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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

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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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1st Philippine Airlines Photo Contest Finalists

1st Philippine Airlines (PAL) Photo Contest Finalists

Philippine Airlines proudly announces the finalists of the 1st Philippine Airlines Photo Contest. Last week, five judges selected the finalists and winners out of some 2,800 entries submitted by professional , amateur and junior photographers nationwide. The 1st Philippine Airlines Photo Contest is the first and most prestigious competition of its kind this year, with winners from the Professional, Enthusiast and Junior divisions receiving over a million pesos in total prizes.

Here are the 1st Philippine Airlines Photo Contest finalists (In random order):

Professional Division - The Beauty of the Philippine Scapes Award: Erwin T. Lim , Mark Wendel Dela Cruz, Ramon F. Castillo, Benny Bondoc, John Javellana,Rodney Niduaza, Samuel De Leon, Ronie N. Poblacion, James Park, Leonardo Sexcion, Ferdinand M. Singh, Roberto Mendoza, and Carlo Carlos.

Professional Division - The Beauty of the Philippine People / Portrait Award: Rosemarie Razon, Carlo Carlos, Walter C. Villa, Joseph R. Yamane, Rodolfo Manabat, Romulo Domagas, Dennis Magdamo, Rodney Niduaza, Rolando Jumawan, and Raniel Castañeda.

Professional Division - The Beauty of the Philippine Culture Award: Ruel Bimuyag, Donald Tapan, Carlo Carlos, Bobby Timonera, Michael W. Li, Arnold Jumpay, Erwin T. Lim, Rosemarie Razon, Raniel Jose Castañeda, Carolina Bustamante, Sixto M. Agraviador, Mark Wendel Dela Cruz, Jethro Rafael, and Jesus Tinapay

Enthusiasts Division - The Beauty of the Philippine Scapes Award: Susan Celzo, Ernest Kurt C. Tan, Victor Alvarez, Merlie Biona, Antonio Rojas, Jr. , John Marcel Lainez, Roselyn F. Roldan, Jacob Maentz, Vincent Vilaroza, Teodoro Labay Pelaez, Lhor Santillan, Joylove Delgado, and Judith Carlos.

Enthusiasts Division - The Beauty of the Philippine People / Portrait Award: Leonard Pe, Pacita Tiong, Mark Sandoval, Hannibal Zenon Ong, William Lee Chin, Jacob Borres, Rustom Banal , Jr. , Jose Paolo Sanchez, Josaias De la Cruz, Ronald Rillo, McLloyd T. Jumpay, and Hersley-Ven D. Casero

Enthusiasts Division - The Beauty of the Philippine Culture Award: Antonio Rojas, Jr., Jesse M. Narrazo, Joaquin Ruste, Lemuel Ragaza, Maritoni Nanini, Jojie Alcantara, Maria Catalina G. Jumpay, Leslie Go Alcantara, Rustom Banal, Jr., Pacita Tiong, Ronalie Beltran, Allan Ong, and Japoi Cequina

Junior Division - The Beauty of the Philippine Scapes Award/ People / Portrait Award/ Culture Award Eouia Aum Dueñas, Marirose Angeline Lim, and Marilaine Claudette Gapal,

The awarding ceremony of the 1st Philippine Airlines Photo Contest is tentatively scheduled on Sunday, 3pm-5pm, October 28, 2007 at the SM Mall of Asia.

All 1st Philippine Airlines Photo Contest finalists will be notified by emails so that they will be there to await the announcement of the contest's nine lucky winners from the Professional, Enthusiast and Junior Divisions.

The 1st 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 presented in partnership with EPSON and SM Supermalls. Sponsors include I-MAG Photography, Mabuhay Magazine, philphotography. net, El Nido, Marithe Francois Girbaud, The Tides Boracay, The EMBASSY, Gadgets Magazine, Speed Magazine, Action & Fitness,Graphic Expo and OWG Creative Centre.

Co-organized by OneWorkshop, Inc., and Eastgate Publishing Corporation.
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Landscapes on Paper Exhibit @ OWG Creative Centre

Landscapes on Paper
Cathy Lasam's 3rd Solo Exhibition

Opening cocktails on October 24 2007 at 6PM

"Landscapes on Paper" runs from October 24 to November 24, 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
inquiry@owg. cc, or visit

Please come!
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Lunduyan ng Sining @ Magnet Katipunan

Lunduyan ng Sining
POETRY NIGHT at Magnet Katipunan,
Oct 22, 7pm

Audiences can enjoy sultry poetry and music performed and done by contributing artists and friends! Featuring Saffron Speedway, Katrina Pallon of Scarlet Tears, Charms Tianzon of Matilda, Mozzie and Convoy. OCT. 22, Monday. Program starts 7pm SHARP till 930PM only @ Magnet Katipunan. Open mic follows so bring your poetry. Admission is Free!

