OSCAR 2010's Best Documentary Feature Screens This Sunday At Cinemanila

In the 1960's, Richard O'Barry was the world’s leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O'Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end.The Cove ells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, O'Barry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.

This Sunday At Cinemanila: Highlights

CINEMANILA 2010 GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER EASTERN PLAYS (Directed by Kamen Kalev. Bulgaria, Sweden / 2009 / 89 mins.)

MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED! (Directed by Mark Hartley. Australia / 2010 / 84 mins.)

PHILIPPINE PREMIERE OF INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED FILM A PROPHET (Directed by Jacquies Audiard. France, Italy / 2009 / 150 mins. Grand Prix , 61st Cannes Film Festival 2009)

CLOSING FILM: AMIGO (Directed by John Sayles. USA / 2010 / 128 mins.)

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12th Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010 Winners

International Competition

Best Actor: Ensemble Cast of Sketches of Kaitan City (Japan) 
Best Actress: Yoon Yeo-jeong in The Housemaid (South Korea) 
Best Director: Im Sang-soo for The Housemaid 
Grand Jury Prize: Eastern Plays by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria, Sweden) 
Lino Brocka Grand Prize: Sketches of Kaitan City by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri(Japan)

Park Chan-Woon's Thirst Screens Today at Cinemanila

December 4, Saturday | Cinema A (35 mm)

10:05 PM Thirst | Park Chan Wook (South Korea, 2009) 


With the hope of saving even one life, he volunteers to participate in a risky experiment in Africa and ends up contracting the deadly Eve virus. With the transfusion of a mysterious blood, Sang-hyun then comes back to life as a vampire.

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Second Screening of Im-Sang Soo's The Housemaid Today at the 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010

December 4, Saturday | Cinema A (35 mm)

6:00 PM The Housemaid | Im Sang-soo (South Korea, 2010) 


In this erotic thriller, the housemaid of an upper-class family becomes entangled in a dangerous tryst.

The 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival Official Line-up

Opening Film
Pinoy Sunday | Wi Ding Ho (Taiwan / Philippines, 2010) 

Closing film
Amigo | John Sayles (USA, 2010)

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Cinemanila Celebrates 10 Years of Ishmael Bernal Award for Young Cinema

The global spotlight shines on ten young local filmmakers as Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010 celebrates ten years of the Ishmael Bernal Award for Young Cinema.

Comedy Icon Dolphy To Receive Cinemanila's Lifetime Achievement Award

Fresh from being decorated with the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart by no less than President Benigno Aquino III, Rodolfo Vera-Quizon, 83, or most popularly known as Dolphy the King of Philippine comedy, will receive yet another prestigious honor to recognize his invaluable contribution to the country’s entertainment industry.

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NETPAC Award-Winning Films To Be Screened At The Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010

To highlight the unparalleled importance of Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) in the development of international cinema, the 2010 Cinemanila International Film Festival has included in its line-up of events the screening of past winners of the NETPAC Award.

Cinemanila Presents: Mabuhay, Mr. Kim! Focus On Korean Cinema

The worldwide phenomenon that is Korean cinema wouldn’t be possible without a man who with the vision and determination to make it happen – Kim Dong Ho, the founding director of Asia’s biggest film festival and one of the world’s most prestigious, the Pusan International Film Festival.

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Pinoy Sunday is 12th Cinemanila Opening Film

Malaysian born filmmaker living in Taipei makes a film about Pinoys living in Taiwan. Directed by Cannes winner Wi Ding Ho. Starring Bayani Agbayani, Epi Quizon, Alessandra de Rossi, Meryll Soriano.

Pinoy Sunday, winner of the Industry Award for Narrative Feature at the 2010 Taipei International Film Festival and directed by Cannes winner Wi Ding Ho, will be the opening film of the 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival, which will run from December 1 to 5, 2010 in Quezon City, Philippines.

Cinemanila Hosts The Philippine Premiere Of 'Return To Manila: Filipino Cinema'

The 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival will feature French documentarian and film critic Hubert Niogret’s ‘RETURN TO MANILA: Filipino Cinema’ to the Filipino audience on December 2, 2010, 8:00 p.m at the Alliance Francaise de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia Avenue, Makati City.

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Film About Pinoy OFWs in Taiwan Earns Malaysian Filmmaker Best New Director Award

Wi Ding Ho, director of Pinoy Sunday, has just won the Best New Director Award at the The Golden Horse Film Festival Awards Ceremony last November 20 In Taipei. The Golden Horse Film Festival is the most prestigious and longest-running film festival of Chinese language films in the world. The film is considered the Asia's equivalent of the Oscar Awards - film luminaries like John Woo, Ang Lee, Maggie Cheung, Wong Kar Wai, and others have graced the glitzy film festival in the past.

