WINNERS OF THE 28TH CCP INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO NAMED

 

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“WINNERS OF THE 28TH CCP INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO NAMED”

The Cultural Center of the Philippines named the winners of the 28th Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula At Video (Gawad Alternatibo) in awarding ceremonies on August 9, 2016 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

This year’s competition was held on August 6-9 as part of the 12th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

This year’s awardees are:

ANIMATION

 

·         1st Prize              LOLA LOLENG

     By Jean Cheryl Tagyamon

     (U.P. Film Institute)                                

·         2nd Prize            THE PASSAGE OF LIFE

      By Renz Vincent Cruz & Hannah Daryl Gayapa

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

·         3rd Prize                 A YETI STORY

      By Kuenzang Dorji

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

 

·         Honorable               POWER UP

      Mention            By Chih-Chiang Wei

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

       SWEET VICTORY 

     By Chelsea Oleta

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

      PAPERCUT

      By Patricia Camino

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

EXPERIMENTAL

·         1st Prize                 THE FILIPINO DREAM

                              By Epoy Deyto

                              (tollidBilly – Independent)

·         2nd Prize                 IISA LANG ANG DAAN PABALIK

                              By Margarita Mina

                              (University of the Philippines – Diliman)

 

·         3rd Prize            – No Winner –

·         Honorable               MANILA SCREAM

      Mention            By Blair Camilo & Roque Lee

                             (Cinema Regla – Independent)

 

DOCUMENTARY

 

·         1st Prize -No Winner –

 

·         2nd Prize-           -No Winner –

·         3rd Prize            THE MAN WHO SELLS LUCK

                               By Jose Dennis C. Teodosio, Joamar-John D. Canosa & Myo Min Htwe

                               (The Creative Playground – Independent, Myanmar)

·         Honorable         LUNAS

      Mention      By Marvin Cabangunay

(Colegio De San Juan De Letran)

 

SHORT FEATURE

 

·         1st Prize                 UWIAN NA

                              By Joanne Cesario

                              (University of the Philippines – Diliman)

·         2nd Prize                SINADYA KONG KALIMUTAN PARA MAULIT ANG LAHAT

                              By Rommel Ruiz

                              (Lampyris Production – Independent)

·         3rd Prize                 DIVINE XY

                              By Ruelo Zendo

                              (zendofilms / giantAtis – Independent)

·         Honorable               WAIVERS

      Mention            By Gino Jose

                              (Slanted Fuzz Pictures & Indioboy Productions – Independent)

                              THE LAST GIG ON EARTH

                              By Mariah Christelle Reodica

                              (University of the Philippines Film Institute)

·         Best Regional Entry

                              AN KAPINUNAN KAN MGA ALON SA DANAW

                              (WHERE THE LAKE’S RIPPLES BEGIN)

                              By Jenn Romano

                              (Starry Night Productions – Independent)

 

The Gawad Alternatibo is considered the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in the ASEAN/Asian region.  Since 1987, Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best efforts of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories –Animation, Experimental, Documentary and Short Feature.  Winners each receive a cash prize, as well as certificate.  Aside from the main awards, special citations are given out to the best work from the regions, as well as works on/for/by children.  Many of today’s outstanding filmmakers and media practitioners are alumni of Gawad Alternatibo.  ###

THE 12TH CINEMALAYA FILM FESTIVAL ON MONDAY, AUGUST 8

“THE 12TH CINEMALAYA FILM FESTIVAL ON MONDAY, AUGUST 8″

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Monday, August 8, at the 12th Cinemalaya Film Festival offers the gala premiere of the Nora Aunor starrer Tuos by Roderick Cabrido at 6:15 pm at the CCP Main Theater.  In Tuos, an entry in the Full Length Feature category, the superstar plays a woman chosen to keep an age-old tradition alive and who must now choose between her granddaughter’s life and a belief that shackled her in solitary confinement.  Young actress Barbie Forteza portrays the granddaughter in the film

 

At 9 p.m. at the CCP Main Theater, Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching by Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo, an entry in the Full Length Feature category, makes its gala premiere.  A dark comedy and light family drama, the film is about a naïve and religious text scammer who accidentally cons a rich family into thinking he is their late relative’s estranged son.

 

Paglipay (Crossing) by Zig Dulay will be screened in the Festival’s Best section at 12:45 pm at the CCP Little Theater.  Paglipay won the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, People’s Choice, and the Best Supporting Actress in the ToFarm Film Festival 2016. The film focuses on ATAN, an Aeta from Baytan village in Zambales, who makes a living from traditional farming system kaingin and hunting on the foothills of Mt. Pinatubo. He enters into an arranged marriage but must pay the bride price. For that, he must cross the mountain river to another town to earn the money he needs. There, he struggles as he clashes with modernity.

