Christmas Miracle: Cinemanila is EXTENDED!

It is indeed a Christmas miracle, as well as a fulfilled wish for many, as the 15th Cinemanila International Film Festival has been extended. The festival would like to thank the Management of SM Cinema Aura Premier for this courtesy.

This sure is a welcome disruption to our schedule:

DECEMBER 23 – MONDAY
SM Cinema Aura Premier – Director’s Club

10:30 AM Missing Picture
12:35 PM Great Beauty
3:35 PM Heli
5:55 PM Neighboring Sounds
8:40 PM How to Disappear Completely

Cinemanila 2013 Winners

2013 Poster

2013

INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BEST DIRECTOR: Kleber Mendonça Filho of Neighboring Sound (Brazil) and, Lav Diaz of Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Philippines)
GRAND JURY: The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
LINO BROCKA AWARD GRAND PRIZE: The Great Beauty (Italy)
DIGITAL LOKAL BEST DIRECTOR: Raya Martin of How to Disappear Completely
LINO BROCKA GRAND PRIZE: How to Disappear Completely by Raya Martin
YOUNG CINEMA ISHMAEL BERNAL AWARD: Theodore Lozada of Tunga (Halved)
BEST SHORT FILM: Pantomina sa mga Anyong Ikinubli ng Alon by John Lazam

See here for the winners of the previous years

Cinemanila PITCH 90s by TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno

Cinemanila International Film Festival 2013
I ❤ Cinema. I ❤ Cinemanila.

Vision. Passion. Cinemanila.
Co-presented by the City of Taguig and SM Aura.
Cinemanila runs from Dec. 18-22.

YOUNG CINEMA: THE PHILIPPINES’ BEST

Young Cinema will showcase the best films by young Filipino filmmakers on December 21, 2013 at SM Aura Directors’ Cinema, Taguig City. Young Cinema has been one of the highlights of the festival as it provides a platform for young Filipino filmmakers to pursue their passion in filmmaking.

Six diverse short films are competing for the ‘Best Short Film’ and the Ishmael Bernal Award for Most Outstanding Young Filipino Filmmaker. Another 9 exceptional short films are screened under the Exhibition Section.

This year’s Young Cinema are:

12:20PM – YOUNG CINEMA: EXHIBITION (150 minutes)

101 Years of Eden by Rap Ramirez
50/50 by Mikey Red
Ang Maskot by Chris Costello
Chicharon by Rina Tsou
Eyeball by Thop Nazareno
Mabuhay and Pilipinas by Bor Ocampo
Maliw (Soliloquies) by Rob Jara
Panaginip (The Reader of Dreams) by Mateo Ramirez Louit

2: 50 PM – YOUNG CINEMA: COMPETITION (120 minutes)

Coup de Grace by Petersen Vargas
Matwang Dalaga (Old Maid) by Carlo Catu
Mga Eroplanong Papel sa Tag-araw ng Pag-limot by Jaime Habac, Jr.
Pantomina sa mga Anyong Ikinubli ng Alon by John Lazam
Ti Panagawid (Homecoming) by Carl Joseph Papa
Tunga (Halved) by Theodore Lozada

Cinemanila Screening Schedule December 20-22, 2013

DECEMBER 20 – FRIDAY
SM Cinema Aura Premier – Cinema 1
10:30 Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na by Jet Leyco
1:00 Boogie by Milo Tolentino
3:00 Countdown (Thailand)
5:00 What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (Indonesia)
7:15 The Great Beauty (Italy)

SM Cinema Aura Premier – Director’s Club
10:30 Riddles of My Homecoming (Philippines)
12:30 Suzanne (France)
2:30 Harmony Lessons (Kazakhstan|Germany)
5:00 The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
7:10 Heli (Mexico)

 DECEMBER 21 – SATURDAY
SM Cinema Aura Premier – Cinema 1
10:30 Ang Mundo Sa Panahon Ng Bakal by Mes De Guzman
1:00 Harmony Lessons (Kazakhstan|Germany)
3:30 The Search for Weng Weng (Austalia|Philippines)
5:30 How to Disappear Completely by Raya Martin
7:00 Heli (Mexico)

SM Cinema Aura Premier – Director’s Club
10:30 Karaoke Girl (Netherlands)
12:20 Young Cinema Exhibition
2:50 Young Cinema Comeptition
5:00 The Great Beauty (Italy)
8:00 In Bloom (Georgia)

DECEMBER 22 – SUNDAY
SM Cinema Aura Premier – Cinema 1
10:30 Stray Dogs (France)
12:30 The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
2:50 Transit (Philippines)
4:50 Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Philippines)

SM Cinema Aura Premier – Director’s Club
10:30 Almayer’s Folly (Malaysia)
12:20 9 Summers 10 Autumns (Indonesia)
3:30 Ilo-Ilo (Singapore)
5:40 Stepping On The Flying Glass (Indonesia)
7:30 Stray Dogs (France)

CINEMANILA 2013 MOVIE LINE UP

WORLD CINEMA
Ilo-Ilo (Singapore)
(The) Great Beauty (Italy)
(The) Missing Picture (Cambodia)
(The) Search for Weng Weng (Austalia|Philippines)
Stray Dogs (France)
(The) Act of Killing (Denmark)
Suzanne (France)
Transit (Philippines)

MAIN COMPETITION
Heli (Mexico)
Harmony Lessons (Kazakhstan|Germany)
In Bloom (Georgia)
Neighboring Sounds (Brazil)
Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Philippines)
(The) Rocket (Austalia)
(The) Terror, Live (South Korea)
What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (Indonesia)

SOUTH EAST ASIA
9 Summers 10 Autumns (Indonesia)
Almayer’s Folly (Malaysia)
Countdown (Thailand)
Karaoke Girl (Netherlands)
Riddles of My Homecoming (Philippines)
Stepping On The Flying Glass (Indonesia)

