(photos courtesy of: AJ Perez – You’ll Remain In Our Hearts [ Eternally ])
(photos courtesy of: AJ Perez – You’ll Remain In Our Hearts [ Eternally ])
Complete Schedule of CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS DIGITAL FILM FEST @ EDSA SHANG CINEPLEX, MANDALUYONG CITY. November 29 to December 4, 2012.
PHOTO COURTESY OF: MR. ERICKSON DELA CRUZ
WINNERS OF 24th CCP ALTERNATIVE FILM & VIDEO TILT NAMED
The winners of the 24th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video were announced in awarding rites held on November 23, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Manuel Conde.
In the Experimental category, the 1st Prize went to PIKIT SA ALAS-TRES (Sleeping Uncertainties at 3) by Mark Sherwin M. Maestro (UP-Diliman), 2nd prize to UN – by Inshallah P. Montero (De La Salle College of St. Benilde) and 3rd prize to PILIPINAS by Alyssa Suico (UP Film Institute). Honorable mentions went to DESTINASYON by Catherine Luna Capistrano (University of the East – Caloocan) and SA GABI NAHIHIMLAY, NASAAN KA AKING MADALING-ARAW? (On Night’s Sleep, Where are you my Daylight?) by Mark Sherwin Marquez Maestro (UP-Diliman).
In the Animation category, the 1st Prize was awarded to MARIANING by Niko Salazar (De La Salle College of St. Benilde) and 2nd Prize to OLI IMPAN by Omar P. Aguilar (Ateneo de Naga University). Two films in this category garnered the 3rd Prize— BULADOR DE CASA (Indoor Kite) by Victor Ian M. Covarrubias (Ateneo de Zamboanga University) and KALEH AT MBAKI by Dennis E. Sebastian (Independent). Honorable mentions went to BROWNOUT ANIMATION by Christine Joyce Silva (Independent), TULAK-BALA (To Push Away Calamity) by Mary Grace S. Antonio (Ateneo de Zamboanga University) and THE WILLOW by Phoebe Semfuego (Ateneo de Naga University)
In the Documentary category, no 1st Prize was awarded. HAPI LIBING (Happy Living) by Steve Cardona (Independent – Lipa City, Batangas) received 2nd Prize while WALANG HANGGANG BUHAY NI LEONARDO CO by Nannette Matilac (Independent – DocuCinema Media Collective, Inc.) got 3rd Prize. Honorable mentions went to BALITOK (Gold) by Sheryl Rose Andes (UP Film Institute), PAMUKOT (CAUGHT IN A NET) by Godson Escopete (Independent – TUDLA Productions Group, Inc.) and THE QUIAPO PERSPECTIVE by Inshallah P. Montero (De La Salle College of St. Benilde). A special citation was given to MISYON SA BUNDOK APO by Jophel Botero Ybiosa (Independent – RCP Productions).
In the Short Feature category, the 1st Prize was awarded to SARANGHAE MY TUTOR by Victor Villanueva (Independent – Dreamline Productions) and 2nd Prize to IMIK by Anna Isabelle Matutina (Independent – Digital Cheese). AU REVOIR PHILIP by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo (Independent) and MANI by Hubert Tibi (Independent – Shotlist Productions) shared the 3rd Prize.
Omar Aguilar’s OLI IMPAN and Villanueva’s SARANGHAE MY TUTOR were named Best Regional Entries while Covarrubias’ BULADOR DE CASA was named the Best Work by/for/on children.
The 24th Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video was held November 20-23, 2012 at the CCP. A competition for works for both Film and Video formats, it is held in four categories of Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation.
Complete Schedule of CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS DIGITAL FILM FEST @ ROBINSONS MOVIEWORLD GALLERIA, ORTIGAS. November 28 to December 9, 2012.
PHOTO COURTESY OF: MR. Erickson Dela Cruz II
Cinema One Originals 2012
A Film by Maribel Legarda
Gee Canlas/Jerald Napoles/Bong Cabrera/Sheng Belmonte/Gerard Acao/Nicco Manalo/Cindy Lopez/Ria Garcia/Acey Aguilar/Mara Lopez
with: Arnel Ignacio/Bembol Roco/Upeng Fernandez/Cai Cortez/Ku Aquino/Issa Litton/Richard Manabat/Jim Pebangco/Roi Calilong/Denzel Guiao/She Maala/Mae Paner/Carla del Rosario/Ernie Conception
Production Design – Boni Juan
Director of Photography – Kerwin Go
Sound Design – Michael Idioma
Musical Score – Myke Salomon
Editors – Kevin Hindriks and Paco Raterta
Screenplay – Layeta Bucoy
Based on a play by Allan Lopez
Directed by Maribel Legarda
from sip & sip:
this film is so low-key… mystifying…”relating”.
(watch this film at cinema one originals fest 2012 starting nov. 29).
“Mayroon siyang ‘rawness’, parang lagi siyang bago, parang lagi kang may mapipiga sa kanya, and that’s what challenged me to dream of directing Maria Isabel Lopez someday!”, ito ang mga tumataginting na kataga ni direk Richard Somes ukol kay Maria Isabel Lopez.
