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Venice film festival a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

May 31, 2020 - 11:10 AM

The film festival will push through from September 2 to 12

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 28, 2019 an employee works outside the Palazzo del Cinema on the opening day of the 76th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. - The decision to hold the 2020 Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed a "sign of hope" for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

PH movie producers slam FDCP over work resumption guidelines

May 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The PMPPA says film industry health and safety protocols — which follow government standards – don't need IATF approval anymore

WATCH: 10 steps to shoot video like a pro

May 20, 2020 - 4:50 PM

You don’t need professional gear to look professional on video

FDCP eyes online streaming platform for Cine Lokal 'like Netflix'

May 15, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'Yung gumagawa ng pelikula na wala talagang platform, magshishift tayo sa mga streaming platforms na parang Netflix, pero gobyerno ang gagawa,' says Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño

Jerrold Tarog's 'Senior Year' is now up online

May 10, 2020 - 7:13 PM

The charming coming-of-age film is streaming for free!

HIGH SCHOOL. Jerrold Tarog's charming coming-of-age film from 2010 is streamed online for free. Screenshot from the film

LIST: 10 Netflix picks to queue after watching 'The Godfather'

May 08, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Get down and dirty with these international gangster flicks

Salamat kag paalam, Tito Peque

May 08, 2020 - 8:14 AM

The writer pays tribute to her Tito Peque, whose legacy, perhaps, reverberates the most in his hometown of Bacolod City

PEQUE GALLAGA. The director bids farewell and leaves a legacy of cinematic excellence and compassion. Photo courtesy of Martin Lachica

LIST: 10 streaming picks for your Filipino film fix

May 05, 2020 - 6:46 PM

You don't even need a Netflix account to enjoy these Filipino films

PANOORIN: Ito na ba ang bagong karaniwan?

May 04, 2020 - 6:46 PM

This short film by Rappler’s Jeff Digma tells the story of the lockdown in Luzon as seen from the eyes of a boy, who watches helplessly as the situation spirals out of control

Cannes film festival difficult to hold 'in original form' – organizers

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:02 PM

The festival has originally been moved to late June and early July due to the coronavirus

A picture taken from the Festival Palace in Cannes, southern France, on May 10, 2016, shows the palm symbol seen through a palm sculpture on the eve of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. - This year's film festival will take place from May 11 to May 22, 2016. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Cannes has been postponed until the end of June, while the team behind the Venice film festival is strongly against going virtual

People walk past a wall painting on May 13, 2019, on the eve of the opening of the 72th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France. - This year's Cannes Film Festival is running from May 14th until May 25th. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

Here's how freelance entertainment workers can apply for FDCP's DEAR Action program

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The program is the FDCP's assistance to workers in the audio-visual sector who have suddenly found themselves unemployed due to a catastrophe

Liza Diño. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cinemalaya film festival postponed over coronavirus threat

Mar 22, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The festival, original scheduled in August, will be moved to a yet-to-be-announced date

Cannes film festival postponed to survive coronavirus pandemic

Mar 20, 2020 - 6:27 PM

The Cannes film festival will not take place as planned in May, with its directors looking at postponing it until late June

PH movie companies suspend film production

Mar 14, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The film studios suspend shootings due to the coronavirus advisory

Summer Metro Manila Film Festival 2020 postponed

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

The first Summer Film Festival was originally set for April 11 to 21

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 Parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Coronavirus threatens first Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:26 PM

'It will gather a lot of people, and that's what we are trying to avoid,' says MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia

ANTICIPATION. The audience at the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 Parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bollywood 'Oscars' called off over coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Organizers of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards cancel Indian cinema's biggest awards ceremony over the spreading coronavirus

Rappler PLUS briefing: Philippine press freedom through the film lens

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Award-winning filmmaker Ramona Diaz will discuss the production of her film A Thousand Cuts with Rappler PLUS members

LIST: 8 official entries to the first Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

Mar 02, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The first Metro Manila Summer Film Festival kicks off on April 11, 2020

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 Parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Closing ABS-CBN is a blow to Philippine film heritage

Feb 29, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'The threat to shut down ABS-CBN jeopardizes a critical bridge to the past that grounds us as a people'

Hillary Clinton, Helen Mirren among guests in Berlin for 70th film festival

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Some 340 films from all 4 corners of the globe will be showcased, with 18 competing for the prestigious 'Golden Bear' prize

CCP accepts short feature entries for Cinemalaya 2020

Feb 15, 2020 - 3:30 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The 10 best short features will be announced on May 12 and will be screened at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival in August

'The Kingmaker' to screen at UPFI in time for People Power anniversary

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The documentary follows Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

'THE KINGMAKER.' Lauren Greenfield's documentary on Imelda Marcos is set for another round of screenings in time for the People Power Anniversary. Screenshot from YouTube.com/SHOWTIME

'Farewell' rebukes Oscars with Spirit Award win

Feb 09, 2020 - 12:11 PM

'The Farewell' wins Best Picture

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Lulu Wang poses in the press room during the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 08, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images/AFP

