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Hollywood outfit to finance local films

Cebu-based Hollywood production outfit Bigfoot Entertainment has announced that it is willing to finance or co-produce films with “Filipino concept and English script” for as much as $100,000 to $2 million.

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Indie filmmaker cries censorship

The censorship of filmmaker JP Carpio's short film on the Guimaras oil spill, 'Bunker O: Sumirib' is featured in the Inquirer.

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Khavn de la Cruz Wins Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund for Digitial Movie 'Mondomanila'

Khavn De La Cruz's digital movie, 'Mondomanila: Kung paano ko inayos ang buhok ko matapos ang mahaba-haba ring paglalakbay' (Mondomanila: How I Fixed My Hair After Rather a Long Journey), based on the Palanca Grand Prize-winning novel by Norman Wilwayco, wins the Rotterdam Film Festival's Hubert Bals Fund.

Congratulations to Khavn!

Here's also a related story:

Asia grabs Rotterdam's digital dough
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117952079.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Congratulations also to our Asian brothers and sisters!

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Fernando wants P500-M profit from MMFF

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As chairman of the festival’s executive committee, Fernando announced that he has set a goal of P500 million in earnings for this year’s festival. “Our purpose is to make the film festival earn money,” he said.

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'Rigodon' awarded best feature film at 8th independent filmfest in Greece

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/man/2006/10/10/life/.rigodon.awarded.be...

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FILIPINO independent filmmakers Sari Dalena and Keith Sicat won the best feature film award for their debut feature "Rigodon" in the international competition category at the eighth International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers in Athens, Greece last September 30.

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The Dawn movie competes in Pusan

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Tulad ng Dati, the semibiographical movie of the rock band The Dawn, is competing at the 2006 Pusan International Film Festival from October 12 to 20 in Korea, and will be part of the official selection for the Hawaii International Film Festival on October 19 to November 5.

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Gil Portes' Barcelona premieres at Spanish filmfest

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Philippine cinema is represented in the festival by the film Gil Portes shot in Barcelona. Titled simply as Barcelona, it premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.

Topbilled by Alessandra de Rossi, Barcelona is the story of a mysterious woman who travels to Barcelona in search for her missing husband. In a span of nine days, she meets several Filipino immigrants and migrant workers whose lives reflect her sense of loss, despair, and hope in a foreign land. The film offers a glimpse of the untold stories of Filipinos living in Spain.

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Independent films make it to international film fests

A list of some of the Filipino independent films participating and winning acclaim in festivals abroad.

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'Todo Todo Teros' wins new filmmaker prize at Vancouver film fest

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The Filipino film Todo Todo Teros has won the Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Filipino director John Torres was named winner of the prize — which honours the most creative and innovative feature by a new director from the Asia-Pacific region — by the festival organizers this weekend.

Now in its 12th year, the prize is typically presented for a first or second feature.

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Here's another article:

Digital movie wins Dragons & Tigers Award

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Guimaras: Short films on the oil spill

A backgrounder on the upcoming ABC 5 special with quotes from ABC Public Affairs Head Jim Libiran, who recently won a Palanca for his screenplay 'Tribu.'