In a press conference held last friday, the Cinemanila team headed by Tikoy Aguiluz and joined by Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano shared the plans for this year’s Cinemanila, to be held from November 11 to 17, 2011 at the Market! Market! Cinemas in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
Hit the jump for the full details!
Besides the competition films of the International, Southeast Asian (SEA) and Young Cinema Competitions, Cinemanila boasts a bevy of workshops and exhibition screenings concurrent with these.
The Cinemanila Moonlight Series kicks off on November14, 2011 with a screening of Bend It Like Beckham on the lawn of Bonifacio High Street at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. From January to May, starting in 2012 the series will continue on a twice-a-week basis on the green spaces of GBC.
A short film seminar by Herbert Schwarze, programmer and member of the selection committee for the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, will be held from 4 to 6 pm on November 14, 2011. This is the first collaboration of Cinemanila and Oberhausen.
The Beautiful Game, a series of films and documentaries centered on the sport of football which feature a combination of local and foreign films.
Halloween gets an extension with the Horror Picture Show series, a collection of horror/thriller films shown during the festival.
Finally, we have Sine Barangay- a two-day workshop and a one-day free screening in different barangays in Taguig held once a month.
Cinemanila will also honor both Nora Aunor and Italian Horror Legend Dario Argento with a Lifetime Acheivement come Opening night.
That’s certainly more cinema than we can shake a stick at, so cinephiles, brace yourselves.
International Films in Competition:
Gangor (2010) by Italo Spinelli (Italy)
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010) by Florin Serban (Romania)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
Poetry (2010) by Chang-dong Lee (South Korea)
Siglo ng Pagluluwal (Century of Birthing) (2011) by Lav Diaz (Philippines)
Sun-Beaten Path (2011) by Sonthar Gyal (China)
Toomelah (2011) by Ivan Sen (Australia)
Southeast Asian Films in Competition:
Boundary (2011) by Benito Bautista (Philippines)
Eternity (2010) by Sivaroj Kongsakul (Thailand)
The Mirror Never Lies (2011) by Kamila Andini (Indonesia)
Water Hands (2011) by Vladimir Todorovic (Singapore)
Golden Slumbers (2011) by Davy Chou (Cambodia)
Young Cinema Shorts In Competition
123 by Carlo Obispo
Ang Gugma ni Olivia (Olivia’s Love) by Christian Linaban
Canto III by Keith Sicat
Inosensya (Innocence) by Mikhail Red
Kapatid (Brothers) by Steven Flor
Saranghae My Tutor by Victor Villanueva
Sirip (Glimpse) by Kim Camelo
Young Cinema Shorts In Exhibition
Agos (Waves) by Samantha Lee
Bleached by Jess dela Merced
Dadi by Ilsa Malsi
Huling Araw ng Pagsisilbi (Last Day of Service) by Bienvenido O. Ferrer III
Leaving Home by Epoy Deyto
Manenaya (Waiting) by Richard Legaspi
Pangako (Promise) by Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena
Sydney-Manila Express by Bor Ocampo
Horror Picture Show Films
I Saw the Devil (South Korea, 2010) by Akmareul boatda
Vanished: Age 7 (Japan, 2011) by Ryuta Miyake
The Tunnel (Australia, 2011) by Carlo Ledesma
Suspiria (Italy, 1977) by Dario Argento
The Beautiful Games Series
Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story (2011)
Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait (2006)
The Two Escobars (2010)
Offside (2006) by Jafar Panahi
The Cup (1999) by Bhutanese director Khyentse Norbu
Number 9 (1989) by Pantelis Voulgaris
Bend It Like Beckham (2002) by Gurinder Chadha
Happyland (2010) by Jim Libiran
Opening and Closing Films
Pina (2011) by Wim Wenders - OP
Life in a Day (2011) by Ridley Scott & Kevin Macdonald - CLOSING
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