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Friday, December 28, 2007

Entries to 2009 National Artist Awards Now Open


The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now accepting nominations for the new batch of the Order of National Artists for conferment in 2009.

Order of the National Artists is the highest national recognition being given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts - in music, dance, theater, visual arts, literature, film and broadcast arts, and architecture and allied arts.

PA on Culture and NCCA Executive Director Cecile Guidote Alvarez said that the award embodies the country’s highest ideals in humanism and aesthetic expression through distinct achievements of individuals in any of the seven fields of the arts being conferred by the President of the Philippines every three years.

“In 2003, through Executive Order 236, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo conferred additional prestige on the award by raising it to the level of a Cultural Order, fourth in precedence among the orders that comprise the Honors Code of the Philippines,” added Guidote-Alvarez.

Eligible to be nominated for the National Artists are living artists who are Filipino citizens as well as those who died after the establishment of the award in 1972; artists who through the content and form of their works have contributed in building a sense of nationhood; and have pioneered a mode of creative expression which earned distinction and has an impact on succeeding generations of artists and consistently displayed excellence in the practice of their art form thus enriching artistic expression or style.

“Broad acceptance through prestigious national or international recognition, critical acclaim and reviews of their works, and the respect and esteem from peers, is a big plus factor for consideration,” said Guidote-Alvarez.

The nomination may be submitted by any government and non-government cultural organizations and educational institutions, as well as private foundations and councils on or before December 31, 2007 with a cover letter signed by the head of the organization accompanied by a board resolution approving the nominee, a duly accomplished nomination form, detailed curriculum vitae of the nominee, list of significant works categorized according to the criteria, with latest photograph, copies of published reviews and any other documents that may be required by the secretariat.

All correspondences, nomination forms, and supporting materials should be addressed to the National Artists Award Secretariat through the CCP Office of the Artistic Director in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or at the NCCA-Office of the Deputy Executive Director in Intramuros, Manila. The NCCA and CCP are jointly administering the award and made recommendations to the President.

The official nomination form can be downloaded a t or get in touch with Frances Alincastre at 527-2192 local 503 or 511.

In the thirty-five years of the award, it was already given to 57 Filipino artists of which 15 are still living - Napoleon Abueva (Sculture, 1976), Lucresia R. Kasilag (Music, 1988), Arturo Luz (Visual Arts, 1997), Daisy Avellana (Theater, 1999), Edith Tiempo (Literature, 1999), Andrea Veneracion (Music, 1999), F. Sionil Jose (Literature, 2001), Virgilio S. Almario (Literature, 2003), Salvador F. Bernal (Theater and Design, 2003), Alejandro R. Roces, Jr. (Literature, 2003), Eddie Romero (Film and Broadcast Arts, 2003), and the batch 2006 awardees - Bienvenido Lumbera (Literature), Ildefonso P. Santos, Jr. (Landscape Architecture), Abdulmari Asia Imao (Sculpture) and Benedicto R. Cabrera (Visual Arts).

Aside from the rank and title, medallion and citation, a proclaimed National Artist will have the following privileges – a cash award of Php 100,000.00 for living awardees and Php 75,000.00 for posthumous awardees, a monthly life pension, medical and hospitalization benefits, life insurance coverage for those whoa re still insurable, arrangements and expenses for a State Funeral and a place of honor at national state functions and recognition at cultural events.

The National Artists Award was established under Proclamation 1001 in 1972 and first conferred to Fernando Amorsolo on that same year. Proclamation 1144 mandated the CCP Board of Trustees to administer the award including the privileges and honors to National Artists and in 1992, upon the creation of NCCA under Republic Act 7356, the two institutions are now jointly administering the award.

Guidote-Alvarez added that the National Artists award being bestow by the Republic, is not only a recognition of highest achievements in the arts but it in turns honors our own cultural heritage and the Filipino expression of culture and traditions, history, way of life and aspirations.
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1st Mogwai Film Festival


This “festival” was inspired by a conversation.

In 2006, when attempting to discuss the problems of the Metro Manila Film Festival with one of the Philippine’s most prominent female film directors, I was told “what do you want from me? A quote?!

… that was disheartening.

Later in the conversation the former FDCP head said “why don’t you just start your own festival!?”

And so it is.

From December 28 – December 30, and continuing from January 2 – January 13, bar/arts space MOGWAI in the Marikina Shoe Expo will hold something like a film festival.

As we all know, the annual Metro Manila Film Festival is problematic: it is under the authority of the same people that handle our garbage (…literally). If it is, as we believe, a form of oppression to have our viewing options from December 25 – January 7 limited to the films of the MMFF, then consider this, the first “MFF” our attempt at liberation.

The MMFF’s criteria for selection (ever-evolving, this year worse than ever) is this: 50 percent commercial viability, 40 percent creativity and innovativeness, 10 percent cultural and historical values.

The MFF’s criteria for selection is this: 100% good cinema, in all shapes and sizes (with special attention paid to films that deserve more of an audience than they have had).

The Mogwai Cinematheque is attempting to build an audience; a community of informed and active viewers, that enter into a dialogue with the films they watch. Screenings will be followed by discussions (with the director or someone intimately involved in the film). Screenings are free. Donations are welcome. Come often, but come early: the venue seats a maximum of 35 people.

- Alexis A. Tioseco, Editor, www.criticine. com December 2007


December 28, Friday, 1pm
Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino (Lav Diaz)
(Evolution of a Filipino Family)

December 29, Saturday, 1pm
Heremias, Unang Aklat: Ang Alamat ng Prinsesang Bayawak (Lav Diaz)
(Heremias, Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess)

December 30, Sunday, 1pm
Kagadanan sa Banwaan ning mga Engkanto (Lav Diaz)
(Death in the Land of Encantos )

January 2, Wednesday, 9pm
Otros Trilogy + Todo Todo Teros (John Torres)

January 3, Thursday, 9pm
Sa North Diversion Road (Dennis Marasigan)
(On the North Diversion Road )

January 4, Friday, 7pm & 8pm
Antoinette Jadaone shorts
Roxlee Animated shorts

January 5, Saturday, 7pm & 9pm
In Da Red Korner (Dado Lumibao)
When Timawa Meets Delgado (Ray Gibraltar)

January 6, Sunday, 1pm
Kagadanan sa Banwaan ning mga Engkanto (Lav Diaz)
(Death in the Land of Encantos )

January 7, Monday, 9pm
Sa Aking Pagkakagising Mula sa Kamulatan (Ato Bautista)

January 8, Tuesday, 9pm
Short Works + Huling Balyan ng Buhi (Sherad Anthony Sanchez)

January 9, Wednesday, 9pm & 10pm
Otros Trilogy + Todo Todo Teros (John Torres)

January 10, Thursday, 9pm
In Da Red Korner (Dado Lumibao)

January 11, Friday, 9pm
When Timawa Meets Delgado (Ray Gibraltar)

January 12, Saturday, 7pm & 9pm
Raya Martin Double Bill:
Maicling pelicula nañg ysañg indio nacional (O Ang Mahabang Kalungkutan ng Katagalugan)
(A Short Film About the Indio Nacional (Or, the Prolonged Sorrow of Filipinos)


January 13, Sunday
Discussion Day

Mogwai Cinematheque
62 and 63, Cubao Expo,
Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao, QC
Open daily from 6:00pm to 2:00am.
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Protecting Creative Artistic Expression in the Digital Environment - Free Seminar!

You ARE Invited !

Organizers: Alab Artistika, Earthlinks Multimedia Corporation and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

These are organizations that advocates among others, the protection of the rights of artists engaged in the expression of their art through the use of information technology innovations, and their continuing education about the implications of creating digital works that are uploaded and disseminated on the Internet.

As part of our current efforts to bring about greater awareness on the rights of artists creating and furthering their works in the digital environment to reach their intended audience, we have organized a three day seminar-exhibit for members of different artistic communities including the Multimedia, IT practitioners and students, entitled "Protecting Creative Artistic Expression in the Digital Environment" on January 10,11 and 12, 2008, at the NCCA Auditorium, Intramuros, Manila. The said event will highlight matters about the usage of artists of technological tools and schemes designed to disseminate their expression on the Internet and the legal consequences. It will be a groundbreaking seminar of its kind in the Philippines.

IdN Club, Philippines
(International Designers Network Club Philippines)

Hon. Cecile Guidote Alvarez
Executive Director (NCCA)

SEMINAR-EXHIBIT will be open by: Mr. Peter Que jr.
President – Philippine Computer Society (PCS)


1. Dr. Atty. Noel G. Ramiscal
2. Mr. Christoper Joseph Andaluz
3. Mr. Antonino Angeles
4. Dr. Rina Shahrullah
5. Mr. Arnel G. Caranto
6. Representative from Microsoft
7. Representative from Intellectual Property Philippines (IPP)

a. The Artist and Electronic Data
b. Intellectual Property Rights
c. The Artist and the Digital Creative Common
d. Reflections on Digital Infringement Issues
e. The Plight of Digital Artists
f. The Artist and Cyberforensics
g. The Artist and the Art of Arbitration
h. Latest groundbreaking works in software and hardware tools

Interested party may inquire at Earthlinks Multimedia with Tel no. 758-3767

Limited FREE slots are available (on early reservation)
You may pass this invitation to your friends!!!
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PHILSTAGE Launches Performing Arts Awards, Invites Jury Members

PHILSTAGE Launches Performing Arts Awards,
Invites Jury Members


PHILSTAGE launches performing arts awards, invites jury members

The Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group (PHILSTAGE), the
country's only organization of professional performing arts
companies, invites critics, educators, researchers and regular
audiences of theater, music and dance productions to seek Jury Panel
membership slots for the 2008 PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing

Conceived as peer awards similar to many of the performing arts
industry awards abroad, the PHILSTAGE Awards are conferred for
outstanding achievements in the performing arts by PHILSTAGE member-
companies such as Actors Actors, Inc. (AAI), Ballet Manila (BM),
Ballet Philippines (BP), Gantimpala Theater Foundation (GANTIMPALA) ,
Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), Philippine Education
Theater Association (PETA), Repertory Philippines (REP), Tanghalang
Pilipino (TP), and Triumphant People's Evangelistic Theater Society,

Awards shall be given for outstanding achievements in production or
performance, stage direction, original script/concept, musical
direction, choreography, theater performance (individual) , musical
performance (individual) , dance performance (individual) , production
design, outstanding costume design, and lighting design. While
PHILSTAGE administers the awards, the final recipients will be chosen
by an independent Jury Panel selected by the PHILSTAGE Board of
Directors from a roster of respected critics, performing artists,
cultural researchers and scholars, and the general public. An initial
list of invited jury members has been drawn up while a limited number
is open to application by the general public.

