Slate Reel: My Happy End (2007)

It’s been a while since we shared a film, so here’s an animated short that fits right into this month. My Happy End is silly, sentimental, and sweet all at the same time. How perfect! If you have five minutes and need a quick pick-me-up, here’s a serving you won’t want to miss. A dog … Continue reading

15th Eiga Sai: Japan Film Fest 2014

July is Philippine-Japan Friendship Month and to kickstart the celebrations, Japan Foundation Manila (JFM) holds the annual Eiga Sai. On its 15th year already, this year’s theme is  “Family”, and The JFM is presenting 16 contemporary Japanese films that deal with various stories of families. All films will be shown with English subtitles. MANILA – Shang Cineplex … Continue reading

19th French Film Festival Manila

Sound the alarm! French film fest is here and that only means, the rest of the film festivals are in tow. Aside from its usual French film fare, this festival also celebrates our Independence Day on June 12 by screening local masterpieces that have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival: Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga … Continue reading

Slate Reel: The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion (2010)

April is all about cheerful zappy fun, but we thought it would really be fun to inject some melancholy in that chirpy yellow place. So, here’s a film that has a brilliant yellow-orange palette but with despondent undertones. The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion offers you a pensive sadness with a sunny background … Continue reading

Nihongo Fiesta 2014

A lot of things coming up this weekend! This February 22-23, the Japan Foundation Manila is holding the 2014 Nihongo Fiesta. Learn more about the Nihongo culture through their various events during this 2-day celebration including the 41st Nihongo Speech Contest, as well as the 6th Nihongo Quiz Bee for High School Students.  What we’re … Continue reading

8th Spring Film Festival (2014)

The Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, together with Confucius Institute and Credit Suisse, with the cooperation of Ateneo Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza, once again brings you the Spring Film Festival this January 24 to February 2, 2014. The festival is now on its 8th run in the country. The Spring … Continue reading

Cinema One Originals Festival 2013

There are usually fewer film festivals by the latter part of the year, but one notable festival we celebrate is our very own Cinema One Originals. It’s the independent digital film festival annually produced by Cinema One, one of the cable channels of ABS-CBN. The exciting new batch of local independent films will be showing on November … Continue reading

Slate Reel: Scenes from the Suburbs (2011)

At the bottom of your November dashboard, you’ll find this unique short film. I mean come on, it’s an Arcade Fire + Spike Jonze collaboration. You have to at least take a peek. However, as there are geo-blocking policies and other hindrances to watching the entire short film, we took the liberty of finding it … Continue reading

Sineng Pambansa: National Film Festival 2013

Sineng Pambansa 2013 opens today! Catch the masterpieces of 12 of the country’s most celebrated directors in this years All-Masters Edition. This is a celebration of the genius of Filipino filmmakers and the unique beauty of our landscape and culture. Screenings are in all SM Cinema branches nationwide. Ticket is at PhP 100. Mel Chionglo … Continue reading

Cine Europa Manila: Sweet Sixteen

I can already hear people screaming and jumping for joy. This one’s probably the biggest film fest in the country and it’s back on its 16th year! This year, it’s running for two months and in six cities all over the country, giving more Filipino enthusiasts to go witness and celebrate European Cinema at its … Continue reading