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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thrilla Manila by Tilt & Mist @ Secret Fresh

Thrilla Manila
Two-man show by Tilt and Mist
Opening : December 11, 2011 Sunday 6PM
Exhibit Duration : 11 December 2011 – 3 January 2012
Secret Fresh
Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan

It had been 36 years ago since the historic match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the heavyweight title that was fought long and hard at Araneta Coliseum in 1975. Dubbed Thrilla in Manila, the epic bout had the two long standing rivals fighting fiercely for the belt and earning the victor a mall named after him. The mall became a de facto landmark for a brewing underground of old skool skaters playing hooky back in the 1980s leaving skid marks on railings and concrete steps and benches with mall guards on their heels quelling in vain the harbinger of anarchic hypertext that will eventually occupy blocks of the increasingly dense metropolitan Manila. From juvenile proclamations of being to anti-authoritarian self-righteous shout-outs, they all evolved into a symbiotic interplay of skin and structure surface and interface, landscape and context, text and meta-text in a parallel development of graffiti and street art culture here in Manila. Bouts are now fought territorially, on the perennially grimy surfaces competing attention with tarp billboards and civic sponsored public art, and tags and spray painted marks fiercely creep in in the frenzy of this hypertextualized city.

December 11 Sunday at Secret Fresh marks the reunion not between ferocious rivals but between long time collaborators to the city they keep coming back to where they have left their marks. Tilt and Mist, French graffiti artists based in France had been coming to Manila since 2004. Tilt’s trademark bubble fonts and Mist’s pointy-edged vivid tags had been spread out alongside the marks of local graffiti artists in Intramuros, A. Bonificao, San Juan, Cubao and in the wherewithals of rundown walls of metropolitan Manila which had been otherwise whitewashed or plastered by campaign posters or spraypainted over by other graffiti crew. They have also been collaborating with Movement 69, a small loose collective of local street artists composed of Whoop, A.lien, Tripp 69, Exld, Egg Fiasco and Nemo.

The exhibit Thrilla Manila will be featuring Tilt’s and Mist’s paintings and giclee prints incorporating Filipino icons with their graffiti style as what Tilt had done with the Philippine flag which was formed with Filipino text written in his bubble style font in such a manner that reinforces iconographic meaning with his interspersed bubble text, while Mist’s more abstract calligraphic style is a ponderous exercise on font as an organic form evolving into figures with distinct personalities.

Tilt and Mist’s collaborations extend beyond massive wall bombings to customizing art toys and an ice cream cart specially built for their exhibit at Secret Fresh.

Tilt and Mist is mostly identified with old school style graffiti .

Mist has been in the graffiti scene since the late 1980s and was part of the graffiti crew Control of Paris in 1992. With a formal background in design and a stint at a toy company, he has also developed his own character Debilz. His style, the ‘devil style’ is characterized by big outlines, vibrant hues, horns and pointy-limbed figures. His lettering likewise exhibits the same pointy features consequently having a life of its own and becoming characters themselves. He is being represented by Galerie Le Feuvre and Speerstra gallery in Europe. And spends most of his time in Montpeliier

Tilt is an internationally recognized graffiti artist originating from Toulouse in South France. A self-declared “graffiti fetishist”, he learned the trade in the streets and on trains as a youngster. In the time since he did his first tags on a skateboard ramp back in 1988, his ensuing career has been nourished and influenced by extensive travel. Inspirational journeys have seen Tilt exhibit and leave his mark as far and wide as the USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand,Laos, Taiwan, China, Canada, Philippines, Indonesia, the Maldives, and throughout Europe. He designed one of the watches collaborated on by Kidrobot and Swatch which was launched this year at Secret Fresh.

Thrilla Manila will open on December 11 Sunday at 6 PM and will be on view until January 3, 2012.

Secret Fresh is at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan, MM.
Secret Fresh is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 2 to 10PM and Sundays from 1 to 6PM.
For more information about the show you may contact 570 9815 loc 7 or email or check them online for updates through their website or thru Facebook or

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rizal in Ateneo, Ateneo in Rizal @ Ateneo Art Gallery

Rizal in Ateneo, Ateneo in Rizal, an exhibit in commemoration of Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday, will be on show until March, 2012 at the Temporary Exhibition Space of the Ateneo Art Gallery.

Curated by Dr. Ambeth Ocampo, the exhibition showcases Rizal artifacts in the Rizal Library Special Collections and the Ateneo University Archives.

Also, please take note that the Ateneo Art Gallery will be closed from 18 December 2011 to 03 January 2012 for the Christmas break.
Regular gallery and office hours will resume on 4 January 2012.

For more information you may email or .

Level 2 Rizal Library Special Collections Building
Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Nick Deocampo Docus on Show

UP Film Institute is proud to present a twin-bill of Nick Deocampo’s films for its Spotlight on Docus event this December. On view at the Videotheque of UPFI Film Center in UP Diliman is the back-to-back showcase of Private Wars and The Sex Warriors and the Samurai on Dec 13 Tue and Dec 14 Wed at 2:30/4:30/6:30 p.m.

Winner of the Audience Prize at the 1997 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Private Wars is a personal chronicle of Deocampo’s search for his missing father. Produced by Formation Films for Channel 4 London in 1995 and winner of a string of awards from Film Academy of the Philippines, Tokyo’s Image Forum Festival and the Video Mondial - Brussels, The Sex Warriors and the Samurai tells a candid story of a Filipino transvestite in Japan’s entertainment center.

University of the Philippines Film Institute
UP Diliman, Quezon City

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Pinoy Fauvist Hits the Town with "Out of Town"

Pinoy artist Jake Catah lights up the town this December 9, 2011, 6pm with his 5th solo exhibit, “Out of Town” at the Ysobel Art Gallery, 2nd floor, The Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Catah, 36, is a self-described Fauvist. His latest work reflects the colorful vibrancy of his favored genre but with tinges of surrealism thrown in for good measure.

“I suppose there are hints of Dali in there,” says Catah, referring to the Spanish surrealist painter. “But it’s all Filipino as far as I’m concerned. I may be influenced by western styles but my aim is to preserve Filipino culture and traditions through my artwork. It’s one of my missions as a Filipino artist - to uphold Filipino dignity.”

“Out of Town” is certainly Filipino. Its focus is the all-familiar road trip, something Pinoys can readily identify with. From twisting rides through the Philippine countryside to mind-bending airplane rides through the urban sky, Catah captures the quintessential Pinoy activity – traveling – with a deft eye and incisive heart.

“I create moments I would like to cherish,” he explains. “And I want my viewers to feel a positive outlook in life too – which is why my paintings are vividly colored and subjects are family and love. With ‘Out of Town’, however, I’m not only making feel-good moments. I’m exploring the theme of traveling and movement, whether it’s the physical experience of driving with the wind in your hair, or the spiritual change we all experience as we live and journey through life.”

Catah’s work, like the theme of his exhibit, is also evolving. “I’ve been painting for 12 years now. It’s all I do. And I’m happy for the progress and success I’ve been given. ‘Out of Town’ is probably a reflection of my own voyage as a human being, my own travels up steep hills and down winding roads. It’s a journey I’m enjoying and I hope others have as much fun experiencing my work as I have creating it.”