Judy Ann Santos, Maja Salvador, Bea Alonzo among awardees in Film Ambassadors Night 2020

Feb 06, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The Film Development Council of the Philippines will recognize 64 industry members on February 9

'1917' wins big at Baftas to take pole position for Oscars

Feb 03, 2020 - 8:19 AM

The World War I movie wins 7 awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Sam Mendes

British director Sam Mendes poses with the award for a Director for his work on the film '1917' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

'Joker' leads the pack at Bafta awards

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:13 AM

The movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has 11 nominations, but Sam Mendes' World War movie '1917' is the favorite to win the best film and best director categories

BOX OFFICE RECORD. 'Joker' takes the cake for the biggest October release in North America so far. Photo from Joker's Instagram account

Ramona Diaz's 'A Thousand Cuts': 'A risky film on free press, lawless regime'

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:30 PM

‘The film takes place in the Philippines but its central conflict, as you may imagine, reverberates far beyond that country’s border’

SUNDANCE PREMIERE. The documentary is screened at the Egyptian Theater. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Solution to online harassment? Regulation, says Sundance 2020 panel

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:01 AM

‘The tech platforms are saying ‘We don’t know what to do, or we're doing our best,’ but it's not enough,’ says Maria Ressa

Solutions: Rappler chief executive officer and executive editor Maria Ressa discuss solutions to prevent online harassment at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival's Truth to Power forum. With Ressa are New Yorker columnist Masha Gessen and Patrick Gaspard, Open Society Foundation president. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler.

Taylor Swift kicks off Sundance festival with 'Miss Americana'

Jan 25, 2020 - 9:59 AM

The Netflix documentary traces the career of the 30-year-old singer, from her beginnings in country music to international stardom

Over 130 homegrown films find home in Iloilo's regional film festival

Jan 18, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The festival kicked off in December 2019 but due to popular demand and support from the local government, it has been extended until January 24, 2020

THE CHANTERS. CineKasimanwa also served as a homecoming of sorts for the award-winning film “The Chanters” directed by James Robin Mayo. The screening of this film became one of the highlights of the festival. Screenshot courtesy of CineKasimanwa

UP Film Institute to screen Lauren Greenfield’s ‘The Kingmaker’

Jan 18, 2020 - 12:52 PM

The screening will be held on January 29, with a panel discussion to follow

THE KINGMAKER. The documentary is screening at the UP Film Institute on January 29. Screenshot from Facebook.com/upfifilmcenter

Cate Blanchett to head Venice Film Festival jury

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:49 PM

Actress Cate Blanchett will preside over the prestigious film festival's jury this September, two years after she headed Cannes in 2018

'Miracle In Cell No.7' earns P475 million in box office

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:25 PM

The movie starring Aga Muhlach was the highest earner in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival

Spike Lee to be first black president of Cannes film festival jury

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:15 PM

The 'BlacKkKlansman' director is the first person of black African descent to preside at the world's biggest film festival

MMFF 2019 gross sales at P955 million in box office

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Aga Muhlach's 'Miracle in Cell No 7' made the most in the box office during the festival

'Joker' leads Britain's BAFTAs with 11 nominations

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:55 PM

The story of Batman's main villain earns 11 nominations for Britain's showpiece film awards, including Best Film

‘Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity’ review: A worthwhile spoof

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Believe it or not, 'Mission Unstapabol' is a refreshing effort from Tuviera, Sotto and their usual team.'

‘3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon’ review: Toxic cinema

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'3Pol Trobol' peddles the most obsolete of ideals

‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ review: Improving on the original

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'The localization makes not just its charms but also its tragedy more profound'

MMFF 2019 reviews: The full list

Dec 30, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Here's a quick guide to reviews of all the MMFF 2019 films. Which one are you watching?

‘The Mall, the Merrier’ review: More of the same, but messier

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

There is nothing discreet about 'The Mall, the Merrier'

‘Sunod’ review: More than standard horror fare

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'Sunod' is a solid effort

‘Write About Love’ review: More wrong than right

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The film sounds good on paper but fails to register fully

‘Mindanao’ review: A betrayal

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Mindanao' is dulled by its attempts at safe neutrality

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 awards night

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:10 AM

The festival celebrates its 45th year

PUP Sta. Mesa students win MMFF 2019 top prize for short film

Dec 28, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Pamana ni Lola' tells the story of Alissa, a teenager who is slowly discovering what it means to grow up in their household

Pokwang hits cinemas for early pullout of 'Mindanao,' 'Culion': 'Huwag naman tayo puro sa pera lang'

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Films like 'Culion' and 'Mindanao' have apparently been pulled out of some cinemas over low ticket sales

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Award-winning 'Mindanao' director Brillante Mendoza asks more cinemas to screen film

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The day after winning all major MMFF 2019 awards, only 38 cinemas nationwide screened the movie