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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.

As earlier noted, Philippine cinema is witnessing the golden years of indies. This is the second part on indie films which won honors abroad last year – as listed down by Highspeed contributor Mel Caparas.

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“Something different” is the battle cry of sorts of TV5 under the leadership of Vincent “Chot” Reyes, president and chief executive officer.

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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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PH cinema’s banner year

2016 is a banner year for Philippine cinema, indies in particular. Independently produced films gave honors to the country on the international scene.

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Screen legend Lolita Rodriguez passes away

She was recipient of Best Actress awards for the movie “Gilda” (1956, FAMAS Awards), “Kasalanan Kaya?” (1968, Manila Film Festival), “Stardoom” (1971, Citizen Council for Mass Media Awards), “Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang” (1971, FAMAS Awards), and “Ina Ka Ng Anak Mo” (1979, Metro Manila Film Festival).

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