‘My Father, Myself’ director Joel Lamangan wants to present realities and not romanticized stories

“Bakit hindi natin ipakita ang istorya na kapupulutan ng aral? Bakit natin kakalimutan? Na ang buhay ay hindi romanticism. Ang buhay ay ‘yung totoong nangyayari hindi ‘yung naitatakip ng katotohanan. Ipakita natin ‘yan. Kasi paano nila mauunawaan ang mga nangyayari sa kapaligiran kung hindi natin ipapakita ang mga tinatagong kasaysayan? Bakit itatago? Ipakita para kapulutan …

‘Autobiography’ and ‘BOLD EAGLE’ are Big Winners in QCinema 2022 Pylon Awards

For a remarkable feature debut commandeered by two riveting lead performances, offering a very intense, haunting cinematic experience, Autobiography by Makbul Mubarak wins the Asian Next Wave award of QCinema. The award, which focuses on emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia and East Asia with less than three features, made a comeback in this year’s edition of QCinema. …

‘Triangle of Sadness’ star Dolly de Leon gets a standing ovation during its Philippine premiere

TBA Studios is bringing the critically acclaimed satirical dark comedy film Triangle of Sadness to the QCinema International Film Festival 2022, premiering as the festival’s opening film on Nov. 17 at Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City.  While the premiere is by invitation, moviegoers can still catch the second screening of Triangle of Sadness during the …

QCinema celebrates new directors on its 10th edition

Heralding new directors and their acclaimed new works, QCinema celebrates outstanding debut or second features in its special 10th edition line-up this November 17-26, 2022. New Horizons, QCinema’s exhibition section which was first introduced in 2019, returns with a line-up of outstanding fresh auteurs from all over the world. Saint Omer, Venice Silver Lion Grand Jury …

Six short films explore diverse cinematic approaches in QCinema’s Asian Shorts Program

Now a regular feature in QCinema, this specially-curated program showcases the most interesting new short films from the region, including two from the Philippines.  In exploring diverse cinematic approaches, the line-up of six shorts range from the fiction narrative to social critique and to experimental styles of filmmaking.  This section, curated by filmmaker Carlo Manatad, …

16th International Silent Film Festival Manila 2022: Celebrating the Strength of Silence

After two years of online film screenings and activities, the annual International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM) is now back with in-person festivities in celebration of sixteen years of reliving rich silent film culture worldwide. This year’s serving will be joined by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, Embassy of Italy in …

Celebrating 10: QCinema’s 2022 Edition is Guaranteed Intense

in10city, QCinema International Film Festival’s 10th edition, powers up 2022 with another impressive lineup which includes films sourced from the most prestigious festival from all around the world. Bookending the festival is the much-awaited screening of two acclaimed European films with notable performances by Filipino thespians. The Palme d’Or-winning class satire Triangle of Sadness by Ruben …

‘Nocebo,’ ‘Huesera,’ ‘Mona Lisa and The Blood Moon’ to screen at QCinema’s Midnight Series

As a special treat for lovers of genre and fantasy movies, QCinema is relaunching its Midnight Series section with three spine-tingling titles.  First introduced in 2017, the section offers chills and thrills for its late-night festival screenings. An atmospheric psychological thriller by Lorcan Finnegan, Nocebo, is the first co-production of Ireland and the Philippines, with Epic Media and Film Development …

‘Poltergeist,’ ‘Urban Myths,’ ‘Halloween Ends’ featured in Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Thrillfest

In time for this year’s Halloween, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ latest Thrillfest presents three of horror genre’s all-time greats that are best seen and experienced on the big screen. The horror films at the week-long event exclusively available at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide include “Poltergeist,” South Korea’s “Urban Myths” and “Halloween Ends.” The 1982 film “Poltergeist” …

QCinema Asian Next Wave returns after two years, features seven new titles competing for the Pylon Award

QCinema’s main competition, Asian Next Wave, makes its much-awaited return in the festival’s special 10th edition, after an absence of two years. Focusing on emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia and East Asia with less than three features, this year’s competition slate features seven new titles competing for the Pylon Award. Fresh from its world premiere in …