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Lunduyan ng Sining (sanctuary of art) is a group of young and active women-loving women that aims to address lesbian issues and advocacies. We believe in the artistic ability and beautiful vision of lesbians. We also believe in nourishing that gift by supporting and creating a haven for lesbian art, accomplished by initiating a series of projects to help flourish and make the lesbian voice be heard and acknowledged.

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For more info, check out
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Literary Events in October

Literary Events in October

The U.P. Likhaan: Institute of Creative Writing Center and The Ortigas Foundation, Inc. invite the public to two literary events in October. Both will be held at the Ortigas Center in Ortigas Avenue corner Meralco Avenue at 6pm.

On October 18 (Thursday), renowned critic Dr. Gemino Abad of the U.P. College of Arts and Letters will deliver a paper titled "Our Sense of Country In Our Poetry In English."

On October 19 (Friday), UMPIL writers Vim Nadera, Krip Yuson, Marne, Kilates, Wendell Capili, Roberto Anonuevo, Rebecca Anonuevo, Teo Antonio, Fidel Rillo, Jun Balde, Mike Coroza, and Teo Antonio will read poems in English and Filipino.

The literary event is held to promote awareness of our Filipino cultural and literary heritage and is open to the public.

Call UP Likhaan at (632) 922-1830, 920-5301 local 7974 / (632) 922-1830 .
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Denise Weldon Artist Talk @ Silverlens Gallery

silverlens gallery invites everyone to attend the first Saturday activity for their current exhibit, EverydayLight by Denise Weldon. EverydayLight is about being mindful and in awe of light and its outer and inner forms … being acutely aware of its movement, its diversity and its constancy … and being in gratitude for the pauses in life that allow us to be spectator of the beauty that abounds in the everyday.

Photographer Denise Weldon will be giving an Artist Talk for EverydayLight on October 20, from 1-3PM.

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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The Samsons Exhibit @ Kaida Gallery

“The Samsons”
Jerson Samson • Julio Samson • Jaypee Samson
28 October – 12 November 2007

You don't have to be Bart to love the Samsons.

Painters and brothers Jerson, Julio, and Jaypee Samson mount a three-man show this month at Kaida Gallery. But unlike the dysfunctional and comical family glorified in American primetime animation, the Samsons are anything but goofy and trivial in their representations of contemporary Philippine society.

Jerson Samson himself as a 'taga-masid' (observer) or 'taga-kwento' (story-teller) of everyday realities, from the mundane to the bizarre. At a time when stories tend to revolve around the centers of power, Jerson Samson chooses to represent stories from the margins of society. These, such as urban poor slums, are spaces often hidden away from the view of tourists or dignitaries, sites occupied by most of the nation's rural poor population.

Julio Samson delivers a more scathing critique of societal ills and excesses in a series of paintings depicting contemporary personalities as half-human and half-animal. The artist appropriates traditional and historical animal symbolisms--often predator species which denote a variety of vices or unsavory qualities--and juxtaposes these with human figures whose attires similarly denote the dominance in the political, economic, military, and religious hierarchies of our contemporary times.

Jaypee Samson exhibits in this show a series of works articulating the woes of the present Philippine public education system. He pays tribute to a familiar though often overlooked figure: the public school teacher, steward of the nation's future. Aware of the increasing dearth of educators, either forced to leave their vocations or find jobs overseas due to economic exigencies, Samson quietly pays tribute to what he terms as the 'new heroes' of this generation: teachers who strive to educate their students at all costs and through whatever means, in spite of the crisis facing

The three Samson brothers all completed their degrees in Fine Arts (major in Painting) at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Fine Arts in Diliman, Quezon City and have earned individual distinctions in various Philippine art competitions.

A consistent Finalist in the 27th, 28th, and 29th Shell National Students Art Competition, Jerson Samson went on to win the Juror's Choice distinction in the 1997 Representational Category of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual Art Competition. He was a Finalist in the 2003 Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards, and the 2000 and 2001 Metrobank Foundation Young Painters Annual. He was also included in the Top Five of the 1999 Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards.

