Seymour Barros Sanchez (sixth from the left)

Indie-Siyensya kicks off 3rd run with science communication, cinematography workshops

MORE than one hundred students, teachers, filmmakers, and science professionals flocked to the Cinematheque Centre Manila last Friday to witness the program launching and workshop of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition. Indie-Siyensya, the country’s first and only science filmmaking competition, is now open for submission of film concepts for short documentaries that capture science as it works to answer the […]

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Benildean filmmakers compete in California

Benildean filmmakers compete in California

By Seymour Barros Sanchez FOUR capstone projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts will vie for the Best Short Film at FACINE 25: The 25th Annual Filipino International Cine Festival this October in San Francisco, California. Among those which made it as finalist to FACINE’s short film competition, which […]

(From left to right) Belly dancer Diane Caneda, Japan-based singer/songwriter Emma Cordero, comedian Mary Ann Muah and one of the show’s organizers Rose Sarreal thank the audience at the end of the show. Photo by Teodoro Yap

“Boom jazz tic” concert delivers the bang!

By Abner Galino A HASTILY organized concert dubbed “Boom Jazz Tic,” which was primarily meant to raise fund for the Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) and to provide a venue for a visiting Japan-based Filipina artist, led to an entertaining “birit” showdown between the three principal performers. “It kind of turned into something like a contest on who could belt out […]