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 …

Ticket2Me presents IKLI: Super Short Film Festival

“Bitin! We deserve better!” This is the theme of the inaugural IKLI: Super Short Film Festival recently launched by Ticket2Me, in partnership with the Movement for Good Governance (MGG), YouthLed, and YouthVote Philippines. The country’s first super short film festival aims to draw attention to (in an entertaining but enlightening way) the many stories that …

To Celebrate Pets Day, Sony Pictures Launches “Monster Pets” Short for “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania”

April 10, 2021 – In the short film, Monster Pets, Drac’s lovable, monster-sized puppy, Tinkles, has more energy than ever and just wants to play ball! Unfortunately, Drac is too busy juggling his duties at the hotel, so he is determined to find a monster pet companion for his huge furry friend. After a series of …

Cinema Rehiyon 2021 Offers Free Masterclasses

Cinema Rehiyon 2021 offers four free masterclasses from the industry experts on screenplay for women and LGBTQIA+ on March 6, documentary filmmaking and experimental cinema on March 13 and 20, respectively. Cinema Rehiyon 2021: Voices From The Margins Festival Director Tito Valiente underscores the importance of masterclasses that address the concerns and issues of regional …

Why Indie Short Film ‘Peksman’ is the Next Big Thing to Watch

What About Productions, a start-up production company composed of local filmmakers produced “Peksman” an indie short film that has officially been selected to be part of First-time Filmmaker Sessions 2020, an online festival hosted by the Lift-Off Global Network aiming to bring indie short films and features from around the globe. Held at the world-famous …

A Celebration of Filipino Stories: Daang Dokyu premieres Philippine Documentary Festival

A hundred years since Filipinos started capturing in film the story of their islands and their people, recorded facts, narratives, and perspectives have been shaped and developed. This year marks a special occasion for this collection of Filipino stories as they are set to be celebrated in Daang Dokyu, the first Philippine documentary festival. Daang …

Daang Dokyu: A Festival of Philippine Documentaries Launched

With 100 years on its back, Philippine cinema celebrations have mainly focused on narrative films. A group of filmmakers now feel it is high time that films with real-world impact and purpose are celebrated. Documentary filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Baby Ruth Villarama, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala and Monster Jimenez have decided to initiate a move towards this and …

The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia Launches “Mickey Go Local” Animated Shorts

The first animation series produced in the region depicting Mickey Mouse & Friends in uniquely Singaporean and Malaysian settings  Fans in Southeast Asia can now be entertained by Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy in the “Mickey Go Local” animated shorts, which see the beloved characters exploring Singapore and Malaysia’s food, traditional wear and iconic architecture. …

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 …