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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 […]

Sir, God is not stupid

Sir, God is not stupid

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Pulso Filipinas gala celebrates diverse Philippine dances

Ibarra C. Mateo THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) production “Pulso Filipinas” is a gala showcasing and celebrating the country’s diverse dance culture, dance groups, and dance artists. Thus said artistic director Paul Alexander Morales as he notes in an interview that the “Pulso Filipinas: Filipino Dance Gala 2018 Synergy in Philippine Dance,” on June 30 and July 1, […]

‘Labfest’ audience hungry for original, daring, brave stories

‘Labfest’ audience hungry for original, daring, brave stories

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE audience’s “hunger for original, brave, daring stories” are among the factors that sustained the growth of the annual festival Virgin Labfest or VLF. This according to Cultural Center of the Philippines Vice President and Artistic Director Chris B. Millado as he acknowledged that the early years of the VLF attracted mainstream performers. VLF is now on its […]

Navotas HS students compete in 3rd Navoteño Film Festival

Navotas HS students compete in 3rd Navoteño Film Festival

By Seymour Barros Sanchez NINE short films made by junior high school students from Navotas City will battle it out in the 3rd Navoteño Film Festival this weekend at the NC Sports Complex. Kaunlaran High School‘s “Love @ First Vlog,” La Naval Academy‘s “Mea Patria” (My Homeland), Navotas National High School‘s “1485,” Navotas National Science High School‘s “Sukbit,” San Jose […]

FDCP’s Cine Lokal features LGBT films from June 22 to 28

FDCP’s Cine Lokal features LGBT films from June 22 to 28

By Seymour Barros Sanchez   THE Film Development Council of the Philippines celebrates Pride Month by screening four award-winning films that empower and recognize the LGBT community, in all Cine Lokal cinemas as part of PelikuLAYA: An LGBT Film Festival from June 22 to 28. The lineup includes the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013 drama Lihis written by Ricky […]

Spikes and spices of volleys and planes

Spikes and spices of volleys and planes

JUST when you start thinking how to report a rude trike driver to the authorities, in walks an olive-skinned gal with her dad in front of her and suddenly you’re struck By stars and lightning. “I am Janah Kristine Platon Zaplan but please call me Janah,” she smilingly introduces herself in a very faintly sweet husky voice that is so […]

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Benildean filmmakers bag INPFF award

Benildean filmmakers bag INPFF award

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A SHORT documentary made by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Digital Filmmaking students won Best Direction at the Istorya ng Pag-asa (Stories of Hope) Film Festival gala night and awarding ceremony held last June 12 at Glorietta, Makati City. Winning the award for their short documentary “Pamilyang Bernardo” are Anna Mikaela Quizon, Alda Dalisay and […]

New “Gee-gee At Waterina” musical opens in August

New “Gee-gee At Waterina” musical opens in August

By Seymour Barros Sanchez ARTIST Playground will stage a new original Filipino musical, based on the fictionalized retelling of the friendship between two gay men, this coming August at Arts Above in Quezon City. The arts and performance company turns J. Dennis Teodosio’s Gee-gee At Waterina, a bittersweet tale of an evening in the life of a flamboyant city councilor […]

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Benildean filmmakers earn Urian nods

By Seymour Barros Sanchez TWO alumni of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Digital Filmmaking program (BenildeFilm) will vie for the Best Short Film award at the 41st Gawad Urian on June 14 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City. Kim Timan’s Caramel Child and Carl Chavez’s Sorry for the Inconvenience were nominated in the short film category […]

PHL films highlighted in 23rd French Film Fest

PHL films highlighted in 23rd French Film Fest

By Ibarra C. Mateo AS THE Philippines marked its 120th independence today, June 12, this year’s French Film Festival showcased three films by Filipino directors who had garnered awards in French film competitions. French Ambassador to Manila Nicolas Galey said the screening of Filipino films during the Philippine Independence Day is a “tradition of paying tribute to Philippine cinema.” On […]