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MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

Dancing in the streets: Performers gather for K-pop festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Changwon K-pop World Festival, contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cover versions of the genre's biggest hits

In a photo taken on October 11, 2019, competitors from Cambodia perform at the 'K-pop World Festival' in Changwon. - At the grandly titled and government-funded Changwon K-pop World Festival contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cover versions of the genre's biggest hits -- with thousands of fans cheering them on. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) / TO GO WITH SKorea-entertainment-music-diplomacy,FOCUS by Claire Lee

Mouthwatering? Thai island hosts cheek-piercing veg festival

Oct 12, 2019 - 4:12 PM

In the tourist island of Phuket, the nine-day Taoist 'Nine Emperor Gods' festival is in full swing. Hundreds of participants march down streets showcasing a dizzying variety of piercings.

SKEWER. A devotee of a Chinese shrine with a skewer pierced through her cheek takes part in a procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on October 5, 2019.  Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Haunted Manila Festival 2019: Escape rooms, live music from UDD, December Avenue, Aegis

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A zombie run, escape rooms, a scavenger hunt, a Pinoy horror movie marathon, and the biggest music acts – get ready for 6 days of Halloween fun from October 26 to 31

Queen and Adam Lambert rock festival urging foreign aid

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The band are among the artists and actors, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Keys who appeared at the Global Citizen Festival

Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen perform onstage at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park in New York on September 28, 2019. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Malasimbo Festival announces first lineup of artists for 2020

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Mike Love, Jesus Molina Quartet, Uncomfortable Science, and Brigada are among the artists slated to perform at the festival's 10th anniversary

MALASIMBO FESTIVAL. The annual music festival celebrates its 10th year at a new, more accesible venue. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Documentary hopes to prevent rewriting of PH drug war killings story

Sep 24, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Malacañang criticizes 'On President's Orders' for being 'overly dramatized' and 'falsely portrays a dangerous Philippines and a murderous government'

PREMIERE. Around 1,000 invited audiences joined in the screening of controversial docufilm, 'On President's Orders' at Active Vista's 7th International Human Rights Film Festival on Friday, September 20. Photo courtesy of Dakila Media

K-pop concert Rainbows in Asia Music Festival postponed

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:27 PM

The organizers have yet to announce a new date for the festival

RAMF. The upcoming concert has been postponed. Screenshot from Facebook.com/2019RAMF

Hong Kong festival mooncakes get a protest makeover

Sep 13, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Naomi Suen's mooncakes are a contemporary political twist on a gift traditionally given during the annual mid-autumn festival at a time when Hong Kong is convulsing with unprecedented unrest

DELICIOUS, DEFIANT. This picture taken on September 10, 2019 shows mooncakes, adorned with a popular slogan from recent pro-democracy protests, being prepared for the annual mid-autumn festival at a bakery in Hong Kong.  Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan tackle Deep South racism in Oscar-tipped film

Sep 08, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The two star in 'Just Mercy,' based on the story of a black man put on death row in Alabama in 1988 for the murder of a young white woman he did not commit

'Joker', Roman Polanski win top prizes at Venice film festival

Sep 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'Joker,' starring Joaquin Phoenix picks up the Golden Lion for best film

Mick Jagger blasts Trump for bad manners, lies, environment

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The Rolling Stones singer says 'we are in a very difficult situation at the moment' but that he's thrilled young people 'feel so strongly that they want to protest'

DIFFICULT SITUATION. British singer Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones says he is worried 'where all this polarisation and rudeness and lying is going to lead us.' Photo by Sebastian Gollnow/AFP

Cinemalaya winner 'John Denver Trending' heads to Busan International Film Festival 2019

Sep 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Cinemalaya 2019's Best Picture winner will be competing at the 24th Busan International Film Festival in October

'Sunod' to replace '(K)ampon' in MMFF 2019 lineup

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Sunod' stars Carmina Villaroel and Mylene Dizon under TEN17P

Julie Andrews honored with Venice lifetime achievement award

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'I'm still amazed, I've been a lucky girl who got to play beautiful roles,' says the actress known for her roles in 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'

British actress Julie Andrews acknowledges receiving on September 2, 2019 a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement during a ceremony at the 76th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Joaquin Phoenix's gritty 'Joker' drives critics crazy

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The actor reimagines one of cinema's most recognizable villains in the film 'Joker', directed by Todd Phillips

WINNER, MAMAMOO, and more K-pop stars headed to PH for Rainbows in Asia Music Festival

Aug 31, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The festival will be hosted by Sandara Park

WINNER. The K-pop boy band will be returning to the Philippines for the Rainbows in Asia Music Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OfficialYGWINNER

CCP now accepts entries for 2021 Cinemalaya Film Festival

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:58 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All Filipino filmmakers are welcome to submit their entries for the Cinemalaya main full-length competition

Grab supports local merchants through #GrabNakakaLOKAL Festival

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The festival will run until the end of August

Dapitan ballet family’s students win gold, silver in Singapore competition

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM

3 students of the Jete Performing Arts Studio bring home medals from the recent Asia-Pacific Arts Festival in Singapore

Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The 1969 festival of peace, love and music marks its 50th anniversary this weekend, triggering a wave of nostalgia for an era when rock was for the young

Movie reviews: 2019 Cinemalaya films Part 2

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Here's a review of 'Ani', 'F#*@bois', 'Iska', 'Malamaya', and 'Children of the River'

Movie reviews: 2019 Cinemalaya films, part 1

Aug 12, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Here are spoiler-free reviews of 'Edward,' 'Pandanggo sa Hukay,' 'John Denver Trending,' 'Tabon,' and 'Belle Douleur'

IN PHOTOS: Here's what happened at the Cinemalaya 2019 awards night

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:23 AM

'John Denver Trending,' is the biggest winner of the festival's awards night

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FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2019