“Out of Town” runs from the 9th to the 22nd of December. For inquiries, please call/email 09285071117, 09332227952 or

About: Ysobel Art Gallery started last March 2011. It is home to a vast collection of art work from various established and upcoming artists. Its collection leans more towards contemporary art.

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Monday, December 05, 2011

NCCA Sets the Stage for Philippine Arts Festival 2012

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA)—the country’s prime agency for arts and culture—is gearing up for the 2012 Philippine Arts Festival (PAF), a month-long fete that will banner the flagship projects of the seven committees of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts (SCA), embracing architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, dramatic arts and visual arts.

Under its chairman, Prof. Felipe de Leon, Jr., the NCCA has taken the theme “Tradisyon at Inobasyon”(Tradition and Innovation) for next year’s celebration, which aims to further advance local creativity in the arts. PAF will feature workshops, exhibitions, forums and performances by practitioners of the arts and will take place all over the country. Eminent local and foreign artists will take part in this biggest and grandest month-long cultural gathering.

The annual celebration of National Arts Month began with the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683 in 1991, declaring February as National Arts Month. Through the years, the NCCA in partnership with various private and government agencies have organized events and activities to highlight Filipino artistic excellence and creativity.

Popular television and film icons Boy Abunda and Dingdong Dantes have lent their stellar power for the 2011 festival as NCCA Art and Youth Ambassadors, respectively. For 2012, they will be joined by Piolo Pascual as NCCA Culture Ambassador to further popularize the festival.

Next year’s PAF will emphasize the interface of traditional and contemporary art forms and genres. A festive launching is set at the Rizal Park, to be highlighted by a kite making workshop, kite flying, and sumptuous samplings of the seven arts. Closing the PAF is the Ani ng Dangal awarding ceremony that will recognize the contribution of individuals and institutions to the promotion of Filipino cultural heritage.

During the entire month of February, the public is invited to come and witness the seven arts committees present their flagship projects.


The Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts, headed by Architect Gerard Lico, will be holding several exhibitions, conferences, lectures and competitions to mark the celebration. The exhibitions will revolve around themes and topics on the morphology of Filipino buildings, Philippine styles, the works of IP Santos, and discourses on design. These events are under the “Achi[types/texts] 2012” project. Some of the exhibits include “Salumpuwit, Bangko, Silya, Atbp.: A History of Chairs in the Philippines”; “La Vida Verde: The Landscape Architecture of National Artist IP Santos”; and “Imeldific Modernity: A Dictatorship of Style.” There will also be a design competition on architectural innovation for architecture students, as well as conferences, and lectures.


The National Committee on Cinema, headed by Dr. Miguel Rapatan, will be holding CinemaRehiyon 4 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. The festival features screenings and forums that focus on the artistic endeavors in filmmaking from the regions. Dubbed as the “biggest countryside/regional film festival,” Cinemarehiyon films gathers the best and emerging filmmakers from Luzon to Mindanao. It will happen from February 8 to 11, 2011.


The National Committee on Dance, headed by Shirley Halili Cruz, will be presenting Sayaw Pinoy, the longest-running Arts Month flagship project and is considered as one of the most attended, widely-successful, and much-anticipated event. Now on its ninth year, Sayaw Pinoy will continue to spread the beauty of dance in various areas all over the country. It will be participated by top dance groups from Manila vis-à-vis the emerging groups from the regions.

Literary Arts

The National Committee on Literary Arts, headed by Dr. Priscilla Macansantos, will mount the literary arts festival Taboan in Pampanga and Baguio. Taboan 2012: Philippine International Writers Festival will gather writers and readers for panel discussions, lectures, book fair, literary readings and performances, and many more. It will happen from February 9 to 11, 2012. Taboan events in the past were held in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao City.


The National Committee on Music, headed by Prof. Felipe de Leon, Jr., will be staging the First Asian Festival of Gongs and Bamboo Music in Cagayan de Oro City, Iloilo City and Baguio City. It will gather local and foreign gongs and bamboo ensembles for performances and workshops. It will be from February 20 to 24, 2012, in Cagayan de Oro, and from February 25 to 28 in Baguio and Iloilo.

Dramatic Arts

The National Committee on Dramatic Arts, headed by Lutgardo Labad, will be holding the Tanghal 2012, focusing on community-based theater groups, in Calamba City, Cebu City, General Santos City and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It will bring the best and emerging university and community-based theater groups together for the celebration.

Visual Arts

The Committee on Visual Arts, headed by Nemesio Miranda, will be holding the Philippine International Visual Arts Festival (PIVAF) in the town of Angono, dubbed as an “Art Capital of the Philippines”. In 2012, it will have “Rizal” as theme, calling it the Philippine International Visual Arts Festival: The Rizal Experience (PVAF: TRE). Happening from February 17 to 20, 2012, PVAF: TRE will have a lineup of activities throughout the province of Rizal—conferences, exhibitions, competitions, workshops, painting sessions, scenic tours, trade expo, parades, performances and kite-flying.

NCCA’s 25th Anniversary

As the NCCA turns 25 years in 2012, expect the Philippine Arts Festival to be a grand celebration for all the artists and cultural workers in the country. Likewise, the NCCA gears for its other banner programs like theDance Xchange: Philippine International Dance Festival held every April; Taoid in celebration of National Heritage Month every May; and Dayaw every October in line with the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month, among others. The NCCA Secretariat is headed by its OIC Executive Director Ms. Adelina Suemith, while the head of the Planning, Policy Formulation, and Programming Division (PPFPD) is Ms. Marichu Tellano.

For more details on the activities and schedules, contact PIAF Media Director and NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) head, Rene Sanchez Napenas at (632) 527-2192 or 0928-5081057, or PAF Festival Manager, Vanessa Nicolas at 0918-6380412. Email us at

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Nothing to Declare at Yuchengco Museum

The Yuchengco Museum hosts the second leg of Nothing to Declare, a multi-venue and multi-media international art project that aims to contribute to contemporary discussions on migration. Featuring 27 foreign and local artists working on a range of media, the exhibit is presently on view until January 29, 2012.

Nothing to Declare is a project spearheaded by Flaudette May Datuin from the Department of Art Studies of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman; Precious Leaño of the Filipino Visual Arts and Design Rights Organization; and Josephine Turalba of the School of Fine Arts and Design of Philippine Women’s University. Nothing to Declare aims to contribute to discourse on migration, the movement not just of people across borders, but also of forms and realities across time and space. The project focuses on those who have nothing to declare, whose marginality is a source of intervention and strength. The visual discourse and presentations began at the Blanc Compound as the first venue, with the Yuchengco Museum and the UP Vargas Museum following through until January 2012.

Nothing to Declare at Yuchengco Museum is curated by guest curator Claro Ramirez, Jr., and showcases the works of participating international artists Mateo Amaral (Argentina), Dana Cojbuc (France), Ding Ren (Netherlands/USA/China), Dada Docot (Philippines/Canada), Hillerbrand + Magsamen (USA), Khaled Hafez (Egypt), Sol Kjok (Norway/USA), Thomas Kutschker (Germany), Sebastian Mahaluf (Chile), Nerea Martinez de Lecea (UK), Minou Norouzi (Canada), Ruth Schreiber (Israel), Martin Sims (Australia), Motohide Taguchi (Japan), Sonja Van Kerkhoff (The Netherlands), and Quint Welters (USA). From the Philippines, the participating artists are Michael Bacol (Philippines), Errol Balcos (Philippines), Paulo Chavez (Philippines), Joey Cobcobo (Philippines), Raquel de Loyola (Philippines), Tony Gonzales (Philippines), Nikki Luna(Philippines), Tes Pasola (Philippines), Hanna Pettyjohn (Philippines), Alma Quinto (Philippines), Noel Soler Cuizon(Philippines), and Josephine Turalba (Philippines).

