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Second Annual Cinematografo International Film Festival 2018 returns November 8–11 to the AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

Second Annual Cinematografo International Film Festival 2018 returns November 8–11 to the AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco
  • Second Annual Cinematografo Worldwide Movie Pageant 2018 returns November eight–11 to the AMC Kabuki eight in San Francisco
  • Breaking Down Partitions 

ABS-CBN is proud to announce the entire lineup of the 2018 Cinematografo Worldwide Movie Pageant. Occasions will return to San Francisco on NOVEMBER eight – 11 on the AMC Kabuki eight in Japantown.

Opening Night time:  SIGNAL ROCK 
San Francisco Bay Space Premiere

The second version of the pageant will kick off famend Filipino auteur Chito Roño’s SIGNAL ROCK, the official submission from The Philippines for Greatest Overseas Language Movie on the upcoming Academy Awards®. The movie tells the story of Intoy (Christian Bables) who’s left to look after his mother and father when his sister moved out to work abroad. He calls the distant island of Biri his house, whereby the one means he might contact his sister and the surface world is by taking his cellphone and going up the unusual rock formation often known as “sign rock.”

Centerpiece: THE DEBUT Turns 18!
Particular Anniversary Version

Cinematografo is proud to launch the 18th anniversary screening of THE DEBUTthe primary recognized Filipino American function drama produced within the U.S., because the Centerpiece presentation. Gene Cajayon’s seminal movie tells the story of teenager Ben Mercado (Dante Basco) who rejects his Filipino heritage. His contentious relationship together with his immigrant father Roland involves a head at his sister Rose’s 18th birthday celebration. Within the span of 1 night time, he involves phrases together with his id, heritage and what being a Filipino-American is all about.

Director Gene Cajayon and the forged are anticipated to attend. Previous this system is a bonus screening of THE LITTLE FILM THAT COULDa brief documentary shot in 2001 that tracked the lifetime of THE DEBUT because it toured on-the-road across the U.S.

The movie was opening night time presentation at each CAAMFest (often known as SF Worldwide Asian American Movie Pageant) and Los Angeles Asian Pacific Movie Pageant 18 years in the past.

Closing Night time: A LAND IMAGINED 

True to their theme of “Breaking down Partitions,” Cinematografo, is breaking down its programming partitions to broaden its attain past the borders of the Philippines and the U.S. Because the second version of the pageant involves an in depth, the pageant will shut with A LAND IMAGINEDwinner of the highest prize on the 2018 Locarno Worldwide Movie Pageant. The Singaporean drama examines the plight of migrant staff in a overseas land.

After a development accident, a lonely employee from China goes lacking at a Singapore land reclamation website. An insomniac police investigator tracks down the thriller of the lacking migrant solely to uncover greater than he bargained for.

A LAND IMAGINED is preceded by the brand new documentary from New Zealand OBRERO by Norman Zafra.

Tribute to Visible Communications 

Because the Los Angeles-based media arts group prepares to have fun its 50th anniversary in simply over a yr, Cinematografo is thrilled to honor VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS for its vital, lasting contributions to Filipino-American and Filipino tradition and communities in all places.

Visible Communications’ mission is to develop and help the voices of Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers and media artists who empower communities and problem views.  The group can also be residence to the VC Vault, one of many largest photographic and shifting picture archives of Asian Pacific experiences in America.

Visible Communications amplifies the tales of AAPI communities, together with championing Filipino and Filipino-American movies and media.  In 5 many years, VC has produced basic works corresponding to Linda Mabalot’s Manong (1978), Planting Roots (1984), Ugat Pilipino: Filipino Roots (1994).  Via its annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Movie Pageant, VC has created an area to showcase movies reminiscent of Lino Brocka’s Bayan KoGene Cajayon’s The DebutRamona Diaz’ Motherlandand just lately, PJ Raval’s Name Her Ganda.

This FREE PROGRAM honoring VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS features a shock SHORT FILM PROGRAM and HIGHLIGHTS of the media group’s previous 5 many years.

Cinematografo Originals
COMPLETED FILMS Particular Programming
Function and Brief Movie Co-Manufacturing Initiative
Presenting three function movies that have been developed and co-produced by way of the inaugural initiative of Cinematografo Originals shall be introduced at this yr’s 2018 pageant:

H.P. Mendoza, 2018, USA, narrative

Drama del Rosario, 2017, USA, documentary

Cinematografo Originals 
(by invitation; not open to the general public)

Function and Brief Movie Co-Manufacturing Initiative
Cinematografo Originals is the pageant’s initiative to find, develop, nurture, co-finance, co-produce and showcase unique movies by rising filmmakers.

Cinematografo Originals Pitch & Presentation Panel 
Presenting new movie tasks presently in manufacturing, three co-produced by Cinematografo Originals; further shock tasks might be introduced initially of this system throughout which industry and potential distributors could have a chance to find new movies coming down the pipeline.

Further Panels & Conversations

New panels for 2018 embrace: influence that Filipino-American movies and makers proceed to have on the political and social panorama of the world — together with discourse on ladies filmmakers of colour, management, colonial and financial powers, local weather change and ties between Asia-Pacific Island nations and cultures.