Confirmed jury applicants and invited jury members shall serve a one-
year term of office starting January 2008. They shall enjoy the the
privilege of watching all PHILSTAGE productions for the given year,
to which tickets will be issued gratis. Only those who have watched
all the productions identified for awards consideration may
participate in the selection of quarterly citations and final
nominees and awardees come January 2009.

The PHILSTAGE Board of Directors is composed of TP's Dennis
Marasigan, president; PETA's Melvin Lee, vice president; BP's Sandy
Hontiveros, secretary; REP's Gigette Tolentino, treasurer, AAI's
Leonardo Lim, BM's Susan Macuja, Gantimpala's Tony Espejo, OPM's
Mitch Valdes, TRUMPET's Alvin Dela Pena, and PHILSTAGE Executive
Director Elmar Beltran Ingles.

Interested parties may email their curriculum vitae to philstage@tri- with a cover letter stating their qualifications to serve as
Jury Member. Applicants from the audience sector may come from any
professional, student, government or NGO sector who have manifested a
sustained patronage of cultural productions in the performing arts.
They should include in their CV a list of productions watched over
the past three years. Deadline of emailed application is on January
2, 2008. Successful applicants will be notified not later than
January 3, 2007 and should be available for the Jury briefing and
orientation to be held on January 5, 2008, 3 p.m. at the Tanghalang
Pilipino Office at the CCP Production Design Center (back of CCP Main
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Garage Workshops for 2008

We would like to congratulate all the graduates of The Garage Workshops 2007. Thank you for participating in our workshops and for continuously supporting The Garage.

We are looking forward to providing more and better workshops in the coming year, starting off with three courses designed for aspiring graphic artists, animators, or photographers.

Basic Adobe Photoshop CS3

Be introduced to graphics design and translate your creative concepts into effective, tangible, dynamic visuals (manipulating photos, creating posters, etc.) using the most relevant software used by professional graphic designers - Adobe Photoshop.

Schedule of classes: January 19 and 26; 9am-4pm

Instructor: Mr. Galvin Ngo

Regular course fee: Php4,000
Promo fee: Php3,600
Deadline for registration: January 16, 2008
Promo deadline: January 11, 2008

Basic Adobe Flash CS3

Learn the basics of Adobe Flash CS3 and be able to create stunning animations and produce interactive presentations.

Schedule of classes: January 21, 23, 28, 30; 6:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Mr. Alberto Medalla
Regular course fee: Php4,000
Promo fee: Php3,600
Deadline for registration: January 16, 2008
Promo deadline: January 11, 2008

Photoworks @ The Garage

Discover photography as you've never known before!
Discover the Eye of the Photographer
Learn not just the hows, but also the whys
Find out what works and what doesn't in creating a powerful image
The goal: to create good photographers, not just good photographs
Make the camera work for you, not you work for the camera
Experience and apply your lessons through the Photoworks Photo Projects
Learn through lectures, videos, multimedia presentations and live demonstrations

Schedule of classes: February 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 27; 7:00-10:00pm
Instructor: Mr. Leandro Castillo
Regular course fee: Php4,500
Promo fee: Php4,000
Deadline for registration: February 1, 2008
Promo deadline: January 25, 2008

Course fee includes computer use (for Basic Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Basic Adobe Flash CS3), workshop materials, food, and certificate.

For inquiries, please email or or call 4265971 to 72 local 221.

You may also visit http://thegaragejct.blogspot. com/ for more information about The Garage and our workshops.


The Garage: Jesuit Communications Creative Technologies Center
The Garage Bldg., Ateneo De Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
T: +63 (2) 4265971 to 72 , 4265934
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Monday, December 17, 2007

KINO-SINE: Philippine-German Cinema Relations

KINO-SINE: Philippine-German Cinema Relations
http://www.goethe. de/ins/ph/ map/kue/en284983 8.htm

Edited by Tilman Baumgärtel
Contributions by Jürgen Brüning, Ditsi Carolino, Lav Diaz, Nick Deocampo, Harun Farocki, Ulrich Gregor, Nan Goldin, Christoph Janetzko, Mark Meily, Ingo Petzke, Rosa von Praunheim, Raymond Red, Roxlee, Werner Schroeter, Bobby Suarez, Kidlat Tahimik, John Torres, Maria Vedder and Michael Wulfes

Beginning in the mid-1970’s and continuing through the 1980’s and into the 1990’s, a number of German film directors, theorists and other movie people came to work or teach in the Philippines. Some came because the Goethe-Institut Manila had invited them for workshops and film presentations. Others came at their own expense because they were fascinated by Philippines, which– after the People Power revolution of 1986 that ousted the Marcosregime– exercised its own peculiar kind of magnetism on many Europeans. The workshops “the Germans” conducted and the film screenings they presented were in part responsible for the emergence of an alternative film scene in the Philippines that went on to garner recognition and awards at international film festivals in the 1980s.

This book deals with the “Sine-Kino- Connection”. It documents the beginnings of the experimental and alternative film movement of the 1980s in the Philippines. And, at the same time, it deals with a part of German film history that few people in Germany are aware of. Today a new generation of independent Filipino filmmakers is emerging and once again garnering critical acclaim in the Philippines and abroad. This book provides an historical perspective on the earlier development of experimental, non-mainstream film in the Philippines.

Published by the Goethe-Institut Manila 2007
Exclusively distributed by Anvil Publishing, Pasig City, The Philippines
ISBN 978-971-27-2025- 3

The book will have its international launch at the Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference in Jakarta and at the Asian Hotshots Festival in Berlin, Germany.
Book presentation "Kino Sine" at the Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference (ASEACC), Jakarta, Indonesia
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Book presentation of "Kino Sine" at the Asian Hotshots Festival
Babylon Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Friday, January 18, 2008

Download the book for free:
http://www.goethe. de/ins/ph/ pro/ksi/kinosine .pdf
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Tanghalang Ateneo's "The Death of Memory" Extended!

Tanghalang Ateneo's "The Death of Memory" Extended!

Due to popular demand,

The Death of Memory

December 17, Monday, 7pm and
December 18, Tuesday, 7pm

Rizal Mini-Theater,
Ateneo de Manila University

Tanghalang Ateneo's "The Death of Memory"
Four people are trapped in a nowhere land where time has stopped, and with no memory of how they got there, and no ideas on how to get out. Each one carries a painful memory -- sexual abuse, abandonment, murder -- that assaults them at unpredictable moments and ties them to this purgatorial prison. A Keeper holds them in this limbo of time and space. Will they be able to free themselves from this limbo? How? This intense and imaginative play examines the strength of the human will to live and choose, to fight against paralyzing pasts, and to move on.


Php 200.00

For reservations, please contact
Lashi Concina
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Repertory Philippines will hold auditions for Altar Boyz

Repertory Philippines will hold auditions for "Altar Boyz"

Repertory Philippines is proud to bring to Manila the Off-Broadway hit and 2005 Outer Critics Circle Best Off-Broadway musical, Altar Boyz.

In this clever musical, theater and concert collide as we get to know Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham through song and dance, boy-band style. According to, Altar Boyz is an Off-Broadway musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band from Ohio. It addresses and satirizes, among other things, the phenomenon of boy bands, the popularity of Christian-themed music and products in contemporary American culture.

Repertory Philippines will be conducting auditions for the roles of the four protagonists of the play named after the authors of the four canonical Christian Gospels. The roles are open to divinely talented young men aged 18-25 years old. Please prepare 2 songs, bring music sheets or minus ones, and be ready to dance and

Auditions are on December 19 (Wednesday) at the REP office at C2-A
Building C, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City.
Registration is at 11:00 a.m. Please call 8870710 for more details.

Repertory Philippines' version of Altar Boyz will run from April 4 - 27, 2008.
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

PAEA - Children's Biennial Exhibit at CCP

PAEA - Children's Biennial Exhibit at CCP

December 9, 2007 to January 6, 2008
Exhibit Dates
December 9, 2007, 5:00 pm
Opening of Exhibit
Main Gallery 3F, Cultural Center of the Philippines

Children’s Biennial Exhibit
The Children’s Biennial Exhibit is a special project which has been observed and celebrated as a sign of support of the Cultural Center of the Philippines to PAEA in its espousal of art education. It is a collaboration of two parties in the interest of art. From this union sprang the confidence found in every child whose work has been witnessed by many in the halls of CCP. Over the years, numerous schools have joined hands in establishing this project. This year, we join forces with the DepEd of Manila to be able to summon the artistic abilities within every child of our public and private schools.

Exhibit Theme:

This year’s theme is “Selebrasyon”. Filipinos are known for its affinity for merrymaking. They love vibrant colors as they are lovers of multicolor fiestas. They believe that life is a celebration. If it is a traditional celebration such as a town fiesta, most Filipino homes will celebrate it almost to the fullest just to achieve its traditional festive mood. Banderitas, banda, handaan and even street dancing are common sights of the times. Most families will endure expenses but to miss out on this is unacceptable. If it’s the month of flowers, expect the Filipinos to come up with their local beauties parading in their equally fabulous gowns in their beautifully flower-decorated carrrozas and arcos.

There is so much to celebrate in this charming country, the breaking of a new year, the numerous religious practices, the affairs of the hearts, family reunions and even foreign customs and traditions have been embraced by many of our countrymen’s lives. It has become fashionable for them to celebrate each event with colors, fun, merrymaking and passion.