Painting, sculpture, photography, installations, sound art, and video show the array of artists’ ideas, while some collaborative work has been done with partner communities. The exhibit is also a starting point for various activities and programs, such as art educators’ training workshops, an essay writing contest for college students, education guides, and docent tours.

Nothing to Declare at Yuchengco Museum runs until January 29, 2012. The museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil Puyat Avenues, Makati City. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (632) 889-1234 or visit

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

FDCP Sineng Pambansa Deadline Fast Approaching

Do you have a story in your mind that can be made into a compelling film?

If you want to join the growing ranks of the country’s young and dynamic filmmakers, many of whom have won national and international awards, now is your chance.

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has launched the first National Film Competition which will reward the best screenplays submitted by aspiring directors and scriptwriters across the country with substantial seed money to translate their stories into quality films for local and even foreign exhibition.

The FDCP’s mandate is to promote the growth and development of the Philippine movie industry, spread awareness and appreciation for Philippine culture and history through film, and revitalize the Philippine movie industry by creating new opportunities for aspiring filmmakers as well as generating a bigger audience for Philippine cinema by bringing Filipino films to Filipino communities everywhere.

The nationwide scriptwriting and film competition seeks to highlight our outstanding film culture, while unifying the many diverse visions, views and voices of Filipino filmmakers across the country. The announcement of winners and awarding of prizes will be held either in the city of Davao


· Open to Filipinos who have not written or co-written, directed or co-directed more than three films, documentaries or animated features.

· Three Categories:

o Feature Film Competition

o Full-Length Documentary

o Animated Short Film Competition

· Three Divisions in the Feature Film Competition and Full-Length Documentary Competition

o Luzon Division

o Visayas Division

o Mindanao Division

· National competition for animation

· Geographically oriented using language/dialect indigenous to setting

· Deadline for submission of screenplay is midnight of December 11, 2011

· Finalists announced December 29, 2011

· Filming starts January 2012 and final submission of films on May 30, 2012

· Festival in June 2012 at Davao City.

· Detailed guidelines at

· Forms can be downloaded from or are available at FDCP Makati Office

For the complete set of rules and guidelines of the National Film Competition and application forms, please visit our website:, or email us at: 
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Young Artists’ Studio Presents Vignettes Art Exhibit

YOUNG ARTISTS' STUDIO invites everyone to join its art students in another art exhibit entitled VIGNETTES, opening on Saturday (November 26, 5pm-7pm) at Chef's Bistro Scout Gandia cor. Tomas Morato Quezon City.


It is the instance of creation that satisfies a young artist’s yearning for a union with art. It signals certainty and welcomes his/her desire to make the process an integral part of a life linked to art. This instance adheres to a prospect of revelation, piece by piece, creation after creation, an episode after another and then another…then another…

To forward the next instances, the young artist re/constructs from the traces of other instances from his/her mentor, the masters, colleagues, and from his/her own trails. There are attempts to imprint a style derived from history, or an encampment of one’s character and aspiration, or an improved version of a previous work. The act is to follow the tracks to make sure the next instances are as fulfilling, if not more, than the first. Yet each act is distinct and memorable.

In this exhibit, you’ll see beyond portraits, still lifes, landscapes and patterns, a collection of stories of discovery. It is a conjunction of multiple parcels of narratives that mark beginnings continuing to a life-long height of creation. And the objects – such tangible scenes of these trails, go further than a viewer’s sight, thought or even emotions. The denouement awaits.

Vignettes: YAS Students’ Exhibit
Chef’s Bistro, Sct. Gandia Quezon City
November 26 to December 5, 2011

The Young Artists’ Studio (YAS) is a venue for young artists to learn art production at an early age. YAS is managed by art practitioners with a vision to develop young artists who will contribute to the art community in the near future. YAS believes the art is a powerful tool to influence communities, improve lives, and transform the society.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact YAS through the following:

964-5951 / 09175685939

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuloy Po Kayo: ArtSpeak with David Cortez Medalla

warmly invites you to

"Tuloy Po Kayo"

an afternoon of
ArtSpeak with


on Wednesday, 23 November 2011
4pm at the Ateneo Art Gallery
Level 2, Rizal Library Special Collections Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Free admission. Advance booking is highly recommended as seats are limited. Email / Phone +63.2.4266488 (Thea/Ian)

"Tuloy Po Kayo" reflects upon Medalla's transnational, multi-disciplinary practice, and revolves around the different foreign personalities that have shaped Philippine culture through art, music, science, sport and philanthropy. The lecture resonates with the theme of a forthcoming show at Tate Britain that the artist will be part of, "Migrations," which will reveal how British art has been fundamentally shaped by successive waves of foreigners who settled in the country. This landmark exhibition will run from 31 January - 12 August 2012 and will feature Medalla alongside Flemish and Dutch masters such as Hans Holbein and Anthony van Dyck, as well as pioneering modernist and contemporary artists - among them, Piet Mondrian and Jacob Epstein.

About the artist

David Cortez Medalla (b.1938) is a London-based Filipino visual artist, and a pioneer of kinetic art, earth art, performance art, participation art, and conceptual art. He has exhibited in numerous international art exhibitions and festivals including Documenta 5, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, and is the director and founder of the London Biennale. Medalla is represented in museum collections including the Ateneo Art Gallery, the FRAC - Pays de la Loire, and Tate Britain. In May 2011, the artist unveiled one of his iconic bubble machines "Cloud Canyons No. 14" at New York's New Museum. Described as the first work of auto-creative art, it was selected by exhibitions director Massimiliano Gioni as an iconic modern work of art.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Windows To Conversations: ArtSpeak With The Curator

warmly invites you to an

ArtSpeak with Windows to Conversations: Roberto Chabet, Lee Aguinaldo, Fernando Zóbel co-curator, Ma. Victoria Herrera

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 5pm
Ateneo Art Gallery
Level 2 Rizal Library Special Collections Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Katipunan, Quezon City

Windows to Conversations:

Roberto Chabet
Lee Aguinaldo
Fernando Zóbel

Exhibition runs through 28 January 2012

The museum is closed during the University Christmas break from 18 December 2011 to 3 January 2012

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays 8am - 7pm
Saturdays 8am - 6pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

For more information please call 4266488
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Friday, November 18, 2011

“transfigures” @ ArteXchange Gallery

Marika Constantino, Nadya David and Alee Garibay
arteXchange Gallery
22 Nov. – 5 Dec. 2011

This 3-person exhibition explores the dynamic aspect of human experience and reflects the different forms and representations of how we evolve and transform ourselves. Image wise, it works within the realm of human figuration but conceptually tries to evoke the metaphors of transition and movement through still images.

“transfigures” by Marika Constantino, Nadya David and Alee Garibay opens 22 November, 6:00 pm at arteXchange Gallery 3/F Artspace Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City. The show runs until 5 December 2011.

