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 …

Films to stream at #QCinema2020 from November 27 – December 1

Cinephiles from across the country will now get to savor the delights of the QCinema International Film Festival. There’s no need to go to Quezon City for this special edition of QCinema.  No need to rush to the cinemas, brave the Metro traffic, nor line-up for movie tickets.  QCinema brings the international film festival experience to anyone in …

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 …

QCinema 2020 Grantees Named

QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema) announces its three new feature film production grant winners for 2020. Filmmakers Christian Linaban, Joseph Abello, and Bebe Go will each receive a grant of 1.5 million pesos each from the Quezon City government, through the Quezon City Film Development Foundation (QCFDC).  These films will have their world premiere at this year’s QCinema.  …

Janine Gutierrez Stars in Rae Red’s Official Entry to QCinema Int’l Film Festival ‘Babae at Baril’

A girl, a gun, and desperate times. After being pushed to the edge most of her life, a girl discovers how much power owning a gun can give her and decides she’s had enough of being the underdog.   CIGNAL ENTERTAINMENT, in partnership with EPICMEDIA, present BABAE AT BARIL, an official entry to the QCinema …

#QCinema2019 ‘Cleaners’ Review: Nostalgia in Remarkable Coming-of-Age Stories

CLEANERS (QCinema 2019) Review Directed by Glenn Barit With no star power on its cast, Glenn Barit’s Cleaners is making noise for its visuals prior to its release but you’d be surprised on how warm, funny and deeply nostalgic this film is. And it’s stories will probably stay longer than I expected them to be. Imagine a …

Glenn Barit’s Debut Film ‘Cleaners’ Wins Top Award at QCinema 2019

A film made of photocopied stills and hand colored with highlighter pens wins big at QCinema International Film Festival.   Cleaners of debuting filmmaker Glenn Barit won best film, besting seven other films in the QCinema’s main competition section – Asian Next Wave.    The nostalgic coming-of-age film Cleaners, set in schoolyear 2007-2008 in a high …

WINNERS: The 7th QCinema International Film Festival

Here are the winners at the Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) 2019: QCShorts Competition Audience Choice Award: Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento Jury Prize: Tokwifi by Carla Pulido Ocampo Best Film: JUDY FREE by Che Tagyamon Asian Next Wave Competition Audience Choice Award: Cleaners by Glenn Barit Gender Sensitivity Award: Babae …

Lineup for QCinema Documentaries for 2019 Revealed

A 41-year-old learning the ABCs, a woman living her life between Saudi Arabia and the Philippines, and an alien recounting the lives of Filipino men and women – these stories highlight the lineup of documentary films for this year’s DocQC category at the QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema).   For its seventh edition, QCinema will …

6 Short Films to be Excited About at the QCinema Film Festival 2019

The QCinema Film Festival (QCinema) prepares for another year of showcasing Filipino talent, announcing its new set of grantees. Running from October 13-22, 2019, QCinema has chosen six short films from emerging local filmmakers for its QCShorts Competition. QCinema has grown to become one of the most anticipated film festivals in the country. Now on …