Cinemas to strictly enforce health protocols as they welcome vaccinated audiences this November 10

MANILA, October 20, 2021 — Now that cinemas are allowed to reopen in the National Capital Region (NCR) after being shut down for a year and seven months, theater operators are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety of moviegoers and cinema employees. “That is the main goal right now,” says Charmaine Bauzon, president …

FDCP, Quezon City Gov’t Kick Off Bakuna Nights for 1,500 Film & AV Workers

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 28, 2021 — A total of 1,500 film and audiovisual (AV) workers will be vaccinated during the “Bakuna Nights para sa Film at Entertainment Workers,” a partnership between the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Quezon City (QC) Government’s #QCProtekTODO program. Launched on June 24 at the Quezon City Hall …

Anti-racism film by Filipino-Australian director screens at 43rd Moscow International Film Festival

Filipino filmmakers are making their mark at the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF). Aside from acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza who is Chairman of the MIFF Competition Jury, and Lav Diaz in the Masters program, another Filipino has achieved a feat at the prestigious filmfest. Filipino-Australian director Matthew Victor Pastor’s film on anti-racism “A Pencil …

‘Dito at Doon’ to deliver high school “kilig” feels

“Hala, hala, hala! Parang kilig katorse ‘yan ah!” (Getting giddy like you’re fourteen!) – Victor Anastacio in Dito at Doon trailer. TBA Studios and WASD Films’ upcoming romance movie ‘Dito at Doon’ takes us back to those high school “kilig” feels but set in the pandemic. Starring Janine Gutierrez and JC Santos with Victor Anastacio …

QCinema Offers Aid to COVID-hit Film Industry

This unprecedented time has prompted QCinema International Film Festival to launch pandemic-responsive initiatives to help keep the film industry alive. Festival organizers announce a QCinema Completion Fund for independent films forced to halt production and post-production during the pandemic lockdown and a partnership with Inter-Guild Alliance (IGA) for QCinema Special Industry Assistance Fund. “Since the start of the pandemic, Quezon City has …

With Politics and Pride Month, Filmmaker Jay Altarejos Creates ‘Balangaw’ Digital Series

The first quarter of 2020 has been controversial to filmmaker Joselito “Jay” Altarejos already. His film ‘Walang Kasarian Ang Digmaang Bayan (The Revolution Knows No Gender)’ was pulled out from the Sinag Maynila Film Festival and now, he has an opportunity to pour out his passion, his frustrations, his love for his craft through a digital …

Daniel Padilla and Joshua Garcia in Actor’s Cue for #ExtendTheLove Initiative

Box office superstar Daniel Padilla will discuss his craft as an actor in a special edition of Actors Cue for the #ExtendTheLove initiative this May 22, Friday, LIVE 7PM at fb.me/ExtendTheLove. He’ll talk about his films and his passion as an actor. Padilla will be joined by another young showbiz royalty for Actors Cue Series 10.  …