For inquiries, pls. contact Tel. No. 632. 752 9089.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Night at the Opera 2 @ Fleur de lis Theater

A Night at the Opera 2 on Friday, November 18, 2011 7:30pm at the Fleur de lis Theater, presented by St. Paul University Manila College of Music and the Performing Arts featuring Elisanta Cortes, Thea Tingzon Perez, Nenen Espina, Ronan Ferrer, Oliver Rodriguez and their students with pianists Mary Anne Espina, Najib Ismail and Melissa Gacutan Taqueban.

Tickets at P200. 50% discount for students and senior citizens.

For details, contact Bing at 5245687 local 216 or 0922-8698709.

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"Shining Through" Recent Works by Ramon Orlina @ Art Verite

recent works by Ramon Orlina 
Art Verite’ 
25 Nov. – 12 Dec. 2011 

Renowned glass sculptor Ramon Orlina’s latest show at the Art Verite on the second floor of Serendra at Bonifacio High Street, brings his art to an even higher level after the completion of his outstanding monument, the Quattro Mondial, at the UST grounds. Although there is no clear juncture before and after this unique achievement, there is in his latest work, however, a new sparkling elan, a fresh release of self-confidence, and a joyous surge of creativity in the glass art that he has now unquestionably mastered.

Orlina’s art is home grown. He did not have to travel abroad to realize his dream to be a glass artist; he started in the Philippines where, after 30 years, he has achieved his national and international identity as the master of the art of glass in our time.

This show is curated by Ruel Caasi.

Shining Through recent works by Ramon Orlina opens 25 November, Friday 6:30 pm at Art Verite’ 2C - 05, 2F Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio High Global, Taguig City, Philippines. The show runs until 12 December 2011.

For inquiries, contact us at +63 29151982 or email us

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Neil Arvin Javier Solo Exhibit @ Secret Fresh Gallery

THE END… is the start of a new beginning
NEIL ARVIN JAVIER solo exhibit
Ronac Art Center, San Juan, Metro Manila
13 November – 6 December 2011

THE END…is the start of a new beginning by Arvin Javier opens at November 13, 2011 at the Secret Fresh Gallery in Ronac Art Center, San Juan.

On his sixth solo exhibition, Javier expounds on his punk, street and recycled DIY sensibilities in paintings, collages, collaborative works, assemblages, and his new evolution of SculpTOYZ. As in all of his previous shows, Javier represents his highly personal stories in raw form, intentionally eschewing conventional methods of creating art, unafraid of consequences and uncaring of critique.

“It's the beginning of the beginning and the end of an era, and so much more than an artwork. It's my portfolio and describing it is describing me. Everything and anything must come to an end, in the end it doesn’t even matter because new life will start to emerge, just like a finished artworX, to begin a new one,” according to Javier.

What the audience may view as a vulgar explosion of illustrations may provoke or shock, but the artist stays true to his personal aesthetics in creating pieces that are filled with found images and conjured characters that inhabit his world and his life, rife with the saturation of mass media, iconography, pop culture, angst, rebellion against the system and mundane occurrences. Everything is discordant with the numerous portraits, monsters, animals, and humanoids layered with text, drips, sprays, brushwork and patterns, showing how random absurdities can be designed to disturb and disrupt our safe and sanitized lives.

An old carpet from the friendly neighborhood secondhand store is given new life as art with the addition of fabric cartoon characters snipped from old shirts and sewn into it, interacting with the central figure of a child reading with a lion. The cartoons mock, stare vacantly into space and stay cute, reeking of bubblegum humor, teasing the utter validity of the carpet as a household accessory. Monsters pile up like totem poles, premonitions of projects that are yet to come. A love letter is disguised as a mélange of text and ultra bright fluorescent colors, lamenting the dark memories of a love lost. A figure is built out of objects and faces encountered in the everyday, walking with a thought bubble filled with a babble of comic dialogues. Children’s wooden blocks are transformed into robots, with massage balls sprouting faces and metal legs.

It is very much a visual representation of Sid Vicious’ celebrated performance of My Way, where a drugged-up, droning, creepy monotone evolves into screams, bursts of vocal energy and gunshots. Some members of the audience might be unnerved, maybe even appalled, but they clap anyway, probably because in all its senselessness, it makes perfect sense. And this end is just the start of a new beginning.

Neil Arvin Javier graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Technological University of the Philippines in Manila. He was a semi-finalist at both the Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards and Metrobank Art Competition in 2003, and a finalist in the Royal Elastics Graffiti Competition in 2004 as well as in the Epson Photo Imaging Exposition and Manila, My Manila Photography Competition in 2005. He won second place in the first Philippine Drawing Society Art Competition in 2004.

(Kaye O’Yek, Manila, November 2011)

The exhibit will have its opening cocktails on November 13, Sunday at 6PM.

The exhibit opening will be complemented by a performance by Buntisan festival founder and pioneer sound artist Lirio Salvador of Elemento.

The exhibit will be on view until the 6th of December 2011.

Secret Fresh is at the Ground Floor of Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, North Greenhills, San Juan, MM. Contact details : (632) 5709815 local 7. Email or

Secret Fresh is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 2 to 10 PM and Sundays from 1 to 6 PM.

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Call for Entries - PELIKULTURA: The Calabarzon Film Festival 2012

Filmmakers from the Calabarzon region (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) are invited to submit their short films for Pelikultura: The Calabarzon Film Festival 2012, which will be held on Feb. 22-24, 2012 at UP Los Baños.

This year's festival theme continues last year's celebration of a diverse and vibrant Calabarzon culture. In relation to this, there is a call for the region's filmmakers to go back to their roots and tell their home stories rather than flock to the city and forget the stories that nurtured their imagination.

A filmmaker may explore any of the following categories in their work for the festival:

Film submissions may be based on local folk culture, which includes, but is not limited to, topics such as folk practices, rituals, traditions, beliefs (spiritual, religious or superstitious), folklore (riddles, stories, songs), legends and myths, some of which may still be believed by locals at present.

While folk culture is a product of imaginative minds, historical events are a product of actual encounters, not only in the past but also in recent times. Film submissions may be based on actual historical events, well-known or not. It may be a story of an individual, a local hero, a family in town, or the community itself.

A film submission may focus on a place, its character revealed by the lives of people in it. It may be as small as a barrio, an island or as big as a town or province. It may also be a street, an alley, a corner, a crossing and the stories forged in these spaces.

Modern realities may be depicted in the films submitted to the festival. It may tackle everyday stories of children, men and women, family or community related to broader social issues, such as poverty and violence in all forms, environmental issues, developmental issues, etc. The idea is to contextualize local narratives.

Film submissions may tackle political issues significant to a specific locale. It may be a struggle of a marginalized sector of your province--farmers, fisher folks, elderly, women, gays and lesbians, children and youth. This category might overlap with other categories.

Note: These categories are only guidelines. Film submissions are encouraged to explore these themes, but we don't mean to limit the filmmakers' imagination.

Below are the festival competition's rules and guidelines.


1. The competition is open to all filmmakers residing in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) who have films made from January to December 2011. Filmmakers should submit proof of residence (community tax certificate, ID indicating address, barangay clearance, etc.).

2. All entries should be original, including the film's music and all other elements. The filmmaker should secure permission to use all copyrighted materials (music, video clips, etc.) that appear in the film.

