September 1, Thursday. 1:30pm to 11pm. The Podium.
UNDER THE STORM Book Launch [Literature.MOV]
September 2, Friday. 6pm to 11pm. Ayala Museum.
FOLK U Alexis & Nika II [Music.MOV]
September 3, Saturday. 6pm tp 11pm. Greenbelt 3 Park.
September 4, Sunday. 1pm to 7pm.
FILMS FOR ALEXIS & NIKA [Film.MOV]
September 2, 3, 5, & 6. 1pm to 9pm. UP Film Center.
“.MOV Fest is basically unsubsidized but it demonstrates the vitality of a small yet unruly and very vivacious group of filmmakers. And I only had to say “yes” to be there.”
— GERTJAN ZUILHOF, International Film Festival Rotterdam programmer
.MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival was established in January 2002 by filmmaker Khavn De La Cruz. It is the Philippines’ first digital film festival, as well as the world’s only creative initiative that celebrates film, music, and literature exclusively.
.MOV Fest kicked off in 2002 in Greenbelt, becoming the first ever digital film festival in the Philippines, established long before Cinemalaya and Cinema One Originals. The main goal has always been to advance the cause of the digital revolution in the local scene by showcasing films from Philippine and foreign directors, both veterans and amateurs. The first .MOV Fest proved to be a success, compelling festival director Khavn De La Cruz to stage a second one in 2005 in SM Cebu. The theme of the second edition focused on Southeast Asian Cinema while the third edition, held in Robinson’s Movieworld in 2008, paid tribute to the pillars of the local independent digital film movement Kidlat Tahimik, Lav Diaz, and Rox Lee.
In the past, .MOV Fest has built upon its reputation as a credible gathering of cinema enthusiasts throughout the nation, having invited major international personalities such as Rob Nilsson (Cannes & Sundance winner, USA), Roger Gonin (Festival Director of Clermont-Ferrand, France), and Andrew Boulton (BBC, UK).
The 4th .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival will run from September 1 to 6, 2011. This year, .MOV Fest will be taking upon its shoulders the world premiere of the films by directors championed by Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc, such as Lav Diaz, John Torres, Raya Martin, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, and more. It will also include cinematic treats from around Southeast Asia and World Cinema. And, because the 4th .MOV Fest will also be celebrating music and literature, expect activities that feature the best Philippine songwriters and literary figures. This makes .MOV Fest the first ever local festival that will combine all three in one event.
Another thing to look forward to this year’s festival is the staple Silvershorts competition, wherein aspiring filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films. Previous Silvershorts directors such as Ato Bautista, Quark Henares, Chris Martinez have gone on to become full-fledged, recognized directors both here and abroad. This year’s Jury panel will include Chris Fujiwara (USA/Japan), Kong Rithdee (Thailand), Vanja Kaludjercic (Croatia/France).
The 4th .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival is dedicated to the memory of film critics Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc.