About PinoyFilm.com

Learn all about PinoyFilm.com here.

Mission Statement

Digital technology, undoubtedly, has helped Filipino filmmaking make a comeback, although it is arguable that it has ever left the building, perhaps having simply hid within the nooks and crannies, waiting for an opportune time to resurface in a grand way. That time is now. At the very least, we are seeing signs of the dawning of a new Golden Age of Philippine Cinema. It is the vision of PinoyFilm.com to help facilitate that process.

PinoyFilm.com aims to be the repository of Filipino films (and foreign films, as well) and a venue to discuss the merits of these creative works. In effect, one of its goals is to provide a marketing platform for these films – to help further popularize Philippine films, especially those cinematic works which need introduction or re-introduction to the viewing public. Globally, it aspires to be cyberspace’s one-stop shop for those who intend to get a taste of, experience, or even better, distribute Filipino movies in all their diversity.

PinoyFilm.com is also an online interactive workshop, a place to talk shop about the art of filmmaking, where one can trade and share filmmaking experience and knowledge. And lastly, PinoyFilm.com is a venue for collaboration, a place to look for or meet like-minded persons who could help you realize your cinematic vision and goals.

So tarry no longer, folks. The time is now. You may start by registering and looking at the Posting Guidelines -- you may post in English and/or Filipino. Happy posting (and shooting everyone)! Mabuhay ang Pelikulang Pilipino!

Who owns PinoyFilm.com?

Pinoyfilm.com is published by Dino Manrique.

A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University's B.S. Computer Science progam, Dino is a web developer and freelance writer who has written literary works -- short stories, poetry -- for Philippine publications such as Philippines Free Press and Philippine Graphic. He has also written for international magazines and web sites, including Pool & Billiard Magazine, Billiard's Digest, Doll Magazine, San Francisco Weekly, New Jersey Journal, and Asia Times Online among others.

Included among his unpublished works is the unproduced historical screenplay, Ang Heneral at Ang Supremo, an imagined and well-researched account of the feud between two of the Philippines' national heroes, Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo.

He has also developed websites for independent filmmakers (JP Carpio's Balay Daku and Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil's Angels), and two online communities on writing and literature, FilipinoWriter.com and WriteLit.com.

He is currently working on his thesis as part of the requirements for an M.A. English Studies-Creative Writing degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Aside from writing, filmmaking, and web development, he is also passionate about music.

Dino, who was born and raised in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, is based in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines. You may reach him at pinoyfilm [at] gmail [dot] com.

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank Stefan of Photocase.com for allowing me to use his photo as this site's logo. Big thanks also to Photocase.com.