Every school child is aware of this as his birth is also a celebration within the family, what is the meaning of “Selebrasyon” to this child is the theme of this year’s Biennial Exhibit.
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Kalakaran Guerilla Public Art Fest

Sining Bugkos
Alliance for People's Arts and Culture

KALAKARAN Public Art Performance

KALAKARAN is a showcase of activist artists in performances advocating human rights for the urban poor. The street is their stage and the ordinary passersby is their audience. An artist from the neo-angono artists collective will perform along with other artists doing street theater pieces.


When: December 7, Friday 2:00pm
Where: Plaza Miranda, Quiapo Manila



featuring performances by:
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28th National Conference on Local and National History

The 28th National Conference on Local and National History of the Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) will be held from November 29-December 1, 2007 at Function Hall 1, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental.

The conference is co-sponsored with Tangub City Historical Commission (in collaboration with the Department of History, University of San Carlos (Cebu). The Conference's theme is “Focus on Mindanao and Sulu.”

The conference aims to look at the research and writing on Mindanao and Sulu and identify gaps that can be addressed by future or further research, situating the region’s history in the context of a Philippine national historiography. Papers will also be presented in related disciplines and other regions in the fields of history, culture, and traditions.

The registration fee for the Conference is P3,000. Participants will receive a conference kit containing a CD of the conference papers, book of abstracts with the program, complimentary PNHS publications, and snacks and lunches for the two days of the conference proper (November 29-30).


Dr. Bernadita Churchill
President and National Convener
Philippine National Historical Society
40 Matiwasay Street, UP Village
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
(02) 921-4575
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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Kontra-Agos Resistance Film Festival

Everyone is invited to the opening of
the Kontra-Agos Resistance Film Festival
on December 5 (Wednesday),
7PM- 11 PM, Indie Sine (Cinema 3)
Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas

Opening Night Program

Sneak Preview: RIGHTS (RELOADED) public service


Keith Sicat: SILENCED
Emil Mercado: PEACE
Sine Patriyotiko: STOP THE KILLINGS

Live Performances by Tao Aves, Anino
Shadowplay and Bobby Balingit.

Opening Film: WALAI by Adjani Arumpac

Launch of "SURFACING" at the Video Wall of the lobby
courtesy of the Free Jonas Burgos Movement.


For more information visit and
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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cinema One Originals Festival 2007 Schedule

SCHEDULE (November 30 to December 02, 2007)

Festival sked: Nov. 30 to December 2 at Trinoma and Glorietta 4

Opening Preview Night on November 26 at Glorietta 4 cinema lobby with
cocktails at 6pm.

Awards night on December 01 Saturday night at 7pm Renaissance Hotel.

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The 2007 Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival

Trinoma (Cinema 1)
Edsa corner North Avenue

November 30, Friday
(The Woven Stories of The Other)

2:00 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig

3:50 pm Agogo Makabago (Pandanggo segment)

6:15 pm PRINSESA


10: 10 pm ALTAR

December 01, Saturday
11:15 am Ang Pagbalik and PRINSESA


3:30 pm Putot and ALTAR

5:30 pm ROME & JULIET

8:00 pm Carpool and MALING AKALA

9:45 pm Agogo Makabago and CONFESSIONAL

December 02, Sunday
11:30 am CONFESSIONAL and Astig

1:30 pm REKADOS

3:15 pm PRINSESA


7:30 pm Kultado and ALTAR

9:45 pm Agogo Makabago and MALING AKALA

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The 2007 Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival

Glorietta 4 (Cinema 5)
Ayala Center, Makati

November 30, Friday
12:15 pm Kultado and PRINSESA


4:45 pm Ang Pagbalik and REKADOS

6:45 pm ALTAR

8:35 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig

10:20 pm Agogo Makabago and TAMBOLISTA

December 01, Saturday
12:05 pm Putot and TAMBOLISTA

(The Woven Stories of The Other)

4:30 pm PRINSESA

6:45 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig

8:30 pm Carpool and MALING AKALA

10:30 pm ALTAR

December 02, Sunday
12:05 pm ALTAR

1:50 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig


5:10 pm Putot and MALING AKALA

7:00 pm ROME & JULIET

9:45 pm Agogo Makabago and PRINSESA
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Ruel Caasi's Oil Paintings @ The Drawing Room

“Oil Paintings” New Works on Canvas and Paper
The Drawing Room
November 24 – December 15, 2007

The Drawing Room is located at G/F, Metrostar Bldg., 1007 Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City Philippines. For more information please call (632) 897 7877 or (632) 897 6990
Email: drawings@pldtdsl. net /
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3 Artists Explore Uncommon Grounds at OWG

3 Artists Explore Uncommon Grounds at OWG

The OWG Creative Centre presents "On Common Ground, Uncommon Grounds", a three-man exhibition of abstract works by Demosthenes Campos, Rick Hernandez and Resty Tica. The exhibit features three series of non-representationa l works using non-traditional media and techniques, as well as unconventional composition.

Campos, Hernandez and Tica are all multi-awarded graduates of the Technological University of the Philippines, whose works have been spotlighted in several high-profile group exhibitions for more than ten years. Despite their different approaches to abstraction, the three artists build on these very differences in media, technique and their individual choice of a surface or ground, as a unifying theme for their collection as a whole.

Demosthenes Campos favours layering as a technique to harmonize a variety of materials such as acrylic, wax and resin. His aptly titled "Sapin-sapin" series showcases the richly textured results of this method, contrasting the different visual and tactile properties of each medium used on a solid black plane. Among Campos' many distinctions are First Place in the "Guhit Malasakit Para Sa Kapaligiran" Street Mural Group Painting Contest, the Grand Prize in the Spray Art Contest by Pylox, and the Third Prize in the Mixed Media Category during the 59th Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Competition.

Rick Hernandez displays his masterful use of collage in his collection of pieces using old paper from various sources. Loose monoprints, random scrawls and paint spatters resembling a child's drawings roam freely across a series of 16 surfaces in no particular order. Titled "This is just here, you are just there," Hernandez' works challenge the viewers to take his collages at face value. "There is no meaning behind it," Hernandez explains. "All is what you see, don't look for anything that is not there." Hernandez' list of honours includes Best Entry awards in the Digital Fine Arts and Digital Graphic Design Categories in the First Annual Digital Arts Competition, and Finalist honours in the annual Metrobank art competitions.

Resty Tica employs traditional painting techniques in tandem with digital printing on canvas, in order to create illusions that defy definitions of reality. Inspired by his love for customizing and restoring old Vespas, his "Junk" series is replete with nuts, bolts and screws, resulting in works with a three-dimensional feel. Also a print graphic artist for ABS-CBN, Tica is a recipient of the Grand Prize of the PLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover Art Competition, as well as the Artist of the Year Award of the T.U.P. Gawad Pagkilala sa Sining. He also reached the finalist and semi-finalist listings of several prestigious art contests such as the Shell National Student Art and Metrobank art competitions.

"On Common Ground" runs from November 27 to December 27, 2007 at OWG Creative Centre, Ground Floor 2241 La Fuerza Plaza II, Don Chino Roces Ave. corner Sabio St., Makati City. Gallery hours are from 10am-7pm daily except Sundays. For inquiries, call or fax 8192074, e-mail, or visit
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2007 Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival

The 2007 Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival

Trinoma (Cinema 1)
Edsa corner North Avenue

November 30, Friday
(The Woven Stories of The Other)

2:00 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig

3:50 pm Agogo Makabago (Pandanggo segment)

6:15 pm PRINSESA


10: 10 pm ALTAR

December 01, Saturday
11:15 am Ang Pagbalik and PRINSESA


3:30 pm Putot and ALTAR

5:30 pm ROME & JULIET

8:00 pm Carpool and MALING AKALA

9:45 pm Agogo Makabago and CONFESSIONAL

December 02, Sunday
11:30 am CONFESSIONAL and Astig

1:30 pm REKADOS

3:15 pm PRINSESA


7:30 pm Kultado and ALTAR

9:45 pm Agogo Makabago and MALING AKALA

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The 2007 Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival

Glorietta 4 (Cinema 5)
Ayala Center, Makati

November 30, Friday
12:15 pm Kultado and PRINSESA


4:45 pm Ang Pagbalik and REKADOS

6:45 pm ALTAR

8:35 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig

10:20 pm Agogo Makabago and TAMBOLISTA

December 01, Saturday
12:05 pm Putot and TAMBOLISTA

(The Woven Stories of The Other)

4:30 pm PRINSESA

6:45 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig

8:30 pm Carpool and MALING AKALA

10:30 pm ALTAR

December 02, Sunday
12:05 pm ALTAR

1:50 pm CONFESSIONAL and Astig


5:10 pm Putot and MALING AKALA

7:00 pm ROME & JULIET

9:45 pm Agogo Makabago and PRINSESA

The 2007 Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival

Running Time: 90 mins
Directors: Jerrold Tarog, Ruel Dahis Antipuesto
Screenwriter: Ramon Ukit
Producer: Ruel Antipuesto
Cinematographer: Ruel Antipuesto
Editor: Pats R. Ranyo
Music: Jerrold Tarog with Arodasi
Principal Cast: Publio Briones III, David Barril, Greg Fernandez, Owee
Salva, Donna Gimeno
trailer: com/watch? v=p8E3ZU4SMOM

About the Filmmakers
RUEL DAHIS ANTIPUESTO always wanted to study film, but since time andmoney never got together, he just took the plunge. He made so many mistakes along the way that he ended up teaching in a film school. He won the grand prize in the 2006 Sinulog video documentary competition, and was cinematographer on the award-winning short, Carpool.
Confessional is his feature directorial debut.

JERROLD TAROG took film theory courses while working on his Music Composition degree at the University of the Philippines and had a short encounter with the International Academy of Film and Television in Cebu.
He got three Gawad Urian Award nominations in 2007 for the scores of Kubrador, Kaleldo, and Manoro, and bagged the Cinemalaya prize for musical score for Kadin. His short, Carpool, won first prize at the 19th Gawad CCP. Confessional is his first feature film.