3. Entries can be a narrative, documentary or experimental and may be shot in live action or animation. Running time should at least be five (5) minutes and should not exceed 20 minutes. Longer films may be considered for valid reasons but should not exceed 60 minutes.

4. A filmmaker may submit more than one entry. A shortlist of finalists will be released a week after the deadline.

5. The film should have English subtitles in consideration of foreign audience.

6. Filmmaker should notify the organizers if the film contains explicit language and images.

7. Filmmaker should submit duly accomplished submission form, one (1) DVD format and one (1) AVI file of the film, trailer in AVI format, and poster stored in CD as data. All entries should be received on or before Dec. 31, 2011.

Send your entries to:

Department of Humanities, 2nd Floor,
CAS Annex 1 Building, UP Los Baños
Mobile: 0916.3751339

9. The prizes are as follows:

Best Narrative Film: P10, 000
Best Documentary Film: P10, 000
Best Experimental Film: P10, 000

Special awards:

Audience Choice for each film category
Best Performance by an Actress
Best Performance by an Actor
Best Trailer for each film category
Best Poster for each film category

10. Shortlisted filmmakers are official delegates to the festival and should attend it on Feb. 22-24, 2012 at UP Los Baños.

*Rules and Guidelines may be subject to change without prior notice.

In addition to the competition, the festival has special programs for film exhibition. Below are the detailed rules and guidelines.


1. The special exhibition programs are open to all filmmakers, whether residents of Calabarzon or not.

2. All film submissions should be original feature-length or short films of any genre and format. It should be about any of the province included in the Calabarzon region.

3. The films should be made in 2011 although those produced earlier may be considered.

2. There is no limit to the theme and number of film submissions; however, there is no guarantee that all film submissions will be included in the programs.

3. If possible, film submissions should have an English subtitle in consideration of a foreign audience.

4. Filmmaker should submit duly accomplished submission form, one (1) DVD format and one (1) AVI file of the film, trailer in AVI format, and poster stored in CD as data. All entries should be received on or before Dec. 31, 2011.

Send your entries to:

Department of Humanities, 2nd Floor,
CAS Annex 1 Building, UP Los Baños
Mobile: 0916.3751339

5. Those who will be chosen to exhibit their films in the festival will be considered official delegates. As such, they are expected to attend the festival on Feb. 22-24, 2012 at UP Los Baños.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Care Divas Finale This December

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) 'Care Divas' remains a popular contender among the must-see plays of the year. The comedy musical penned by Palanca award-winning playwright Liza Magtoto was set to have a limited thirty-six-show run from February-March 2011. However word-of-mouth spread like wildfire and requests for more shows flooded.

Since then, one additional show led to another and barely nine months since it opened, 'Care Divas' has had sixty-nine shows - more than double the number of the play's scheduled performances!

As a Christmas treat to the fans of the musical, and as a tribute to all OFW's coming home this Christmas, PETA is producing additional fourteen performances of 'Care Divas' this December.

Fans and first time viewers will be treated to a limited engagement - a night of music, laughter and explosive production numbers that will transport them to a remote Israeli Tel Aviv club, where daytime gay caregivers transform into fabulous divas at night!

Don't miss the last fourteen performances of 'Care Divas' at the PETA Theater Center (No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City) on December 1 and 8; 8:00PM, December 2, 3, 4, 9,10, 11; 3:00PM / 8:00PM. For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact PETA Marketing at Tel. No. 725-6244, 410-0821 or 0917-5642433,

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Travel Photography Workshop

November 26, 6am departure
with a pre-trip lecture on November 22 at 6-9pm
and a post-trip critique session on November 29 at 6-9pm

Photography and travel complement each other. Like travel, photography encourages us to discover new places, express new feelings, and create fond memories in an enjoyable way. With digital technology, travel photography has become readily accessible to everyone presenting new opportunities and challenges.

Join us in the LEARN FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERTS | Travel Photography workshop and discover the world through a photographer’s eye. Be able to adjust to different travel or shooting environments when photographing for work or personal fulfillment.

The workshop, which combines lectures and hands-on sessions, aims to teach participants how to give their travel photos a unique and lasting quality. It will deal with the following topics:
· Travel photography today and how digital advances have influenced the market
· Knowing the essentials of travel photography
· Learning the photojournalistic style of travel photography
· Researching your trip/Travel light
· Returning from the trip: The no-photo-editing philosophy
· Caring for your camera and other equipment

As an immediate application of the classroom topics, an actual shoot will be conducted where the speaker-photographer will guide each participant and additional shooting tips will be shared.

· Working knowledge of digital photography
· Digital SLR camera
· Tripod and other accessories, optional

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

Gunther Deichmann is a multi-awarded Australian photographer. He prefers to travel during the worst times of the year creating dramatic results and images seldom seen before. To him, “photography is light and light is photography.” He loves strong colors and contrasts, blending them with plenty of drama. He became a member of the Institute of Australian Professional Photography (IAPP) and achieved 14 merit awards. For more information, please log on to www.

Participation fee and discount
P7,000 inclusive of meals during the lecture and photo shoot, transportation, and a certificate. Cash or check payments are accepted at the library or through a BPI bank deposit. Payment through BPI EPS and major credit cards is also accepted.

Due to the limited number of available slots, interested participants are requested to register on or before November 15 by paying at least P2,500 (nonrefundable; full payment is due on the first day of class).* An early bird discount of 5 percent will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline (except for credit card payments).

* Payment is transferable to another class if a written notice is given at least five days prior the start of the workshop. Otherwise, a P1,250 no-show penalty will be deducted.

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail, or visit

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

8th Tupada International Visual Performance Art Festival

Solidarity in PErformAnCE

In cooperation with the National Commissions for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)


The 8th Tupada International Visual Performance Art Festival

Africa/USA : Tunu Thom
Belgium : Gwendoline Robin
Estonia : Non Grata
France/Germany : SP-38
France/USA : Sylvester Gobart
Japan : Makoto Maruyama
Japan/Singapore : Ayano Hatori
Korea : Pan Asia Group
Malaysia/Denmark : Amir Zainorin
Morocco/Israel : Kineret Haya Max
Myanmar/UK : Htein Lin
USA/Korea : Eric Scott Nelson


Batangas: Rogger Basco
Cavite: Sherwin Carrillo
Bulacan: Buddy Ching
Makati: Thomas Daquiaog
Sta. Ana: Boyet De Mesa
Manila: Martin De Mesa
Manila: Ceej Gomera
Manila: Arvin Javier
Antipolo: Jethro Jocson
Angono Rizal: Ian Lomongo
Dipolog: Marlon Magbanua
Quezon City: Vim Nadera
Quezon City: Kaye O’yek
Bohol: Sam Penaso
Cavite: Dewi Redubla
Batangas: Crecee Roldan
Aparri Cagayan: Ronaldo Ruiz
Laguna: Jo-an Sarmogenes
Manila: Mannet Villariba
Quezon City: TARE

Nov 3 (Thurs) 2pm-7pm
Jorge Vargas Museum,
UP Diliman, Quezon City

Art talk + Video = Performance Art
"Performing Engagement"
by Ms. Eileen Legaspi Ramirez

By Sylvester Gobart

Performance Art talk
by Vim Nadera


Nov 4 (Fri) 2pm-5pm
Freedom Park, Marikina City

Nov 5 (Sat) 2pm-7pm
Phase 3 & 4 , Kanlungan ng Sining
Rizal Park, Manila

Nov 8 (Tue) 10am-6pm
La Salle Lipa, Batangas

Nov 9 (Wed) 10am-6pm
Municipal Grounds
Pitogo, Quezon

Nov 10 (Thurs) 2pm-7pm
Soliyao Beach
Pitogo, Quezon

Supported by Japan Foundation, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Vargas Museum, Lungsod ng Marikina, National Parks Development (NPDC), Art Association of the Philippines (AAP),De Lasalle Lipa and Municipality of Pitogo Quezon.

