QCinema 2020 Grantees Named

QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema) announces its three new feature film production grant winners for 2020. Filmmakers Christian Linaban, Joseph Abello, and Bebe Go will each receive a grant of 1.5 million pesos each from the Quezon City government, through the Quezon City Film Development Foundation (QCFDC).  These films will have their world premiere at this year’s QCinema.  …

Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2020 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Spread

In light of recent news related to the confirmed novel corona virus (COVID-19) cases, the organizers of the Sinag Maynila 2020 have postponed the independent film festival. Sinag Maynila 2020, which was set to open on March 17 and set to run until March 24, had lined up four full-length features, six documentaries, and ten …

Stream ‘Edward’ and ‘Adan’ for FREE on iflix

MANILA, March 09, 2020 – In recent years, Filipino filmmakers have broken boundaries, tackling serious, if not controversial themes and storylines, in their films. The performance of these movies in festivals both here and abroad, along with rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, prove that there is a niche for them. iflix adds two …

‘Ngayon Kaya’ Teaser Starring Janine Gutierrez, Paulo Avelino Released

T-Rex Entertainment—the studio behind film festival favorites such as the laugh-out-loud comedy Patay na si Hesus (from Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018) and the moving romantic drama Open (from PPP 2019)—has just released the official teaser of their newest film entitled Ngayon Kaya, starring Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez.   Directed by Prime Cruz and written by Jen Chuaunsu (Isa Pa With …

A Celebration of Filipino Stories: Daang Dokyu premieres Philippine Documentary Festival

A hundred years since Filipinos started capturing in film the story of their islands and their people, recorded facts, narratives, and perspectives have been shaped and developed. This year marks a special occasion for this collection of Filipino stories as they are set to be celebrated in Daang Dokyu, the first Philippine documentary festival. Daang …

One of 2019’s Best Filipino Films ‘Cleaners’ to Screen at UP Cine Adarna this March

The UP Cineastes’ Studio presents a special screening of Glenn Barit’s debut feature film Cleaners this coming March 13, 7PM at the Cine Adarna, UP Diliman. Part of the QCinema 2019, Cleaners is hailed as one of the best local films of 2019. It won Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Audience Choice Award in the …

Jay Altarejos Returns to Sinag Maynila Film Festival with ‘Walang Kasarian ang Digmang Bayan’

After ‘TPO’ in 2016, ‘Tale of the Lost Boys’ in 2018 and ‘Jino to Mari’ in 2019, writer and director Joselito “Jay” Altarejos returns to the Sinag Maynila Film Festival this 2020 with the political drama ‘Walang Kasarian ang Digmang Bayan.’ Walang Kasarian ang Digmang Bayan (The Revolution Knows No Gender) chronicles the journey of filmmaker, Paolo, played by Oliver Aquino, …

#MMFF2019 ‘Mindanao’ The Movie Comes Home for the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019

From Korea at the Busan International Film Festival, to Tokyo at the Tokyo International Film Festival, to Egypt at the Cairo International Film Festival, to Estonia, to India and to Taiwan, Brillante Ma Mendoza’s ‘Mindanao’ is finally coming home to the Philippines this Christmas for the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival. The film tells the story …

Award-Winning ‘Kalel, 15’ Gets Special Limited Release in PH Cinemas

Fresh from its successful world premiere in Europe where director Jun Robles Lana was awarded Best Director, Kalel, 15 will finally be screened in selected Philippine Cinemas this Wednesday, December 18. Kalel, 15 is the story of a 15-year old son of a priest who discovers he is HIV positive. It is the last in …

Cinema One Originals at Its Biggest on Its Fifteenth Year

For its fifteenth year, Cinema One Originals loudly and proudly declares what it’s stood for all these years, originality in all its permutations, and challenging old and new audiences if they’re ready for the Cinema One Originals Experience—an experience that goes beyond cinema, beyond cinephilia, beyond entertainment.   All these years, the Cinema One Originals …