 

Also in the Festival’s Best section is Mrs. by Adolfo Alix.  This film won Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at the Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2016. Scheduled at 9 pm at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Mrs. is about Virginia who shares an old ancestral house with Delia, her ever-loyal maid.  However, Delia is marrying her long-time boyfriend and must leave.   Haunted by a past that Virginia tries to conquer- the disappearance of her only son Sonny Boy who disappeared years ago -what follows shows a portrait of a woman and a mother trying to juggle the sad realities of life in a cycle of life and death.

 

The Indie Nation section features Ringgo the Dog Shooter by Rahyan Carlos at 6:15 pm at the CCP Little Theater. The film is about the ties that bind Ringgo, whose work involves assisting and making sure dogs successfully mate and breed, his lesbian employer Bong, and a troubled Doberman named Inca. The film competed in the New Filipino Cinema program of the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016 where it won the Second Best Picture Award, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay.

 

Entries to the Ika-28 Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video will be screened free of charge from 10 am-9 pm at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

 

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

 

Catch the Cinemalaya films at the CCP and Ayala Theaters — Greenbelt 1 and Glorietta 4, Makati, Fairview Terraces, TriNoma, and UP Town Center, Quezon City and Solenad, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. In Cebu, Cinemalaya will be held at the Ayala Center Cinema on August 9-14.

 

For more information, visit www.cinemalaya.org or www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya Facebook page or CCP Media Arts at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705 and the CCP Box Office at 832-3704. 

KUMUSTA KA NA, PEDRO?

KUMUSTA KA NA, PEDRO?

SANA, HINDI KA NAPAPAGOD SA IYONG MGA GAWAIN PARA SA MGA KABATAAN…

SANA RIN, HINDI KA NILA NALILIMUTAN SA GITNA NG DAMI NG MGA GAWAIN NILA,

O NG SINO PA MANG MGA TAO DITO SA MUNDO.

NAMATAY KA PARA SA KANILA, IYON ANG HINDI NILA ALAM.

NAMATAY KA DAHIL SA PANANALIG AT PAGMAMAHAL.

NAMATAY KA AT NAGING SIMBOLO NG MGA KABATAANG PILIPINO SA BUONG MUNDO.

 

ISA LANG ANG HINIHILING KO NGAYON, PEDRO

HARI NAWA, MAPANOOD KO SI GERALD SANTOS SA DARATING NA AGOSTO 27 SA ST. SCHOLASTICA AUDITORIUM, PAGGANAP NIYA SA PAPEL MO BILANG SI PEDRO CALUNGSOD…

MATAGAL KO NANG NAIS MAPANOOD IYON.

AT SALAMAT, NAIMBITAHAN NA RIN AKO.

 

KUMUSTA KA NA, PEDRO?

NAAALALA KO PA RIN ANG DAGAT, ANG KABIBE, AT ANG ISA PA NATING KAIBIGAN.

EWAN KO BA KUNG BAKIT.

KAPAG NAKIKITA KO ANG DAGAT, NAAALALA PA RIN KITA.

NAMI-MISS KO NA RIN ANG MGA YAKAP MO.

 

KAHIT SA

PANAGINIP LANG.

 

HABAMBUHAY.

 

(as the words were written by robert manuguid silverio)

GERALD SANTOS AS PEDRO CALUNGSOD
GERALD SANTOS AS PEDRO CALUNGSOD

 

CALUNGSOD

JOIN NA SA GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION ACTING WORKSHOP!

gtfxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfloranteIN PREPARATION FOR THEIR UPCOMING THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION WILL HOLD AN EXTENSIVE ACTING WORKSHOP FOR THEATER. MALAY NIU, KAPAG NAPANSIN NILA ANG GALING NINYO SA PAG-ARTE, GAWIN PA NILA KAYONG MGA BIDA SA MGA SUSUNOD NILANG PAGTATANGHAL! KAYA JOIN NA KAYO. TIGNAN NINYO NA LANG ANG MGA DETAILS NA NAKALAGAY SA POSTER SA ITAAS. MAKAKASAMA PA NINYO SA WORKSHOP ANG ILANG MGA SIKAT NA ARTISTA!!!

SAMANTALA, SA AUGUST 5 NA ANG UNANG ARAW NG PAGTATANGHAL NG KLASIKONG DULANG “FLORANTE AT LAURA” NA MULA SA DIREKSYON NI ROEDER CAMANAG. SI PAUL JAKE PAULE ANG GUMAGANAP NA FLORANTE AT SI ELLRICA LAGURADIA ANG LAURA.

