Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Film Development Council of the Philippines commends this feat in an ad placement in the Hollywood Reporter.
Brillante Mendoza's Kinatay will compete in the Palme dÓr (Golden Palm) along 19 other films including Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock.
Adolfo Alix's Manila which is produced by Piolo Pascual and Raya Martin's Independencia have also entered the lineup. Manila was chosen for a special screening while Independencia is included in Prix Un Certain Regard, a category dedicated to "young talent, innovative and audicious works."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
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Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This is a landmark project of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) since this is the first time data on Filipino films (2007 and 2008) are published in a single publication. Included in this catalogue are one hundred twenty-four film titles : 102 mainstream and independent feature films, 4 short films and 18 projects in development or in progress.
This PHILIPPINE FILM CATALOGUE is an important step in FDCP’s objective to reach an international audience for Filipino films. The Catalogue will be distributed to international film festivals, film markets, conventions and trade missions. It was first introduced in the recently concluded 2009 Hong Kong Filmart where the FDCP reached out to worldwide buyers and distributors and festival directors and programmers.
Recent Filipino films have been called “some of the most exciting in