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RP joins Toronto film mart

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MANILA, Philippines - The International Film Festival Committee (Iffcom), the agency that provides funding for movie producers invited to international film festivals, has been requested to attend the second Toronto film market in September, according to Iffcom chair Christine Dayrit.

The film market is a venue for producers to sell their films and interact with international buyers and film experts.

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'Kaleldo' wows critics in Korea

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Brillante Mendoza's "Kaleldo (Summer Heat)" won the critics' prize from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (Netpac) at the recently concluded Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) in Korea.

The award is given to the best Asian film screened in JIFF by the Netpac Organization committee, according to www.eng.jiff.or.kr, the festival website.

Canadian expert hails ‘exciting’ RP cinema

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For this recent visitor, Manila was a blast.

“I’m glad to be here at the beginning of what looks like an ... exciting period of cinema,” said Cameron Bailey, one of six international programmers of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), who was in the country for the first time last week to watch local movies and meet with filmmakers.

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Film Summit in June

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Malacañang lent its support to the strengthening of the Philippine film industry as Secretary Cerge M. Remonde, Presidential Management Staff (PMS) Director General, convened film stakeholders and concerned government agencies to a preparatory meeting for a Film Summit in June.

Remonde called for the meeting to bring the stakeholders together and discuss issues in the film industry to be presented during the summit.

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Low Budget Acting Workshop this Summer

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DBC6 Production is an independent production group, producing both film and theatre projects, which aims to help aspiring actors and production staff in the field of film/theatre/TV.

Our production is now celebrating our 4th year Anniversary in the field of screen and stage, that's why we would like to offer AGAIN our LOW BUDGET Acting Workshop.

The production will teach not only the Basic Principle of Acting but also the "Beyond the Method" way of Acting. The workshop will teach actors not only to act in theatre, but also in the field of film, television and modelling.

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Patricia Evangelista is new DOKYU host

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Patricia Evangelista is new DOKYU host

Patricia pleasantly shocked the nation in May, 2004 with her signal
achievement in winning the English Speaking Union's (ESU)
International Public Speaking Competition in London. Delivering a
five-minute extemporaneous talk, she won by a unanimous vote over a
field of 59 contestants from 37 countries. The contest theme was "A
Borderless World." Patricia was then an 18-year old communications
sophomore at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She
completed her BA in Speech Communications at U.P. graduating cum
laude.

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'Kubrador' Gets U.S. Distribution

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From Mario E. Bautista: `KUBRADOR' GETS U.S. DISTRIBUTION

`KUBRADOR' GETS U.S. DISTRIBUTION

CONGRATS to director Jeffrey Jeturian and producer Joji Alonso. Their
film, "Kubrador," was bought by Global Films for U.S. distribution.
This includes theatrical release with guaranteed one week screenings
in New York and Los Angeles. Jeffrey and lead actress Gina Pareño will
be invited to the premiere screening in New York. The film was bought
for a flat rate of $15,000, with the producer getting 60-percent share

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Topel Lee Goes Mainstream

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By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Inquirer
Last updated 11:47pm (Mla time) 04/21/2007

MANILA, Philippines - Independent filmmaker Topel Lee makes his first mainstream full-length feature, "Ouija," a co-production between GMA and Viva Films.

His previous outing was the "Yaya" episode of "Shake, Rattle and Roll 8," under Regal Films.

Officially, however, his first full-length movie was "Dilim," produced for the first Cinema One Digital Film Festival and an entry in the Digital Lokal contest of Cinemanila in 2005.

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Eddie Romero 'Influenced' Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin, what’s the first movie of this genre that you saw?

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48 Hours or Bust - Filmmakers Vie in Extreme Contest

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The 48-Hour Film Project contest gives local filmmakers a chance to showcase their creativity and talent by producing a short film in only two days. Since its start in 2001, the contest has grown from just a few teams participating in Washington, D.C., to locations across the country and now the world. VOA's Brent Hurd reports on what has been called "one of the most intense film schools on the planet."

Imagine if you only had two days to write, film and produce a short film from scratch.