Julio Samson is currently taking up his Masters in Fine Arts, also at UP and has completed units in educational teaching at the Marikina Institute of Science and Technology. He is a Semi- Finalist in the 2006 Philippine Art Awards sponsored by the Philip Morris Group of Company, the Metrobank Art and Design Competition (Sculpture Division), the 2003 Art Association of the Philippines and The Philippine Olympic Committee "Sports on Canvas and Paper Painting Competition", the 2000 Metrobank Young Painter’s Annual Painting Tilt, and the 1997 Pilipinas Shell National Student’s Art Competition.

The youngest of the three, Jaypee Samson is a triple Grand Prize awardee in the 2005 Government Service and Insurance System (GSIS) Painting Competition (Student Category), the 2004 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (Oil-Based Medium on Canvas Category), and the 2004 18th Visual Art National Competition for the PLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover. He has held two solo exhibitions since 2006.

The Samsons opens on 28 October, 6 p.m. (Sunday) and runs until the 12th of November 2007 at Kaida Gallery, located at the 2nd Floor, GFO Building, 122 Kamuning Road, Quezon City, Philippines 1102. For inquiries, please call (632) 4144777. 0928.5057285.
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WPPP Photo Congress 2007



Come and Join the 4th WPPP PHOTO CONGRESS
to be held at the Megatrade Hall 3, Megamall
on October 22-25 2007

This year we have more Trade Exhibitors, Photo Exhibits,Photo & Video
Contests and Seminars by Foreign and Local speakers !
Featuring Martin & Ryan Schembri, World Recognized Father and Son
Master Photographers, watch out for their Highfaluting Lectures and on
the spot demos!

Check out the latest gears and Equipments from suppliers here and abroad!

Don't be left behind! Be a delegate!
Hurry and register now! Limited seats only!

35 P.Tuazon Street Cubao Quezon City
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Cine Europa 10 Films & Schedule @ Shang-ri La

OCT. 18-31, 2007

CINE EUROPA 10 - Films
Summer with the Ghosts AUSTRIA
A film is being produced at the medieval fortress of Finterstein in Austria, at the great displeasure on the resident ghosts. Peter, the film producer is visited by his daughter Caroline from Montreal, who is on summer holiday. As her father is busy, she begins her own exploration of the fortress.

Sarah, a beautiful and gifted girl of 15, lives in a wealthy but dysfunctional family. She holds on to one dream: to run away and to become a professional ballerina.

Dead Man’s Hand BELGIUM
A wacky comedy about a frugal husband who spends his days repossessing goods purchased by big spenders–while an old friend teaches his neglected wife how to shop on a grand scale.

A bittersweet comedy set in Prague about an aging bachelor saddled with a small boy from Russia. It is set in the late 1980s, the period just before the fall of Communism in Czechoslovakia.

Tobias Jacobsen is 42. When the doctors tell him he is fatally ill, the earth opens up beneath him and he finds himself plunging into the abyss.

A romantic comedy of men and women, and the differences between the two. It is a story of success and failure, the joy of winning and the fear of losing–and football.

From the streets of of the cutthroat Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York’s concert halls, Edith Piaf’s life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love.

Summer in Berlin GERMANY
A story of two girlfriends, who, from their balcony–between heaven and earth gaze down at their turbulent and difficult universe, where the right men are all too often exactly wrong, and to get ahead even a good-looking woman had better be strong.

Just Sex and Nothing Else HUNGARY
Discovering that her lover is already married, Dora, a 30 year-old playwright, decides to give up on men. She focuses on satisfying her own desire to have a child and starts to look for a donor.

Inside I’m Dancing IRELAND
Michael has cerebral palsy and has spent all his life in residential care. He knows nothing beyond the walls of the Carrigmore Home for the Disabled. Until, that is, he meets new resident Rory, a wise-cracking rebel who will not allow his Duchenne muscular dystrophy to sap his spirit.

Facing Windows ITALY
Giovanna is a bookeeper in a company which packs chickens. She is married to a man who has a precarious job. Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna begins to reflect on her life and turns to a young man who lives across from her.

A contemporary tale about an architect-dreamer building a futurist house in a tree, within a gloomy forest.

