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The 4th Korean Film Festival is all about family

Spellbound at the 2012 Korean Film Festival

On Tuesday night, a screening of the funny fantasy film Jeon Woo Chi (전우치) kicked off this year’s Korean Film Festival, now on its fourth year in the Philippines. The premiere was held at Cinema 4 of Megamall, where the Manila leg of the Festival (from September 18 to 23) will be hosted. The Festival will also be held in SM City Baguio from September 26 to 30, and in SM City Cebu from October 3 to 7.

This year’s theme is “Family Time”, as the line-up of films is a celebration of the family. Family values are a bit part of both Korean and Filipino culture, so this year’s Festival should provide for an interesting viewing experience for the public, and not just the increasing number of fans who have been caught in the phenomenon of the current Korean wave sweeping the country.

Read on to know more about the films to be screened: Jeon Woo Chi (전우치), Spellbound (오싹한연애), Bunt (날아라 허동구), A Barefoot Dream (맨발의 꿈), Late Blossom (그대를 사랑합니다), Arahan (아라한 장풍 대작전) and Highway Star (복면달호).

CCP 23rd Gawad Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is holding the Ika-23 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video on November 22-25, 2011 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater).

Competition categories are: Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation. All works submitted to the compettion are independent works.

Cash prizes will be given to winners of the different categories (1st Prize, 25,000; 2nd Prize-15,000 and 3rd Prize, 10,000). Special Awards will be given for Best Regional Entry and Best Entry for/on/by Children. Recipients of the Special Awards will also be given cash prizes of P15,000 each. Honorable mention may be awarded by the jury.

Cinemanila 2011 to run till November 17 — Official Festival Lineup and Schedule

Cinemanila 2011

You may download the schedule here. Screening started on November 11.


PINA / Wim Wenders (Germany / France / UK, 2011)


LIFE IN A DAY / Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald (USA / UK, 2011)

Century of Birthing (Siglo ng Pagluluwal) (2011) by Lav Diaz (Philippines)
Gangor (2010) by Italo Spinelli (Italy)
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010) by Florin Serban (Romania)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
Poetry (2010) by Chang-dong Lee (South Korea)
Sun-Beaten Path (2011) by Sonthar Gyal (China)
Toomelah (2011) by Ivan Sen (Australia)