About the Synopsis
Lies + Lies = Truth.

Ryan Pastor knows this by heart. As a small time filmmaker, he knows how sound and images can be manipulated to say anything. And he's tired of the lies—the lies at work, in his relationships, the lies one must keep in society just to exist. On a whim, he decides to go to Cebu to document the Sinulog festival. There he stumbles upon a truth he didn't
ask for and is reluctant to touch. One of his subjects, a former politician who may or may not be dying, decides to confess his sins—all the crimes he committed while in office—before Ryan's camera.

What follows is a story of revelations and bitter truths, of buried secrets and sweet lies. CONFESSIONAL takes you to the heart of a criminal...or an honest man.

Film Credits:
Running time:
Director: Rico Maria Ilarde
Screenwriters: Rico Maria Ilarde, Mammu Chua
Executive Producer: Ronald Arguelles
Producer: Mammu Chua
Cinematographer: Louie Quirino
Production Designer: Fritz Silorio
Music: Malek Lopez
Editors: Maisa Demetillo, Rico Maria Ilarde
Principal Cast: Zanjoe Marudo, Nor Domingo, Dimples Romana, Dido dela Paz, Kristalyn Engle
trailer link: com/watch? v=ZLDYUblhG_ M

About the Filmmaker
After graduating from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, RICO MARIA ILARDE immediately immersed himself in the mainstream by directing action scenes for his father Eddie Ilarde's TV drama anthology. He has since made a name for himself in the suspense-horror genre by directing Dugo Ng Birhen, Babaeng Putik, and
the Aquarium segment of the horror franchise Shake, Rattle & Roll 2k5. His 2006 feature Sa Ilalim Ng Cogon has garnered considerable acclaim and screened in festivals in Europe, Asia and South America.

About the movie synopsis
Anton, a boxer who accidentally killed an opponent in the ring, returns to the Philippines from the US and finds himself jobless and destitute. He is hired by a mysterious foreman named Erning, who assigns him and a
man named Lope to renovate an eerie, decrepit house on the outskirts of the city. They soon discover that the place is haunted by the apparition of a young girl, and that the basement carries a strange wooden altar to an unknown deity. Truly bloodcurdling events follow one after the other, snowballing into a deeply disturbing and violent climax.


Film Credits:
Running time:
Directors: Veronica B. Velasco, Pablo Biglang-awa Jr.
Screenwriter: Veronica B. Velasco
Producers: Veronica B. Velasco, Pablo Biglang-Awa Jr.
Cinematographer: Larry Manda
Editors: Danny Añonuevo, Lester Olayer
Principal Cast: Victor Basa, Jodi Sta. Maria
trailer on youtube: com/watch? v=ywjtG7YiY6s

About the Filmmakers
This is the second feature from the team of VERONICA VELASCO and PABLO BIGLANG-AWA, JR, whose first film Inang Yaya was named Best Film of 2006 by the Young Critics' Circle and Best Digital Film by the Star Awards. Pablo started out as a graphic designer and is now a director of commercials for Unitel. Veronica has been with Unitel as a producer for 15 years. They honed their craft by directing and producing 30-second ads.

Pablo is a visual artist and grand prize winner of the Art Association of the Philippines competition. "We've always been asked how we 'divide' directing," Veronica says. "We don't. We collaborate well since we complement each other's skills. He's a painter and I'm a writer."

About the Synopsis
The bittersweet love story of JP and Teta gives us a glimpse of how a gay man/straight woman relationship works… or doesn't. JP is a fugitive on the run, after having accidentally killed his lover. On the bus, he sits next to Teta, who is 9 months pregnant. When Teta gives birth, JP accompanies mother and child home to their fishpond in Sasmuan,
Pampanga. Teta impulsively introduces JP as the father of her child surprising both JP and her parents. When JP and Teta agree to play-act husband and wife, their queer, dysfunctional tale begins.


Film Credits:
Director: Lawrence Fajardo
Screenwriters: Jim Flores, Jade Snow, Lawrence Fajardo, Dado Lomibao
Executive Producer: Ronald Arguelles
Directors of Photography: Lawrence Fajardo, Jun Aves
Editors: John Wong, Conrad Zaguirre Jr
Music: Jobin Ballesteros, Jimmy Bondoc, DJ Myk Salomon
Production Designer: Lexter Tarriela
Principal Cast: Romnick Sarmenta, Archie Adamos, Shamaine Buencamino,
Katrina "Hopia" Legaspi
see the trailer: com/watch? v=X_CPU9zfJaU

About the Filmmaker
LAWRENCE FAJARDO fell in love with theater and film in high school, when film director Peque Gallaga "discovered" him in the halls of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod. "Law" learned filmmaking through workshops and internships with Gallaga, Lore Reyes and Erik Matti. His
2005 short film Kultado, set in the markets of his hometown, won the Special Jury Prize in Cinemalaya 2005 and the Best Short Film award of the Gawad Urian. Kultado has been exhibited in Singapore, Germany, Los Angeles and Italy, and is an official entry to the Clermont Ferrand
Short Film Festival in February, 2008. His first full-length feature, Raket ni Nanay, was a Cinema One Original in 2006.

About the Synopsis
How does a child cope with being parentless? Princess' mother dies giving birth to her twin. Her father, Mar, gets a job overseas. Her aunt, Marie, cannot fill the void left by her parents.

Prinsesa is the first Filipino film to delve into the psychology of obesity. Fat people have always been portrayed as objects of ridicule in Filipino movies, but what of the circumstances surrounding the issue? Prinsesa regards obesity in a new light, connecting it to the Pinoy
diaspora, the separation of parents from their children, and the mechanisms of overcompensation. How can you be a good parent when you're thousands of miles away from your children? What's it like to grow up as children of overseas Filipino workers?


Film credits
Running time:
Director: Adolfo B. Alix, Jr.
Screenwriter: Ave Regina S. Tayag
Executive Producer: Ronald Arguelles
Supervising Producer: Alvin Yapan
Line Producer: Arleen Cuevas
Associate Line Producer: Maxie Evangelista
Editor: Aleks Castaneda
Director of Photography: Albert Banzon
Music: Khavn dela Cruz
Production Designer: Jeck Cogama
Sound Engineer: Ditoy Aguila
Principal Cast: Jiro Manio, Coco Martin, Sid Lucero,
Anita Linda, Fons Deza
watch the trailer now: com/watch? v=VVykqv1XDEE

About the Filmmaker
The films of Adolfo B. Alix, Jr portray strongly Filipino characters at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. His first feature, Donsol, was honored with special jury prizes at the Asian Marine Film Festival, Japan and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and is the
Philippines' official entry to the 2007 Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film category. His second feature, Kadin, has been screened at the Locarno and Amiens filmfests. As a screenwriter, Alix's works include the feature films Homecoming, Mga Munting Tinig (Small Voices),
and various television shows. A magna cum laude graduate of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Alix now teaches film and screenwriting courses at his alma mater.

About the Synopsis
Jason, 14, had one passion: playing the drums. His dream is to get a drum set of his own. But life is never as constant and regular as the beat of a drum; it often skips a beat or moves too fast. Jason's brother Billy discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant, and he needs to raise the money for an abortion. Their friend Paolo finds himself homeless,
jobless, and burdened with a secret. When Jason tries to help Billy, he gets caught up in a web of betrayal and violence. He may finally be able to get his drum set, but is it worth it?

The third feature film from Adolfo B. Alix, Jr draws an intimate portrait of two brothers struggling with poverty and seeking a kind of redemption.

Notes on the programming of short films:
Agogo Makabago (40 minutes), Carpool (8 minutes), Ang Pagbalik (10 min.), Putot (20 min.), Kultado (22 min.) and Astig (4 min.) are featured guest short films.
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AAP Submission of Entries - Extended!


Nais po naming ipabatid na kami , ang buong pamunuan ng AAP ay nakikiisa sa inyong mga problemang dinaranas at dinadanas sa kasalukuyan.

Lalo na sa mga artists na nakabase sa Bicol region, Aurora, LA Union, Pangasinan, Baguio, Isabela, Iloilo, Davao, Ilocos Region at iba pang direktang tinamaan ng bagyong Mina.At sa LAHAT ng mga Alagad ng Sining na nalito, nagdalawang -isip, nawalan ng kumunikasyon at walang transportasyon ,at mga nag-isip kung ano na ang nangyayari sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay na tinatamaan ng ng nasabing kalamidad.

Ang lahat ng ito ay hindi natin KAGUSTUHANG MANGYARI.

Sana ay maunawaan din ng mga kasapi na nakabase sa Metro Manila ang ibibigay nating EXTENSION sa ating mga KAPATID sa SINING.

MALUGOD PO naming tatanggapin ang LAHAT ng inyong ENTRY sa ISANG LUGAR na lamang. Please submit all your entries at AAP KANLUNGAN NG SINING , RIZAL PARK , MANILA starting Monday- NOVEMBER 26 u- up to Tuesday NOVEMBER 27 ,2007 from 9AM UP TO 7PM.

Tatanggapin po ang lahat ng PAINTING, MIXED-MEDIA, SCULPTURE, DRAWING, PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRIES ng LAHAT ng nais pang lumahok.





Ang inyong lingkod,
AAP- Pangulo
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Gantimpala Theater Grabs 4 ALiw Awards nominations!


"We must be doing something good!" exclaims an obviously ecstatic
Tony S. Espejo, artistic director of Gantimpala Theater, after
confirming reports that his thirty-year- old theater company earned
several nominations in the forthcoming ALIW Awards.

The nominations of Gantimpala Theater are in the following
categories: Best Director – Soxie Topacio for El Filibusterismo;
Best Non-Musical Production – El Filibusterismo, Ibong Adarna and
Forever/Call Me Flory; Best Actress (Musical) – Tosca Puno for Ibong
Adarna; Best Actress (Non-Musical) – Monica Llamas and Wilma Doesn't
for Forever/Call Me Flory; and Best Actor (Non-Musical) – Roeder
Camañag, also for the same production.

