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 …

Cinemalaya 2019 Best Film Competes at the Busan International Film Festival

The coming-of-age drama film “John Denver Trending” by TV writer-turned-director Arden Rod Condez competed at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’s New Currents section, the festival’s main competition section. “John Denver Trending” follows the tale of a student who is wrongly accused of theft. He then becomes a victim of cyberbullying after a video of …

Janine Gutierrez Stars in Rae Red’s Official Entry to QCinema Int’l Film Festival ‘Babae at Baril’

A girl, a gun, and desperate times. After being pushed to the edge most of her life, a girl discovers how much power owning a gun can give her and decides she’s had enough of being the underdog.   CIGNAL ENTERTAINMENT, in partnership with EPICMEDIA, present BABAE AT BARIL, an official entry to the QCinema …

National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera Praises MMFF 2019 Official Entry ‘Culion’

Being part of the Metro Manila Film Festival is one thing, but to get high praises from a National Artist who is also the head of the selection committee is a validation that the people behind a film is doing the right thing. Or maybe even more. That’s what happened to the most controversial entry …

#QCinema2019 ‘Cleaners’ Review: Nostalgia in Remarkable Coming-of-Age Stories

CLEANERS (QCinema 2019) Review Directed by Glenn Barit With no star power on its cast, Glenn Barit’s Cleaners is making noise for its visuals prior to its release but you’d be surprised on how warm, funny and deeply nostalgic this film is. And it’s stories will probably stay longer than I expected them to be. Imagine a …

Glenn Barit’s Debut Film ‘Cleaners’ Wins Top Award at QCinema 2019

A film made of photocopied stills and hand colored with highlighter pens wins big at QCinema International Film Festival.   Cleaners of debuting filmmaker Glenn Barit won best film, besting seven other films in the QCinema’s main competition section – Asian Next Wave.    The nostalgic coming-of-age film Cleaners, set in schoolyear 2007-2008 in a high …

WINNERS: The 7th QCinema International Film Festival

Here are the winners at the Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) 2019: QCShorts Competition Audience Choice Award: Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento Jury Prize: Tokwifi by Carla Pulido Ocampo Best Film: JUDY FREE by Che Tagyamon Asian Next Wave Competition Audience Choice Award: Cleaners by Glenn Barit Gender Sensitivity Award: Babae …

‘Culion’ Teaser Brings Back the Glory Days of Filipino Epic Movies

John Lloyd Cruz may be the jaw-dropping surprise of Culion‘s teaser trailer but the scope of the story, the mounting of the film and the overall message of this historical drama is epic. Epic because it catches our attention, epic because it feels like it has an emotionally devastating story. It brings us back when Filipino movies compete …

Biopic ‘I, Father Fernando Suarez’ Announced

Producer Mark Shandii Bacolod, though Team MSB’s Facebook page, announced a new collaboration with writer and director Joseph Abello in ‘I, Father Fernando Suarez’ – a biopic about the famous healing priest. Check out the post below: Fernando Suarez is a Filipino Catholic priest who performs faith healing here in the Philippines and internationally. At …

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Returns to the Big Screen via C1 Originals Movie ‘Yours Truly, Shirley’

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid finally marks her big screen comeback as she stars in “Yours Truly, Shirley,” an official entry to the highly anticipated 2019 Cinema One Originals film festival. The Nigel Santos-directed comedy picture—one of the eight C1 Originals competition films this year—features the beloved songstress as a widow who believes a young popstar …