 

SEE U THERE.

 

(robert manuguid silverio)

CARLO OBISPO’S “1-2-3” OPENS THE 12th CINEMALAYA PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENT FILM FEST ON AUGUST 5 AT THE CCP

CARLO OBISPO’S “1-2-3” OPENS THE 12th CINEMALAYA PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENT FILM FEST ON AUGUST 5 AT THE CCP

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CARLO Obispo’s 1-2-3 will open the 12th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival on August 5-14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 

 
1-2-3 will be shown at 7 p.m. following the Cinemalaya opening ceremony at 6 pm on August 5.  The event is open to the public.
 
1-2-3 follows the overwhelming circus of unfamiliar and harsh realities of a country boy’s search to find his sister, locked up in a brothel.  Luis is just one of the teenage boys in the idyllic and fishing island of Silag.  He goes through the issues of adolescence with his childhood sweetheart, Maricar, while his younger sister, Lulu busies herself by joining amateur singing contests in hopes of becoming a star.  One day, a talent manager discovers her singing and offers her to undergo vocal coaching in Manila, and later to join a popular TV singing contest.  Lulu eagerly takes the opportunity and leaves for the city, thinking her dreams are finally coming true.  However, after a few months, Lulu’s family loses communication with her.  This drives Luis to go to Manila in search for his sister.
 
In the cast of 1-2-3 are Carlos Dala as Luis, Barbara Miguel as Lulu, Therese Malvar as Maricar, Sue Prado and Patricia Javier.
 
Director Obispo also wrote the screenplay of the 1-2-3.
 

Obispo is a Cinemalaya alumnus.  He directed his first full-length film Purok 7, which was one of the finalists in the full-length feature category in the 2013 Cinemalaya.  Born and raised in Camiling, Tarlac, Carlo ‘Arc’ Obispo went to Saint Louis University to major in Philosophy, minor in Communication Arts.

 
This year’s Cinemalaya carries the theme “Break the Surface”.  Nineteen new digital independent films will compete in the full-length feature and short feature categories.  In addition to the Main Competition, Cinemalaya will offer Festival’s Best, Asian Showcase, Cinemalaya Documentaries, Tribute to Francis Pasion, and Cinemalaya Institute showcase. The Cinemalaya Campus, a major component of the Festival, will be held on August 9-10 at the CCP Little Theater.  The Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, which is considered the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in the ASEAN/Asian region, will have its 28th run during Cinemalaya.
Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

PAUL JANSEN AGUILAR: ANG BAGONG PADRE SALVI NG LONGEST-RUNNING PLAY NA “KANSER” NG GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION!

PJ AGUILAR: THE NEW PADRE SALVI OF GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION'S "KANSER"!
PJ AGUILAR: THE NEW PADRE SALVI OF GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION’S “KANSER”!

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Maka-ilang beses na naming napapanood taon-taon ang longest-running stage play in the history of Philippine Theater- ang “Kanser” ng Gantimpala Theater Foundation. Nuong nagdaang taon naman, first time naming mapanood ang musical version ng nasabing play at mas lalo kaming humanga sa napaka-klasikong approach ng dulang ito na tumutusok sa puso ng bawat kabataan.

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Si Michael Pangilinan (na ayaw nang umarte muna ngayon) ang gumanap na Ibarra last year sa musical version ng nasabing dula. Pero para sa amin, ang pinaka-intriguing na character ng dula ay ang role na Padre Salvi. Si Padre Salvi, sa stage adapatation na “Kanser” ay isang guwapong Prayle (Spanish Priest), bata pa, tahimik, malihim, pero may itinatagong mga lihim at “devilish” intentions.

Kaya naman sa nasabi pa ring dula, na kay Padre Salvi na karakter ang suspense, drama, intrigue, hate and mystery. Kung sino mang aktor ang gaganap sa papel na ito, tiyak na mapapansin at hahangaan.

And now, after Michael Pangilinan who portrayed Ibarra last year, ang teenage heart throb/model/newcomer naman na si Paul Jansen or PJ Aguilar ang siyang gaganap sa papel na Padre Salvi naman for this year’s new performances of the longest-running play na “Kanser”. Sa totoo lang, sa nobela ni Dr. Jose Rizal, parehong guwapo ang mga karakter na Ibarra at Padre Salvi. At pareho din silang nagkagusto kay Maria Clara.

