GALLERY: 2019 Grand Press Conference

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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

PRESS RELEASE: Sinag Maynila Celebrates Five Years of “Sine Lokal, Pang-Internasyonal”

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

“Alpha, the Right to Kill” wins Special Jury Prize in San Sebastian

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

Director’s Statement on the Red Baiting of “Tu Pug Imatuy”

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