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Indies need support of local audience

Ms. Baby Go of BG Productions, the “ winning-est” indie producer, called a big presscon to hype her films which recently took home a bagful of trophies. She hopes that the local audience will be flocking to cinemas showing those winning indies.

NINE Filipino independent films will represent the country on the 3rd ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) 2017 to be held in Kuching, Malaysia on May 4-6.

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More int’l achievements by PH cinema artists

Now this column spotlights other Filipino films which won awards in other world filmfests. Let’s start with Tokyo, where the Perci Intalan-Jun Lana collaboration, “Die Beautiful,” won audience award and for Paolo Ballesteros best actor trophy.

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‘Area’ captures lives of aging prostitutes

At the “Area” presscon, the trailer was shown, very realistic, one could almost smell and feel the place, a seedy prostitution den in Angeles, Pampanga. Director Louie Ignacio disclosed his instruction was to keep the place as it was…dirty, unkempt, smelly.

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Nora announces plan to direct

IN her speech as the three-time CCP-NCCA Ani ng Dangal awardee, the Grand Dame of Philippine Cinema Nora Aunor revealed her plan to direct either indie films or a TV drama soon.

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