This is the second year Gantimpala Theater received honor, having
won in the Best Non Musical Play Category for The God Stealer/The
Queen's Jewel, a twin-bill of productions based from the short
stories written by National Artists for Literature F.Sionil Jose and
the late Nick Joaquin, and Best Actor nominations for Roeder Camañag
and Joel Molina for the said plays, from the ALIW Awards.

"These nominations are indeed a pleasant surprise for us. It has
been a very busy pearl anniversary season for Gantimpala. We
presented the Four Classics, revived four productions, Katipunan:
Mga Anak ng Bayan, Ramona Reyes ng Forbes Park, Bombita and
Taluktok, four titles from the Bulwagang Gantimpala years shown for
free at the Luneta, staged and produced Ang Pagong at Ang Matsing, a
touring children's musical that have traveled to Olongapo, Tarlac,
San Juan, Las Piñas and we will be staging it early next year in
Quezon City, Bulacan and Cavite, and we are currently rehearsing our
season ender, Romeo and Juliet. Truly, we are grateful with this
recognition and expect us to give our best next year," concludes

For more information about Gantimpala Theater's Romeo and Juliet,
call 899-5745/896- 3503/536- 5860/528- 0603 or write to:
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UP Film Institute’s Season of Premieres

UP Film Institute’s season of premieres

It’s PREMIERE season for UP Film Institute. Following the success of the very first showing in the country of Sikil last Nov 22, Philippine audiences are now to be treated to a string of highly anticipated titles that all bode well for the local indie film scene. Jerrold Tarog’s Lisan screens on Nov 26 Mon 7 p.m. Lav Diaz’ nine-hour Venice Special Mention winner, Death in the Land of Encantos, is slated for a cinethon beginning 10 in the morning on Nov 29 Thu. For this year’s Cine Veritas—UP Film Institute’s annual human rights film festival, Brillante Mendoza’s “Tirador” serves as opening night film on Dec 3 Mon 7 p.m.

For more of UP Film Institute’s current screenings, pertinent info is as follows:

Screens Nov 26 Mon 7 p.m.
The University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and
the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Dissemination in cooperation with the UP College of Music and the UP Film Institute present a collaborative work by
Jonas Baes (music and concept) and Jerrold Tarog (script and film directing), Lisan—an experimental short film based on a folk legend dramatizing the plight of the Iraya-Mangyan.

Digital Feature from Centerstage Productions (2006, 75 minutes)
Screens at the Videotheque with Autohystoria on Nov 26 Mon to Nov 29 Thu 4:30 p.m. onwards; Nov 30 Fri 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards; Dec 1 Sat 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards
A 13-year-old Aeta girl takes pains to teach her elders in the village to read and write so that they can cast their votes in the upcoming presidential elections.
Digital Lokal Best Picture, Best Director—2006 Cinemanila IFF; Cinemaavvenire Prize—2006 Turin Film Festival; Official Selection in Competition—2006 Nantes Three Continents Film Festival
Direction: Brillante Mendoza. Screenplay: Ralston Jover. Cast: Jonalyn Ablong

Digital Feature by Raya Martin (2007, 95 minutes)
Starring JK Anicoche and Lowell Conales
Screens at the Videotheque with Manoro on Nov 26 Mon to Nov 29 Thu 4:30 p.m. onwards; Nov 30 Fri 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards; Dec 1 Sat 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards
The execution for treason and sedition of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio along with his younger brother Procopio in the mountains circa 1897 runs parallel a century and a decade after to the tale of a young man longing for the older brother he has not seen for years.
Digital Lokal Grand Prize, Best Director—2007 Cinemanila IFF; Official Selection for Director's Focus—2007 Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente; Official Selection—2007 Hong Kong IFF; Official Selection—2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam

Paraiso: Tatlong Kuwento ng Pag-asa
A Gawad Kalinga Production
Presented by Youth for Christ with Sigma Kappa Pi Fraternity-Diliman Chapter
Screens on Nov 27 Tue 5 p.m.
Three inspiring stories of ordinary people are made into a movie that testifies the grassroots movement for poverty alleviation sweeping the county.
Direction: Ricky Davao, Jun Lana, Joel Ruiz. Screenplay: Jun Lana, Monster Jimenez, Joel Ruiz, Rose Colindres. Cast: Maricel Soriano, Cesar Montano, Ricky Davao, Michael V, Robert Arevalo, Carmi Martin, Lilia Dizon, Maricel Laxa.
2007 111 minutes 35mm color

Ataul for Rent
An Artiste Entertainment Works Production
Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board
Screens on Nov 27 Tue 7 p.m.; Nov 28 Wed 5/7 p.m.
A live-in couple makes a living renting out coffins in a narrow, congested and miserable neighborhood alley of destitute slum dwellers.
Official Selection for Golden Pyramid—2007 Cairo IFF; Official Selection—2007 Chennai Film Festival; Official Selection—2007 Kerala IFF; Official Selection—2007 Montreal World Film Festival
Direction and Screenplay: Neal Tan. Cast: Jaclyn Jose, Joel Torre, Irma Adlawan, Coco Martin, Ronnie Lazaro, Pen Medina , Nonong Buencamino.
2007 94 minutes 35mm color

Death in the Land of Encantos (Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga Engkanto)
Digital Feature from Produksyung Sine Olivia with Hubert Bals Fund (2007, 540 minutes, English subtitles)
Presented by Camera-as-Art Movement
Premieres on Nov 29 Thu 10 a.m. onwards
A hapless poet after a lengthy stint in Russia returns to his hometown to witness the aftermath of a super typhoon said to be the worst to hit the country in living memory.
Winner of Horizons Special Mention—2007 Venice IFF; Official Selection—2007 Toronto IFF
Direction and Screenplay: Lav Diaz. Cast: Roeder Camanag, Kalila Aguilos, Sophia Aves, Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Dante Perez, Gemma Cuenca .

To always get screening alerts, join UP Film Institute e-group: upfilminstitute@ yahoogroups. com

Always watch UP Film Institute screenings and be kept informed of all UP Film Institute’s forthcoming attractions. Be especially alert of added screenings day by day. Unless indicated otherwise, screenings are held at the Cine Adarna’s 800-seat main cinema. Program is subject to change without prior notice.

University of the Philippines Film Institute
(Member, CILECT/Internationa l Association of Film and Television Schools )
Academic Programs and Research
Plaridel Hall, Ylanan Road , UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 2669, 2670; 9206863 (Telefax)
Extension and Theater Services
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 4286, 4289; 9262722 (Telefax); 9263640 (Cinema Hotline); 9250286
upfilminstitute.multiply. com
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Monday, November 19, 2007

Calling All Artists: Artists Welfare Project General Assembly



4:00 -7:00 P.M. / Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining(Multi Purpose Hall)
4th Floor, Tanghalang Pambansa,
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard , Pasay City

AGENDA: Report of the Interim Board of Directors
Election of Regular Board of Directors

NOTE: 1. Nominations for the Board of Directors (fifteen seats) are open and shall be accepted until Thursday, 15 November 2007. Please use enclosed Nomination Form and send/fax to the Office of the Artistic Director, Cultural Center of the Philippines (fax no.

2. Only those who have completely filled out the Membership Form and paid the Membership Fee of One Thousand Pesos (P 1,000.00) are qualified to vote or be voted into office.

For any inquiries, please contact Dennis N. Marasigan (0916-5918815) or Violy Mero (832-3669).

For those who have not signed up to be a member, you may still do so on the same day. There will be a pre-membership briefing before the general assembly and you can pay your membership fee and fill up the membership form right away which will entitle you to vote in the election.
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4th Neo-Angono Public Art Festival

November 20-22, 2007
4th NEO-ANGONO Public Art Festival

Nov 20 Tuesday Day 1
4th NEO-ANGONO Public Art Festival

6am Tribute to Botong and Maestro Lucio San Pedro, Angono Catholic Cemetery

8am Sangandaan ng Kasaysayan ng Malayang Pamamahayag sa Pilipinas (Unveiling of Neo-Angono's Copyrighted Reproduction of the NPC Mural Project) Angono Gymnasium

8am Poetry Mobile/Distribution Project - Grupo 3/7, KM64, LIRA Angono Town Proper

9am Market Sign Intervention - Michael de Guzman
Angono Public Market Rooftop
9am Mga Obrang Gala - Jon Santos and Transient Collective Angono Town Plaza

10am Publik Box - Turo Sanchez, Mael De Guzman, Vangie Garcia Paso bridge, Brgy. San Roque

Wrapped: Traces - Mark Salvatus in collaboration with the community of Pulong Matsing Brgy. San Roque

Coca-Cola Country - Jan Reyes and Mike Bayquen Angono Town Proper Bridge

Rosaryo ng mga Alalahanin - Ian Lomongo and the Grupo 3-7 Poets within the vicinity of St. Clement Church

5pm Obra ng mga Alaala at Tradisyon - Kaktus URS Taytay and Paleta Art Group Angono River, Bgy. San Roque

5pm Mga Obrang Gala - Jon Santos and Transient Collective Angono Town Plaza

5pm Publik Box - Turo Sanchez, Mael De Guzman, Vangie Garcia Laguna de Bai

6pm Publik Box - Turo Sanchez, Mael De Guzman, Vangie Garcia St.Clement Church

7pm Fusing Horizons - Allan Alcantara, Aaron Bautista, and Totong Francisco Nemiranda Art Cafe

7pm Hubog - Aga Francisco 2nd floor Nemiranda Art Cafe

8pm Open Mic Poetry and Acoustic Night Distribution of 3/7 Chop Book Nemiranda Art Cafe

Nov. 21 Wednesday Day 2
4th NEO-ANGONO Public Art Festival

10am Cidera - Infinity and Accident Performance Angono Town Proper

1-5pm Graffiti as Street Art - Pilipinas Street Plan(T-Linc, ungga, mutationation, vermonyo, egg) Angono Town Proper

