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Monday, July 30, 2007

Cinemanila: Celebrating Southeast Asian Cinema: ASEAN Cinema Focus

Celebrating Southeast Asian Cinema: ASEAN Cinema Focus in the 9th
Cinemanila International Film Festival

In commemoration of the ASEAN's 40th year anniversary, the 9th
Cinemanila International Film Festival (CIFF) will be showcasing
several of the region's best films in an ASEAN Cinema Focus. The
official line-up will include Thailand's The Dorm, Alone, and
Syndromes and a Century; and Malaysia's Village People Radio Show
and Love Conquers All. The Festival will screen several films of Pen-
ek Ratanaruang and Garin Nugroho, including the latter's Leaf on a
Pillow, winner of the Lino Brocka Award in the first CIFF in 1999.
As part of its Competition highlights, the CIFF will give an award
to the Best ASEAN Film of the year. A cash prize of PhP250,000.00
will be presented to the winner of this award. The Best ASEAN Short
Film will be similarly honored; the winner will receive a prize of
PhP50,000.00. These competitions and awards are made possible by the
joint efforts of the Film Development Council of the Philippines
(FDCP), and Cinemanila.

Seeking to promote the identity of ASEAN cinema, CIFF will also be
launching the SEAWAVE project this year. Some of the most prominent
filmmakers of the region will each be contributing 3- to 5-minute
films revolving around the theme of "A Journey." The project will
culminate in the production of a 90-minute feature from the
contributions, to be previewed during the Festival. Among the
filmmakers who have been invited to participate in the SEAWAVE
project are Riri Riza, Garin Nugrotto, Nan Achnas, and the I-Cinema
Group of Indonesia; U-Wei Bin Hajissari, James Lee, Ho Yu Hang, Tan
Chui Mui, and Amir Muhammad of Malaysia; Eric Khoo, Royston Tan, and
Kelvin Tong of Singapore; Nonzee Nimibutr, Apitchatpong
Weerasititakiul, Wisit Sasanathieng, and Penek Rattanaruang of
Thailand; and Lav Diaz, John Torres, Raya Martin, Jeffrey Jeturian,
Dante Mendoza, Auraeus Solito, and Rox Lee of the Philippines.

The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival will have its run
from 8 to 19 August 2007 at Gateway Mall Cineplex 10 in Araneta
Center, Quezon City, and from 17 to 19 August 2007 in Boracay
. The CIFF is organized jointly by the Independent Cinema
Association of the Philippines (ICAP), the Film Development Council
of the Philippines (FDCP), the National Commission for Culture and
the Arts (NCCA), and a specially commissioned inter-agency
committee, with Major Partners: the Office of the President, the
Department of Tourism, CinemaOne, and Gateway Cineplex 10; Gold
Sponsors: Manila Bulletin, Philippine Airlines, and Web Philippines
Inc.; Festival Sponsor: ClicktheCity. com; Event Sponsors: Asian
Spirit and Boysen Paints.

For more information, you may refer to the official CIFF website at or contact the Cinemanila Secretariat
through its email address, cinemanila@gmail. com.
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Paulo Vinluan's Third Solo Exhibition @ blanc

We paint pictures in our heads. Mental notes of what
we want to happen, having a vision of our future
selves. Inspired by a paint-by-numbers painting I saw
in a flea market, I saw a relationship between the
paint-by-numbers painting and that of my own mental
picture of my moving to Brooklyn last February of this
year. My paintings have always been a reflection of
myself in current situations that I am in. The
paintings in this exhibition is a dialogue between the
ideals we set ourselves to do and the reality of
striving to paint that picture, by the numbers, as we

Paulo Vinluan
Ideal Theories and Other Trivial Matters of the Heart
blanc August 8 - August 29, 2007

"Ideal Theories and Other Trivial Matters of the
Heart" will open on Wednesday, August 8 6PM at blanc.
blanc is located at 2E Crown Tower 107 H.V. dela Costa
St. Salcedo Village, Makati city. For more information
please call/sms 0920-9276436, email or
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Cinemalaya 2007 @ UP Film Institute

Cinemalaya 2007 @ UP Film Institute
UP Diliman

Tuesday, July 31
5 pm | PISAY by Aureus Solito
7 pm | TUKSO by Dennis Marasigan

Wednesday, August 1
5 pm | STILL LIFE by Katrina Flores
7 pm | KADIN (the Goat) by Adolfo Alix, Jr.

Thursday, August 2
5 pm | ENDO by Jade Castro
7 pm | LIGAW LIHAM by Emilio “Jay” Abello

Friday, August 3
5 pm | TRIBU by Jim Libiran
7 pm | SINUNGALING NA BUWAN by Ed Lejano

Saturday, August 4
5 pm | GULONG by Romualdo Fajardo

Tickets available at the Cine Adarna Box Office @ P70 each.

For inquiries on Cinemalaya 2007 at the UP Film Institute,
contact 09274520710
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Yasmin Sison's Gingerbread Girls @ Finale Art Gallery

Please come to the opening of Gingerbread Girls at Finale Art Gallery, SM Megamall on August 2, 2007.

It will feature works of Yasmin Sison, who is also one of the 13 Artists recognized last year by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Hope to see you there!
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Additional Screening for Haw-Ang @ CCP

Additional Screening for Haw-Ang at the CCP

Cinemalaya's most daring (not to mention controversial) exhibition film holds an additional screening on July 28, Saturday, 10 a.m. at the CCP Silangan Hall. Haw-Ang's much-awaited world premiere is set two days earlier, on July 26, Thursday, 6 p.m. at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.

Tickets for the July 26 premiere night can be purchased from Sizzling Gambas Productions office, please call 412-5119, or text 0906-5208085 or 0915-2861928, or e-mail to admin@sizzlinggamba Meanwhile, tickets for the July 28 additional screening are available at the CCP box office.

The only recent film endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd)-NCR, Haw-Ang tells the story of Sister Adel—a nun who goes to the isolated village called Malinggop to teach the tribe's children. Amidst the magnificent beauty of the rice terraces, Sister Adel comes to face the biggest test of her faith… and femininity. Haw-Ang is directed by Bong Ramos and stars Kalila Aguilos, Neil Ryan Sese, Fonz Deza, and PBB's Teacher Raquel. The film introduces the exceptional talent of eight-year-old Dacmay Tangliban from the Tuwali tribe in Hapao, Hungduan.

Haw-Ang hits SM theaters on August 8 in these malls: Megamall, Mall of Asia, North Edsa , Fairview , Southmall, Manila , San Lazaro, Centerpoint, Clark , Pampanga, Cebu , and Davao . The film is sponsored by Standard Insurance Co., Inc. and co-presented by UniversiTV.
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Competition Films Control and Irina Palm to Open the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival

Competition Films Control and Irina Palm to Open the 9th Cinemanila
International Film Festival

Anton Corbijn's Control and Sam Gabarsky's Irina Palm will officially
open the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival (CIFF). Control,
screened at the Cannes Film Festival, covers the life and death of
Ian Curtis, lead singer of the legendary post-punk rock band, Joy
Division. Irina Palm stars Marianne Faithful as Maggie, who resorts
to charmingly unusual means to pay for her seriously ill grandson's
medication. The film was showcased in this year's Berlin
International Film Festival

Both of these films are part of the 9th CIFF's International
Competition, which also includes 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Cristian
Mungiu); Ezra (Newton Aduaka); The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin);
Foster Child (Brillante Mendoza); Love and Honor (Yoji Yamada);
Namesake by Mira Nair; Ou-vas Tu, Moshe (Hassan Benjelloun);
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronaud); Poet of the Wastes
(Mohammad Ahmadi); Postmodern Life of My Aunt (Ann Hui); Sankara
(Prasama Jayakody); and Shotgun Stories (Jeff Nichols).