John Sayle's AMIGO is Cinemanila's Closing Film

The internationally celebrated opus of renowned filmmaker John Sayles, ‘Amigo’ (2010) has been chosen as the closing feature presentation of the 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival on December 5, 2010. The film, which was shot entirely in the Philippines and has already traveled in a number of international film festivals, tells the story of a group of Philippine villagers dealing with the US invasion in 1900 while still recovering from the successful rebellion against Spain.

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ABOUT

Cinemanila 2010
 

CINEMANILA 2009 TVC by TWBA\SANTIAGO MANGADA PUNO


Cinemanila, the festival traces its roots to the desire of continuing the legacy of Lino Brocka. In 1974, the great filmmaker created “Cinemanila,” an independent production outfit. With immortal classics like Mortal and Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang, Brocka was able to associate Cinemanila to films that are uniquely Filipino yet able to play to international markets. In turn, Cinemanila the film festival was envisioned to be a nurturing environment for the future of the Filipino film industry. By exposing them to international-caliber films, Cinemanila aimed to rouse the yearning among young and upcoming filmmakers to be more globally competitive and to be optimistic that they too can create world-class films worthy of exhibition abroad.

Since its inception in 1999, the Cinemanila International Film Festival (CIFF) has endeavored to revive the Philippines as the center of Southeast Asian cinema and encourage the creation of international caliber, yet uniquely Filipino films. Over the years, the major goals of the Festival have been to 1.) Nurture young Filipino directors by providing them with the opportunity to see to the best of World Cinema, which would otherwise be unavailable to them; 2.) Unearth new talents in the Philippines and Southeast Asia in order for the Philippines to become the hub of Southeast Asian films; and 3.) Create a revitalized Filipino Film Industry that will become a major player in the Asian Content Industry. For the past 11 years, Cinemanila has championed the spirit of independent filmmaking and has given tributes to master filmmakers and their groundbreaking films.

The central features of the festival are Philippine Cinema and Southeast Asian Cinema, or SEA Cinema. The direction and framework of the festival have provided the focus for its programs to provide to the world a window on Philippine cinema in particular and Southeast Asian cinema in general.

In previous editions of the festival, film luminaries such as iconic director Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill), Indonesian actress/producer & Cannes International Film Festival Jury member Christine Hakim, Filipino-American actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Tia Carrere, Academy Award-nominated Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God, Constant Gardener), have graced Cinemanila and conducted Master Class workshops to an enthusiastic audience of Southeast Asian filmmakers.

About Bulol


BULOL AUTOCARTOON by 
Gertjan Zuilhof

It is a deity whose presence ensures good harvest. The Cinemanila International Film Festival invokes the bulol as a blessing towards the Filipino film industry in general – as a prayer towards good harvest, a plentiful bounty of excellent Filipino films.

About the Cinemanila Trophy

Cinemanila Trophy

The Cinemanila trophy was designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva. Also entitled as the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture”, he is the only Boholano given the distinction as National Artist of the Philippines in the field of Visual Arts. Abueva has helped shape the local sculpture scene in the Philippines. Being adept in both academic representational style and modern abstract, he has utilized almost all kinds of materials from hard wood to adobe, metal, stainless steel, cement, marble, bronze, iron, alabaster, coral and brass.

 

CINEMANILA 2010 is presented by

 

OSCAR 2010's Best Documentary Feature Screens This Sunday At Cinemanila

Diver Mandy-Rae Cruickshank planting underwater cameras in Loui Psihoyos's film THE COVE.
Photo Credit Oceanic Preservation Society, Louie Psihoyos

December 5 - Sunday

4:15 PM | Cinema A (35 mm)

THE COVE

USA / 2009 / 90 mins.

Directed by Louie Psihoyos

In the 1960's, Richard O'Barry was the world’s leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O'Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end.The Cove ells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, O'Barry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.

Louie Psihoyos has been widely regarded as one of the top photographers in the world. He was hired directly out of college to shoot forNational Geographic and created images for the magazine for 18 years. His ability to bring humanity and wit to complicated science stories carries over to his filmmaking. His work has also been seen on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television and the History Channel. Museums and private collectors around the world have sought Psihoyos' photography.


The 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival will be held from December 1 to 5, 2010 in Robinsons Movieworld Galleria, Quezon City. Around 50 international and local films will be screened in a span of 5 days – from the current toasts of the local indie scene to the award-winners and favorites at prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Sundance, and Pusan. The festival will also feature workshops, seminars and master classes. For more info, or jpegs for a release, please contact cinemanila.press@gmail.com and cinemanila@gmail.com or go to www.cinemanila.org.ph.

The 2010 Cinemanila is presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Cinemanila International Film Festival Foundation, together with Robinsons Movieworld Galleria, in cooperation with Cinema One, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Click the City, Pep.ph, Spot.ph, Web Philippines, TBWA\Mangada Santiago Puno, Outpost Visual Frontier, Solid Video Corporation and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

 

 

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