“A” for Apocalypse Child Cinema Evaluation Board, Hails Surfing Film as a Potential Hit

Arkeo Films’ newest production Apocalypse Child continues to receive acclaim as it is the latest Filipino film to receive a grade of A from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). The grade entitles the movie, which opens in cinemas on October 26, to get a 100-percent tax rebate. Apocalypse Child tells the story of Baler-based surfing instructor Ford (played by …

Horror Meets ‘Hugot’ in “Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B”

A different kind of manananggal will land in cinemas this October at the 2016 QCinema International Film Festival. Director Prime Cruz, whose first feature-length film Sleepless won NETPAC Jury Prize at QCinema last year and was selected for competition at this year’s Osaka Asian Film Festival, presents an unconventional love story in Ang Manananggal sa …

GUIDE: #QCinema2016 International Film Festival

With this year’s theme, “One City for the World,” the 2016 QCinema International Film Festival continues its thrust as a world-class event through an interesting mix of new homegrown films and award-winning international movies. QCinema will run from October 13 to 22, 2016. It will be held at four mall venues namely, Ayala TriNoma, Gateway …

Davao-Based Filmmaker Features ‘Lumads’ in QCinema Entry “Baboy Halas”

Marvel at the lush woods but Bagane Fiola seeks to bring viewers deeper into the struggles of an indigenous family coping with changes in their environment in his 2016 QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema) entry, “Baboy Halas, Wailings in the Forest”. The film offers an experience with a family, one of the last forest people, who …

HF Yambao’s QCinema Entry “Best. Partee. Ever.” Releases Official Poster and Teaser

HY Yambao’s “Best. Partee. Ever.” an official entry to QCinema 2016’s Circle Competition released its official poster and teaser trailer. The film stars JC De Vera, Jordan Herrera, Kristofer King, Acey Aguilar, Aaron Rivera, Shandii Bacolod, Angela Cortez, Odette Khan and Mercedes Cabral. Watch the 15-minute teaser trailer here: Synopsis: Mikey – a young, discreet gay man from …

Quezon City International Film Festival to Host Free Film Seminars

Carrying the theme, “One City for the World,” the QCinema International Film Festival convenes local film industry stalwarts for discussions on the challenging issues that will further fuel industry growth. QCinema’s film forums are all free and open to the public. It will be conducted at the Quezon Memorial Circle’s Quezon City Experience (QCX) Mini …

2017 Cinemalaya Full-Length Film Finalists

The 10 finalists of the Cinemalaya 2017 (Year 13) main competition (full length films) were announced by the Competition Director Mel Chionglo at the Cinemalaya 2016 awarding ceremonies last August 14 at the CCP Main Theater! Congratulations to the following: 1. Mes de Guzman — “Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha” (his previous Cinemalaya full length film was …

‘Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo’ Present at the AsiaPOP Comicon; Theatrical Release this October

Upcoming film “Patintero: Ang Alamat Ni Meng Patalo” is one of the featured presenters and exhibitors in this year’s AsiaPOP Comicon, happening on Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28 at the SMX Convention Center. The lead cast, which includes Nafa Hilario Cruz (Meng), Isabel ‘Lenlen’ Frial (Nicay), William Buenavente (Shifty), and Claude Adrales (Z-Boy) and the …

FULL LIST: WINNERS of the 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 

The bigger Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival which carries the theme “Break The Surface” has ended its run with its Awards Night Sunday, August 14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), hosted by Nar Cabico and Alessandra De Rossi. And here are the list of winners in its 12th …