The ASEAN Competition includes the titles Balikbayan Box (Mes de
Guzman, Philippines) ; Love Conquers All (Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia);
Love For Share (Nia Di Nata, Indonesia); Mukhsin (Yasmin Ahmad,
Malaysia); Pao's Story (Quang Hai Ngo); Ploy (Pen-ek Ratanaruang,
Thailand); Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul,
Thailand); Things We Do When We Fall In Love (James Lee, Malaysia);
Three Days to Forever (Riri Riza, Indonesia); The Unseeable (Wisit
Sasanatieng, Thailand); and Village People Radio Show (Amir Muhammad,

The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival will have its run from
8 to 19 August 2007 at Gateway Mall Cineplex 10 in Araneta Center,
Quezon City, and from 17 to 19 August 2007 in Boracay Island. The
CIFF is organized jointly by the Independent Cinema Association of
the Philippines (ICAP), the Film Development Council of the
Philippines (FDCP), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts
(NCCA), and a specially commissioned inter-agency committee, with
Major Partners: the Office of the President, the Department of
Tourism, CinemaOne, and Gateway Cineplex 10; Gold Sponsors: Manila
Bulletin, Philippine Airlines, and Web Philippines Inc.; Festival
Sponsor: ClicktheCity. com; Event Sponsors: Asian Spirit and Boysen

For more information, you may refer to the official CIFF website at or contact the Cinemanila Secretariat
through its email address,
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Haircut Day @ Silverlens Gallery

Christina Dy is filling the walls of the silverlens gallery with hair.
She comes in on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. To watch
her work is therapy. Please drop by and see this ongoing massive hair

The installation will end and the work will be completed on the 4th
of August, with a Closing Reception at 6pm. This is Christina Dy?s
Curtains Matching Carpet at the silverlens gallery.

On Saturday, the 28th July, it will be haircut day at silverlens, from
3-5 pm. Come in for a haircut, and become part of the installation.
The haircut is in the broadest sense of the word.
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Primer on Lighting @ Filipinas Heritage Library

Primer on Lighting
July 28, 2007 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

This pioneering course in the local photography scene
is dedicated solely to the discussion of lighting
concepts and techniques. It allows the participants

- Learn the fundamental principles of lighting
- Master the primary controllable characteristics of
- Become familiar with the different lighting tools
used in the studio and on location
- Master the systematic way of setting up lighting
- Be able to “read” lighting conditions for best
lighting design and exposure
- Have a practical session applying the fundamental
controllable characteristics of light in setting up
artificial lighting

- Basic working knowledge on photography, particularly
exposure setting; or must have at least taken Photo
101 or Digital Photography 101
- Optional - a camera with manual exposure control,
exposure-flash meter

Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala
Triangle, Makati City (across The Peninsula Manila)

Jay Alonzo personally designed the structure and
contents of this workshop, after realizing the lack of
emphasis on the in-depth discussion of lighting design
and control in most local photo classes, and the lack
of short courses that particularly deal with
photographic lighting. As such, Jay, in partnership
with The Alcove Perspective, first introduced the
Primer on Lighting course in the summer of 2002.

Workshop fee is Php2,200.00 inclusive of film,
handouts, equipment use, meals, and certificate.

Due to the limited slots available, please confirm
attendance on or before July 21 by placing a P500.00
partial payment. A 10% early bird discount will be
extended to those who will settle their payment in
full on or before the deadline.

For more details, please call 892-1801, email, or visit
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Stories About Philippine Art: The Fine Art of Printmaking

Stories about Philippine Art:
The Fine Art of Printmaking

A lecture by Ambie Abaño, President,
Philippine Association of Printmakers, Inc.
Saturday, July 28, 10 am at the German Club, Makati

At the penthouse of the Eurovilla II Building at Legaspi Village, right in the heart of Makati, is the German Club, the venue for the seventh in the series Stories about Philippine Art: The Fine Art of Printmaking.

1The German Club is currently exhibiting prints by the Philippine Association of Printmakers, Inc. (PAP). The exhibit features printmakers and their various works in woodcuts, intaglios, serigraphs and collagraphs. Mrs. Maribel Ongpin, President of the Museum Foundation, opened the exhibit with the message that printmaking has long been an underrated and underappreciated medium and it is about time it receives some attention. The Museum Foundation is fortunate enough to be one of the first groups invited by the German Club to have a lecture-tour of this exhibit.

The lecture by Ms. Ambie Abaño, printmaker and art educator, will enlighten us about the history of printmaking, its techniques and the processes involved. She will also discuss the history of printmaking in the Philippines and the basics on caring for your collection to be followed by a Q&A portion. Finally, there will be a demonstration on the relief and intaglio processes to be conducted by noted printmakers Raul Isidro, Pandy Aviado, Fil Delacruz, Benjie Torrado Cabrera, and Jess Flores.

The German Club is an active center for German lifestyle with events featuring seasonal delicacies. It "has become a meeting place in which fellowship is fostered, an organization which promotes social, cultural and sports events, and a venue which has risen to the ranks of a first class restaurant." Our group is being given an opportunity to experience German cuisine after the lecture with an optional meal. Their chef has prepared a wonderful German selection of snacks and finger foods for us for only P250.00.

This lecture is part of the efforts of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. and the Lopez Memorial Museum to promote Philippine art & culture.

You can download the reservation form in pdf or zip as well as the location map to the german club (pdf, zip).

Philippine Association of Printmakers, Inc. (PAP): The Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP) was founded in 1968 through the pioneering efforts of Manuel Rodriguez, Sr along with other passionate printmakers. PAP maintains a facility for the use of the artists provided by the CCP, conducts workshops and demonstrations throughout the country, holds exhibitions and organizes printmaking competitions. The PAP has gone to over 20 regions, facilitating a series of workshops and exhibitions through the Bakat ng Limbag Sining project sponsored by the NCCA and various host organizations. In fact, Ambie Abano and fellow printmakers recently exhibited their original prints at the "Philippine Art Trek" in Singapore last June, 2007. In 2001, the PAP was awarded the 2001 Alab ng Haraya Award for its contributions to art.

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at
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Filipino Visual Artist Call Out

Filam Arts invites you to the 16th Festival of Philippine Art and Culture on
September 8 and 9 at Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro, California. This year at the
Festival we are looking to create a more integrated involvement between
art, artists, and the community.

We are looking for artists to

a.) show and sell artwork,
b.) create a design for our Artists for Advocay t-shirt series,
c.) sketch an image for our Paint by Numbers community art project.

We are inviting the visual artists who express the Filipino-American
experience to take part in this year's Festival. The visual artist packet which has
the available platforms to show your artwork is available upon request by email.


Matt Estioko
matthew@filamarts. org

Jackie Mitra
jackie@filamarts. org
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Friday, July 20, 2007

S.A.B.A.W. Presents Happy Tengal Day!