+632-806-9336 (Secretariat)

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Seminar on Pottery & Ceramics @ Lopez Memorial Museum

On November 16, Friday, 8am-5pm, representatives from the National Museum of the Philippines' Archaeology Division will be resource persons on pottery and ceramics in a seminar open to those who care for, study and collect such items. This seminar will be held at the Lopez Memorial Museum. China's contribution in terms of ceramics and the distribution in Southeast Asia of these and other Asian ceramics will be discussed. Also included is a general introduction to ceramics (types, terminology, process), and the manufacture, construction, finishing and surface treatment of pottery. Archaeology has helped unearth these items and in terms of underwater archaeology, discussion will focus on its three phases of conserving ceramics from underwater sites.

Research into the Philippines' past has involved looking into pottery and ceramics. Many such samples are in private and museum collections with varying levels of accessibility to the public. While most display excellent preservation in archaeological contexts as stated by Ms Amalia de la Torre of the National Museum, these materials also deteriorate and are damaged. With a better understanding of the materials that embody aspects of our precolonial past, improved means of caring for this tangible cultural heritage can be established. Fee of Php1,500.00 includes lunch and snacks.

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Yuchengco Museum & Swiss Embassy Present 'Jose Rizal and Switzerland'

Yuchengco Museum and Swiss Embassy Present
Jose Rizal and Switzerland on October 29

Closing event for RIZALizing the Future exhibit features talks by Ambeth Ocampo and Maria Theresa Lazaro, former ambassador of the Philippines to Switzerland

Special lectures by historian Ambeth Ocampo and former ambassador of the Philippines to Switzerland Maria Theresa Lazaro are the highlights of Jose Rizal and Switzerland, an event jointly presented by the Yuchengco Museum and the Embassy of Switzerland on Saturday, October 29, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. The talks culminate the museum’s four-month exhibit RIZALizing the Future.

Symbolically linking Switzerland and the Philippines are the emblematic figures of two national heroes, Wilhelm Tell and Jose Rizal. Rizal translated into Tagalog Friedrich Schiller’s drama Wilhelm Tell, who embodied the values and ideals for which Rizal gave his life. In his lecture on “Jose Rizal and Switzerland,” Ambeth Ocampo will talk about Rizal’s links to Switzerland.

Ambeth Ocampo is a public historian whose research covers the late 19th century Philippines, its art, culture, and the birth of the nation. He writes a widely read editorial column, entitled “Looking Back,” for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Dr. Ocampo is currently Chairman and Associate Professor of the Department of History in Ateneo de Manila University.

Relations between the Philippines and Switzerland can be traced back to the early 19th century, when Swiss traders, missionaries, and travelers ventured into Southeast Asia. Since the establishment of a Swiss consulate in Manila—the first official representation of Switzerland in Asia—in 1862, exchange between the two countries has flourished. In her lecture on “Switzerland and the Philippines,” Ambassador Maria Theresa Lazaro will discuss the 150 years of diplomatic and trade relations, development cooperation, and cultural exchange between the two countries.

Ambassador Maria Theresa Lazaro is a former ambassador of the Philippines to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Ambassador Lazaro has been with the Department of Affairs for more than 25 years, and her previous posts include the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, the Philippine Embassy in New York, and the Philippine Embassy in Madrid.

Jose Rizal and Switzerland comes with museum admission (P100 for adults, P50 for students, and P25 for children and senior citizens). Dr. Ocampo’s books on Jose Rizal will be available for sale, and a small reception to meet the speakers follows the program.

As seating is limited, advance registration is recommended. To register, call 889-1234 or Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Photographing Corregidor

October 29-30, 6:30 am assembly with a pre-trip lecture on October 27 at 6-8pm and a post-trip critiquing on November 3 at 6-8pm

Located at the entrance of Manila Bay, Corregidor is a tadpole-shaped island. It is a remnant of a volcano called Corregidor Caldera. Before it became an important island fortress during the Second World War, Corregidor was a small fishing village. Today, the island is a popular tourist spot and historical site, commemorating the heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who bravely held their ground during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.

Corregidor ruins have been photographed countless times, and this photography trip hopes to provide fresh perspectives in capturing these subjects.
The pre-trip lecture will cover topics such as choosing a subject, finding a good vantage point, adjusting to the different lighting conditions, and knowing what camera and other equipment to bring. To take full advantage of the trip, participants are encouraged to plan ahead and research about the place.

During the trip, the participants will be shooting alongside the speaker-photographer. Additional pointers will be given for participants to capture the experience through their images.
To conclude the photo trip, participants must submit 2-3 photographs (printed in 8"x10") for critiquing. The best photos will be selected and will be exhibited at The Alcove photo gallery.

- Digital camera, preferably SLR
- Basic knowledge of photography

The pre-trip lecture and post trip critiquing will be at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City (across from The Peninsula Manila). Assembly for the trip will be at the Sun Cruises ferry terminal, CCP Bay Terminal A, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City (near Harbour Square).

Jay Alonzo, who loves traveling and photography, is considered one of the best photographer-speakers in the country. He is a photo contributor for Mabuhay magazine, Philippine Airlines' in-flight magazine. His images have also been used in movie posters, billboards, and travelogues. He shares his passion for both travel and photography by teaching novice photographers.

Participation fee and discount
P7,000 inclusive of lecture fee, round-trip ferry transfers, guided island tour, exclusive use of a "Tranvia" bus for the special itinerary, terminal/entrance/shrine fees, meals, and hotel accommodation based on triple sharing (can be upgraded to twin/double sharing for an additional P400 and to single occupancy for an additional P800). Cash or check payments are accepted at the library or through a BPI bank deposit. Payment through BPI EPS and major credit cards is also accepted.

Due to the limited number of available slots, interested participants are requested to register on or before September 29 by paying at least P4,000 (nonrefundable; full payment is due on the first day of class).* An early bird discount of 5 percent will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline (except for credit card payments).

* Payment is transferable to another class if a written notice is given at least one month prior the photo trip. Otherwise, a P2,000 no-show penalty will be deducted.

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail, or visit

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Bastedor Art Project Presents "Mukha" in ArtSpace

Bastedor Art Project invites everyone to a celebration of art in the group’s latest exhibit entitled, “Mukha.” Featuring multi-awarded and well-respected contemporary artists in the country the show promises to present us with only the best of the best. The much-awaited event will be held on October 24, 2011 6 pm in ArtSpace ,Glorietta Mall.

For every masterpiece, there must be a foundation on which it stands. “Bastedor,” is a group that attempts to embody such a foundation to the people. By definition, a “Bastedor” is the wooden frame, which holds the canvas on which the artist paints. It is only fitting, that the group has taken this name for themselves as the perfect metaphor for what they hope to do for the local artistic community.