Ellis in Glamourland THE NETHERLANDS
A world famous glamour guru is in town publicising her hugely successful help book. In a moment of brashness at a publicity presentation, she randomly selects unsuspecting hotel cleaner and single mother, Ellis, promising to turn her from "ugly duckling" to "beautiful swan".

Meeting the Enemy SLOVAKIA
The setting is a snow-covered landscape towards the end of World War II. The film revolves a day in the life of a soldier, who was tasked to escort his prisoner with orders to shoot him.

Carol’s Journey SPAIN
Carol, a 12 year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment.

Jalla! Jalla! SWEDEN
Måns and Roro are best friends and work as park attendants. The days calmly pass by until Måns all of a sudden has serious problems getting an erection and Roro is faced with the fact that he has one week to avoid being married off.

Taming of the Shrew UNITED KINGDOM
Baptista has 2 daughters: Kate and Bianca. Everyone wants to wed the fair Bianca, but nobody’s much interested in problem child, Kate until Baptista declares that he won’t give Bianca away in marriage until he’s found a husband for Kate.

CINE EUROPA 10 - Schedule
Shooting Dogs (1:55) 7:00 PM

Summer with the Ghost (1:25) 12:00 PM
The Kiss (De Kuss) (1:37) 2:00 PM
Dead Man’s Hand (Petite Miseras) (1:17) 4:00 PM
Closely Watched Trains (1:29) 6:00 PM
Fanny & Alexander (3:08) 8:00 PM

Kolya (1:48) 12:00 PM
Leap (1:31) 2:15 PM
FC Venus (1:47) 4:15 PM
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1:31) 6:30 PM
La Mome (2:20) 8:30 PM

The Leopard (II Gattopardo) (3:05) 12:00 PM
Summer in Berlin (1:47) 3:30 PM
Just Sex & Nothing Else (1:30) 6:15 PM
Ellis in Glamourland (1:35) 8:15 PM
You am I (1:30) 9:20 PM

Facing Windows (1:36) 12:00 PM
You am I (1:30) 2:45 PM
Karakter (2:00) 4:45 PM
Lives of Others (2:17) 7:15 PM
Ellis in Glamourland (1:35) 10:00 PM

Meeting the Enemy (2:00) 12:00 PM
Carol’s Journey (1:44) 2:30 PM
Jalla! Jalla! (1:28) 4:45 PM
Taming of the Shrew (2:07) 7:45 PM
Shooting Dogs (1:55) 10:00 PM

Closely Watched Trains (1:29) 12:00 PM
Fanny & Alexander (3:08) 2:00 PM
The Kiss (De Kuss) (1:37) 5:30 PM
Summer with the Ghost (1:25) 7:45 PM
Dead Man’s Hand
(Petite Miseras) (1:17) 9:40 PM
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1:31) 12:00 PM
La Mome (2:20) 2:00 PM
FC Venus (1:47) 5:00 PM
Kolya (1:48) 7:20 PM
Leap (1:31) 9:40 PM

Taming the Shrew (2:07) 12:00 PM
Ellis in Glamourland (1:35) 2:30 PM
You am I (1:30) 4:30 PM
Karakter (2:00) 6:30 PM
Facing Windows (1:36) 9:00 PM

Shooting Dogs (1:55) 12:00 PM
Taming of the Shrew (2:07) 2:30 PM
Carol’s Journey (1:44) 5:00 PM
Jalla! Jalla! (1:28) 7:15 PM
Meeting the Enemy (2:00) 9:15 PM

Summer with the Ghost (1:25) 12:00 PM
Dead Man’s Hand
(Petite Miseras) (1:17) 2:00 PM
Fanny & Alexander (3:08) 4:00 PM
The Kiss (De Kuss) (1:37) 7:30 PM
Closely Watched Trains (1:29) 9:40 PM

Jalla! Jalla! (1:28) 12:00 PM
The Leopard (II Gattopardo) (3:05) 2:15 PM
Facing Windows (1:36) 5:45 PM
Just Sex & Nothing Else (1:30) 8:00 PM
Lives of Others (2:17) 10:00 PM

Leap (1:31) 12:00 PM
La Mome (2:20) 2:00 PM
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1:31) 4:50 PM
Kolya (1:48) 6:50 PM
FC Venus (1:47) 9:15 PM

Just Sex & Nothing Else (1:30) 12:00PM
Karakter (2:00) 2:00 PM
Carol’s Journey (1:45) 4:45 PM
Summer in Berlin (1:47) 7:00 PM
The Leopard (II Gattopardo) (3:05) 9:15 PM

OCT. 18-31, 2007
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

British Council & UP Likhaan Sponsor Reading Workshop

by Arvin Abejo Mangohig

What do literature teachers do during their spare time?