6pm Scene Seen - Maria Frances Q. Eugenio The Second Gallery

8pm Mga Obrang Gala - Jon Santos and Transient Collective Metrobank Parking Lot

8pm Sine-Silip sa Sinag-tala - Short films from young independent filmmakers(Roxlee, Emman de la Cruz, Rianne Hill Soriano, BJ Hernandez, Peachy Policarpio and others) Metrobank Parking Lot

Nov. 22 Thursday Day 3
4th NEO-ANGONO Public Art Festival

9am Kasaysayan ng mga Hanggahan - Ian Lomongo, Owe Sanchez and Tanghalang Angono Angono Public Market

3pm Kasaysayan ng mga Hanggahan - Ian Lomongo, Owe Sanchez and Tanghalang Angono vicinity of the Angono Town Plaza

4pm Street performance - Ugat-Lahi Collective Angono Town Proper

5pm BANGKAW! Dula-i, singgiti. - Oro Art Guild Inc. - Nick Aca, Errol Balcos, Vhoyet Vasquez Balite, Poblacion Itaas

6pm ALTER-ATION - Anino Shadowplay Collective(Don Salubayba, Teny Arellano, Briandale Tadeo, Andrew Cruz, Teta Tulay) Balite, Poblacion Itaas

8pm Bisperas (Closing Night Performance) - Dayuhan, Elemento, Coffee Break Island, Good Leaf, Juan Pablo Dream, Neighbors, Go Signals, and the Sappy Red Hearts Club Band Manila East Road Highway

4th NEO-ANGONO Public Art Festival
Neo-Angono Artists Collective
Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Call: 63+0915-5337308
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Philippine Art Education Association Seminar

PAEA CARES (Creativity in Action, a Resource for SpeakerS)
Nov. 17, 2007, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Balagtas Central School, Balagtas, Bulacan

Program of Activities:

8:00 am to 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am to 12:00 nn Faber-Castell Creativity Enhancement presents "Nurturing Creativity" - Mr. Sid Hildawa
12:00 nn to 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Workshop


1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Group 1
Paper Sculpture
Ms. Ching Estarija

Group 2
Ms. Maria Gracia Fulgencio

Group 3
Ms. Laura Jugueta

Group 4
Ms. Rosel Valenzuela
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm


4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Setting up / Viewing of Teachers’ Art Exhibit
Distribution of Certificates of Attendance
Mr. SonnyIsaac, Don Bosco Technical School, Makati
Director, Education

The participants may choose more than one workshop from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

P500.00 registration fee for non-members, P450.00 for members. For more info: please visit or call: Mr. Sonny Isaac 09213087208.
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Art Show @ Nineveh Artspace

Art Show at
Nineveh Artspace
November 25 - December 16, 2007

"PAGITAN" By Brenda Fajardo
"SOLO FLIGHT" By Joselito Jandayan
"ENTABLADO" By Bayani Acala
"KA-ARAW-AN" (Baglan)
"KWENTONG KUTSERO" New works by ten(10) multi awarded artists:
Cruz,Cuvos,Dalmacio ,Guzman,Manes, Omampo,Roxas, Sanchez,Sierra and

Show will start at 2:00pm. at Nineveh Artspace
Jonah's House of Prayer
2452 1st. Avenue
Villa Silangan Subd. Sta. Cruz, Laguna
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Become A Member Of NCCA's 19 Committees!

Are you a cultural worker? Are you an artist? Are you an expert in
your field? Is your organization into arts? Are you a translator? Are
you a leader of any indigenous groups? Then sign up and become a
member of one of the National Commission for Culture and Arts' (NCCA)
19 committees. This is a nationwide search for new members.

For the past fifteen years, the NCCA has been at the helm of
formulating policies for the development of culture and arts in the
country and has been vigorously administering the National Endowment
Fund for Culture and Arts. This November, the NCCA is opening its
doors to new members who would help the organization fortify its
objectives (to view objectives, click
http://www.ncca. ncca/history. php ).

For the complete guidelines on membership, please click this link:
http://www.ncca. ncca/committee- membership. php If you
know that you are qualified to become a member, do fill up the
application form that can be found in the said link.

Deadline for the submission of application is November 16, 2007. NO

For further details, contact 5272192 local 502 up to 512.
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1st Philippine Airlines Photo Contest Crowns Best Photographers

Philippine Airlines proudly announces the winners of the First Philippine Airlines Photo Contest, following awarding ceremonies conducted November 10, 2007 at the SM Mall of Asia. Led by top photographer George Tapan, the judges and executives from Epson and Philippine Airlines presented the winners with their awards and over a million pesos in total prizes.

The winners of the Professional Division, which features photographers using any SLR,
DSLR or medium format camera, include Ronie N. Poblacion from Iloilo, recipient of The Beauty of the Philippine Scapes Award, with his entry, "Harvest Time." The Beauty of the Filipino Spirit Award went to Joseph R. Yamane of Manila, for his entry, "Princess," while Arnold C. Jumpay from Manila won The Beauty of Filipino Culture Award for his entry, "Wedding Day." Each of these winners will receive Php 50,000, an Epson printer, and a Philippine Airlines package tour to either Beijing, Bangkok or Hong Kong.

The Enthusiast Division allows the use of any point-and-shoot camera, as well as SLR or DSLR camera. This division's winners are The Beauty of Philippine Scapes Award-winner Victor V. Alvarez from Manila with his entry, "Huyup Wonder"; The Beauty of the Filipino Spirit Award-winner Jacob Borres of Iloilo with his entry, "Sipag at Tiyaga"; and The Beauty of Filipino Culture Awardee Maria Catalina G. Jumpay of Manila, with her entry, "Panata." Winners in this division will each receive Php 30,000, an Epson printer, and a Philippine Airlines package tour to either Boracay, Cebu or Laoag.

Winners from the Junior Division, open to photographers 13 years old and below using cellphone or any point-and-shoot cameras, include John Carl Dacula of Manila, whose entry "Mamamalakaya" bagged The Beauty of the Philippine Scapes Award; and Jacob A. Cheong from Manila, who won The Beauty of the Filipino Spirit Award for his entry, "Knitting for Money." Each of these winners will receive Php 15,000, an Epson printer, and a Philippine Airlines package tour to either Hong Kong Disneyland or El Nido.

The eight winners were chosen out of some 2,000 entries submitted by professional and
amateur photographers nationwide. The First Philippine Airlines Photo Contest is the first and most prestigious competition of its kind this year, as well as the first photography competition in Philippine history to be opened to junior division. The winning and finalists' entries will be on exhibit at the SM Mall Asia until Tuesday, November 13, 2007. The exhibit will then tour SM Cebu and SM Davao before making its final stop at SM Baguio. The winning photos may also be viewed online and

The First Philippine Airlines Photo Contest aims to promote Philippine ecotourism, as well as encourage photographers of all ages and skill levels to develop their talents. The competition is for the benefit of Philippine Airlines Foundations ecotourism projects, and is co-organized by One Workshop, Inc. and Eastgate Publishing Corporation. The First Philippine Airlines Photo Contest is presented in partnership with EPSON and SM Supermalls. Sponsors include Exist, Mabuhay Magazine, I-MAG Photography, www.philphotography .net, 12th Graphic Expo 2007, OWG Creative Centre, Speed Magazine, Action & Fitness, Marithe Francois Girbaud, El Nido, EMBASSY and The Tides Boracay
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TutoK presents KASAYSAYANG Exhibit

TutoK presents KASAYSAYANG:
a two-part exhibit on history

The artists’ initiative TutoK presents “Kasaysayang,” its seventh exhibit in two parts at two Makati venues this November.

After setting its focus on human rights issues in a series of exhibits last year and in early 2007, TutoK takes a provocative look at the past as it continues to the present. “Kasaysayang” is a play on what history as a word evokes, eliciting on one hand, a sense of misgiving, but also looks forward and commits to bring history forward into new meanings, functions and actions.

“Kasaysayang” is curated by Noel Soler Cuizon, and features past and recent works by over 180 artists and collectives who have been supporting TutoK in the past two years. Through this exhibition, TutoK hopes to generate funding to fuel more collaborative efforts next year- workshops, talks and other events that will further promote artists’ initiatives and advocacies.

The first part, Takdang Aralin - Unang Yugto will open on November 17, 7:00pm at the Artspace of Glorietta 4, Ayala Center , Makati City , and may be viewed during mall hours until November 27.

The second part, Balik-Aral, Ikalawang Yugto will open on the 2nd Anniversary of TutoK, November 30, 7:00pm at the Alab Art Space of the Intellectual Property Philippines , 351 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue , Makati City, and may be viewed 9:00am-6:00pm until January 11, 2008.

A forum on art, history, and intellectual property rights will be the exhibit’s culminating activity at the Alab Art Space on Friday, January 11, 2008 from 2:00-5:00pm. The exhibit and its corresponding activities are open and free to the public.

Sales inquiries may be directed to Britania Art Projects, Telefax 3876373 and Mobile 09178070327.
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Friday, November 09, 2007

Neo-Angono Artists Collective Forum @ UP Diliman

The Neo-Angono Artists Collective will hold a forum entitled “Bird-Monsters, Slipshod Alterations, and Sappy Red Hearts Pierced with Arrows: An Open Forum on Censorship, Press Freedom, and Intellectual Property Rights.” It will be held on Nov. 9, Friday, 1-5pm, at the Claro M. Recto Hall of the Faculty Center , UP Diliman, Quezon City .

The NAAC will present to the public documents and photos related to the NPC mural controversy.

Neo-Angono is also calling for the artist community, writers, and journalists to come and support the group’s call to oppose censorship and uphold press freedom and artistic expression.

The forum is sponsored by Contend-UP , CAL -Student Council, and the Philippine Collegian.
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Final Call for Light & Shade Digital Photography Workshop

Fundamentals of Digital Photography by Parallax Studio
- Wesley Villarica

November 17 & 24, 2007
9AM - 6PM (Saturdays)

Open to all beginners and hobbyists

Experience taking photos in a photography studio
setting supervised by Wesley Villarica, one of the
most in-demand photographers in our country.