Salamat kay direk Franniel Zamora na personal na pumili kay PJ Aguilar upang gumanap na Padre Salvi. Minsan na kasing tinuruan ni direk Frannie itong si PJ ng Acting Workshop nu’ng minsang mag-lecture siya as a guest celebrity lecturer sa Elites Acting Workshop (facilitated by blogger Robert Silverio) last year. Napansin niya na agad noon ang potensyal ni PJ na maging isang magaling na aktor.

Tuwang-tuwa naman ang mabait na Godfather ng Elites Model Management na si Mr. Martin Bellosillo sa magandang pangyayari na ito sa career ni PJ. Alam niya, isa itong malaking break para kay PJ at makikilala si PJ ngayon bilang isang de-kalibreang aktor- sa hanay nina Joel Torre, Tommy Abuel, at iba pa, balang araw.

Ang gaganap na Ibarra this year ay si Carlo Manalac. Si Ms. KL Dizon naman ang gaganap na Maria Clara. And take note, si Roeder Camanag naman ang gaganap na Pilosopong Tasyo for this new theater season performances of “Kanser” ng Gantimpala Theater Foundation.

At siyempre, si direk Frannie Zamora pa rin ang direktor nito, na nanalo last year sa Aliw Awards as Best Director for a Musical Play- for “Kanser@35: The Musical”!

This is just the start of the good road you are heading for, PJ!!! Break a leg!

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

photos of pj ong, courtesy of his facebook account and the photographers who took those pictures. thanks.—ssssip*

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CCP PRESS RELEASES…

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“OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2017 EXHIBITION VENUE GRANTS”

 

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)’s Visual Arts and Museum Division (VAMD) is accepting proposals for the 2017 Exhibition Venue Grant Program. Deadline for submission is on September 30, 2016.

Artists, curators, and non-commercial art organizations and institutions are welcome to submit exhibit proposals for the different exhibition venues of the CCP, namely the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery at the fourth floor), Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery), and the Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theatre Lobby).

Floor plans of exhibit areas are available upon request.

Interested parties may also propose site-specific installations and exhibitions in outdoor sites and alternative spaces within the CCP complex, and are also encouraged to engage with selected works from the CCP Visual Arts Collection.

Non-Filipino artists and foreign cultural organizations whose exhibit proposals have significant bearing on Philippine art and culture may submit proposals.

Proposals should contain the exhibit concept, preliminary studies, physical and logistical requirements of presentation, background information about the individual/organization, and documentation of previous works, exhibitions, write-ups and press releases.

When deemed necessary, proponents may be requested to submit or supply further information or additional materials in connection with their proposals, or the CCP may also collaborate with the artist/s towards the development of a project.

All proposals submitted shall be reviewed by the CCP VAMD and presented to the CCP Artistic Programs Committee for approval.

Proposals may be sent via email to ccp.vamd@gmail.com or addressed to Visual Arts and Museum Division Production and Exhibition Department, 4th floor CCP Main Theater Building, Cultural Center of the Philippines Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

The CCP is a venue for experimental and multidisciplinary works. It is non-commercial in nature and by tradition promotes progressive art. It has served as a launching pad for artists to enter the local and international art community.

For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at landlines (632) 832-1125 local 1504/1505, or (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visitwww.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

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“PIANIST INNA MONTESCLAROS GIVES A HOMECOMING CONCERT AT CCP”

 

PIANIST Maria Regina “Inna” Montesclaros will give a homecoming concert at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 19, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Billed as “Inna Montesclaros in Concert,” the program consists of D. Scarlatti’s Sonata in B Minor L.33 & L.449, R.Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major Op. 17, S. Currier’s Scarlatti Cadences and Brainstorm, F. Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52, and S. Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7 Op. 83.

 

Inna is a prizewinning pianist. 

 

In  2010, she won the Silver Prize at the 1st International Piano Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam, and in November, the Bronze Prize and was the sole winner in the Concerto B Category at the 4th International Chopin Piano Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In the Philippines, she won five First Prizes in prestigious piano tilts, namely: PTGP Beethoven Concerto Competition, Category C (July 2010) and Mozart Concerto Competition Category B (November 2006); NAMCYA, Category A-2 (November 2004); Picazo Competition (June 2004), and Miriam College Center for Applied Music Competition for Young Artists, Category A (2005).

 

In Manila, her teachers are Prof. Cecile B. Roxas and Dr. Raul Sunico.

 

She recently obtained her Bachelor of Music (Honors Program) from the Royal College of Music (RCM) London, United Kingdom under Prof. Ian Jones.  She is set to pursue postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK in September.

 

Tickets are priced at Php600. Students and senior citizens will get 50% and 20% discounts respectively.

 

For inquiries, please call the CCP Box Office at tel. no. 832-3704.