The British Council has Alan Pulverness to offer. The internationally acclaimed reading specialist will deliver five lectures in the Philippines for free between October 19 and 27 and the UP Likhaan: Institute of Creative Writing will host him on October 26, 9am to 5pm, to talk about “Teaching Language through Literature: Reading Across Cultures” at the UP College of Arts and Letters Audio-Visual Room, Faculty Center, UP Diliman.

Alan Pulverness is a freelance teacher trainer, materials writer, and an Associate Trainer with the Norwich Institute for Language Education. His areas of special interest are culture and the teaching of literature. He has a degree in Comparative Literature and Applied Linguistics from the University of East Anglia . He has edited and advised for several new volumes on new fiction and worked on an award-winning course on Macbeth.

Pulverness was part of the Reading Reputations, 20th annual British Council Conference on the teaching of literature and Animating Literature, the British Council regional seminar held in Prague , among others.

In the Philippines , his itinerary includes:

19 October “Using Literature in Teaching Content Areas” In-Service Training for Teachers - Cluster 1 ( Luzon );

22 October “Using Literature in Teaching Content Areas” In-Service Training for Teachers - Cluster 1 (Visayas-Mindanao) ;

25 October “Theory and Practice in Language and Literature: A Revisit and Re-vision” with Council for Department Chairs in English and the College English Teachers' Association;

26 October “Teaching Language through Literature: Reading Across Cultures” with the UP Likhaan: Institute of Creative Writing

27 October “Boogie by the Book (main lecture): Teaching Language through Literature: Reading Across Cultures"

For more information and confirmation of the lectures, please contact Eva Garcia-Cadiz at 922-1830 or the British Council at 914-1011 to 14 or e-mail the British Council at or visit websites: philippines and
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Auditions for Mindanao Musical

Ranaw: Isang Alamat
1985 CCP Playwriting Award

When Ranaw: Isang Alamat first toured the country in 1987 and 1988, the national prominence of the then 10-year old Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) as a major performing arts company was cemented. IPAG, celebrating its Pearl Anniversary this year, reinvents this dance-musical that has received wide acclaim in its extensive road tours.

The remount needs:

Males Leads
Can look between 21-24 years old. Medium built and height, muscular. Can sing and move/dance

Female Leads
Can look 16 - 18 years old, can sing and dance, slim and light

Supporting Males
Can look 40-60. Can act; singing and dancing not required

Supporting Females
Can look 40-60. Can act; singing and dancing not required

Chorus (Male and Female)
Can dance. Knowledge of martial movements (kuntao and/or kungfu and related forms) for males will be a plus. Ability to sing will also be a plus.

For singing and dancing parts:

1. sing one music number a capella, preferably any solo number from a zarzuela or a Broadway musical
2. act out a short one-minute monologue in Filipino or Cebuano
3. mimic steps from a one of our choreographer's pool captains

For non-singing and dancing parts:

1. perform a short one-minute dance vignette with or without music accompaniment (applicant provides own CD)
2. mimic dance movements led by one of our choreographer's pool captains

Expert dancing (contemporary or ethnic-adapted) will be a plus, however most lead roles will require the levels of broad gesticulations and highly energized movements (for males) and nuanced flowing gestures (for females). Because the musical will require double- and triple-roles, the ability to sing and dance will be an advantage.

No single cattle call. The Artistic Staff will be available daily starting October 8 (Mon) until October 27 (Sat) to entertain auditions at the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology Production Room of the IPAG. Callbacks start Nov. 3 (Sat). Rehearsals begin in November. Performance dates: February 7, 8, and 9 in Iligan City . Road tours follow the Iligan premiere.

Contact: (063) 4922354 09167006209
email: ipagarts@yahoo. com
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IPR-Photo Call For Submission

IPR-Photo is looking for stories related to infringements and copyright
violations to be featured in the IPR-Photo blog (
Submitted stories should be factual and objective. We hope that through your
first-hand account, we can create a better/ heightened awareness of this
issues among photographers.

