‘i get so sad sometimes’ gets top award in this year’s QCinema

Trishtan Perez’ short film, i get so sad sometimes wins #QCShorts Best Picture in this year’s edition of QCinema International Film Festival.  i get so sad sometimes is about a high school teenager who secretly spends his time on the internet with a mature man whose face he still hasn’t seen yet.  The film is cited for its keen observation …

QCinema calls its 2021 edition “Jump Start” as it celebrates cinema’s great rebound

With the gradual reopening of cinemas, Cinephiles have more reasons to nourish an inflow of excitement. QCinema International Film Festival returns with a hybrid edition from November 26 to December 5 with in-person screenings at Gateway Cineplex 10 and online streaming via KTX.ph. “This will be the first film festival to be held after cinemas opened …

QCinema 2021 to feature two Ryūsuke Hamaguchi movies

2021 is the year of Japanese auteur Ryūsuke Hamaguchi.   Touted as the most important Japanese director to emerge in recent years, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi marked this year with two feature films that have both been sensations on the festival circuit.  His film Wheel of Fortune And Fantasy won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale. Less than four months …

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 …

KWENTO NATIN ‘TO: A Guide to the Active Vista International Human Rights Festival 2021

Do you feel heard and seen? Do you think that the dominant narratives in our country tell the real stories of your life, livelihood, and lifestyle? In time with the commemoration of the Martial Law declaration in the Philippines on September 21, human rights organization DAKILA will launch the annual Active Vista International Human Rights …

QCinema International Film Festival partners with KTX for 2021 Edition

With the pandemic far from over and cinemas still closed, QCinema International Film Festival jump cuts the challenges and proceeds again with a hybrid festival.  In 2020, the festival pivoted to the new normal with a festival that featured socially distanced and by-invitation-only physical screenings coupled with online streaming.  This year, from November 26 to …

Daniel Padilla, Charo Santos-Concio starrer ‘Kun Maupay Man It Panahon’ wins the Cinema e Gioventù Prize at Locarno Film Festival

The Filipino film Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether The Weather Is Fine) received the Cinema e Gioventù (Youth Jury Prize) Prize at the recent Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad and starring Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla, and Rans Rifol, it tells of a young man’s search for his mother and beloved in the …

‘A Love Story’ and other restored hits of Aga, Angelica and Maricel showing on Sagip Pelikula Festival

An intense romantic affair comes viewers’ way as ABS-CBN Film Restoration presents the restored version of Star Cinema’s 2007 film “A Love Story,” starring Aga Mulach, Angelica Panganiban, and Maricel Soriano, on the ongoing Sagip Pelikula Festival on KTX starting August 17 (Tuesday) at 7:30 PM.    Aga portrays the character of Ian, a real …

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 …

FDCP Holds Send-Off Press Conference for PH delegates to Locarno Film Fest

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, AUGUST 3, 2021 — As the Piazza Grande reopens in Locarno, 15 Filipino filmmakers are flying in to represent the country for this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland from August 4 to 14. One of the longest-running festivals in the world that is known as a hub for auteur cinema welcomes the …