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 …

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 …

Crowd favorite and critically-acclaimed film ‘Cleaners’ available to stream worldwide on Upstream this September

QUEZON CITY, September 13, 2021, Upstream finally gives CLEANERS the worldwide release it deserves starting on September 18. Hailed as “one of the best Filipinos films of 2019” by CNN Philippines Life®, Glenn Barit’s debut film was also announced as Top 1 in the Top 25 Films of 2021 by the popular film website Letterboxd. …

QCinema Shorts 2021 Finalists Unveiled

QCinema International Film Festival’s #QCShorts are back. Festival organizers announce the six entries chosen to compete in this year’s #QCShorts competition. Each film will receive a production grant worth P350,000 with ownership of film rights. These films will premiere in this year’s QCinema that is set for the last quarter of this year. QCinema Festival Director Ed …

QCinema now accepts submissions for 2021 short film competition

The search is on for QCinema International Film Festival’s new batch of entries for its short film competition. Each chosen film will receive a production grant worth P350,000 with ownership of film rights. QCinema, which has been recently voted as the best local film festival in the country by local film reviewers and regarded as one …