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11th International Silent Film Festival Manila: Scoring the Silents again

The much-awaited yearly International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM) is back! Established in 2007 as the very first event of its kind in Asia, the ISFFM promises to bring once more to Manila film buffs and music aficionados an extraordinary experience.  From the 1890’s to the 1920’s, audiences around the world were enchanted by the magic of watching soundless images on a screen accompanied by live music played by different performing artists. This year, the Philippine-Italian Association, the Japan Foundation Manila, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes, the British Council, and the Embassies of the United States of America, France and Austria, are extremely proud to present the 11th edition of the International Silent Film Festival in Manila. Scheduled from August 31st to September 3rd at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City, the 2017 ISFFM brings together the very best of silent cinema from its nine member-countries, to be accompanied by the best Filipino musicians on the scene and a French-Vietnamese guest artist.

The 11th International Silent Film Festival is made possible in partnership with Shangri-La Plaza, Para sa Sining,  the National Film Center of The Museum of Modern Art of Tokyo, the Embassies of Italy, Japan, and Spain, Filmoteca de España, Institut Français, JEC Philippines and Marks & Spencer London . All screenings will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Watch and listen as we score the silents again!

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Tapas: Spanish Design for Food, an exhibit on the crème de la crème Spanish industrial design for gastronomy

Tapas: Spanish Design for Food, an exhibit on the crème de la crème Spanish industrial design for gastronomy, is now open at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila until June 16. Divided in three major areas (the kitchen, the table and food), Tapas shows either functional, symbolic or ironic designs, that never leave anyone unmoved. This exhibit is organized by both the Museum and Acción Cultural Española, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes. A display of something as usual as eating that you cannot miss.

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Click here for Tapas promotional Video (Manila)

Tapas: Spanish Design for Food, exposición sobre la flor y nata del diseño industrial en España orientado a la gastronomía, abre sus puertas en el @Metropolitan Museum of Manila hasta el 16 de junio. Dividida en tres áreas (la cocina, la mesa y la comida), Tapas muestra diseños tanto funcionales, simbólicos como irónicos, que no dejan indiferente. La exposición está organizada por el museo y @Acción Cultural Española, en colaboración con la Embajada de España y el Insituto Cervantes. Una muestra de algo tan cotidiano como el comer que no puedes dejar pasar.

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Film Development Council of the Philippines Cinematheque Centre Manila: Holds film series to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) film series to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes will be held on April 16 to April 30 at Cinematheque Centre Manila, 855 T.M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila.

“The Filmed Don Quixote” Cinematheque Manila screenings are scheduled on the Saturdays of April 2016. Don Quijote de La Mancha screens on April 16 with Part I at 1 pm and Part II at 4 pm. El Caballero Don Quijote screens on April 23, 1 pm. Las Gallinas de Cervantes screens on April 23, 4 pm. Quijote Cabalgando Por el Cine screens on April 30, 4 pm. The films are free of admission, with much gratitude to the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain.

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