S.A.B.A.W. Presents
“Happy Tengal Day”

When: July 24, 2007, 6pm (Performances start at exactly 8pm onwards)
Where: Mag:net Café -- Bonifacio High Street, The Fort Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.

On Tuesday (July 24), there will be an ultimate art happening on Mag:net Café the Fort FOR FREE ENTRANCE. An exhibit opening by 9 foreign artists, Tengal will be premiering a new piece for a music ensemble, releasing a new album, and celebrating his birthday. Who is this Tengal anyway? [Go here for details:,]

Starting at 6pm, Mag:net will be having a BIG exhibit opening entitled "THE GALLEON TRADE" by 9 foreign artists. Galleon Trade is a series of international arts exchange projects, focusing on the Philippines, Mexico, and California. Taking the historic Acapulco-Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin, these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade. [More info on their site:]

Afterwards, there will be a sound art/experimental music performance by an ensemble composed of 9 sound artists at 8pm. Drawing inspiration from Kotekan (Balinese Gamelan interlocking style), free improvisation, musical chairs, mathematics (combinatorics, number theory, motzkin numbers, etc) and a personal fascination/ obsession with the number 9, Tengal will be premiering a new time-based piece for 9 improvising sound artists.

The number 9 has been a fascinating number throughout history in: literature (Dante's The Divine Comedy has 9 circles of hell and 9 spheres of heaven), superstition (when reducing the number 666 – according to some to be the number of the Devil – with the number 9 all the way, you get 18, and by further reducing 18, you get the number 9), popular culture (Beatles’ Revolution 9), astronomy (before 2006 there were 9 planets in the solar system), religion (important Buddhist rituals usually involve 9 monks), and in classical music – the curse of the 9th refers to the superstition that a composer who writes a ninth symphony will die soon. Beethoven was the first.

According to Tengal:
“The piece is basically an organic rotation of 9 individuals interacting with each other thru

The rules are simple:
1) Each player plays for 9 minutes only, then stops and waits for another 9 minutes before they
resume playing.
2) Each player should play 3 minutes apart.
3) They do this for 90 minutes. However, during the 87th minute, everyone has played four times –
and to keep the rotation going, everyone will be playing 20 seconds apart from each other during
the last 3 minutes"

Although it might sound as if it’s more a math problem than an actual performance, Tengal suggests that “the aim of each performer is to collaborate, interlock sound textures with other performers and make the totality of the ensemble’s sound organic as possible. The idea is to make the ensemble sound really organic as sounds evolve, intertwine, interlock, change and move forward every 3 minutes or so.”

The ensemble dubbed as “The Motzkin Gangan Ensemble” [in math, Motzkin numbers enumerate various combinatorial objects; and Gangan is a Japanese onomatopoeia which can mean a clanging sound, or a headache, or a ringing in your ears – Tengal himself is a sufferer of Vertigo] will be conducted by video artist Tad Ermitano (who also helped in developing the concept of the piece).


Blums Borres (electric guitar)
Inconnu ictu (Alesis Airsynth)
Lirio Salvador (Sandata – home-made electronic instrument)
Ria Munoz (contact mics, found objects, Kaos Pad)
Caliph 8 (Akai MPC sampler)
Erick Calilan (circuit bent electronic devices)
Jonjie Ayson (Sandata electronic bass)
Blend:er (Roland Sh-101 synthesizer)
Tengal (drumset, hangdrum, kulintang, interactive computer)

CONDUCTOR: Tad Ermitano

Afterwards, there will be party and music by some of Manila’s finest music groups in celebration
of Tengal’s (born Earl Drilon) birthday!!! It is HAPPY TENGAL DAY (or Happy T-day for brevity)!!!

Bands will be performing right after "The Motzkin Gangan Ensemble":

Arvie Bartolome
The Brockas

Tengal will be releasing a new album entitled “CINEMA FOR THE EAR”, an anthology of soundtracks for independent films since 2005 to 2007.

Tengal has been scoring, acting, and designing sound for independent films since 2005;
particularly for the cinema of independent filmmakers: Lav Diaz (Heremias), Khavn dela Cruz (Idol, Bahag Kings, 3 days of Darkness), John Torres (Todo Todo Teros), and Raya Martin (Autohystoria, Long Live Philippine Cinema).

The songs in this album are from two Khavn dela Cruz feature films: “Three Days of Darkness” – a biblical campy lesbian horror flick that could convince atheists to go back to religion; and
“Idol: Hero/Villain” – a B-movie extraordinaire, a meta-action/ comedy film that’s also a musical, and according to Tengal, “one of the worst films I’ve ever seen; but definitely the best 90 minutes of my life… it’s so bad, its good!”

The finest in ambient screams, hybrid samba surf, drunken blues organ solos, freak-out free jazz
trips, over-the-top dub mambo, devious bossa J-pop arrangements, demented ambient Americana, super heroic surf guitars, sleazy 70s porn funk, moronic samples, industrial monster movies, karaoke vomit, and 30-minute sound design pieces of erotic aural torture.

This eclectic compilation of his cinematic music displays the full range of his talents and the
sick depths of his mind. CINEMA FOR THE EAR, listened as an album without the visuals, suggests a twisted and vivid narrative drama.

The limited edition known as the “Ka Elmo Edition” is limited to less than 20 copies, and will be
sold during the event.


For album orders and reservations, questions and feedback please contact:
Tengal: Call 0920.6045559 or Email tengald@gmail. com for more details.

S.A.B.A.W. is a sound art collective and record label that represents a cross-section of sound
artists, performance artists, contemporary musician-composers and is dedicated to promoting and releasing the best in avant-garde, experimental and noise music in the Philippines.
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Ballet Philippines Presents Rizal Revisited / Double Takes





Principal Dancer, Suzanne Farrell Ballet,
Principal Dancer, BalletNY

Cultural Center of the Philippines
CCP Main Theater
August 10, 2007 (3pm & 8pm)
August 11, 2007 (3pm & 8pm)
August 12, 2007 (3pm)

(*Dates subject to change)

A one night, two billing performance, Ballet Philippines will take its audience through ruminations on our National Hero, Jose Rizal in Rizal Revisited. Like an easy stroll down memory lane, select memoirs of Jose Rizal's life unfold through dance. An educational experience as well as an artistic encounter, the first half of the evening brings together Philippine history with a fresh sense of contemporary movement.

The performance begins with a young boy cramming for his exam. He gets on the MRT while studying his book on Jose Rizal. As in a dream, the commuters on the train begin mouthing Rizal's words from "Noli Me Tangere", "El Filibusterismo" and "Letter to the Women of Malolos". This leads into "Mi Ultimo Adios", which is the first full dance interpretation.

The MRT station transforms into the boat "Tabo" as the end of "Mi Ultimo Adios" is reached.

The stage transforms once again and highlights from "El Filibusterismo" and "Noli Me Tangere" are presented, introducing Rizal's characters Simoun, the jeweller: Doña Victorina and her beautiful niece, Paulina. Don Custodio, Father Salvi, Father Damaso. Ibarra, Maria Clara, Sisa, Dona Consolacion, to name a few.

The story takes us to the boy reading "The Letter to the Women of Malolos" as it is interpreted in dance set to classical music.

