Author: The Press

Cinemalaya Sails to New Direction, Creates Film Lab

THE winds of change have caught the sails of the Cinemalaya’s balanghai and take the film festival into a new direction. Amid the social realities brought by the global health situation where existing protocols make it impossible for the 2020 and 2021 batch to complete their films on time, Cinemalaya re-thinks its direction and strategy to remain significant while continuing to fulfill its mission of discovering, encouraging, supporting, training and recognizing gifted Filipino independent filmmakers. While Cinemalaya advocates artistic freedom and creative expression, it pushes filmmakers to break the mold, upskill their filmmaking processes and techniques, and experiment with new ways of storytelling.   For its 2023 edition, Cinemalaya introduces a new direction and further expands its cinematic boundaries through the Cinemalaya Film Lab, a three-month-long film-laboratory mentorship program happening on September to November 2021, conducted entirely online. The film lab adheres to the education values of the Cinemalaya Institute, bringing together resource persons from different aspects of filmmaking — from scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, performance, editing, production design, sound, music, production management to promotion strategies. By …

CCP Remembers Departed Artists and Cultural Workers Through an Online Memorial Site

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, through the Office of the Artistic Director and the Intertextual Division, pays tribute to artists, cultural workers, and media practitioners who have gone before us during the COVID-19 pandemic through an online memorial site. Launched on April 9, 2021, via CCP Intertextual Division Facebook page, the Hanggang sa Muli: Pagpupugay at Pasasalamat sa mga Pumanaw memorial website features obituaries, with short biographies and photos of the Filipino artists, cultural workers, CCP employees, patrons of arts and culture, and media personalities who have passed away from March 2020 to the present. The site will also serve as a bulletin board to inform the general public about the passing of an artist and/or cultural worker.  It is virtual space where the creative community can mourn, celebrate the life of the departed, and offer support to each other in time of grief. It is a good venue to share their expressions of grief and the good memories they have with the departed through comments and posts. Through the Hanggang sa Muli website, …

Call For Applications to Cinemalaya Film Scriptwriting Workshops

APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for Cinemalaya’s Scriptwriting Workshops for Film to be conducted by award-winning screenwriter Ricky Lee. Under the Cinemalaya Institute Training Programs, Ricky Lee will hold two online scriptwriting workshops:  The 3-hour Cinemalaya Scriptwriting Masterclass in April 2021, and the Cinemalaya Intensive Scriptwriting Workshop from May to June 2021.  Both workshops are free of charge. The Cinemalaya Scriptwriting Masterclass, which will focus on the foundations of storytelling for film, is a 3-hour session to be held on April 14, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. GMT Philippine Standard Time.  This is open to all Filipinos residing locally or abroad. The Cinemalaya Intensive Scriptwriting Workshop, a step-by-step workshop on the creation of compelling scripts told in one’s unique voice, will consist of eight weekly sessions from May 26-July 14, 2021 (Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. GMT Philippine Standard Time). The workshop is limited to only thirty (30) participants/scholars who have gone through a selection process.  As a requirement, applicants should submit a 1-2 page storyline and a writer’s intention for the material. The Cinemalaya Scriptwriting Workshops for …

Do the Bibigo Mukbang Challenge and Win P50,000 worth of Bibigo Voucher!

Starting March 22, 2021, Bibigo—the world’s number 1 Korean Frozen Food store—is holding a special Mukbang Event with amazing rewards to be won! The event will run for 3 weeks and will end on April 9! A global brandy founded in 2010 by CJ, Bibigo has been Korea’s No. 1 Food Company and it continues to grow worldwide as of this day. Bibigo is also the only Korean food brand that makes it easier for all consumers to make authentic and delicious Korean food.

Tuloy Po Kayo at CCP

TAKING cues from the Pasinaya, the country’s largest multi-arts open house festival, the Cultural Center of the Philippines welcomes netizens inside its virtual theatres through the CCP online multi-arts open community festival, happening on March 19 to 21 and March 26 to 28, 2021 via the various online platforms of the CCP. Dubbed “Tuloy Po Kayo: Palihan. Palabas. Palitan,” the concept of the festival comes from the tenet of Philippine psychology that touches on the Filipino’s desire to welcome his kapwa or fellow man into his home.  For this festival, the audiences are invited to the artists’ creative spaces.