Learn the basics of photography, from taking an in
depth look of the digital cameras and lenses, all the
way to editing your photos in photoshop.

Limited seats available!!!
So reserve ASAP!

only 5,000.00 Php for both days.
Fee is inclusive of Snacks, Hand-outs, Computer usage
(photo editing) and certificate of completion

for inquiries or for registration form requests (will
be sent vial email) , call or text 0917-8587462 look
for Katrina Dayrit

Registration forms are available at:
Parallax Studios
Unit 313 La Fuerza Plaza 1
2241 Don Chino Roces Ave. Makati.
tel #: 8912778

Click on the link below to register!!!

or text your email address and and name to 09178587462

Again, this is our FINAL CALL!!!
Hope to see you there!
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eros Exhibit @ Artasia Gallery

Everyone is invited to see this sculpture exhibit
entitled "EROS" by Jun Vicaldo.

"EROS" runs on November 10-December 6, 2007 at the ARTASIA GALLERY, Megamall Bldg.A,4th flr.

For inquiries, contact tel. 6345945.
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Welcome to Intelstar & Gee Gee At Waterina in Silliman University

The rolicking one-act plays WELCOME TO INTELSTAR and GEE GEE AT WATERINA will be presented by Tanghalang Pilipino at the Silliman University's Luce Auditorium, Dumaguete City on Saturday, November 10, 2007, at 3:00 and 8:00 P.M.

WELCOME TO INTELSTAR introduces the audience to Ma'am Chelsea, a call-center trainor, as she welcomes her company's new recruits. Written and Directed by Palanca Award-Winner CHris Martinez, WELCOME TO INTELSTAR features stage luminary Mailes Kanapi as Ma'am Chelsea.

GEE GEE AT WATERINA is J. Dennis Teodosio's fictionalized retelling of an evening in the life of a once-upon-a- war comfort gay and his politician benefactor. Veteran Lou Veloso shares the stage with Paolo Cabanero, directed by Roobak Valle.

These performances of WELCOME TO INTELSTAR and GEE GEE AT WATERINA are under the auspicies of the Office of the President of Silliman University.
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Cinekatipunan in November 2007

Cinekatipunan in November 2007 (1st Year Anniversary)
5-7PM, Mag:net Cafe Katipunan

3 (Sat) JP Carpio: HILO (Premiere)
5 (Mon) Unitel Monday: Lino Brocka: Insiang (1976, 1
h. 35min.)
6 (Tue) Cinekatipunan 1st Year Anniversary Celebration
6PM (Invited
Guest of Honor: Tony Gloria)
7 (Wed) Films by Visual Artists: FRONT FLIP GONE BAD
feat Jed Escueta,
Arvin Viola & Pow Abella(Presented by Poklong Anading)
8 (Thu) Noriel M. Jarito: Impen, OFW, Bagong Bayani o
Baliw na Bayani,
9 (Fri) Films by the UP Students of Ramon Bautista
10 (Sat) Deyb Cecilio: BACLARAN (Premiere)
12 (Mon) Unitel Monday: Pablo Biglang-awa: Inang Yaya
(2006, 1h.
40min.)(Q&A with filmmaker to follow)
13 (Tue) Leestory
14 (Wed) Archiving Artist-run Spaces: Future Prospects
/ Gary Ross
(Presented by Ringo Bunoan)
15 (Thu) Topel Lee: SHORT FILMS
16 (Fri) Nani Naguit Short Films
17 (Sat) Films from the Philippine High School for the
19 (Mon) Unitel Monday: Mark Meiley: La Visa Loca
(2005, 1h.
45min.)(Q&A with filmmaker to follow)
20 (Tue) Arkipelago / Malu Maniquis: Music Video Album
of Progressive Songs (Rage by The Jerks, Awit ng
Kalayaan, Dakilang
Pakikibaka by Tambisan sa Sining, Kultura ti Wayawaya,
Bumangon Ta'y
Amin by Salidummay, Gyera! By Agaw Agimat, Puno sa
Gubat by Joey Ayala
at ang Bagong Lumad, Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley &
the Wailers, The
Storm by Chikoy Pura, Sumulong ka, Bayan by Patatag)
21 (Wed) Archiving Artist-run Spaces: Junk Shop /
Russ and Eng Chan
(Presented by Ringo Bunoan)
22 (Thu) Khavn: KRISTO (Premiere)
23 (Fri) Rock the Rehas: 4 Short Films on Philippine
Jails from Rock
Ed Philippines
24 (Sat) Films from Miriam College and Philippine High
School for the
26 (Mon) Unitel Monday:Ramona S. Diaz: Imelda (2004,
1h. 43 min)
27 (Tue) Cinekalikasan (Presented by Lisa Ito)
28 (Wed) Archiving Artist-run Spaces: Pinaglabanan
Gallery / Agnes
Arellano (Presented by Ringo Bunoan)
29 (Thu) Short Films by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo,
Felinda Bagas, Vivian
30 (Fri) Pow Martinez: NUN RADAR PARTY
1 Dec (Sat) GARISH BARISH (Presented by Poklong
Tom Daniel Reiersen (Norway)
Leonor Torres (Spain)
Sigmund Skard (Norway)
Iselin Linstad Hauge (Norway)
Ragnhild Johansen (Norway)
Endre Tveiten (Norway)
Ayman Al Ayraq (Palestine)
Cristina Pedreira (Spain)
Lucia Rivero (Spain)
Silje Linge Haaland (Norway)
Margarida Paiva (Portugal)
Hanna Therese Boyesen (Norway)
Jet Pascua (Philippines)
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tanglaw - National Artists Exhibit @ UP Vargas Museum

Kawilihan Gallery
Vargas Museum, UP Diliman

University of the Philippines' National Artists
- Abueva
Tolentino -

6PM Thursday
October 25, 2007

The exhibition, Tanglaw, runs until 9 February 2008
at the Kawilihan Gallery of the UP Vargas Museum.
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Peculiar People Exhibit @ Tintero Art & Design Studio




OCTOBER 30, 2007


Unit 502 FSS Building
#20 Scout Tuazon corner Scout Castor Streets
Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City



visit www.back2basic. for more of his artworks.
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Wilfredo Offemaria's Font Exhibit @ Blanc Art Space

"FONT" by
Wilfredo "Offe" Offemaria
Blanc Art Space

Wilfredo "Offe" Offemaria mulls over universality as he incorporates various symbols into his abstract works in "Font," his latest exhibit at Blanc Art Space, 2E Crown Tower, 107 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati.

His preoccupation with writing forms and typeface has him filling canvases with paint-embossed numbers amid broad arcs and random dots, the choice of Arabic numerals an apt metaphor for
understanding that encompasses race, geography, discipline, and technology. In some
pieces his wide, textured strokes result in Chinese prosperity characters that are the artist's take on oriental brush painting while he refers to the far-reaching influences of the Sino culture, familiar worldwide.

With reverence, Offemaria also renders the native Filipino script Baybayin, more popularly known as Alibata, in part cultural tribute and in part lament about its waning recognition.

"Font" runs from October 29 to November 17, 2007.

For more details on Wilfredo Offemaria's Font Exhibit @ Blanc Art Space, please visit email or call/sms 752-0032/0920- 9276436
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Myra Beltran and Paul Morales in Signature

Myra Beltran and Paul Morales
in SIGNATURE November 17-18, 2007


Signature features works that have the respective dance artist's undeniable stamp -- dance with a highly personal artistic vision.

Dates: Nov. 17 and 18, 2007 8pm

Venue: Dance Forum, 36E West Avenue, Quezon City (across the street from Facial Perfect Salon). Map available for downloading at www.mbeltrandancefo

Featured dancer/choregraphers:
Myra Beltran
Paul Morales
Ava Maureeen Villanueva
Herbert Alvarez
Nina Hayuma Habulan
Jethro Pioquinto
Elena Laniog
John Philip Martir

Ticket price: P150.00 only
For details and reservations:
Telephone: 373-2946 and 373-2947
Cell: 0917-5219227

Publicity and promotions for Signature is provided in part by The Lemon Circle Event Management and Consultancy ( .

In celebration of performance venue Dance Forum’s instrumental role in defining independent dance practice in the Philippines, “Signature” will be staged there on Nov. 17 and 18.

To be showcased are contemporary dance artists Myra Beltran and Paul Morales in signature pieces as well as the works of the winners of the recently concluded Wi_fi Body Festival's New Choreographers Competition, the first choreography competition for the solo-duet form in the Philippines.

An alternative, intimate and open-air performance venue, Dance Forum was founded by Beltran in 1995. She is a leading figure in Philippine independent dance, conceptualizing and leading the World Dance Alliance-Philippine s Choreographers' Network in the groundbreaking Contemporary Dance Map Series and the Wi_fi Body Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines that has supported choreographers and dancers in the independent contemporary dance scene in the Philippines.

“Ten years ago, Dance Forum opened publicly,” said Beltran. “At that time, independent dance practice in the Philippines necessarily had to be contemporary in approach and aesthetic. The direction has subsequently developed in many branching streams, but the idea of the solo dance, and all its political implications in the history of dance, is an important step in any ground-breaking dance movement. We want to celebrate and commemorate that idea all over again.”

Working through the birthing pains of establishing the idea of “solo artist” or “solo dance,” Beltran has successfully laid the foundations for the understanding and appreciation for this performing art form. “Now I can proudly say that the idea stands on solid ground and that, as a matter of fact, it is a privilege to do solo dance work,” she said. “This ‘rebellion,’ this ‘signature’ is what we want to celebrate – a celebration of the spirit that opened up Dance Forum to house independent contemporary dance, with a new generation of artists carrying on the practice.”

Ticket price: P150.00 only
For details and reservations:
Telephone: 373-2946 and 373-2947
Cell: 0917-5219227
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Blue Repertory's All Shook Up Open Auditions Extended!

Announces OPEN auditions for the rockin' Broadway musical!

Set in the summer of 1955, ALL SHOOK UP tells the story of a small-town girl who dreams of hitting the open road until a leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger speeds into her life and leads a square little town into discovering the magic of romance and the power of rock 'n' roll.