Rizal Revisited ends in Dapitan, depicting the last moments of Rizal to his death by firing squad. All the characters in Rizal's stories appear with old and young Filipinos solemnly viewing his body.

The boy takes his book, touches Rizal with the book, cradles it as the lights fade out.

Ballet Philippines' Double Takes is an ambitious project inspired by a piece created by Geminal Casado, Artistic Director and choreographer of the Karlsruhe Ballet, Germany . Casado interpreted the same etude of Baroque music with simultaneous genres of dance – while a modern-based choreography was being performed on stage, a classical version to the very same music was taking place in the orchestra pit. Ballet Philippines ' version will take this idea a notch further.

The exhibit "Jose Rizal: Noli Me Tangere – oil paintings by Leandro V. Cruz" will be featured at the Main Theater Lobby.

Be a Ballet Philippines Subscriber!!

to Ballet Philippines' Rizal Revisited / Double Takes!!!

Tickets available at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Box Office, TicketWorld outlets and through Ballet Philippines Tel#: 5510221;5511003; 8326011 / Fax: 5510144

Ballet Philippines' Email:

Ballet Philippines' Website:
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Haw-ang Film World Premiere @ CCP

HAW-ANG world premiere tickets now selling

Touted to be one of the year's most controversial films for boldly addressing Filipino social adversities and setting a nun in a life-changing test of her faith and femininity, Haw-Ang will premiere on JULY 26, Thursday, 6pm, at the CCP Little Theater. This new indie film is distinguished for having been recently endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd)—NCR.

Be part of this special event as filmmakers, artists, press people, and other individuals from different sectors of society gather in the "world premiere" of Haw-Ang. For tickets, please call 412-5119 NOW, or text 0906-5208085 or 0915-2861928. You may also e-mail your ticket reservations to

Haw-Ang (international title: Before Harvest) is an advocacy film for children's right to quality education, empowerment of women, and welfare of our indigenous countrymen. Co-presented by UniversiTV and sponsored by Standard Insurance, Haw-Ang is the maiden film project of Sizzling Gambas Productions.

Produced by Australian entrepreneur Dane Lyons, the film stars Kalila Aguilos (Sa North Diversion Road, Ligalig, Inang Yaya), Neil Ryan Sese (Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros), Fonz Deza (Kubrador), and Pinoy Big Brother Season 1 ex-housemate Raquel Reyes. Bong Ramos, a long-time writer-line producer for ABS-CBN and Regal Films, co-wrote and directed this digital movie shot entirely in the majestic Hungduan rice terraces of Ifugao.

The world premiere is part of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2007. Haw-Ang opens on AUGUST 8 in selected SM cinemas nationwide.
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Litisang Bilog ng Caucasus - Tanghalang Ateneo

Tanghalang Ateneo
29th Season

Inaanyayahan namin kayo na panoorin ang aming pinagkakapitagang dula na pinamagatang

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Sa panulat ni Bertolt Brecht
Salin sa Filipino ni Ronan Capinding

Disenyong Pamproduksyon ni Salvador Bernal
Paglapat ng Awit at Musika ni Ruben Reyes
Paglapat ng Ilaw ni Jonjon Villareal
Sayaw at Galaw ni Matthew Sta. Maria
Sa Direksyon ni Ricardo Abad

Tunghayan ang Litisang bilog ng Caucasus kung saan bibigyang hatol ng puganteng hukom na si Azdak ang pagsasakdal kay Grusha Vachnadze, isang alipin, ukol sa pag-ampon sa anak ng nasirang Gobernador Abashvili ng Grusinia. Maging saksi sa pagbibigay ng nararapat na hatol sa kaso upang mabunyag ang tunay na ina.

Litisang Bilog ng Caucasus
Tanghalang Ateneo
Rizal Mini Theater,
Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University

Litisang Bilog ng Caucasus
Tanghalang Ateneo
Hulyo 18 - 21 (mula Miyerkules hanggang Sabado) sa 7 N.G.
Hulyo 21 (Sabado) sa 10 N.U. at 2 N.H.

Litisang Bilog ng Caucasus
Tanghalang Ateneo
Purong pagbibidahan ng mga mag-aaral!

Litisang Bilog ng Caucasus
Tanghalang Ateneo
Para sa paunang pagpapareserba ng mga tiket, makipag-ugnayan kay

Litisang Bilog ng Caucasus
Tanghalang Ateneo
REGINA DE VERA, 0915 2429808
Rizal Mini Theater (+632) 426-6001 local 5121


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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Indio Nacional Screenings @ UP Film Center

"There is no doubt this is the work of a great filmmaker." –Emmanuel
Burdeau, Editor-in-Chief, Cahiers du Cinéma

"Simply as spectacle, the overtly symbolic episodes are impressively
original, and the fundamental point about the lasting impact of the
master-slave gestalt on Filipino society comes over loud and clear." -
Tony Rayns, Time Out

"It's the most perversely casual and offhand depiction of revolution
I've ever seen this side of Kidlat Tahimik." -Noel Vera, Cinemaya

Raya Martin's "Maicling pelicula nañg ysañg indio nacional (O Ang
Mahabang Kalungkutan ng Katagalugan) " (2006)

35mm print with English subtitles

UP Film Center (Cine Adarna)

July 16 Monday, 5 & 7 PM
July 23 Monday, 5 & 7 PM
July 30 Monday, 5 & 7 PM

Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmena Avenues, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 4286, 4289; 9262722 (Telefax)
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Punla Exhibit @ Center for Arts Timog

PUNLA: An Art Exhibit For a Vision

Punla Exhibit Opening
on July 19 at the Center for Arts Timog

Center for Arts Foundation Inc. proudly presents an art exhibit
entitled "Punla," a Tagalog word which means "to plant," "to sow,"
or "to invest." And it is in this spirit that forty contemporary
visual artists have collaborated by donating their artwork for the
benefit of the Olang Center For Arts in Siquijor Island .

Olang Center For Arts is envisioned to be a haven for visual and
performing artists in the heart of Visayas and Mindanao.

Artists Salvador Alonday, Maysa Arabit, Jojo Ballo, Anna Cabardo-
Lozano, Glenn Cagandahan, Pablo Capati, Crisanto, Marina Cruz, Rene
Cuvos, Joey de Castro, Vincent de Pio, Marlon Despues, Fernan
Escora, Bunch Garcia, Carlo Gernale, Sandra Fabie-Gfeller, Abigail
Jao, Arvin Javier, Maya Ladyong, Aileen Lanuza, Cathy Lasam, Mervin
Malonzo, Monette Narciso, Von Ng, Jim Orencio, Jay Pacena, Jaco
Payawal, Vincent Padilla, Sam Penaso, Jill Arwen Posadas, Tatong
Recheta-Torres, Carlo Saavedra, Cocoy Santos, Rodel Tapaya, Jing Uy,
Anna Varona and Costantino Zicarelli will present drawings,
paintings, sculpture and pottery and made available at artist's
price on opening night only. "Punla" opens at 6pm on Thursday, July
19 2007, at Center for Arts, 100 Timog Avenue, QC (near GMA7, in
front of Caltex.)

For inquiries, please contact Maya at 09189335331
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Melody Remorca's Infomedy @ Conspiracy

Nationally-acclaimed storyteller, Melody Remorca, will be having a show on July 17,2007 at the Conspiracy Bar at the Visayas Avenue in Tandang Sora, Quezon City at 7-9pm.