DIGITAL LOKAL
Ang Mundo Sa Panahon Ng Bakal by Mes De Guzman
Boogie by Milo Tolentino
Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na by Jet Leyco
How to Disappear Completely by Raya Martin

YOUNG CINEMA: COMPETITION
Coup De Grace by Petersen Vargas
Matwang Dalaga (Old Maid) by Carlo Catu
Mga Eroplanong Papel sa Tag-araw ng Pag-limot (Forgotten Angels on a Paper Plane) by Jaime Habac, Jr.
Pantomina Sa Mga Anyong Ikinubli Ng Alon (Pantomime For Figures Shrouded By Waves) by John Lazam
Ti Panagawid (Homecoming) by Carl Joseph Papa
Tunga (Halved) by Theodore Lozada

YOUNG CINEMA: EXHIBITION
101 Years of Eden by Rap Ramirez
50/50 by Mikey Red
Ang Maskot by Chris Costello
Chicharon by Rina Tsou
Eyeball by Thop Nazareno
Mabuhay Ang Pilipinas by Bor Ocampo
Maliw (Soliloquies) by Rob Jara
Panaginip (The Reader of Dreams) by Mateo Ramirez Louit

“OSCARS” IS COMING TO TOWN

PRESS RELEASE – December 11, 2013

Makati City, Ph- The Cinemanila International Film Festival presented by the City of Taguig, the Cinemanila International Film Festival Foundation and SM Aura Premier, is strengthening its role in bringing World Cinema to the Philippines and Philippine Cinema to the World as it premieres not only award-winning films from the Cannes Festival and Berlin International Film Festival,  but also several contenders for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. Cinemanila 2013 aims to bring the spirit of Oscar among Filipino and Asian filmmakers to get a glimpse of the Oscar trend hoping to share a wider and broader perspective of World Cinema.

Films vying for slots in Oscar  include Ilo-ilo (Singapore), Neigboring Sound (Brazil), The Missing Picture (Cambodia), In Bloom (Georgia), Winter of Discontent (Egypt), Heli (Mexico),  The Rocket (Australia), The Great Beauty (Italy) and our very own, Transit (Philippines).

Other superb international films have screened in Cannes, Berlin among other prestigious festivals. For the complete list of this year’s line up for World Cinema, you may check attached catalogue or visit our website at www.cinemanila.org.ph.

The Cinemanila International Film Festival will run on December 18-22, 2013 at SM Aura Cinema Premiere, Taguig City. Screening schedules and ticket price will be announced ASAP.

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CINEMANILA 2013 ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR KIM BYEONG-WOO’s ATTENDANCE

Makati City, PH- Cinemanila International Film Festival 2013 presented by the City of Taguig, SM Aura Premier and the Cinemanila International Film Foundation, proudly announces Korean box-office hit Director Kim Byeong-woo’s attendance on the screening of his film, “The Terror, Live”. Kim Byeong-woo
Kim  majored in Film Directing at HanYang Univ. Anamorphic(2003) was his first feature film which was screened at PiFan2003 and SIFF2003. His second feature film Written(2007) was screened at various film festivals such as Stockholm Film Festival and São Paulo Film Festival.  Known to be critically and commercially successful, “The Terror, Live” will open the festival screening on December 18, 2013 at SM Aura Cinema Premier. 

 

Early Christmas presents from Cinemanila

The long wait is over. Cinemanila Internnational Film Festival together with the City of Taguig presents (pun intended) the movie line up for 2013:

  1. Harmony Lessons (Kazakhstan | Germany | France) Emir Baigazin
  2. The Missing Picture (Cambodia) Rithy Panh
  3. In Bloom (Georgia) Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
  4. Countdown (Thailand) Nattawut Poonpiriya
  5. Mekong Hotel (Thailand | UK) Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  6. What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (Indonesia) Mouly Surya
  7. The Act of Killing (Denmark | Norway | UK) Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, and an anonymous co-director
  8. Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (Philippines) Lav Diaz
  9. The Terror, Live (South Korea) Kim Byeong-woo
  10. Moebius (South Korea) Ki-duk Kim
  11. Almayer’s Folly Hanyut (Malaysia) U-Wei Haji Saari
  12. Stepping On The Flying Glass (Indonesia) Eugene Panji
  13. Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses (Indonesia) Yosep Anggi Noen
  14. Karaoke Girl (Thailand|USA) Visra Vichit-Vadakan
  15. More surprises to follow

Cinemanila is in the air!

The much-awaited international film festival in the Philippines is just around the corner bringing in legendary and intriguing films. 

The Terror, LiveOne of the most in-demand leading actors of his generation in Korea Jung-woo Ha in “The Terror, Live.” 

The 15th Cinemanila International Film Festival will run from December 18 to 22 in the City of Taguig, Metro Manila. With its theme “Vision and Passion,” Cinemanila is once again showcasing several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films from around the globe varying from genre to arthouse films.

Opening the festival screening is Kim Byeong-woo’s Box Office hit, “The Terror, Live”. Winner of Best New Director at the 34th Blue Dragon Awards, this breathtaking thriller follows a demoted TV news anchor Yoon Young-hwa (Jung-woo Ha), who accidentally finds a golden opportunity to climb back up by broadcasting live terrors manipulated by a bothered man. 
Cited one the 10 best films of 2013 by Sight and Sound. Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan

Filipino auteur Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” (Norte, the End of History) in its Philippine premiere will conclude the festival on December 22. “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” brings us Fabian (Sid Lucero), a law-school dropout whose act of violence brings catastrophic consequences to a gentle and innocent family man. First screened in the Un Certain Regard Section at Cannes.

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Sources:
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