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Veteran and neophyte filmmakers converged at Atrium 2 of The Podium last March 7, as Sinag Maynila revealed the finalists for all categories for 2019. Present at the event were festival co-founder and award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, Millie Dizon, SM SVP for Marketing and Communications, and Fiona Faulkner, Environmental Officer for… Continue reading
Sinag Maynila, the independent film festival established by Solar Entertainment mogul Mr. Wilson Tieng and Cannes Film Festival Best Director Brillante Mendoza, is celebrating its fifth year this 2019! What began as a foray to help local indie filmmakers has now grown into one of the country’s major filmfests. Sinag… Continue reading
In celebration of our fifth year, you can now relive five of our past full length finalists through Vimeo on Demand. For only $3.00 (approx. PHP150), you can stream any of the following films within a 30-day period! IMBISIBOL Lawrence Fajardo Winner, Best Picture, 2015 NINJA PARTY Jim Libiran Winner,… Continue reading
Sinag Maynila Film Festivals will come in full force in the upcoming 25th Filipino International Cine Film Festival to be held October 19 and 20, 2018 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. The festival is by Filipino Arts and Cinema International (FACINE), a non-profit organization that encourages… Continue reading
Brillante Mendoza‘s latest film Alpha, the Right to Kill has won the Special Jury Prize at the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival , where it also made its international debut. Following its victory, the film also earned praises from different publications. Here are some of the reactions: SCREEN DAILY… Continue reading
I am Arbi Barbarona, a film maker from Mindanao. Last September 25, an anonymous Facebook page posted a video alleging my film Tu Pug Imatuy is a “deceptive indie film” full of untruths. It went on to allege that the filmmaker had ties to the CPP-NDF-NPA. The video took clippings… Continue reading