In line with the Children's Book Day Celebration on the same date, Ms. Remorca will be presenting her Interactive Storytelling session on two famous children's books authored by TOYM and Palanca Awardee, Dr. Luis Gatmaitan and Severino Reyes' LOLA BASYANG book series rewritten by equally award-winning book author, Ms. Christine S. Bellen.

The books will be showcase on the health topics of DENGUE FEVER and MALARIA. Come and be part of this exciting "infomedy", where the audience will be treated to a night of creative information through storytelling and hilarious interjections from a mosquito's point of view.

Get treated to this once-in-a-lifetime visit of a DENGUE-bearing mosquito named Lolit Lamok, and after the show if you couldn't stand being pursued by this pesky insect then get a treat to a sampling of S.C. JOHNSON's OFF LOTION.

See you there, remember, DENGUE STRIKES EVERYONE, so get your information RIGHT!
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WeeWillDoodle Exhibit @ F*ART on July 20

WeeWillDoodle cordially invites you to be a part of the 2nd exhibit
of weewilldoodle!

- cool new art
- collabs
- myuzik
- and stuff you can buy!

JULY 20, 7PM @ the F*ART gallery K1st cor. K-D street Kamuning QC

With ambient noise supplied by: Electronica Manila and Project

visit online:

http://weewilldoodle.blogspot. com
http://weewilldoodle.multiply. com


Map to F*ART:
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ArtSpeak: Understanding Abstract Art @ Ateneo Art Gallery

Ateneo Art Gallery
warmly invites you to
a stimulating afternoon of

with Victoria "Boots" Herrera
"Understanding Abstract Art"

on Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 4.30 pm
at the Ateneo Art Gallery

Ma. Victoria Herrera is an Assistant Professor at the Department of
Art Studies, University of the Philippines - Diliman and is also a
teacher in Ateneo de Manila University's Art Management Program.

"Understanding Abstract Art" is held in concurrent with
"My Country: Abstract Interpretations of the Australian Landscape,"
a visiting exhibition from La Trobe University Art Museum
in Victoria, Australia. "My Country" is ongoing at the Ateneo Art Gallery
until 21 July 2007.

Artspeak is the lively lecture series of the Ateneo Art Gallery, which
aims to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of modern and
contemporary art. Admission is free and open to the public. For inquiries,
please contact Clarissa Chikiamco at or at 426.6488.

The Ateneo Art Gallery is located on the G/F, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila
University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108. Museum hours
are Mondays to Fridays 8.00 am - 12.00 nn, 1.00 - 5.00 pm, Saturdays 8.00 am - 12.00 nn. Closed on Sundays and holidays.
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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dennis Miguel's Parallelism Exhibit @ GSIS Museo ng Sining

JULY 16, 2007 6 PM


Dennis Miguel has been focused on the plight of juvenile offenders working as consultant for the DSWD in Marikina. As a volunteer art teacher to these marginalized youth, he was awarded by the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. as a grant partner for his advocacy to the "Yellow Shirts"(Minors in Jail) and funded their art exhibits including the 2006 "Symphony in J Minor" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

PHSA Applications for SY 2008-2009

The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA), a government-run
special secondary school for young artists, is now accepting
applications for full special secondary education scholarship for SY
2008-2009 intake. PHSA conducts screening of applicants annually to
search for artistically gifted and talented children who will be
given special training in their chosen art field of inclination. The
school's programs are intended to ensure a continuing source of
artists of excellence and leaders in the conservation and promotion
of the Filipino artistic and cultural traditions.

The successful applicant is awarded free tuition, free board and
lodging, a monthly stipend, classes with Master Teachers, plus the
chance to represent the country in local and international
competitions and exchange programs. The grant is renewable every
year for four consecutive school years upon satisfaction of academic
and non-academic requirements.

Applicants must be Filipino citizens with outstanding ability in an
art discipline, i.e. Music (instrument and voice), Dance (ballet and
folk), Theater Arts, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing; graduating
Grade VI or VII pupils this School Year 2007-2008; of above-average
intelligence; proficient in oral and written Filipino and English;
without any debilitating illness; willing to study in a residential
school; and determined to pursue a college degree in Architecture,
Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Theater Arts, Journalism or any related
courses upon graduation from PHSA.

The application form and brochure are inclosed for your reference.

All fully accomplished application forms and other requirements must
be sent to Director III Reynaldo O. Wong, Chair, ANSYAS 2008,
Philippine High School for the Arts, National Arts Center, Mt
Makiling, Los Baños 4030, Laguna. Applicants will be notified by
the PHSA to report for assessment and live audition at a specified
Regional Test and Audition Center (RTAC) scattered all over the
country. The exact location of the RTAC and date of examination and
audition will be announced by the PHSA directly to the applicant by
mail or email and in leading newspapers.

For enquiries, please visit the PHSA website at ph or
email Director III Reynaldo O. Wong at or at or call +63917.545.6653 or

We are hopeful that this appeal will merit your preferential
attention and prompt action in the interest of national development
through art and culture education for the artistically gifted and
talented young Filipino children.

Reynaldo Ong Wong
Director III
Philippine High School for the Arts
NAC, Mt Makiling, College 4031
Los Baños, Laguna

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AVHRC presents Countdown

Countdown: 13 Days. 13 Writers. 13 Poems. Friday the 13th

AVHRC presents
Countdown: 13 Days. 13 Writers. 13 Poems. Friday the 13th
Human Security Act.
Poetry. Performances. Installation.

Vinzon's Hall, UP Diliman.
With Performances at the CASAA, AS Lobby, FC Walk.
July 1-13, 2007.

Collective Poetry Reading on Friday the 13th

Lumabas, Makilahok, Makialam.

The Writers

Alex Remollino
Axel Pinpin
Frankie Del Rosario
Herminio Beltran, Jr.
Romulo Baquiran, Jr.
Maricristh Magaling
Mykel Andrada
Reuel Aguila
Richard Gappi
Rolando Tolentino
Rommel Rodriguez
Roselle Pineda
Soliman Santos

(with the support of the University Student Council, KARATULA, and SINAGBAYAN)
For details, contact the AVHRC at 0915-8782830 or 412-0909
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Exhibit Extended, New Film Screenings - KKK, photographs by Kidlat, Kawayan & Kabunyan de Guia


Exhibit Extended, New Film Screenings - KKK, photographs by Kidlat, Kawayan & Kabunyan de Guia

silverlens gallery would like to announce the extension of their
current exhibit KKK: Photographs by Kidalat, Kawayan and Kabunyan de
Guia. The photography exhibit that opened with a bang last June 12
will now run until July 14. The show features the different
photographic stylings of the three brothers Kidlat, Kawayan and
Kabunyan. Most parents don’t allow their children to touch expensive
things such as cameras but for the de Guia boys, their Tatay Kidlat
Tahimik let them play with his camera equipment. These became the toys
and tools that let them discover their own images, which eventually
led them to find their individual ways of seeing the world.

