Aspiring actor and St. Benilde student LLOYD ABELLA won the Best Actor Award in the recent Paldang Asul Film Festival Awards, a college interschool indie film competition held at the Assumption College. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
QCinema, Quezon City‘s annual Film Festival, is aimed at addressing the development and promotion of filmmaking among city residents. The three selected films, after a rigorous screening process, were awarded production grants of P800,000 each by the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC). Part of the grant’s requirements is that one of its three major proponents (director, producer or screenwriter) must be a bonafide Quezon City resident.
QCinema will be held from October 3 to 5, 2013 at the Ayala Trinoma Mall. The three winning projects which will be holding their world premieres are “Gaydar” by Alvin Yapan, “Hello World” by Joel Ferrer and “Lukas Nino” by John Torres (awarded P500,000 postproduction grant).
Included in the QCinema event will be the screening of nine 2013 Cinemalaya New Breed films which were awarded by QCFDC with postproduction grants of P100,000 each. Slated during the festival will be film workshops and talkback sessions with filmmakers as well as the awarding of special recognition to the three winners and grantees.
- QCinema unreels at Trinoma (manilastandardtoday.com)
- Quezon City forms Film Development Commission (manilastandardtoday.com)
Here the winners to this year’s CineFilipinoFilmFestival :
Best Picture: Ang Kwento ni Mabuti and Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita
Best Director: Mes De Guzman for Ang Kwento ni Mabuti
Best Screenplay: Mes De Guzman for Ang Kwento ni Mabuti
Best Actress: Teri Malvar in Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita
Best Actor: Karl Medina in The Guerrilla is a Poet
Best Acting Ensemble: The cast of Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita
Best Supporting Actress: Angel Aquino in Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita
Best Supporting Actor: Bong Cabrera in The Guerrilla is a Poet
Best Film Editing: The Guerrilla is a Poet
Best Cinematography: Puti
Best Musical Score: The Guerrilla is a Poet
Best Production Design: Puti
Best Sound: Puti
SHORT FILM AWARDS
Best Short Film: Ligaw by Pamela L. Reyes
2nd Best Short Film: Logaritmo by Kim Ocariza
3rd Best Short Film: Sangandaan by Jose Ibarra Guballa and Bienvenido Ferrer III
- Newbies, vets top CineFilipino fest awards (entertainment.inquirer.net)
Siblings of established stars often get into the grind because of their name and relation. Very much like politics, showbiz is a suitable ground to spawn dynasties. Maganda kasi ang nanay ; maganda kasi ang kapatid … kaya maganda rin kaya pag-ARTISTAHIN na yan! Is the adage which really depends if one has the talent and guts to swim into the unnatural waters of an industry that sells pipe dreams and sometimes flesh. But, JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH is a cut of her own. She must have nurtured her own dream of portraying other people and living their lives to the hilt in films. Being Anne Curtis‘ baby sister , she has mindlessly [and beautifully] woven her way through the glitterati and the worked hard at every job she does. Her early tv appearances showed much promise with the nuance she inflected upon characters; she simply and naturally gave her persona the ‘canvass’ blankness to effortlessly settle into the being at hand. She hit it big with Cinemalaya‘s TRANSIT [directed by HANNAH ESPIA, a brilliant new director and Cinemalaya winner] as she clutched the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Award for her role as a daughter caught between cultures , vague choices and government policies. This generation is just about to see more of JASMINE and for a time it is quite a sturdy pleasure to say that she will not just be the hottest actress but the toast of Philippine entertainment for the longest time. Her TRANSIT is now our official entry to the OSCARS [Congratulations Director HANNAH ESPIA!] and without batting a crossy-eyelash ; we just might finally get our first Oscar Award for Best Foreign Film! At the current CineFilipino Film Festival [September 18-24], do catch Jasmine in her first horror outing in PUTI with Ian Veneracion. Her coworkers are also all rooting for her since they love her so much for her humility, charm and spontaneity. Let us all expect a JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH SEASON and toast to every laurel she reaps and every role she further endears herself to us!