“And I am betting my own ass, Maribel will be nominated as Best Supporting Actress dito sa movie naming Mariposa Sa Hawla Ng Gabi!”, sey pa ni direk bilang pagdurugtong.
Kakaiba daw ang estilo ng acting na ipinamalas ni Maribel sa pelikulang nabanggit, na entry sa Cinema One Originals 2012. May misteryo. May kakaibang lalim.
“Kaya naman noon ko pa pinangarap na ma-direk si Maribel!”, muling sabi ni direk Richard. “Salamat at nagkaroon na ng katuparan ngayon!”
Maribel Lopez is among the few senior stars na sumuporta muli ngayon sa Cinema One Originals Filmfest. Kaya naman mas magkakaroon ng kakaibang ningning at prestige ang nasabing indie film festival sa napakabigat at napakagandang suporta na ibinigay ni Maribel.
Sa pelikulang “Mariposa (Sa Hawla Ng Gabi)”, maganda ang papel ni Maribel. Siya kalimitan ang kaeksena ng bidang si Erich Gonzales sa mga suspenseful scenes ng movie.
“Ako ‘yung kumontak sa karakter ni Erich upang lutasin ang mahiwagang pagkawala ng kapatid niya”, sabi ni Maribel sa blogger na ito minsan. “Doon na mag-uumpisa ang lahat. Panoorin na lang nila ang pelikula and see what will happen sa character ko. As of now, suspense muna.”
Panoorin si Maribel Lopez, kasama sina Erich Gonzales, Alfred Vargas, Mark Gil, Alex Vincent Medina, Rez Cortez, Mon Confiado at iba pa sa pelikulang “Mariposa (Sa Hawla Ng Gabi)”!
from sip & sip:
Cinema One Originals Filmfest 2012 will run starting November 29 until the first week of December 2012, with two sattelite venues at Robinson’s Galleria Movieworld and Edsa Shangrila Plaza Cinemas.
Lance Raymundo will tell you soon a lot of good things that has happened in his life and his career lately. Especially his recent U.S. trip.
But for now, first things first.
Lance is included among the many talented, handsome, famous and great stars in the Cinema One Originals Filmfest 2012.
His latest indie film, “Edsa XXX” is included in the category 2 of the said festival.
And you will be shocked when you see Lance here!
He’ll portray a female mermaid, a vampire, a rockstar, among others in this “trend-setting” musical-parody film.
Just watch the trailer and you’ll know!
By 6 p.m. tomorrow, November 28, 2012, at the Robinson’s Galleria Movieworld… Yes, Lance will be among the many stars who’s going to formally grace and open the CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FILM FESTIVAL 2012.
Via some formal ceremonies, cocktails and speeches!
For sure, Lance’s star will sizzle, together with the rest of stars there- who are all included in this indie fest!
More “STAR POWER”, LANCE!
A “license” for ART is undeniable.
Art depicts life. And life imitates art.
With the case of Mara Lopez, this smart and brainy College student of De La salle University and daughter of famous actress-beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez, an artist’s dedication to the field of arts was once again proven.
Denied of the good breaks that should have been given to her by a major TV network talent agency, Mara pursued her dream to act- still.
Her mom, Maria isabel Lopez, had always been supportive of her acting career. That’s why, when she got the lead part for the indie film “Palitan” (one of the film entries for Cinema One Originals, which will have its grand opening tomorrow, November 28, 2012, at Robinson’s Galleria Movieworld at 6 p.m.), she didn’t “dilly-dally” anymore. She gave her best! Granting the fact that many of her scenes there required her to do some baring and some steamy love scenes.
‘Coz Mara is not defensive of herself. She’s not putting-up a “front”.
“I portrayed the role of Luisa in the movie”, Mara said to this blogger during one of those visits at the Lopez residence. “At sobrang baligtad sa character ko in real-life ang character ni Luisa. But I had to portray it. It’s my duty as an actress. I had no choice but to agree to do those lovescenes.”
“Luisa was just avictim of circumstances in the movie”, Mara further added. “She did things she’s not capable of doing. She was caught in a web of deceit and lies.”
Mara was already so relaxed with actor Mon Confiado when they did their steamy lovescenes in the film.
“Before we shot the film, we hanged-out, we went-out, we bonded” Mara said. “Mon would visit me and eventually, we became friends. That’s why when we did the scenes, we’re already comfortable to each other.”
According to her director Ato bautista, Mara was a revelation in the film. What could Mara say about this?
“I am flattered”, Mara said in the end. “Let’s keep our fingers crossed that people will like my acting. I’m so nervous already.”
MARA LOPEZ, THE NEXT IMPORTANT ACTRESS TO WATCH!
That, we guarantee.
words by robert manuguid silverio
"memories on a summer's day...
they linger in my hearts forever...
friends i have known, who shared their worlds and their lives...
people i will always cherish...
and up to this time,
i can still hear them laugh whenever i feel down-
trying to lift me up and make me smile... through the laughters they tickle on my soft and sensitive heart...