Additional Public Programs will be organized for the exhibit. Renowned
filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik will be screening his film “Perfume
Nightmare” on June 30 from 3-5pm and “Who Invented the Yoyo? Who
Invented the Moon Buggy?” on July 14, also from 3-5pm. silverlens
gallery is located at 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Warehouse 2,
Yupangco Building. Gallery hours are 10 to 7pm, Mondays to Fridays and
1 to 6pm on Saturdays. For more information, call 8160044 or email
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Arnel Ramiscal's Life-Force Exhibit @ Artists-Run Independent Art Space


Arnel Ramiscal
12 July - 26 July 2007

Artists-Run Independent Art Space
3rd Floor, LRI Business Plaza, Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air II, Makati City
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Wawi Navarrosa's Santa Frida: 100 Years Between Us Exhibit

Santa Frida: 100 Years Between Us
fine art photography exhibition and artist’s tribute to the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

as part of
Queremos Tanto a Frida /Mahal Namin Si Frida

Julio de 2007 | July 2007 | Hulyo 2007

Wawi Navarrosa
Santa Frida: 100 Years Between Us
On view until
Saturday, August 4, 2007

Horario de visita
9:00 – 19:00 h.
INSTITUTO CERVANTES is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., 1000 Ermita, Manila.
Tel: (632) 526-1482 to 85 | Fax: (632) 526-1449 | E-mail:




Wawi Navarrosa
Santa Frida: 100 Years Between Us

Multi-awarded Filipina artist Wawi Navarroza’s new fine art photography exhibit, “Santa Frida: 100 Years Between Us” will be showing at the Instituto Cervantes de Manila beginning on July 6, 2007 as part of “Queremos Tanto a Frida / Mahal Namin Si Frida”, Instituto Cervantes’ special month-long commemoration and tribute to the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo on the occasion of the artist’s 100 Years/Birth Centennial.

For the unfamiliar, Frida Kahlo is possibly the most important Mexican artist to date, and one of the most influential women artists in history whose legacy continues to live on through the years. Her works broke new ground, exploring the internal instead of the external, canvassing the fertile grounds of emotion and psyche for personal expression translated in art. Despite a crippling accident and a tumultuous personal life, she rose to become a Mexican zeitgeist and a global cultural icon. As an extraordinary artist, revolutionary, and woman, Frida Kahlo’s life stands as a testament to the resilience of the heart and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit against all odds.

Wawi Navarroza’s work echoes and reflects Frida Kahlo's spirit in her photographic creations dense with meaning, carefully arranged mise-en-scène and symbolic imagery mostly encapsulated in Self-Portraits. In her appropriations of Kahlo’s pieces, she attempts to map out what she observes as “the quarter-turn Gaze” evident like a red thread running through every depiction of Frida in her self-portraits. She believes that it lends a special key into understanding Frida Kahlo. “That Gaze is the door by which we enter her paintings,” she adds. By assuming the stance, in self-portraits, Navarroza joins Kahlo in a “communion” in a common story wrought by the on-going poetry of personal experience.

Like Kahlo’s paintings, Navarroza’s work is solitary, individualistic, and personal. The photographic pieces are secretive, at times sad and disturbing, but always dignified and charged with the promise of redemption.

The art works on show consist of ten one-off pieces featuring a mix of Navarroza’s original compositions and interpretations/ appropriations of Frida Kahlo’s paintings.

She chose to photographically re-create Frida Kahlo’s works to reintroduce the Mexican artist’s obscured and less-popular paintings to the general public as Navarroza feels that “the public eye needs to be re-familiarized with Kahlo’s paintings specially now that her status in popular culture has led many to focus primarily on her as the “persona/icon” and seldom on the outstanding artworks themselves.” Navarroza continues, “Well, come to think of it, it’s actually a natural tendency for such a Beautiful Be-ing as Frida Kahlo because she is both the creator of inspiring works and also Inspiration itself.”

For “Santa Frida: 100 Years Between Us”, Navarroza deliberately deviates from her signature experimental monochrome work and does the entire exhibit in full-color with camera and paint. In her continuing explorations into the medium of fine art photography, this collection will showcase her photographic tableaus on canvas with hand-painting/ tinting and in some, accompanied by retablo/ex-voto style text as part of the composition. Each piece will be no smaller than 16 x 20 inches.

Santa Frida: 100 Years Between Us will be on view from July 6, 2007 until August 4, 2007 at the Instituto Cervantes de Manila Galería de Exposiciones. Artist sponsored by Hewlett Packard and Bella Luce Studios. Queremos Tanto A Frida/Mahal Namin si Frida is brought to the public by Instituto Cervantes in cooperation with Embajada de España, Embajada de México, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperacion, and Barcino. INSTITUTO CERVANTES is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., 1000 Ermita, Manila. Tel: (632) 526-1482 to 85 | Fax: (632) 526-1449 | E-mail:
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Love art? Love to talk? Visit us!

If you love art and want to meet new people; why not visit
www.artsource-newsletter. org

The chatroom is open from to 3am est. 7 days a week. We also have a
jukebox and artist's forum where u can display your work and post
message. So why not visit today. We are also having a call for art;
if you would like to be included in an online directory and have a
article written about your . Please email your resume or CV with
samples of your work to

If your work is picked you will also have an opportunity to be
included in our hardcopy edition.
Please visit us at


Thank You and Good Luck

Thank you,
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Keiye Miranda-Tuazon's Breaking the Silence @ blanc

Keiye Miranda-Tuazon's
"Breaking the Silence" at blanc
July 14 6pm - August 4


My works are either familiar or unique underwater
images of people and objects that float, weave through
or swim around. It deals on personal space, time,
memory, thoughts and experiences. The images suggest
a sense of movement as the light reflecting on the
water attempts to recapture the original and existing
form. This enables one to trace or transcend the
movement of thought and explore, for instance, the
dimension of solace and solitude. The entire painting
is an illusion of color: the play of light imbuing on
the works implies the fluidity, changing views and
dimensions of water.

The moving/flowing water serves an element of
defamiliarization, producing an intriguing ambiguity
of the real and unreal, thus, setting new terms of
encountering reality. The stark images and figures
create a complex and resonating pattern, like bathing
in a luminous glow of water. Rolled by water's moving
reflection, the depiction of figures that float exists
in the same dream-like level of memory and time, in
which it has a double image signifying the issue of
identity. The shadows, meanwhile, suggest a condition
of change.

The imagery of submergence in water alludes to the
realm of subconscious and the unconscious. It is not
only the rational conscious self that defines one's
identity, but more so, the submerged level of the mind
that doubly and crucially suggests in the articulation
of the self. This can be seen or felt, for instance,
during pre-natal and birth experiences in the fluid of
mother's womb. The bodies move alone like apparitions
in the chiaroscuro of water, as the viewers are
impelled to discover their fluid identities, which is
the sense of being and becoming.

6PM July 14, 2007 - August 4, 2007
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Ateneo Art Gallery Launches Artscreen


The Ateneo Art Gallery, the country's premier museum
of modern and contemporary Philippine art, launches
Artscreen, film and documentary showings on art to be
shown every other Wednesday at 4:30 PM. Artscreen
is part of the museum's educational program in
increasing awareness, knowledge and interest in the

Artscreen kicks off on 11 July 2007 with "The Mists of
Time," "The Hero Steps Forth" and "The Age of Genius,"
three episodes from Sister Wendy's Story of Painting,
a BBC Video. This is followed by two more episodes
from the Story of Painting, "Two Sides of the Alps"
and "Passion and Ecstasy," on 25 July 2007.

