‘MALLARI,’ the first film picked up from MIFF 2024 by Warner Bros. Company for major mainstream distribution (U.S. and Canada), in cooperation with Star Cinema; to be released late February

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By Oliver CarnayManila International Film Festival Highlights and Sidelights DAY-4At the 'MALLARI' Q&A after the afternoon screening, producer John Bryan D. Diamante announced that the film was picked up by…

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ENCHONG DEE, DINGDONG DANTES, YSABEL ORTEGA, CHRISTIAN BABLES, MARVIN YAP, BEAUTY GONZALEZ shows up on DAY 2 for Q&As 

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By Oliver CarnayManila International Film Fest - DAY 2 Attendees of the first film of the day, GOMBURZA, were treated to a surprise Q&A after the screening with a panel moderated by #MIFF Co-Founder…

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Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) kicked-off with a presscon attended by stars, filmmakers, producers from the ten films participating and Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Executives; LIZA SOBERANO attends MALLARI screening 

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By Oliver Carnayphotos and text by Oliver Carnay JANUARY 29 (MONDAY) HIGHLIGHTS AND SIDELIGHTS DAY-1 Hosted by MIFF Executive Producer Lisa Lew and moderated by MIFF co-founders Ruben V. Nepales and Janet…

Continue ReadingManila International Film Festival (MIFF) kicked-off with a presscon attended by stars, filmmakers, producers from the ten films participating and Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Executives; LIZA SOBERANO attends MALLARI screening 

A glittering star-studded Awards Gala at the inaugural Manila International Film Festival; Piolo Pascual and Dingdong Dantes tied for Best Actor while FIREFLY won the Best Picture category!

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By Oliver Carnay The Directors Guild of America shimmered with elegance last night, as excitement filled the air as we saw stars, filmmakers, luminaries, Mayors from the Philippines, network executives, movers…

Continue ReadingA glittering star-studded Awards Gala at the inaugural Manila International Film Festival; Piolo Pascual and Dingdong Dantes tied for Best Actor while FIREFLY won the Best Picture category!

25th Anniversary of Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. with BalticFilmExpo@SFFLA (January 13, 14 & 20, 21, 2024)

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By Oliver Carnay The 25th Anniversary of Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. with BalticFilmExpo@SFFLA  kicked-off with a bang this past weekend (January 13) at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills…

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Acclaimed director Kleber Mendonca Filho (Bacurau, Aquarius, Neighboring Sounds) creates an incredible docfilm in PICTURES OF GHOSTS, revisiting his personal history and hometown cinema landscape in Recife, Brazil 

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By Oliver Carnay PICTURES OF GHOSTS is the official entry of Brazil for Best International Feature Film at the upcoming 96th Academy Awards. The film will open in New York on…

Continue ReadingAcclaimed director Kleber Mendonca Filho (Bacurau, Aquarius, Neighboring Sounds) creates an incredible docfilm in PICTURES OF GHOSTS, revisiting his personal history and hometown cinema landscape in Recife, Brazil 

Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) slated from January 29 – February 2, 2004 just announced venues and screening schedule; ten 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival entries ready to run in Manila on Christmas Day!

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By Oliver CarnayThe inaugural Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) just announced the screening schedule of its films, which comprise the 10 entries of the 2023 Metro Manila Film festival (MMFF). Films…

Continue ReadingManila International Film Festival (MIFF) slated from January 29 – February 2, 2004 just announced venues and screening schedule; ten 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival entries ready to run in Manila on Christmas Day!