Please submit your stories to:

Dennis Rito
IPR-Photo Moderator
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A collection of Animated shorts


Plus Performances by:


9PM onwards

37 Tomas Morato Avenue, QC

* Tickets at the gate:
Php100(w/ one beer)

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AAP 60th Annual Art Competition

Annual Art Competition


Sculpture, Photography and Drawing

Venue : KANLUNGAN NG SINING, Rizal Park Manila
Time : 9am to 7pm

Painting and Mixed-Media
Venue : GSIS MUSEUM , Finance Center Bldg. Pasay City
Time : 9am to 7pm

GET a copy of Rules @
AAP Office , Kanlungan ng Sining, Rizal Park Manila
Gallery Genesis , 4th level Artwalk Bldg. A ,SM Megamall
starting October 10,2007
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Monday, October 01, 2007

Película 2007 - 6th Spanish Film Festival

Película 2007, the 6th Spanish Film Festival

21 films, 14 days, more than 14,000 viewers in the latest year…
Pelikula, the Spanish Film Festival brought to you by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, is currently the biggest Spanish Film Festival in South East Asia .

Fechas Dates: October 1 to 14, 2007
Lugar Venue: Greenbelt 3, Cinema 2
Precio Price: 65 Php

On this year, we rediscover two important classics: the short films of world cinema pioneer Segundo de Chomón, as well as Los últimos de Filipinas.

Para ver el calendario completo de proyecciones, pulse aquí

To see the screening schedule, please click here.

PELICULA 2007 Author on Focus: María Ripoll

María Ripoll ( Barcelona , 1964) studied Cinema at the UCLA and the American Film Institute. She has worked both in the USA and Spain and has shown versatility in directing various films from different genres, from romantic comedies such as Tortilla Soup (2001) and Lluvia en los zapatos (1999) to adventure films like La aventura del intrépido (1999).

María Ripoll will grace PELÍCULA by presenting her two most recent films: the bittersweet story Tu vida en 65 (2006) and the thriller Utopía (2003), on their premiere showing on October 2.

Free tickets available for Cine Club Cervantes’ members (limited number only). Please call to book your tickets at 0926 473 9024 (look for Sep).

In PELICULA, Instituto Cervantes would like to reward Cine Club Cervantes members’ loyalty with free tickets for those who have been frequent viewers at the centre throughout the year.

Members who have seen more than 5 films: 1 free ticket
Members who have seen more than 10 films: 2 free tickets
Members who have seen more than 20 films: 6 free tickets

Please call to book your tickets at 0926 473 9024 (look for Sep).

Moviegoers will be able to vote for the Best Film of the Festival. The Audience Choice Film will be shown again at the closing of the Festival on October 14, 7pm.

Some other films premiered in PELICULA 2007

7 vírgenes
7 Virgins

Director Directed by Alberto Rodríguez
Duración Duration: 86 min.
Producción Production: España, 2005

Intérpretes Cast:
Juan José Ballesta (Tano)
Jesús Carroza (Richi)
Vicente Romero (Santacana)
Alba Rodríguez (Patri)

In Spanish with English subtitles

Sólo para adultos For Adults Only

Tano, un adolescente internado en un centro de reforma, recibe un permiso de 48 horas para asistir a la boda de su hermano. Durante ese tiempo, se lanza a vivir con el propósito de hacer todo lo que le está prohibido.

Tano, a teenager serving a sentence in a Reform Centre, is given a two-day permit to attend his brother's wedding. He tries to live every minute of it to the limit.
Best New Actor at the Goya Awards and 5 other Goya nominations. Silver Seashell Best Actor-San Sebastián International Film Festival 2005.

El próximo Oriente
The Near East

Director Directed by Fernando Colomo
Duración Duration: 95 min.
Producción Production: Spain , 2006

Comedia Comedy

Intérpretes Cast:
Javier Cifrián (Caín), Nur Al Levi (Aisha), Asier Etxeandia (Abel)

In Spanish with English subtitles

Sólo para adultos For Adults Only

Caín es gordo y tímido, todo lo contrario que su hermano Abel, que es guapo y seductor. Un día Caín descubre que Aisha, la bella vecina musulmana de quien está enamorado, se ha quedado embarazada de Abel…

A story of Cain and Abel in the modern Spain . What happens when Cain finds out that his brother Abel got Aisha, Cain’s love interest, pregnant? Best Director Award-Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival 2007. Nominated Best New Actor, Best Song-Goya Awards 2007.

