Sinag Maynila 2020 Full Length Finalists Revealed

The Year 6 Full-Length Roster is in! After a three-month call-out period, Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival has selected the five (5) screenplays, from which the Full-Length entries for 2020 will be based. They are: Acetylene Love by Adolf Alix, Jr. He Who Is Without Sin by Jason Paul Laxamana… 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

Sinag Maynila 2017 Gabi ng Parangal: Complete List of Winners

Arbi Barbarona‘s Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill) was the biggest winner at the recently-concluded Sinag Maynila 2017 Gabi ng Parangal awarding ceremonies held last night, March 12, in Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier. The gripping statement piece against the militarization of Mindanao tribes won six (6) awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for newcomer… Continue reading