Sets benefit art auction on February 27 at Leon Gallery The Asian Cultural Council pursues its mission to support artists by facilitating opportunities for creative advancement and mutual cultural understanding. Since the global pandemic began, ACC New York and its affiliate offices in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines, have gradually adapted nearly 70 per cent of its grants program to hybrid or completely online versions. ACC upholds the importance of art and the impact of cultural exchange as it strategizes innovative ways and virtual platforms in response to the current global situation.
WHAT better way to celebrate the month of love and arts than the screenings of endearing films and documentaries from the archives of Cinemalaya and Gawad Alternatibo, as well as some well-loved Philippine cinema classics? Whether you’re single or coupled, relive those kilig moments with CCP Arthouse Cinema’s “Of Love and Revolutions,” a special Valentine’s Day cinematic offering featuring stories of love and revolutions in different types and forms, from February 12 to 26, 3PM via CCP Vimeo Channel.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines brings healing and hope this Love Month with the world premiere of award-winning filmmaker Jerrold Tarog’s new film “Ang Kabaligtaran ng Gunaw (The Opposite of the End),” back-to-back with the launch of “Hilom: Sayaw Dalangin ng Pag-asa at Pagkakaisa,” slated on February 14, 8:30am and 4:30pm airing on CNN Philippines channels. Director Tarog transmuted the original poem with the same title written by playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc into a cinematic experience, featuring the original concept and choreography by Ronelson Yadao. Tarog also composed the music for the dance film.
THE CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division is now open for submission of entries for the Ika-33 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Deadline of submissions is on or before April 19, 2021, not later than 12am. Open to all Filipino filmmakers (based in the Philippines and abroad), Gawad Alternatibo accepts entries that are strictly independent works and not produced for commercial screening. School-based works (i.e. theses) are eligible. The entries must have been completed not earlier than March 14, 2020, and must not exceed 45 minutes running time.
THE Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2021 is now open for submission of entries for its Short Film Category. Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before March 5, 2021 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. to the Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division (FBNMD), 4F Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Only entries by Filipino filmmakers are accepted to the Short Feature Category.