Alternative film winners of Gawad CCP named

The Manila Times
November 23, 2013 7:45 pm

Winners of the 25th Gawad CCP for Alternative Film and Video were named Friday, November 15 at the CCP Dream Theater.

In the Animation category, the winners were Milkyboy by Arnold Arre (first prize), Inay by Carl Joseph Papa (second Prize) and Ang Tala by Arlei Dormiendo (third prize).

Honorable Mention was given to Ang Lalong ni Kulakog by Omar Aguilar and Levanta by Glenn Oliva.

In the Experimental category, the winners are 50/50 by Mikey Red (first prize) and Gapas by Iar Lionel Arondaing (second prize) with two films, Ang Libingan ng mga Pantas ng Perya by Joyen Santos and Si Ginoong Supremo at ang Walang Hanggang Linya by Jeffrey Ortaliza tying for the third prize. Honorable mention was given to Bihag ni Lumang Juan by Peter James Bacatan.

In the Documentary category, the winners are Magdalena by Anna Isabelle Matutina (first prize), Tortyur sa Ilalim ng Martial Law (second prize) with two films Daan Patungong Melancholia by Mike Esteves and Saka by Harold Calderon tying for the third prize.

Honorable Mentions were given to Lundayan by Mikhail Kevin Pineda and Pwede Mo Ba Ako Turuan Ulit? by Patricia Angeli Damaso.

In the Short Feature category, first prize went to Kakosa by Milo Paz; first prize to Boda de Oro by Cynthia Paz and third prize to Ang Walay Kahumanang Adlaw by Glenmark Doromal and Punla by Kenneth Mandrilla. Honorable Mentions were given to Kawal by Edward “EJ” Salcedo, Deathsquad Dogs by Jose Maria Basa, and Sonder by Arianna Martinez.

The Ika-25 Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video is the longest running indie film festival and competition in Asia. It promotes Filipino independent filmmaking by giving recognition to the year’s most outstanding film and video artists.

The competition features strictly independent works, including school-based works, and not produced for commercial screening in the four categories of Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation. Winners are awarded cash prizes and certificates.

This year, the announcement for the winners of Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video was held on November 13 to 15.

Two PH films in Wiesbaden
Bayani San Diego Jr.
October 15, 2013 | 9:20 pm

NADINE Samonte and Barbara Miguel in “Nuwebe”

Two Filipino films will be shown at the Exground Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany, from Nov. 15 to 24. Joseph Israel Laban’s feature narrative “Nuwebe” and Anna Isabelle Matutina’s full-length documentary “Magdalena” are in the fest’s lineup. “Magdalena” is a product of the 2012 Franco-German-Filipino Documentary Workshop, made possible by the Goethe Institut Manila. Laban and Matutina would “personally present their works at the fest,” said Axel Estein of the Exground fest.

‘Mamay Umeng’ in Mumbai

“MAMAY Umeng”

Filipino filmmaker Dwein Baltazar’s “Mamay Umeng” will compete in the International Competition (of First Feature Films) section of the 15th Mumbai Film Festival in India, to be held starting tomorrow up to Oct. 24.  “Mamay Umeng,” which won the Woosuk Prize in Jeonju, South Korea, in May, was also screened at the Karlovy Vary fest Czech Republic in June.

A meditation on old age and mortality, “Mamay Umeng” is the only Filipino film in Mumbai and will compete with Singaporean Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo.”

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10 docus to be screened in UP

February 17, 2013 | 11:21 pm

Ten new documentaries will be screened today, from 1 to 9:30 p.m., at the Cine Adarna of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. Collectively dubbed “Real Life, Real Stories, New Generation,” the docus were made as part of a French-German-Filipino documentary workshop spearheaded by the Goethe Institut, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Embassy of France, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, UP Film Institute, Ateliers Varan and the Philippine Independent Filmmakers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (IFC). The docus included in the lineup are: Adjani Arumpac’s “War is a Tender Thing,” John Matthew Baguinon’s “Rochel,” Cedric Banjawan’s “Angat Dumagat: Rise of Dumagat,” Mae Caralde’s “Yanan,” Gabriela Krista Lluch Dalena’s “Tungkung Langit,” Grace Marie Lopez’s “AllStar,” Christa Grace M. Manikan’s “Bukang Liwayway,” Anna Isabelle Matutina’s “Magdalena,” Jan Tristan Pandy’s “Kat” and Baby Ruth Villarama’s “Jazz in Love.” The docus will take viewers on a journey to places near and far: from Aurora to Palawan, and Laguna to Lanao del Norte. Bayani San Diego Jr.


A Franco-German-Filipino 2012 Documentary Workshop

11 creative documentaries from new and experienced filmmakers will be screening in UPFI Cine Adarna on Feb 18 1-9:30PM. Watch and support our expanding documentary scene! Free Admission.

*Some of the films will be screened as works in progress.


1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cedric Banjawan – “Angat Dumagat: Rise of Dumagat” RT: 20:26mins
Grace Marie Lopez – “AllStar” RT: 30:00mins
Adjani Arumpac – “War is a Tender Thing” RT: 72mins
Total RT: 113 mins.

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Anna Isabelle Matutina – “Magdalena” RT: 49mins
Baby Ruth Villarama – “Jazz in Love” RT: 55mins
Total RT: 104mins.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gabriela Krista LluchDalena – “TungkungLangit” RT: 20:39mins
Christa Grace M. Manikan – “BukangLiwayway” RT: 30mins
Mae Caralde – “Yanan” RT: 21:17mins
Jan Tristan Pandy – “Kat” RT: 29mins
Total RT: 107mins.

8:00pm – 9:30pm
John Matthew Baguinon – “Rochel” RT: 72mins



MAGDALENA (resized)

Documentary / Colour / 49 mins. / Philippines


“Magdalena” follows the life of a traditional midwife as she struggles to make ends meet to care for her only daughter, Margie, who is afflicted with leukemia. Unsatisfied by the care provided by hospitals and modern medicine, Magdalena turns to faith healers and unorthodox religious practices to help her daughter. But now that Margie is pregnant, can Magdalena put her faith back on modern medicine and entrust her daughter to the care of doctors?


“Magdalena” is a documentary produced at the Franco-German-Filipino Documentary Workshop 2012 in partnership with the UP Film Institute, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde, and Philippine Independent Filmmakers Multi-Purpose Cooperative supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

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