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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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International Silent Film Festival Manila (2017): Now on its 11th year to be held at Shang Cineplex

11th Silent Film Festival Manila August 31 to September 03, 2017 at Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

Rivermaya band will be playing for an international (Austrian) movie at the Silent Film Festival Manila.

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2nd Danish Film Festival: A collaboration between Embassy of Denmark Manila, FDCP and Shang Cineplex

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Following a successful first run of its festival and in celebrating seventy years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Philippines, the Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines presents its 2nd Danish Film Festival, beginning anew this 29th of September to the 2nd of October at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong.

With the partnership of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through its Film Cultural Exchange Program and Shangri-La Plaza, the Embassy of Denmark aims to further local interest in Danish culture and history. On the press conference of the festival on the 20th September, FDCP Chair Liza Diño was present to open the festival’s second year with Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines, Jan Top Christensen, with Diño recognizing the event as a valuable means for the two countries to reinforce its cultural ties with each other, through the medium of cinema. Also present at the festival was acclaimed local independent actress Mercedes Cabral, who was starring in Rosita, a Danish film making its special gala debut at the Danish Film Festival.

The 2nd Danish Film Festival runs from September 29 to October 2 at the Shang Cineplex, with screenings offered for free on a first-come, first-served basis. The festival was made possible by the Danish Film Institute, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and Shang Cineplex.

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Eiga Sai: One of the longest-running foreign film festivals in the Philippines is set!

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Eiga Sai, one of the longest-running foreign film festivals in the Philippines is set! Presented by The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan.

Free admission!
GUIDE: https://cinemabravo.com/2016/06/07/guide-eiga-sai-2016-the-18th-japanese-film-festival/

Admission is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis. At Shang Cineplex, tickets will be available at the counter 30 minutes before each screening. The screenings during Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines are also FREE of charge.

(July 7 Opening Night is invitational. Please read the guide for details.)

July 7 – 17: Shang Cineplex Cinema 2
July 22 – 24: Abreeza Mall Cinema, Davao
July 26 – 30: FDCP Cinematheque, Davao
July 8, August 6, 9, 10, and 12: Cultural Center of the Philippines
August 11 – 14: SM Baguio Cinema, Baguio City
August 15: FDCP Cinematheque Baguio
August 17 – 21: Ayala Center Cebu
August 17 – 20: UP Film Institute, UP Diliman

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FDCP and Cinematheque Centre Manila: World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016

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The Film Development Council Philippines in cooperation with the Cinematheque Centre Manila proudly presents the third World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) slated from June 29 up to July 10, 2016.

The WPFF celebrates the power and magic of film by showcasing the works of film directors from across the globe. Featuring a dazzling array of human narratives, cultural diversities, and social issues, the festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to reach new audiences in the Philippines, and launch their international premieres in Asia’s rapidly growing film climate.

This year, over 60 international films will be shown at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, as well as partner venues: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Greenbelt 3, the Shang Cineplex, and Uptown Cinemas. Films will be shown at a festival price of P100 at all venues, unless indicated otherwise.

The Festival’s 12-day duration kicks off on June 29 – 3pm at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, with the Opening Film premiere of the newly restored classic, “Pagdating sa Dulo” by Ishmael Bernal. The film features the legendary actress Rita Gomez and Vic Vargas.

At 7 p.m., a variety of local and international performances will take place to give audiences a sneak peek into the films lined up for the WPFF’s newest edition.

The different sections that will be featured in the festival are as follows: Main Competition, Filipino New Cinema, Intercontinental, Vietnam – Country of Honor, ASEAN Skies, Spotlight: China, and many more.

More about the Festival after the jump. Continue reading “FDCP and Cinematheque Centre Manila: World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016”