Ciudad en celo
City in Heat

Director Directed by Hernán Gaffet
Duración Duration: 104 min.
Producción Production: España & Argentina, 2006

Intérpretes Cast:
Daniel Kuzniecka (Sergio), Adrián Navarro (Marcos), Dolores Solá (Valeria), Nuria Gago (Inés), Claudio Rissi (Duke), Viviana Saccone (Esther).

In Spanish with English subtitles

Sólo para adultos For Adults Only

En un bar de Buenos Aires se reúne a diario un grupo de amigos solteros que rondan los 40 años. Se encuentran todos solos, sin ninguna relación sentimental profunda o estable. La inesperada vuelta al bar de Valeria, vieja amiga del grupo, pondrá en evidencia que ha llegado el momento de comenzar a hacer más caso a los sentimientos.
A bittersweet comedy about a group of friends in their forties who meet everyday in a Buenos Aires pub. Nominated Best Film, Mar de Plata Film Festival 2007.

For further information on the films of PELÍCULA, log on to
See you at PELIKULA. Enjoy the movies!
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Sound Art Conference this October

Sound Art Conference this October

New Media Arts Manila (NMAM) was formed to curate, stage, and promote New Media Art -- art made with electronic, audiovisual, and information technologies. It includes sound art, video art, interactive electronics, algorithmic art, computer music, and whatever art forms new technologies may yet spawn. As NMAM's first project, ELECTROSTATIC SOUND CONFERENCE will showcase the full range of performative sound art pieces through the performances of the following artists:

Malek Lopez, Berklee-trained virtuoso who is the principal composer for the band Drip, and half of the abrasive electronica duo Rubber Inc.;

Mu Arae Transmission, (aka Moon Fear Moon aka John Sobrepena), who composes haunting and eerie instances of IDM (Intelligent Dance Music);

Blums Borres, 3D animator, performative video artist, and sound artist who dedicates himself to expanding the sonic territory of the electric guitar;

Jing Garcia, tech editor of The Manila Times who founded the seminal sound art group Children of Cathode Ray in 1989 and composes industrial/ambient pieces as autoceremony;

Tengal, frenetic composer, a tireless sound artist, the founder of S.A.B.A.W . sound art collective, and a one-man record label;

Lirio Salvador, sculptor and luthier whose ornate, chrome-plated instruments are featured on television, displayed in galleries, and played by his group Elemento;

Tad Ermitano, filmmaker and video artist who creates custom programs and hardware for his art installations. His work has appeared in Time magazine.

The ELECTROSTATIC SOUND CONFERENCE will be on October 10, 8:30 pm at Club Dredd, 2nd floor Gweilos Eastwood. Brought to you by: Globe, Sony Ericsson, and Asus. Contact Blums for details 9287644 09153702525 Admission is FREE! BRING EVERYONE YOU KNOW! PLEASE SPAM!
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Ben Templesmith in Manila

FULLY BOOKED invites you to meet BEN TEMPLESMITH, the visual genius behind
the up-coming, much-awaited horror film, "30 Days of Night."

Australian commercial artist Ben Templesmith is best known for his
horror-themed artwork in "Fell" (Image Comics) and "30 Days of Night" (IDW
Publishing). He has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards for his
groundbreaking comic work.

Ben has an instantly recognizable signature style, a great departure from
the clean linework in most mainstream comic books. In "30 Days" he
established a modern definitive vampire look that has been frequently

Sign up for the exclusive artists' workshops and talks!

October 30
Meet and Greet Ben Templesmith, 6PM at the Forum, 4/F Fully Booked Bonifacio
High Street

November 3
Artists' Den Forum with Ben Templesmith and Art Jam, 2-5PM at the Forum, 4/F
Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street

Book signing, 5-7PM at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street

November 4
Limited Portfolio Review (Limited slots available. Deadline of registration
is October25, 2007)
11AM -12 noon
2 - 4 PM
5 - 7 PM
at the Forum, 4/F Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street

November 5
From Concept to Film: An Exclusive Artist Workshop with Ben Templesmith, 2-5
PM at
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
School of Design and Arts Campus
950 P. Ocampo St., Malate Manila
(Open to all and free of charge. Limited slots available, deadline of
registration is October 19, 2007)

To register, please call Fully Booked Customer Service at 858-7000 or email
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Cine Europa 10

Cine Europa 10 will begin in October:

Cebu - October 5 -8
Davao - October 11 - 15
Manila - October 18 - 31

For details, please contact the EU Delegation:

German Embassy Manila
25F, Tower 2
RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Ave.
Makati City
Tel: 702-3000
Fax: 702-3015
E-mail (general inquiries): deboma@pldtdsl. net
(press and cultural affairs) pr_deboma@pldtdsl. net
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Cancer Institute Foundation Auction @ Silverlens Gallery

Cancer Institute Foundation Auction
at Silverlens Gallery

As part of the Cancer Institute Foundation’s (CIF) campaign on cervical cancer prevention, a photo auction will be held on Saturday, 6 October, 6pm at Silverlens Gallery in Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati. To be auctioned off are photographs by Jo Avila, Bahaghari, Miguel Fabie III, Ronnie Lazaro, Jun de Leon, Isa Lorenzo, At Maculangan, Billy Mondoñedo, Emmanuel Santos, Ivan Sarenas, John Silva, Pilar Tuason, Wig Tysmans, Lilen Uy, Jake Verzosa, and Denise Weldon, and an etching by National Artist Benedicto Cabrera. Proceeds from the sales of the prints shall help support the Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) Program. The Program aims to empower Filipino women with information and knowledge in preventing cervical cancer, and to influence them to take part in the first cervical cancer support group in the country.

In the Philippines, as in many parts of the world, cervical cancer is second only to breast cancer as the most common potentially deadly disease that afflicts and kills women. In the Philippines, estimates in the year 2000 placed the number of cervical cancer cases at between 35 thousand and 70 thousand, and there are 7 thousand new cases that are added to it every year. This is mainly due to late detection, the lack of awareness about the disease among Filipino women, and the stigma associated with cervical cancer.

The good news is that cervical cancer is highly preventable through healthy lifestyle and regular pap screening. It can also be prevented by a breakthrough vaccine that could be given to young girls as early as 9. Cervical cancer is the only cancer with a vaccine.

The Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, non-stock foundation that provides support to among others, the Cancer Institute, and its other accredited cancer management network institutions with clinical, research, advocacy, and to the extent possible, financial assistance, especially for the prevention of cancer and/or their treatment. The CIF campaign is made possible through the support of: Marks & Spencer, L’Oréal Professionnel, MSD, The Philippine Star, Figaro Coffee Company, Crossover 105.1 FM, Neo Spa, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Ayala Malls, Rustan’s Essenses

There will be a preview of the photos to be auctioned off on October 5, Friday. 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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Big Spanish Film Event @ UP, FREE!

Catch the Philippine premiere of
Maria Ripoll’s



Lluvia en los Zapatos
(The Man with Rain in His Shoes)

and get to meet
the celebrated SPANISH film director,
as she visits the UP Film Institute.

October 1 (Monday)
2:00 p.m. The Man with Rain in His Shoes
3:30 p.m. Interaction with Maria Ripoll
5:00 p.m. Utopia

UP Film Institute Cine Adarna, Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman.

Admission is FREE.

A presentation of the Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation, and the University of the Philippines Film Institute.
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Anemahenasyon 2007: Last Call for Submission of Entries

Anemahenasyon 2007: Last Call for Submission of Entries! Deadline:
October 1, 2007

The Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI) is calling on all
Filipino animators to submit their entries to the Animahenasyon 2007:
Pinoy Animation Festival to be held on November 21-25, 2007 at
Robinsons Galleria's Indie Cine.

The competition is composed of a professional and a student/amateur
division and includes the following categories: one minute up to five
minutes; 6 minutes up to 20 minutes; 21 minutes up to 60 minutes;
Full-animated feature (more than 60 minutes); music video; title
sequence, public and information, demo reel; and TV series.

Entries must be made frame by frame, including computer graphics
animation and must be submitted in the DVD format for pre-selection.
They must also be submitted together with three (3) photo stills from
the work; one (1) photo of the Animation Director; and brief biography
of the Animation Director (not more than five
sentences). Works completed since the year 2000 is still eligible for
the competition.

All entries will undergo a preliminary screening and the finalists
will compete and be shown during the festival in November. Animators
of chosen entries and their work will also be featured in all promo
materials for the event.

Towers Business Center
11/F CyberOne Bldg.
Eastwood City Cyberpark
E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Quezon City

Application forms and mechanics to the competition can be downloaded
from the ACPI website, www. animationcouncil. org.

For more information regarding the competition, please call 4382983-85
local 150/151 ask for Mario or Laisa.
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