- âTransit,â âSana Datiâ sweep Cinemalaya 2013; Vilma Santos wins best actress (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Transgender wins best actor at Cinemalaya indie awards (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Big sis Anne Curtis gives Jasmine acting tips (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Anne Curtis’ smart and sophisticated side (manilastandardtoday.com)
Tomorrow , September 11 ; SM CINEMAS will exclusively exhibit Filipino films entered in the Sineng Pambansa All Masters Series Film Festival project of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. This spectacular event is highlighted even more with ace veteran director MARYO J DELOS REYES’ ‘BAMBOO FLOWERS’ , a film that talks about the youth’s problems, hopes and aspirations; about love and life; about sacrifice, forgiveness and acceptance; about life and death. Written by Aloy Adlawan, it stars MYLENE DIZON, MAX COLLINS, YOGO SINGH, ORLANDO SOL and RURU MADRID and supported by IRMA ADLAWAN, SPANKY MANIKAN, DIVA MONTELABA, PAUL HOLME, MIGGS CUADERNO, BARBARA MIGUEL, GINO ANTONIO and LEANDRO BALDEMOR. A co-production of the FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES and PRODUCTIONS 56
- Sineng Pambansa 2013: All-masters Edition (aliwanavenue.com)
MELL T. NAVARRO BEAMS : The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) announces the staging of the “SINENG PAMBANSA (NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) 2013: ALL-MASTERS EDITION”. Twelve of our country’s master directors, each with accomplished body of work (in alphabetical order): TIKOY AGUILUZ, MEL CHIONGLO, MARYO J. DELOS REYES, the tandem of PEQUE GALLAGA and LORE REYES, JOEL LAMANGAN, ELWOOD PEREZ, GIL PORTES, JOSE JAVIER REYES, CHITO ROÑO, and ROMY SUZARA – shall receive seed money of 1.5 million pesos from FDCP (under the Film Investment Program) to fund their respective feature films, utilizing their own material, to be set in their hometowns, such as: AGUILUZ – Davao; CHIONGLO – Quezon; DELOS REYES – Bohol; GALLAGA – Bacolod; LAMANGAN – Cavite; PEREZ – Pampanga; SUZARA – Nueva Ecija. Not sure for PORTES for Quezon also, ROÑO for Samar, and JAVIER REYES for their hometowns. FDCP Chairman Briccio G. Santos states, with the Masters Edition, officials of the FDCP see this as a means to recognize the artistic contributions of these filmmakers, allowing them to create personal works, as they explore the possibilities of digital filmmaking. Moreover, having them shoot on location in their respective provinces is seen as a boon to regional filmmaking and can serve as a springboard for the promotion of their locales as potential shooting locations and film development. SINENG PAMBANSA (NATIONAL CINEMA) is the FDCP’s flagship program, whose basic mission is to revitalize the Filipino film industry by encouraging and supporting the production high quality films, and by promoting the works of Filipino filmmakers to a wider public through national and international film festivals. The main theme is “Bringing the Filipino films to Filipinos”, with the aim of instilling pride in our culture and national identity by fostering growth and development of Philippine cinematic arts. These brand new films of SINENG PAMBANSA (NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) 2013: ALL-MASTERS EDITION will be shown from Sept 11-16, 2013 exclusively in all SM CINEMAS nationwide (with premiere nights a week before in SM MOA)!
- Newly-restored Maynila: sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag Philippine premiere held (manilastandardtoday.com)
- Sineng Pambansa 2013: All Masters Edition (wanggo.wordpress.com)
“Ang Platinong Buhok” (The Platinum Hair), a documentary film about the late theater, TV and film actress Amable |Ama” Quiambao Viray, holds special screenings at the Dream Theater of the CCP, this Cinemalaya 2013 Film Festival.
The twenty-minute film documentary highlights the account of Ms. Quiambao’s career as an actress and personal life as friend, teacher and mother which are revealed through interviews conducted by Abby Angeles.