Discussion board Discussions
(open to the general public FREE of cost, however ticket required)

Storytellers, Engagement, International Impression

The screening of CALL HER GANDA shall be adopted instantly by a topical, dynamic PANEL DISCUSSION with its filmmakers (PJ Raval, Marty Syjuco), and joined in a dialog by the makers of different movies which have lately ignited political and social storms: GIVE UP TOMORROW (Syjuco, Michael Collins) the Emmy-nominated 2011 movie concerning the explosive trial of accused assassin Paco Larrañaga within the Philippines that has lately surged on a number of million social media circuits, creating renewed political curiosity within the case; DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (Miko Revereza), the cinematic, intimate visible essay concerning the filmmaker’s life as an ‘unlawful alien’ observing his personal private disintegrating conventional household mannequin.

The filmmakers will shine some mild on their current Filipino and Filipino American movies which have made appreciable influence on the socio-economic and geopolitical landscapes of the world. Whose voices are shouted from rooftops – who listens, who takes motion – and whose lives are impacted?

Panel: Rewriting (Her)Story
Be a part of us for a dialog on ladies of colour in movie and the way the industry has modified prior to now yr. We transfer previous gender politics and pay attention to non-public tales of girls on the bottom whose struggles, till lately, have largely gone unnoticed. Diane Paragas, Zorinah Juan, Jess dela Merced and different ladies filmmakers will share their views, challenges and accomplishments.

Script to Display: Financing Your Movie

You’ve written your script. Now what?

Worldwide co-productions promote inventive collaborations, not solely via monetary help, however by way of creating partnerships and cultural change. Be a part of us for a vigorous dialogue with worldwide producers from Europe and Asia as they speak about movie markets, partnerships, and networking, and discover out what precisely it’s that you must get your movie on the market prepared for the world.

Shorts Packages

The pageant will current the next brief packages that showcase a full, dynamic numerous vary of tales from the Filipino diaspora around the globe

  • FILIPINX: LGBT/Queer Shorts (Complete Program 107 min.) Showcasing numerous, tender, painful tales inside the Filipinx and Filipinx American communities all over the world, these movies present intimate seems into Queer Filipino life and love in any respect levels.
  • BY WAY OF AMERICA (Complete Program 84 min.) Seven movies from quite a lot of genres discover the every day lives of Filipino People and their private experiences throughout evolving, trendy, and sometimes conflicted societies. Typically hilarious, irreverent and infrequently heartbreaking, these gems hail from promising younger storytellers, an rising era of Filipino-American expertise to not be missed.
  • FROM THE MOTHERLAND (Complete Program 87 min.) A various cross part of resilience, power, compassion set within the Philippines showcase the lives and struggles of Filipinos dwelling in a rustic grappling with change. This assortment of labor provides a wealthy voice to filmmakers confronting these points in methods each touching and significant.

Further Highlights

YIELDa shocking, new ethnographic documentary by Victor Tagaro, Toshihiko Uryu, Philippines and Japan co-production.

Mikhail Purple’s neo-noir thriller NEOMANILAset within the in underbelly of Manila alongside the backdrop of President Duterte’s conflict on medicine.

RESPETOa politically charged hip-hop mashup, full of dazzling musical scenes and astute social commentary.

CALL HER GANDA PJ Raval’s newest award-winning documentary that galvanizes a political rebellion by way of the story of a trans-woman murdered by a U.S. Marine simply past the partitions of an American army base in The Philippines.

THE CLEANERSHans Block and Moritz Riesewieck riveting portrait of the nameless women and men in Manila who scrub the web of obscene content material.

CHEDENG & APPLE by Fatrick Tabada and Rae Purple, a bought out hit at Frameline42 LGBTQ Movie Pageant – about two aged, clever, willful ladies who take management of their lives and go on a poignant, hilarious street journey.

Constructing on Cinematografo’s First Version 2017
Its profitable inaugural yr exceeded organizers and public expectations, showcasing greater than two dozen unbiased and worldwide movies, feature-length and short-subject docs and narratives from the U.S. and The Philippines, internet hosting greater than 40 filmmaker and industry visitors from N. America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific area –  and turning the highlight on Filipino-American filmmakers via its co-production initiative, Cinematografo Originals. 

A dynamic mannequin of unique movie content material developed and produced as a ‘Cinematografo Unique,’ H.P. Mendoza’s latest function BITTER MELON was platformed at one among a number of industry-focused workshops, pitch periods and work-in-progress previews in the course of the pageant’s first version, and just lately premiered at CAAMFest 2018, adopted by OutFest in July. Cinematografo 2018 is happy to deliver the movie again to SF for an encore screening on this yr’s version.

A who’s who of Filipino, Filipino-American and Asian-American industry and filmmaker visitors attended final yr’s version for screenings, industry panels, events and pitch-presentations, and lots of are anticipated to return for the 2018 version. They embrace: publicist and awards advisor David Magdael, Government Director of Visible Communications Francis Cullado, producer and Sundance Movie Pageant programmer Ernesto Foronda, American Reframed collection producer Carmen Vicencio, and movie execs Malou Santos, Olivia Lamasan and Olivia de Jesus. Invited friends for 2018 embrace US and worldwide filmmakers, industry tastemakers, distributors, movie programmers and broadcasters.


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