After a short break in early August for the 2007 Ateneo Art
Awards exhibition and awarding, Artscreen resumes on
15 August 2007 with "Byzantium: The Lost Empire" and on
29 August 2007 with a movie on the life of artist Jean
Michele Basquiat.

Admission to Artscreen is free and showings are at the
Ateneo Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Rizal Library,
Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola
Heights, Quezon City.

For further inquiries on Artscreen,
please contact Clarissa Chikiamco, Ateneo
Art Gallery Project Coordinator, at 426-6488 or at
cchikiamco@ateneo. edu.

Visit http://gallery.
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Wi_fi Body Festival @ CCP

Wi_fi Body Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)

Wi_fi Body Festival 2 opens at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on July 12 and occurs till July 15, 2007.

There are twenty-four events scheduled to showcase independent contemporary dance in the Philippines.

The Choreographers¢ Platform on July 12, 8pm at the CCP Little Theatre features Myra Beltran¢s choreography in Nostalgia : le grand tango, in an entire program of Astor Piazzolla music played by Alfonso Bolipata on violin, in a quintet of piano, clarinet, bass and harmonium.

July 13, 8pm features Jose Jay Cruz¢s Transitopia with Dancing Wounded Contemporary Dance Commune, featuring artists from different fields converging in the interest of contemporary dance. Guest artist from Taipei, I-fen Tung of 8213 Taipei also premieres Self-surrounding 2067.

July 14, 8pm features Paul Morales¢s Love Potion No. 9 with Airdance, in an exploration on the idea of romance in Philippine movies.

The Wi_fi Body Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) also features for the first time a choreography competition for the solo-duet form, the New Choreographers Competition.

Other components are Dance-on-site, Uncensored Bodies (dance on screen), Asian Contemporary Dance perspective (a forum), Book Launch of book on Francisca Reyes Aquino, first national Artist of Dance and master classes.

Log on to for more details.

Tickets for Choreographers¢ Platform are P300. with student and senior discount at P150.

Reserve tickets for Choreographers¢ Platform at: for Nostalgia : le grand tango for Transitopia for Love Potion no. 9
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2nd Semiannual Abstract Art Competition 2007


in cooperation with the
present the


1. The Competition is open to all artists who are Filipino citizens, 21 years old and
above. AAP Officers are disqualified from entering the competition.

2. The contest has an OPEN THEME. Only NON-REPRESENTATIONAL (abstract) paintings
should be submitted.

3. Participants may submit only one entry each. Choices for artwork size are 3' X 4', 4'
X 3' OR 4' X 4' maximum, excluding frame. NO IRREGULARLY- SHAPED paintings allowed.

4. Submission Day shall be on September 1, 2007, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, at the
Valle Verde I Gate 2, C-5, Pasig City.

5. An entry is considered to be an artistic product of an individual. NO GROUP ENTRIES
WILL BE ALLOWED. All artworks should be the original artistic creation of the participating
artist. Non-compliance will result to disqualification or revocation of the award.

6. All entries must be SIGNED, with a piece of paper attached to the back of the entry
bearing necessary details such as artist's name, address, contact number/s, entry title,
dimension and price.

7. Each entry should be accompanied by a 5" x 7" (5R) colored photograph of the
artwork, with the same information as above written at the back of the photo.

8. The artist must submit a properly accomplished Official Entry Form with a 1" x 1" ID
photo and Bio Data/Curriculum Vitae. The artist's Affidavit shall be accomplished in the
submission venue. Official Entry Forms are available at the ECCA, AAP Kanlungan ng Sining
and Pinoy-AAP@yahoogrou Rules and entry forms may also be photocopied.


10. Artworks may be any pigment on ground, e.g. oil / acrylic on canvas, watercolor on
paper, tempera on board, collage, found objects, and other mixed media. TARPAULIN OR

11. Entries with incomplete requirements will not be accepted.

12. Winners will be awarded as follows:
First Prize P 50,000 cash prize and trophy
Second Prize P 30,000 cash prize and trophy
Third Prize P 20,000 cash prize and trophy
7 Honorable Mention Awardees P 10,000 cash prize and AAP medal

13. Entries will be screened by a panel of judges selected by the AAP and the ECCA. All
decisions of the Panel of Judges SHALL BE FINAL.

14. The announcement of winners and Awarding Ceremony will be on September 15,
2007 at the EXHIBITION CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART. Retrieval of artworks will be
from October 15 to November 15, 2007.

"Contemporary Philippine Abstracts". Outstanding paintings from the 2007 competition
will be chosen by the judges to add to the 2006 competition finalists. ALL PAINTINGS


17. The AAP and ECCA shall NOT be held legally liable for any damages to the artwork as
a result of the competition, or the failure of the participant to follow the rules and

For more information and details of the competition, please call 6377875 / 6712069
(ECCA) or 3030907 (AAP).

You may also visit the ECCA, the AAP Office and Gallery in Rizal Park, Manila, and Pinoy- on the web for inquiries.
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Thursday, July 05, 2007

3rd Virgin Labfest @ CCP

The 3rd Virgin Labfest is on its second week. You can still catch the shows. The Virgin Labfest (VLF), a festival of new plays (untried, untested, unpublished and unstaged) by both emerging and well-known playwrights, directors and actors, is now enthusiastically looked forward to by artists and audiences alike.

This year's festival boasts a repertoire of 15 short plays in five trilogies as the main exhibition list, and 3 additional independently produced plays. Here's the schedule for the next few days.

Thu, July 5
3PM - Madadramang Pamilya (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
8PM - X X and X : Hindi Pang-Isip Bata (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)

Fri, July 6
3PM - X X and X: Hindi Pang-Isip Bata (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
8PM - Ang Pagdadalaga at Iba pang Rebelasyon (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
8PM - Identity and Politics (Bulwagang Amado Hernandez)

Saturday, July 7
3PM - Ang Pagdadalaga at Iba pang Rebelasyon (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
3PM - Identity and Politics (Bulwagang Amado Hernandez)
8PM - International Night (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
8PM - Identity and Politics(Bulwagang Amado Hernandez)

Sunday, July 8
3PM - International Night (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
3PM - Identity and Politics (Bulwagang Amado Hernandez)
8PM - Madadramang Pamilya (Tanghalang Huseng Batute)

Staged Readings at 7PM (Little Theatre)
Malou Jacob's Huling Salubong
Tim Dacanay's Teatro Povenir

Platform Discussions at the Little Theatre Lobby, 5:45PM
Wed, July 4 -The Pinoy Comedy: Main Ingredients and Directing Challenges
Thu, July 5 - Depicting Violence in Theater: Necessary Evils?
Fri, July 6 - Depicting Children and Young People in Gay Drama
Sat, July 7 - Identity and Politics
Sun, July 8 - First Time Virgin Labfest Directors: Experiences and Challenges

Read more about the plays being featured in each section or download our schedule at our website

The Virgin Labfest is a joint venture of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas), Tanghalang Pilipino, Writers Bloc, Inc., and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) with the generous support of the Japan Foundation Manila.

