Cinemanila 2013 Winners

December 22, 2013

2013 Poster


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)
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


December 20, 2013

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 19, 2013

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)

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)

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 is in the air!

December 8, 2013

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.

Images from here and here.