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'John Denver Trending' wins Best Film in the full length category

Cinemalaya 2019 guide: The line-up, movie scheds, and ticket prices

Aug 07, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Planning to watch a Cinemalaya movie? Here's a short guide

Gunman who shot 3 at U.S. festival killed himself – coroner

Aug 03, 2019 - 12:40 PM

It is contrary to police accounts that officers gunned him down within a minute of shooting a victim

SHOOTING. This screen grab taken from a handout video footage shows people running away from gunshots during the Gilroy garlic festival, 80 miles south of San Francisco, California on July 28, 2019. Photo by Christopher Robinson Morales / AFP

3 killed in U.S. festival shooting, suspected gunman dead

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:51 AM

(6th UPDATE) Police in Gilroy say it is 'still an active crime scene' at the site of the city's garlic festival, one of the largest food festivals in the country. A search for a possible second suspect is ongoing.

GILROY SHOOTING. This screen grab taken from a handout video footage shows people running away from gunshots during the Gilroy garlic festival, 80 miles south of San Francisco, California on July 28, 2019. Handout photo by Christopher Robinson Morales/AFP

MMFF to run twice a year starting 2020

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The second edition will be called the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

MMFF. Fans wave to stars as they pass by on a float at the Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars in 2018. The annual festival will now be held twice a year starting in 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bong Go, Dan Fernandez are now part of MMFF ExeCom

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Bong Go and Dan Fernandez are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival's ExeCom. Photo from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:42 PM

These are the films that are part of this year's 'Magic 8'

MMFF. The festival announces their first 4 entries for 2019. Image from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

Davao City eyes transparent garbage bins to avoid terror attack

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Task Force Davao commander Colonel Consolito Yecla says there will also be a 'No Jacket Policy' when approaching inspection areas during the Kadayawan festival

SAFETY PRECAUTION. Davao City is eyeing the use of transaprent garbage bins as a security measure following the suicide terror attacks in Sulu. Image from Shutterstock

Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Autotelic and more are playing at the 2019 Satchmi Vinyl Day

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The annual celebration of music and vinyl is happening on July 13

VINYL. Satchmi Vinyl Day celebrates vinyl culture. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Amid water crisis, San Juan’s Wattah Wattah festival pushes through

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) The San Juan City government pushes through its annual Wattah Wattah festival amid a water supply crisis, but says it reduced the number of water trucks for the celebration

WATTAH WATTAH. Residents of San Juan City on Monday, June 24, 2019, frolic as water from a firetruck is sprinkled on them during the Wattah Wattah Festival in honor of Saint John the Baptist . Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Call for entries to the Asian International Children's Film Festival 2019

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:05 PM

All Filipino high school students grades 10 to 12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children's Film Festivals, are encouraged to submit their entries before the deadline on August 16, 2019

Less water to be used in San Juan's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Less wet, but more tourists for this year's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival in San Juan City

Hundreds of Individuals gather along Sto. Domingo St. in San Juan City on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for a shower of water during the 16th Annual Celebration of the Wattah-Wattah Festival in honor to St. John the Baptist. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Japan's anime industry in crisis even as its popularity soars

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Japanese animators say that the industry is struggling due to a lack of animators, bad working conditions, and lack of creativity

[OPINION] Narratives of defiant hope

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival has indeed created a welcome space for these singular stories to be told, helping to make sure that 'those without a voice find one'

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop World Music Festival 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed out on the concert? We got you covered!

Here's the lineup for Fete de la Musique 2019

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:24 PM

(UPDATED) With several main stages over 3 days, some 50 pocket stages covering every genre imaginable, and countless performances from Filipino artists, the festival's 25th year in the country is set to be the best yet

WORLD MUSIC DAY. The crowd is thick at the Blues, Soul and Funk stage at the H&J Sports Bar at Fete de la Musique 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Spend your next movie night at the 24th French Film Festival

May 31, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Bonjour, movie buffs! A line-up of 15 French films will be screened around Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City, and Bacolod City starting June

Go K-razy over Korea at the K-Street Festival in BGC

May 28, 2019 - 6:02 PM

From May 31 to June 1, enjoy everything and anything Korean – from K-dramas, K-pop, K-beauty, and Korean food!

IN PHOTOS: Japanese Breakfast, Phum Viphurit, Last Dinosaurs at Summer Noise 2019

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The 2019 edition is an ambitious step up from last year, considering its impressive and well-curated lineup of international acts

Liam Gallagher documentary to premiere at Cannes

May 21, 2019 - 9:38 PM

'Liam Gallagher: As It Was' is a feature-length documentary on the former Oasis frontman's 'years in the musical wilderness'

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away

May 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The critically-acclaimed biopic on Elton John's life receives an extended standing ovation at the Cannes film festival

Film about the Christchurch mosque massacre announced at Cannes

May 16, 2019 - 12:17 PM

'Hello Brother' is co-written by Egyptian producer Moez Masoud, who will also produce the movie

A police officer secures the area in front of the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. - Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead on March 15, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. (Photo by Tessa BURROWS / AFP)

Sylvester Stallone to show 'Rambo 5' teaser at Cannes 2019

May 09, 2019 - 10:34 AM

'Rambo V: Last Blood' will be shown as part of the out of competition in Cannes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Sylvester Stallone attends "Creed II" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on November 14, 2018 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images/AFP

Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' to compete at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The highly-awaited film starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie is heading to Cannes this month

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The film will be part of the festival's Director's Fortnight section

PREMIERE. 'Ang Hupa' by Lav Diaz is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Image courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

Co-founder of Sundance Film Festival pleads guilty to child sex abuse

May 01, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Sterling Van Wagenen faces between 6 years and life in prison