Interviewed were Lui Manansala, Quiambao’s sister, former Ms. Universe First Runner-Up Mirriam Quiambao, her niece, and her colleagues – directors Joel Lamangan, Soxie Topacio, comedian Lou Veloso, character actress Ermie Concepcion, Joel Saracho J.K Anicoche and her son Ishmael Viray
Perry Escaño, documentary director says, “My first professional interaction with Tita Ama was when we did Ang Tahanan ni Bernarda Alba, a play we did for Gantimpala Theater. She was my mother. And as Bernarda, nakaka-star struck siya.
“As an actress, she was most giving, very patient, but she expects you to do your part well. The experience to work with her gave me enough opportunities to appreciate her talents as an actress and realize how great she is as a person. We became friends after the play and she treats me as one of her theater sons, that was a big honor for me,” Escaño enthuses.
“This documentary is my modest way to pay homage to her,” the director ends.
Newbie talent Abby Angeles does the task of interviewing Ama’s colleagues, “Being a host is one of my biggest dreams, I love interviewing people, getting their points of view, and being pat of this documentary, I feel is a big blessing.”
She carries on, “My interview subjects were most cooperative. Ang babait nila. They were so easy to talk with, and as they share so many things about Ms. Ama, it made me realize that she was really a dedicated actress and a true professional.|
The screening of Ang Platinong Buhok” (The Platinum Hair) is slated on August 3, (Saturday) 2013 with the following screenings, 12:45PM (1st Screening) 1:20PM (2nd Screening) 1:55PM (3rd Screening) 2:30pm (Last Screening)
Ticket Price is P100.00. For ticket reservations and inquiries please contact J.R 0905422372
When maverick filmmaker Eduardo Roy Jr. saw promising young actor Jun-Jun Quintana, he knew right away that he had his perfect Uno, the most important male character for his Cinemalaya New Breed entry about the life and loves of the transexuals and the transgenders, Quick Change.
“Jun-Jun is a perfect fit for the role,” enthused Roy adding,” and he delivered effortlessly.”
Patient and persevering in the crazy showbiz jungle, Jun-Jun Q’s acting potential was first noticed in Adolfo Alix’s Haruo, the Young Critics Circle Best Film of 2012. Critics wrote glowingly of Jun-Jun’s felt performance.
Recently, Jun-Jun played the lead role in the stage play Imbisibol, one of the more successful one-act plays of the Virgin Labfest at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Up for him is another lead role for the coming CinemaOne Originals Independent Film Festival in November and the green light has been turned on for his first ever soap opera, Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin for ABS-CBN.
- Cinemalaya 2013: Alix’s ‘Porno’ to be screened only at CCP (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Cinemalaya’s ‘maindie’ spirit (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Cinemalaya 9 unveils opening, closing films (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Cinemalaya 2013 unveils 25 new indie films in Cinesthesia (manilastandardtoday.com)
Talk and stills says it all : ORLANDO SOL undoubtedly is going for the big guns after BAMBOO FLOWERS, Maryo delos Reyes’ film for the Sineng Pambansa All-Masters Film Festival. Locked within a premise and the intriguing Bamboo flower phenomenon [when the plant blooms it is a sign of its impending death] ; the film also showcases the piquant beauty of the Bohol island particularly along the Loboc riverbanks. Needless to say, Sol is heavy on flexing his acting skills to deliver what may be considered later as painfully poignant and earn him accolades for his effort. BAMBOO FLOWERS is better viewed with an innocent heart ; you really don’t have to bother knowing its plot or storyline, watch it head on blind and peel every scene in amazement! Sol shares billing with Max Collins, Leandro Baldemor, Mylene Dizon, Diva Montelava, Ruru Madrid, with child stars Yogo Singh and Miggs Cuaderno.
The Sining Pambansa All-Masters National Film Festival will be on September 6 to 13, 2013.
- Orlando Sol Blooms With ‘Bamboo Flowers’! (aliwanavenue.com)