QCinema Announces Asian Shorts Program for 2021 edition

With a month to go before its 2021 edition, QCinema International Film Festival launches new titles under its new Asian Shorts program for its hybrid festival. Showcasing fresh new voices from Southeast Asia, the Asian Shorts line-up features recent titles that have competed in major festivals abroad. It shines a spotlight on emerging Asian names in the festival …

Seashorts Film Festival Returns with an Online Run for 2021

Bringing Southeast Asian cinema to the fore, the annual Seashorts Film Festival is returning online this August 25 to September 2 with cinematic and cultural programs, exclusively on seashorts.org. Seashorts aims to showcase Southeast Asia’s stories and culture through the lens of emerging filmmaking talents and cinema from the region. This year’s festival goers can …

TBA Studios brings 5 hard-to-find Filipino shorts, docus to stream online this August

In case you missed their limited theatrical and festival runs, five award-winning short films and documentaries will be available for on-demand viewing this month on major streaming platforms. Shorts Bundle Premiering on Aug. 20 on the platforms are Goyo prequel Angelito, QCinema Film Festival 2019 Best Short Film Judy Free, Australia Independent Film Festival 2018 …

Ticket2Me presents IKLI: Super Short Film Festival

“Bitin! We deserve better!” This is the theme of the inaugural IKLI: Super Short Film Festival recently launched by Ticket2Me, in partnership with the Movement for Good Governance (MGG), YouthLed, and YouthVote Philippines. The country’s first super short film festival aims to draw attention to (in an entertaining but enlightening way) the many stories that …

To Celebrate Pets Day, Sony Pictures Launches “Monster Pets” Short for “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania”

April 10, 2021 – In the short film, Monster Pets, Drac’s lovable, monster-sized puppy, Tinkles, has more energy than ever and just wants to play ball! Unfortunately, Drac is too busy juggling his duties at the hotel, so he is determined to find a monster pet companion for his huge furry friend. After a series of …

QCinema now accepts submissions for 2021 short film competition

The search is on for QCinema International Film Festival’s new batch of entries for its short film competition. Each chosen film will receive a production grant worth P350,000 with ownership of film rights. QCinema, which has been recently voted as the best local film festival in the country by local film reviewers and regarded as one …

Jollibee showcases pandemic love lessons in newest #KwentongJollibee Valentine Series

The award-winning Kwentong Jollibee series is back again this Valentine Season to send forth the message of finding strength in love. Now on its fifth year, the fast-food chain’s popular Kwentong Jollibee gives a triple treat of romantic videos inspired by love stories in the time of the pandemic. “Challenges and rough times are felt …

Why Indie Short Film ‘Peksman’ is the Next Big Thing to Watch

What About Productions, a start-up production company composed of local filmmakers produced “Peksman” an indie short film that has officially been selected to be part of First-time Filmmaker Sessions 2020, an online festival hosted by the Lift-Off Global Network aiming to bring indie short films and features from around the globe. Held at the world-famous …

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 …

Daang Dokyu: A Festival of Philippine Documentaries Launched

With 100 years on its back, Philippine cinema celebrations have mainly focused on narrative films. A group of filmmakers now feel it is high time that films with real-world impact and purpose are celebrated. Documentary filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Baby Ruth Villarama, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala and Monster Jimenez have decided to initiate a move towards this and …