Gawad Urian Best Picture Aswang : A Fitting Pre-Election Recall of Monstrosities

It’s another historic win for multi-awarded documentary film Aswang. Aswang won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Documentary, and Best Cinematography at the 44th Gawad Urian by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Director Alyx Arumpac says: “We thank the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino for this honor. We are overwhelmed and beyond grateful for the recognition. “ Aswang follows a group of people whose fates wrap around …

HBO Documentary series ‘Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes’ debuts exclusively on HBO and HBO Go

MANILA, JULY 6, 2021 – HBO’s six-part, half-hour documentary series, CATCH AND KILL: THE PODCAST TAPES, debuts with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, July 13 at 9am exclusively on HBO and HBO GO. Two new episodes will air back-to-back every subsequent Monday at the same time. The documentary series directed by Emmy® winners Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (HBO’s …

New HBO Asia Original Documentary series ‘Traffickers: Inside the Golden Triangle’ premieres exclusively on HBO GO from July 23

MANILA, July 6, 2021 – WarnerMedia presents TRAFFICKERS: INSIDE THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE, the HBO Asia Original documentary series that exposes the secretive epicenter of illicit drug production inside the Golden Triangle. The documentary series premieres exclusively on HBO GO from July 23 and follows the rise and demise of three infamous drug kingpins in Thailand, …

‘Friends: The Reunion’ to stream on HBO Go via SKY on May 27

Legions of Filipino “Friends” fans who have been waiting for stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer to reunite can take heart as the much-talked-about “Friends: The Reunion” unscripted special streams this Thursday, May 27 at 3.01 PM on HBO GO via SKY, the same time as the U.S.  With a same-day broadcast on HBO at 9 PM, the gang …

Cinema Rehiyon 2021 Offers Free Masterclasses

Cinema Rehiyon 2021 offers four free masterclasses from the industry experts on screenplay for women and LGBTQIA+ on March 6, documentary filmmaking and experimental cinema on March 13 and 20, respectively. Cinema Rehiyon 2021: Voices From The Margins Festival Director Tito Valiente underscores the importance of masterclasses that address the concerns and issues of regional …

Documentary on Drug War ‘Aswang’ an Official Entry to Oscars 2021

Alyx Arumpac’s Aswang, a film that portrays the grim aftermath of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, is eligible for consideration in the documentary feature category of the 93rd Academy Awards. The film qualified after winning the prestigious White Goose Award at the 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Asia’s largest documentary festival, which took place in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Korea …

Daang Dokyu’s #HuwagMatakot Halloween rerun presents Aswang

“Kapag sinabi nilang may aswang, ang ibig sabihin nila: matakot ka.” (Whenever they say there is an aswang around, what they really mean is: be afraid.) This Halloween, Daang Dokyu presents a different kind of scare. It will stream a documentary that tells not of shape-shifting evil spirits but of creatures of a different kind that roam at night.  …

Daang Dokyu Closes with Films That Will Be Hard to Unsee

Imagine behind-the-scenes footage from the sets of Lav Diaz, Erik Matti, Dan Villegas, and Dodo Dayao repurposed into an uncanny narrative summoning present-day milieus involving police, prisoners and fascism.  That’s John Torres’ We Still Have to Close Our Eyes (2019), which will have its Philippine debut at Daang Dokyu on October 30, 2020. The film depicts actors …

Daang Dokyu celebrates the Filipino identity

Our identity as Filipinos is defined by the stories we tell. On its fourth week, Daang Dokyu places the spotlight on the stories made from various places in our islands called home. Streaming now on its virtual cinema (DaangDokyu.com/watchnow) until October 29, 2020 are eight documentaries under its “Localities: Dagat ang Pagitan” section. These films are especially …