Norlie Meimban, a distinguished visual artist and former animator, is one of the pioneers of “Bastedor.” The group and this project in particular have come into being from his own experiences as a struggling artist. After enjoying a successful career in animation and advertising his decision to devote his time fully to painting was not without difficulty. And it is through those difficulties that he was able to see the camaraderie and close ties among fellow artists who are more than willing to help our a fellow craftsman. It is because of this that he hopes to organize their loving capacity to support one another into a formal group, and thus “Bastedor” was born.

Bastedor aims to, “to provide financial assistance for Filipino artists and marginalized children…to help these artists to promote their arts locally and internationally, and also to aid Filipino children in their everyday lives through their own talents and skills.”

This coming October will be a celebration of such a goal, with an upcoming event brought by “Bastedor.” “Bastedor Arrt Project: Mukha” will have its opening in Art Space in Glorietta on October 25, 2011, 6pm. “Mukha” is a group exhibit featuring the works of the most talented visual artists of our country.

The exhibiting artists are, Hermes Alegre, Grandler Bella, Elmer Borlongan, EJ Cabangon, Mike Cacnio, Roen Capule, Buddy Ching, Demetrio Dela Cruz, Raynold Dela Cruz, Simkin De Pio, Vincent De Pio, Melvin Culaba, Thomas Daquiaog, Dennis Gonzales, Juan Sajid Imao, Jon Jaylo, Ronald Jeresano, Mark Justiniani, Aileen Lanuza, Tony Leano, Neil Manalo, Lutso Manes, Norlie Meimban, Ferdie Montemayor, Rodel Omampo, Jim Orencio, Vincent Padilla, Jerson Samson, Julius Samson, Reynaldo Samson, John Santos, Pamela Yan Santos, Ronald Solon, CJ Tanedo, Tammy Tan and Olan Ventura.

The exhibit will contain a diverse number of works from different mediums as well as sculptures. Each participating artist will submit one and a portion of the proceeds will be given to The Shepherd of the Hills Orphanage in Zambales and will benefit 100-200 artists by contributing to their accidental insurance. Sponsored by JJS entertainment, many others were included in the organization of the project having supported its vision. More than an exhibit promoting a good cause, it is one which promises to commemorate life, art and friendship.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

23rd CCP Independent Film and Video Competition

22 to 25 November 2011
CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater)

Awards Night: 25 November 2011, Friday

Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video (The CCP Independent Film & Video Competition)
promotes Filipino independent filmmaking by giving recognition to the year's most outstanding film and video artists.
It is also the longest-running independent film and video competition in Asia.


Short Feature/Narrative

Short Feature/Narrative

*Best Regional Entry
*Best Entry On/For/By Children

1. Open to all Filipino citizens. Employees of the CCP and their close relations are disqualified from participating in the competition.

2. Entries may be in the following format:
FILM - 16mm, 35mm
3. All works must be strictly independent works and not produced for commercial screening. School-based work (e.g. theses) are eligible.

4. Entries must have been completed not earlier than December 2010.

5. An entry must not exceed 60 minutes in all categories.

6. Each participant is allowed a maximum of three (3) entries in each category.

7. An entry can only be submitted in one (1) category.

8. A digital video entry (DVD or MiniDV) must contain only one (1) title.

9. Entries must include the following a duly accomplished entry . Forms may be obtained online (downloadable from or from the CCP Media Arts Divsion (4th Floor, CCP Main Building, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City) office during office hours (9:00am to 6:00pm), Tuesday to Friday. Regional Entries should download the forms via the internet.

10. Awards for winning entries shall be given to the filmmaker/director indicated in the entry form.
For joint directorial works, the group must assign a single representative to act in its behalf. All official communications shall be addressed to this representative. The CCP shall not be liable for any controversy re the sharing of awards among the members of the group.
11. The decision of the Board of Judges is final. The board reserves the right not to give awards in any category should no entry merit it. In the case of ambivalence, the jurors shall decide the category of the entry.

12. Cash prizes for the categories SHORT FEATURE, EXPERIMENTAL, DOCUMENTARY and ANIMATION, are as follows:
1st PRIZE - P25,000.00
2nd PRIZE - P15,000.00
3rd PRIZE - P10,000.00
13. Honorable mentions may be awarded by the jury, in consultation with CCP officials, with cash equivalent and/or changes in the prize structure.

14. Special cash prizes worth P15,000.00 each will be given this year to the following:
Best Regional Entry
Best Entry for/on/by Children
15. All cash prizes are subject to standard government tax on prizes and awards (20%).

16. Entries must be submitted not later than 6:00pm, October 18, 2011 (Tuesday) at the CCP Media Arts Division Office (4th Floor, CCP Main Bldg).

17. Winners shall be announced in the awards ceremony during the festival week, and in the leading dailies right after. Winners will also be informed by phone, mail, email or telegram after the competition.

18. The Center reserves the right to exhibit the entries, winning or not, during the festival week. Also, the Center reserves the right not to screen entries it deems unsuitable for public screening.

19. All entries are insured by the Center.

20. Winning entries will be archived (copied to disc/hd) by the CCP for library purposes, as well as for possible inclusion in CCP programs and productions. Films/videos shown will be properly compensated based on existing copyright laws.

21. Entries may be picked up a week after the festival.

22. Previous winning titles (i.e. as Best Short Film or Special Jury Prize) in the short film category of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival are not eligible to join the festival. Kindly note that all Gawad short feature entries are eligible to join the Cinemalaya shorts competition if they meet the Cinemalaya guidelines.

For more information, kindly call CCP Media Arts at 832 1125 locals 1702, 1704 and 1705.

Or visit the CCP website at
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Cultural Center of the Philippines
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dia Delos Muertos @ Secret Fresh Gallery, Ronac Art Center



Opening : October 23 Sunday 6PM
Show Duration : 23 October – 18 November 2011
Secret Fresh Gallery, Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan

Participating artists :

A.lien, Albert Sy, Alvin Capistrano, Alvin Zafra, Archie Geotina, Argie Bandoy, Arnold Austria, Beejay esber, Bembol dela Cruz, Bjorn calleja, Carina Santos, Chati Coronel, Christian Tamondong, Clint Catalan, Cos Zicarelli, Dave Lock, Deejae Paeste, Garapata Boy, Dexter Sy, Don Dalmacio, Edric Go, Epjey Pacheco, Frederick Sausa, ChillS Project, Ferdz Valencia, Gail Vicente, Gani Simpliciano Genepol Martin, Gino Javier, Goldie Poblador, Heidi Franco, Hepe, Ian Jaucian, Igan D’Bayan, Ino Caluza, Jacob Lindo, Jason Tecson, Jayson Oliveria, Jed Escueta, Jigger cruz, JJ Zamoranos, Joey Cobcobo, Joseph Tecson, JP Cuison,JP Tria, Kat Medina, Kiko escora, Lea Lim, Luis Santos, Lynyrd Paras, Marc Gaba, Mark Salvatus, Marija Vicente, Marvin Tojos, Mica Cabildo, Mike Crisostomo, Nemo aguila, Rain Dial, Ryan Villamel, Rolf Campos, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Tanya Villanueva, Tawnie Tantay, Tin Garcia, Tripp, Ungga, Vermont Coronel, Veronica Peralejo, Whoop, Yason Banal, Yeo Kaa and Zeus Bascon.