Featuring 24 all-time favorite Elvis hits like "Heartbreak Hotel", "Jailhouse Rock", and " Can't Help Falling In Love " woven into a whole new story, ALL SHOOK UP is a surefire hip-bustin' musical feast that will rock the Philippine stage and have rock 'n' roll fanatics of all ages jumping out of their blue suede shoes!

With Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan (Stages of Love, Basted) as director and Chari Arespacochaga (Avenue Q, Doubt) as creative consultant, ALL SHOOK UP will be staged from February 1 - 17 at the AFP Theater .

AUDITIONS will be on:

SATURDAY, October 27, 2007
from 8AM-4:30PM at
SEC C 201 A (also known as SEC Lec 3),
Ateneo de Manila University

Those interested to audition must prepare 2 contrasting musical theater songs (one slow, one fast), and must be ready to dance and sing rock 'n' roll.

Please bring the ff:
1) piano score or minus-one for each song
2) current 2x2 picture
3) dance clothes
4) resume (optional)

For more inquiries, contact Emjo at 09186811754.
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Going Underwater Talk @ Filipinas Heritage Library

The registration for Going Underwater on October 27,
Saturday (3:00-6:00 p.m.) at the Filipinas Heritage
Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City
across The Peninsula Manila is still ongoing. In case
you are interested in attending (or if you know anyone
who is), here are the details -

We are inviting all aspiring underwater photographers
to learn from the experts in this field of
photography. Know the basic skills and gears required
for underwater photography from Alex and Nathan Floro,
Tet Lara, Adel Samson, Nonoy Tan, Gutsy Tuason, and
Adrien Uichico. To aid the discussion, a slide show of
underwater photographs will be presented. Underwater
cameras by Olympus, basic diving suits by Speedo,
basic diving gears by Aquamundo, and related books on
diving or underwater photography will also be on

No fees will be collected but pre-registration is
required due to the limited number of slots. For more
details, please call 8921801, email, or visit

* * *
Digital 101: Photography and the Computer
November 5, 6, 8, 12 and 13, 2007 (6:00 to 9:00 p.m.)

The workshop, designed for digital camera users who
want to learn the basics of photography, discusses
topics such as:

- Factors affecting photographic output
- Basic understanding of light
- The digital camera and its functions
- Exposure setting
- How to see better pictures
- How to take better pictures
- Basic image enhancement and output considerations

For more details, please call 892-1801, email, or visit
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Cesare & The Electric Underground Collective @ Mag:net Cafe


"Cesare & The Electric Underground Collective" performs live for the first time at Mag:net Cafe Bonifacio High Street on Monday, October 29 at 8.00 P.M.

Headlined by 2007 Araw Ng Maynila Awardee Cesare A.X. Syjuco -- along with his equally celebrated daughters Maxine and Trix Syjuco -- the collective is comprised of progressive poets, musicians and performance artists rarely seen on the local café and club circuit, but who have nevertheless reaped much attention and critical acclaim for their innovative work with spoken word and performed poetry.

Along with the famed Syjucos, performers for the evening will include Alfred Yuson, Eghai Roxas, Mannet Villariba, Bob Balingit, Yanna Acosta and Project Ganymede, Danny Sillada, Frank Rivera, Mitch Garcia & Ian Madrigal, Ria Munoz, Nina Beltran, Mat, J.P., Bleeding Boy Noise Orchestra with Troll del Castillo, Lirio Salvador and Elemento, Parking in Mogadishu , and The Blame, among others.
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Rodel Tapaya's Perya Exhibit @ Boston Gallery

Boston Gallery
Exhibit opening and reception with the artist
20 October 2007
6:00 pm

The exhibit was inspired by a local carnival called perya, a place of chance, amusements and horror. Perya’s locality, things and people are very powerful subjects in painting, Most of the series are very lively in terms of color but ironically these paintings are no happy pictures. Today we seldom see perya. But I think its presence can be felt. Game shows that give prize money in exchange of self-humiliation, people with disabilities are still deprived of job opportunities and rights, gambling seen as a way to have a better life. The exhibit invites its viewers to experience perya once again. Not just a place to take pleasure in games of chance, fun rides and see terrifying images but also witness a social reality.

Twenty-seven year old Rodel Tapaya studied Painting at University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. He won the grand prize in the 2001 Nokia Arts Awards Asia-Pacific held in Seoul, Korea and was sent for intensive art studies on drawing and painting at the Parsons School of Design in New York and at the University and of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland. He was short-listed for two consecutive years (2005 and 2006) by Ateneo Art Awards.

Rodel Tapaya's Perya Exhibit @ Boston Gallery runs from October 20, 2007 to November 7, 2007.
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60th AAP Annual Art Competition 2007

present the


Kindly read the rules and regulations carefully. The
AAP shall strictly implement the rules published
herein. All members/competitors are required to


The 60th AAP Annual Art Competition 2007 is open to
all bonafide members.
Regular Members may join all five (5) categories.
Associate Members 16-20 years of age as of submission
date may join only the Special Categories, namely Art
Photography and Drawing.

Membership should be renewed on or before the date of
submission by paying the annual dues. Non-members who
wish to join should apply first.
Regular Membership is open to artists, Fine Arts
students, art enthusiasts and cultural workers 21
years old and above.
Associate Membership is open to artists 16-20 years
old as of submission date who may be students, art
enthusiasts or cultural workers.
For bonafide members and applicants, please submit two
(2) recent 1”x1” photos for the AAP Identification
For new members, please submit a comprehensive resume,
two (2) recent 1”x1” photos for the AAP Identification
Card and fill up the AAP Bio Data.
Regular Membership Fee is Two Hundred Fifty Pesos (PhP
250.00) for both renewal and new membership.
Associate Membership Fee is Two Hundred Fifty Pesos
(PhP 250.00) as well.
A participant may join several categories, provided
that ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CATEGORY will be submitted.
Entry Fee is Two Hundred Fifty Pesos (PhP 250.00) per

subject for review by the AAP Board. The AAP is
entitled to a 30% share of the sale value.
An entry is considered to be an artistic product of an
artworks should be the original artistic
creation of the participating artist. Non-compliance
will result to disqualification of entry or revocation
of title.

All entries must be SIGNED. Information to be written
on the Entry Details Form and attached at the back of
entry: artist’s name, address, contact details,
category, entry title and price.
Each entry should be accompanied by a 5” x 7” (5R)
colored photograph of the artwork, with the same
information as above written on the Entry Details Form
and attached at the back of photo. You may also avail
of the services of the AAP Official Photographer for a
minimal fee.
Entries for the Painting, Mixed Media, Art Photography
and Drawing Categories should be framed and have
provisions for hanging. Pedestals are optional for
entries to the Sculpture Category.

SUBMISSION DATE: NOVEMBER 24, 2007, Saturday, from
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Entries in the Painting and Mixed
Media Categories are to be submitted at the GSIS MUSEO
NG SINING at the CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, while
entries for the Sculpture, Art Photography and Drawing
should be submitted at the KANLUNGAN NG SINING, Rizal
Park, Manila.

All accepted entries will automatically be featured on
the 60th AAP Annual Art Catalogue 2007. However, due
to limited exhibition space, entries will be
pre-screened by a panel of judges. Only entries which
pass pre-screening will be exhibited in the above

All decisions by the Board of Judges are final.


Major Categories (Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media)

1st Prize PhP 30,000 Cash + Trophy

2nd Prize PhP 20,000 Cash + Medal

3rd Prize PhP 10,000 Cash + Medal

Special Categories (Art Photography and Drawing)

Best Entry Php 5,000 Cash + Medal

Honorable Mention Awardees will be awarded with

AWARDING: The Awarding Ceremony will be announced at a
later date.

EXHIBITION: Exhibition will follow the Awarding

RETRIEVAL: Retrieval of non-winning entries will be
from January 10 to February 10, 2008 in the same venue
the entries were submitted. Painting and Mixed Media
entries shall be retrieved at the GSIS Museo ng
Sining, while Sculpture, Art Photography and Drawing
entries shall be retrieved at the
Kanlungan ng Sining. All entries not retrieved within
the period shall automatically become property of the

AAP shall not be held legally liable for any damages
to entries as a result of the competition or the
failure of the participant to follow the rules and
Submission of entries signifies acceptance of the
rules and regulations of the competition.



Any pigment on ground – e.g. oil / acrylic on canvas,
watercolor on paper, tempera on board, etc.
Dimensions: 30”x40”, excluding frame. Vertical or
horizontal orientation.

Three dimensional artwork in the round, using any
material or technique
Dimensions: Maximum of 4 feet or within the volume
measure of 60 cubic feet. 100 kilos maximum weight.

Mixed Media

Assemblage, collage, decoupage, relief panel with
found objects, etc.
Dimensions: 30”x40” with maximum thickness of 6 inches
from the wall. Vertical or horizontal orientation. 25
kilos maximum weight.

Art Photography

Photographs should be original, unpublished and taken
during November 2006-November 2007. The participant
must be the original author and sole owner of his or
her photo entry/ies.
Dimensions: 11”x17” or A3 Size. Vertical or horizontal
orientation, full color or black and white printed on
photo paper. Photographs should be framed and ready
for hanging upon submission.
Medium could either be film or digital, but no entries
on disk or e-mail will be accepted.
Alterations after exposure – digital darkroom,
painting, airbrushing, paste-on or assembly are not
allowed. Creative effects must be done in-camera at
the time of exposure, such as multiple exposure, flash
fill, light painting, filtration, etc.
Creative effects or minimal digital manipulation such
as enhancement of color and contrast is allowed, but
paste-ups and collages are prohibited.
Person(s) appearing in the photograph should have a
signed release form supplied and kept by the artist.


Graphite, pen and ink, ballpen, charcoal, colored
pencils on paper
Dimensions: 21”x29” excluding frame. Vertical or
horizontal orientation.

For details and inquiries, please call (632) 3030907
or drop by the AAP Office and Gallery, Kanlungan ng
Sining, Rizal Park, Manila. You may also post your
questions at or text
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