Auteurs Take the Spotlight in QCinema’s Screen International

The late French New Wave director, Jean-Luc Godard, once said that “with mobile phones and whatever, everyone is now an auteur.” In QCinema’s specially-curated section, Screen International, however, the bar is certainly set higher as it showcases the world’s renowned directors whose distinctive styles make their acclaimed works undeniably their own. David Cronenberg, Canada’s body …

TBA Studios celebrates Philippine Film History with a two-part online special ‘Habambuhay’

The Philippine film industry is facing one of their biggest challenges to date with the global pandemic still ongoing, but this isn’t the first time the industry has experienced difficulties. It has in the past survived wars, political upheavals, and much more. Habambuhay, produced by TBA Studios (Heneral Luna, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral), aims to …

Paul Soriano Directs, Bela Padilla Stars in TIFF Main Competition Entry ‘Mañanita’

TEN17P and Viva Films’ ​Mañanita ​ is the only Filipino film that is in the running for major awards in the main competition section of the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival. Produced and directed by Paul Soriano and written by Lav Diaz, ​Mañanita ​ stars Bela Padilla who plays the role of a dismissed military …

Lav Diaz’s ‘Ang Hupa’ to Premiere in Cannes Film Festival

“The Halt” (“Ang Hupa”), the new feature film by Berlinale’s Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize winner Lav Diaz, joins this year’s lineup of films for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight, a non-competitive film showcase that runs alongside the Cannes Film Festival. Co-produced by Spring Films and Sine Olivia Pilipinas and distributed by ARP Selection of France, …

WATCH: Full Q&A with the Cast and Crew of “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw” at their PH Premiere

April 20, 2018 – Lav Diaz’s latest masterpiece “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw” premiered at UP Cine Adarna, UP Diliman, Quezon City. While its big stars and director wasn’t present at the event, some of the cast and crew were there to take part of the question and answer portion after the screening. Watch the full Q&A with …

Strong Philippine Cinema Delegation Present at 68th Berlinale

Supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Filipino filmmakers and films are well-represented this year at the Berlin International Film Festival with films in competition and filmmakers participating in the Berlinale Talents and Co-Production Market. Lav Diaz’s “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw” (Season of the Devil) is an official entry to the Main Competition …

Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza, Charo Santos-Concio Included in FDCP’s Film Ambassadors for 2018

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will celebrate the triumphs of the Filipino filmmakers by hosting the FDCP Film Ambassadors’ Night on February 9, 2018 at Sampaguita Gardens, Quezon City. This is to give recognition to the Filipino filmmakers who brought honor to the country by winning in various international film festivals last 2017. Aside from the citations, FDCP will also …

PH Won Six Awards Including Best Actress for Aiai Delas Alas at the AIFFA 2017

May 6, 2017 at the Asean International Film Festival and Awards, held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Philippines bagged six awards out of 18 nominations. Louie Ignacio took the Best Director award for his film Area, while Aiai delas Alas on the other hand, won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of a not-so young …

Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Winner “Ang Babaeng Humayo” Opens in PH Cinemas September 28

CinemaOne Originals and Sine Olivia Pilipinas, distributed by Star Cinema, bring to mainstream cinemas the film that brought the country great pride and massive worldwide recognition – Lav Diaz’ latest masterpiece, Ang Babeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left), which bagged the highly coveted and prestigious Golden Lion Award in the recently concluded 73rd Venice Film …

Star Cinema Brings Lav Diaz’s Award-Winning ‘Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis’ to Philippine Theaters

Star Cinema, the film production arm of ABS-CBN Corporation, is bringing the Berlinale Film Festival Silver Bear-Winning Film “Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis” closer to the Filipino people through a nationwide screening starting Black Saturday, March 26, 2016. An eight-hour long epic, Lav Diaz’s internationally-acclaimed historical film features two big names from ABS-CBN’s stable of stars …