Rebelde Class on Directing in the New Era of Filmmaking

For the previous years, filmmaking has gone through different processes and forms due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Theaters were closed for a long period of time, film festivals have been postponed, and creating films become more challenging. Thanks to various online platforms like YouTube, Netflix and more, we were able to watch new contents such …

‘Triangle of Sadness’ star Dolly de Leon gets a standing ovation during its Philippine premiere

TBA Studios is bringing the critically acclaimed satirical dark comedy film Triangle of Sadness to the QCinema International Film Festival 2022, premiering as the festival’s opening film on Nov. 17 at Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City.  While the premiere is by invitation, moviegoers can still catch the second screening of Triangle of Sadness during the …

QCinema celebrates new directors on its 10th edition

Heralding new directors and their acclaimed new works, QCinema celebrates outstanding debut or second features in its special 10th edition line-up this November 17-26, 2022. New Horizons, QCinema’s exhibition section which was first introduced in 2019, returns with a line-up of outstanding fresh auteurs from all over the world. Saint Omer, Venice Silver Lion Grand Jury …

Diverse Portraits of the LGBTQ Experience in QCinema’s RainbowQC Shorts

LGBTQ short films from previous festival editions portray varying diversity and representation in this year’s special QCinema compilation that deserves a second look.  From its premiere last year with QCinema, How to Die Young in Manila by Petersen Vargas is about a surreal meet-up amidst a violent setting.  The film, which has been exhibited in Busan, LA …

‘Nocebo,’ ‘Huesera,’ ‘Mona Lisa and The Blood Moon’ to screen at QCinema’s Midnight Series

As a special treat for lovers of genre and fantasy movies, QCinema is relaunching its Midnight Series section with three spine-tingling titles.  First introduced in 2017, the section offers chills and thrills for its late-night festival screenings. An atmospheric psychological thriller by Lorcan Finnegan, Nocebo, is the first co-production of Ireland and the Philippines, with Epic Media and Film Development …

QCinema to screen restored classics ‘In The Mood for Love’ and Mike de Leon’s ‘Itim’ and ‘Kisapmata’

On its 10th edition, slated from November 17-26, 2022, QCinema International Film Festival celebrates the classics anew. Newly restored versions of unforgettable films by two celebrated directors will be screened in the festival.  Mike de Leon’s classic movies Itim (The Rites of May) (1976), which is also his debut feature, and Kisapmata (In the Wink of an Eye) (1981) will be screened …

FDCP Celebrates Pride Month with PeliKULAYa International LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 8, 2022 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is celebrating Pride Month this June with PeliKULAYa: International LGBTQIA+ Film Festival in a hybrid format from June 10 to 26. With the theme “Pantay-Pantay, Iba’t Ibang Kulay!,” this year’s PeliKULAYa aims to champion and empower members of the LGBTQIA+ community, …

QCinema International Film Festival Announces This Year’s #QCShorts Grantees

A refreshingly diverse program of themes and styles are in store for all viewers in QCinema’s 10th year, which will blaze the big screens in November. This year’s winning short films examine cinema and interrogate space created, recreated, and destroyed through it. Its roster covers a range of concerns — from a reflexive attempt to save …