Cinemalaya 2022 goes to Cinema ’76

Competition films from the recently concluded 18th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be shown in Cinema ‘76 Anonas starting August 24, Wednesday to August 30, Tuesday. This will give a chance for indie fans and movie audiences who were not able to catch the screenings at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and other …

Young filmmaker from Iloilo wins Best Pitch at Globe and ANIMA’s pitching contest

Globe Prepaid and production company ANIMA gave aspiring Filipino filmmakers a rare proposition —a shot at making their dream short films come true through a learning program that concluded in an exciting pitch to directors Mihk Vergara and Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, actor Paulo Avelino and Kroma Entertainment’s Office-in-Charge for ANIMA, Eileen Borromeo. Last May, Globe Prepaid …

Short film about ophthalmologist-turned-health advocate Dra. Minguita Padilla shares plight of healthworkers during pandemic

Looks like the pandemic response of the government was the last straw for ophthalmologist-turned health advocate Dra. Miguita Padilla as she decides to run for senator this coming May 2022 elections. But who is Dra. Minguita Padilla? Know the inspiring story of Dr. Ma. Dominga “Minguita” Padilla via a 45-minute short film entitled “Liwanag” starring …

‘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 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 …

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 …