Tickets to the Virgin Labfest are at P200 for plays to be shown at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute & Bulwagang Amado Hernandez, and Pay-What-You- Can for play readings at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. For more details, please contact Tanghalang Pilipino at 832-3661, the CCP Box Office at 832-3704, and Ticketworld at 891-9999.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

AFA 2007 Fellowship Successful Candidates

Announcement of successful candidates for AFA 2007 fellowship

We are pleased to announce that the following applicants are
selected to participate in AFA 2007 program. AFA is grateful for an
overbearing amount of interests and enthusiasm in AFA that has been
expressed by numerous highly qualified applicants from all over
Asia. Through a rigorous selection process, AFA selection board has
decided to offer AFA 2007 fellowships to the 24 names listed below.
Congratulations to them.

To those applicants whom we could not accommodate this year, we
express our deep regrets and we ask of them a generous understanding
and continuing interest in the success of AFA.

The 24 AFA 2007 fellows should note upcoming notices including
guidelines on writing a screenplay for the AFA short film project.

Successful candidates for AFA 2007 fellowship (In an alphabetical
order of countries)

1. Ghulam Haidar Ahmadi Afghanistan
2. Dongdong LIN China
3. Ka Yan Chu China(HK)
4. Namrata Rao India
5. Praveen Kumar Bangari India
6. Pritam Das India
7. Saibal Ray India
8. Yosep Anggi Prasetya Indonesia
9. Hiroki Taniguchi Japan
10. Mikito Kyo Japan
11. Shogo Yokoyama Japan
12. Emir Kenzhegazierich Baigazin Kazakhstan
13. Byun Jun Chul Korea
14. Hye Min Kweon Korea
15. Tamara Vigen Stepanyan Lebanon
16. Chia Chee Sum Malaysia
17. Badamragchaa Gurragchaa Mongolia
18. David Carlo Canlas Mendoza Philippines
19. Richard Soriano Legaspi Philippines
20. Eric Youwei Lin Singapore
21. Sun Boon Luang Koh Singapore
22. Shao-Che Lee Taiwan
23. Chumpon Jaruphianlert Thailand
24. Huy An Nguyen Vietnam
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Quentin Tarantino to be Given the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival

Tarantino Thrilla in Cinemanila: Quentin Tarantino to be Given the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) will be hitting Philippine shores in August to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during special ceremonies in the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival. Tarantino will be receiving the distinction for his iconic contributions to world cinema and continued support to the proliferation and promotion of Asian and independent films.

Tarantino’s love for Asian films has inspired him to make use of various cinematic styles from films of the region such as wire kung-fu scenes, sword fights and stylized action scenes in his own movies. His admiration for Asian cinema has made him one of its most significant advocates; the release of Zhang Yimou’s Hero and Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express in the United States were made possible by Tarantino.
Renowned for cult favorites like Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, Tarantino has won accolades and citations from various groups, including an Oscar nomination for his direction of the critically acclaimed film Pulp Fiction. In 2004, he was selected to be the head of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival.

Catch renowned director Quentin Tarantino as he graces the Festival this August. The Cinemanila International Film Festival, now on its 9th year, will have its official run from 8 to 19 August 2007. It will showcase the best of local and foreign cinema, including recent winners from the Berlin and Cannes film festivals. A special ASEAN Night celebrating the works of the region’s best filmmakers will open the event on 8 August. Cinemanila will also be having a special Focus on the films of Bollywood (10 August), South Africa (11 August), and Turkey (12 August). Everyone is invited to these screenings and to the seminars and workshops. These include Master Classes in Directing (10-11 August) and Scriptwriting (12-13 August), a seminar on the Importance of Film Archiving in the Philippines (14 August), and a seminar on Indie Filmmaking (15-16 August).

The CIFF is organized jointly by the Independent Cinema Association of the Philippines (ICAP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and a specially commissioned inter-agency committee.

For more information, you may refer to the official CIFF website (http://www.cinemani or contact the Cinemanila Secretariat through its email address:
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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Yellow Door Gallery presents Masquerade


Angelo Magno
June 8 to July 15, 2007

Bmw Auto Centrum, Commerce Avenue, Ayala Alabang


This exhibition celebrates the diversity of characters
in our lives. Characters we encounter and character
within us. We are multifaceted individuals masked
with various internal personas.

Have you ever asked yourself "Who am I?" "How do I
see me?" "How do you see me?" "Why do you perceive
me as such?"

Each of us has a story to tell.
What stories do you have to tell?

--Angelo Magno
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Rules for FDCP / 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival Scriptwriting Contest

Rules for FDCP / 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival Scriptwriting Contest

1) The Scriptwriting Contest is open from 28 June 2007 to 12 August 2007. The deadline will coincide with the first day of the Master Class in Scriptwriting workshop. The contest is open to all current and former Filipino citizens of all ages. Current members of the Cinemanila Secretariat and employees of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) are not eligible for entry.

2) Entrants may submit only one (1) entry for the contest.

3) Entries may be in English or Tagalog, but entries in the latter must be accompanied by an English translation.

4) Only works that have not undergone production may be entered. Entries which have been awarded a prize in another contest before 12:00 m.n. of 12 August 2007 are not qualified for the awards.

5) The work submitted must be the entrant’s own and to which he or she has absolute ownership of all intellectual property rights thereto.

6) The entry must consist of material good for 90 to 120 minutes of film (average 95 to 125 pages).

7) Adaptations of existing material (e.g., books by other authors) are eligible. In this case, the entrant must submit along with his or her entry the written consent of the author of the existing work to have his or her work be adapted for contest entry. The consent must be notarized and should include a clear and categorical statement that Cinemanila and its partners shall be exempt from liability in the event that the adaptation is found to infringe on the intellectual property rights of the author.

8) Entrants will retain ownership rights to their submitted scripts, under the condition that Cinemanila and the FDCP be duly acknowledged in the event of the script resulting in a production. The FDCP and Cinemanila reserve the right to assist the entrant in this regard.

9) Entrants must submit three (3) copies of his or her entry, each fastened with brads. Entries must be typewritten or computerized and must follow this format:

a) 8.5” x 11” white 3-hole punched paper;
b) One-inch margin on all sides, except left (between 1.2” and 1.6”);
c) Courier size 12 (no bold or italics); and
d) Paged in the upper right hand corner (except first page).

Entrants must also submit a soft copy of their work in MS Word document (.doc), Rich Text File (.rtf), or PDF format in a CD or diskette. The entrant’s real name and address must not appear on any of the pages of the entry. When asked for a name in the Entry Form or elsewhere, the entrant must indicate a pseudonym.

10) Entrants must submit all hard and soft copies of their entry along with the official Entry Form and their resume flat in a 9” x 12” envelope addressed to the Cinemanila Secretariat. The deadline for all entries is 12:00 n of 12 August 2007.

11) The winners of the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival Scriptwriting Contest will be announced and awarded during the Closing Night ceremonies of the Festival. The prizes are: 1st – PhP200,000.00; 2nd – PhP150,000.00; and 3rd – PhP100,000.00.

12) The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival Scriptwriting Contest and the awards are made possible by the joint efforts of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Cinemanila International Film Festival.
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UPLB Thespian Circle Open Auditions

The UPLB Thespian Circle is looking for
artistic individuals for its upcoming
production entitled "Ang Buhay Ay
Pelikula", a Palanca awarded play
written by Mr. Dennis Marasigan.

Auditions will be on July 3 and 4, 2007
7:00 pm at the ONE SILANGAN PLACE
(Near Landbank, UP Gate)

Please bring two 1x1 photo.

For more details on the open auditions of
UPLB Thespian Circle, contact
Mai at 0915-406-
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