The show’s title takes off from the more festive Mexican version of our own Todos Los Santos (which is mistranslated in the vernacular as Araw ng mga Patay or as Undas).

Their persistence in being represented in the arts or in every platform of representation in our visual culture seem symptomatic of our fascination for and for our grasping for our fleeting mortality, hence being more than symbols of death, skulls also signify the preciousness of life that we all have to hold on to as dear and celebrate it for the fullness achieved in living it.

Of this existentialist exercise of pondering upon the calcic armature that supports the drapery of flesh and tissue which has been made as a yearly ritual/feast , does it ere yonder reveal our precarious hold on our mortality? We celebrate, we gorge on the deluge of tenuous emotions of sorrow and merriment, but tis the vanity or is it not we just prolong the eventuality of our inescapable end. The themes we like to portray in the pictures we like to hang on our walls seem to bespeak of such. We ponder and wonder but it’s both a miracle and an abomination. Alas, these are portraits of our very frail shells. We fill them up instead with the spirit of infinite jest.

A hundred cast resin skulls lined up on a shelf each customized by various artists as diverse as their age, cosmological outlook and style flesh out this philosophical point aside from the numerous drawings, paintings, prints and other sculptural works to complement the aforementioned custom skulls.

Dia De Los Muertos will have its opening on October 23 Sunday at 6PM and will be on view until November 18, 2011.

Secret Fresh is at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.

Secret Fresh is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 2-10 PM and Sundays from 1-6 PM.

You may also check out Secret Fresh online - or or Secret Fresh on Facebook for the latest updates.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Cosmetic Order @ Mo-Space Gallery

Mo-Space Gallery features Oscar Floirendo, Claro Ramirez, and Eric Zamuco in Cosmetic Order, a group exhibition of installative works taking jabs at superficiality. The three artists who are all graduates of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and who have several Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Awards and Philippine Art Awards citations between them, regroup after having first shown together in the 90s. This showing, Cosmetic Order hints at a lurking unease, one that is deliberately glossed over or veiled by trumpeting a sense of détente. In referencing this surface tension, Zamuco, Ramirez, and Floirendo take off from various directions—superficial postures of knowing, politics of representation, downplayed as well as hyped hierarchies, and so on.

Coupling photography, video, assemblage, and installation, among a mix of other ways of dealing with materials, these three artists' takes converge to suggest the possibilities of agitation through modes ranging from earnest grasping of core spirituality, countervailing image-making, and assertions of positionality and agency.

 The exhibition runs in Mo-Space's main gallery and project space from October 22-November 20, 2011, gallery hours are from 11 am-8pm daily. Mo-space Gallery is on the third floor of Mo's Design Building on Bonifacio High Street , Taguig. Contact tel. 8562748 loc. 2 or 3; fax 8562345; cell: 09176683951 for details or visit Cosmetic Order is partially sponsored by The Abba's Orchard Montessori School Philippines.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dayaw 2011: A Grand Celebration of Indigenous Cultures

A grand celebration and gathering of indigenous Filipino cultures recently concluded in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, where about 40 indigenous groups and clusters performed and discussed issues, exhibits were mounted, traditional games and dishes were showcased and vernacular architecture was displayed.

About 400 delegates from all over the Philippines converged at the Energy Park in the barangay of Apokon of the progressive city for the celebration of Dayaw: Indigenous Peoples Festival 2011. The event was spearheaded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), particularly its Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA), with the Mindanawon Initiatives for Cultural Dialogue, the Tagum City government, the Tagum City Tourism Council, different government agencies and the private sector.

The NCCA has been annually celebrating the National Indigenous Peoples’ Month in different parts of the country through this event. This year, it was held from October 7 to 9, with the theme “Paghabi ng Ating Pagkakatulad Tungo sa Kapayapaan” (Interweaving Our Commonalities Towards Peace).

A Mansaka group of Tagum City led by Datu Agidong Suknaan and Datu Rudy Onlos opened the festival with a ritual, thanking Magbabaya. The participants, about 400 of them, and guests were welcomed by Tagum City mayor Rey T. Uy. Department of Education Undersecretary Albert Muyot delivered the message of NCCA chairman Felipe de Leon, expressing appreciation to the city of Tagum, dubbed as the cultural hub of Mindanao. Also in attendance is NCCA executive director-officer-in-charge Adelina Suemith, who will serve the Commission while in search of executive director.

The highlight of the opening ceremony was an exhilarating parade of indigenous groups and clusters, including the Iloko and Bago, Pangasinan of Bolinao, Gaddang and Isinay, Tinggian and Itneg, Ibanag and Yogad, Itawit and Malaweg, Ivatan, Bungkalot and Isnag, Kalinga, Ifugao, Ibaloi, Kankanaey and Balangao, Bontok and Applai, Ayta of Central Luzon, Tagalog of Bulacan, Mangyan, Palawani, Molbog and Jama Mapun, Tagbanua, Pala’wan and Batak, Cuyunon of El Nido, Agta of Bicol, Bikolano, Ati of Negros Occidental, Ati of Guimaras, Iloilo and Capiz, Bukidnon of Panay, Ati of Antique and Aklan, Hiligaynon, Kiniray‐a and Aklanon, Waray and Abaknon, Yakan, Subanen, Manobo, Higaonon, Bagobo, Mandaya and Mansaka, B’laan and Sangir, Ata Manobo, T’boli, Teduray and Arumanen, Mamanwa, Maranao, Magindanao and Iranun, and Tausug.

NCCA SCCTA Commissioner Joycie Dorado Alegre expressed her admiration for Tagum City for taking up the challenge to host such a big event particularly to Alma Uy, the president of the City of Tagum Tourism Council, which oversaw and managed the event.

For three days, different groups performed at the sprawling park where a main stage was constructed as well as an intimate stage and an inamungan made by the Ata Manobo of Talaingod in Davao del Norte, an elevated structure used for special occasions, gatherings and important discussions. There were also performances in other parts of the region as outreach such as schools and malls in Davao City and several towns around Davao del Norte and in nearby Compostela Valley.

Aside from the performances, there were exhibits at the park: “Gama” (mats, baskets, bamboo crafts and wood crafts), “Dalit” (food and culinary arts), “Bantug” (prestige symbols), “Habi” (woven items, textiles and clothes) and “Kalinaw” (excerpts from Dr. Jesus Peralta’s book Glimpses). There were also examples of vernacular architecture erected at the park including the bebalay pagsalabukay, a Subanen common house;binotok, an Ata Manobo house; balay, an Ati house; patil, a house with single and high post; and an Ifugao hut.

Additionally, the 9th Kaimunan Festival of Tagum City was held on Oct. 7 as part of Dayaw. Held at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), the event showcased the cultures of the ethnic groups of the city, particularly the Mansaka, and concluded with a traditional feast of rice, chicken and catfish cooked in bamboo tubes and bais, the ginger wine.

A substantial part of the Dayaw festival was the forum and workshop held at the DepEd Conference Room, with case presentations and discussions on indigenous peoples (IP) concerns. There were also presentations of traditional games to the delight of visitors.

The Dayaw 2011 closing ritual was held at the USeP, where the different indigenous groups gathered and watched the showcase of southern ethnic cultures and feasted on sumptuous traditional food. The event was highlighted by the reading of the Dayaw Tagum Declaration, ratified by the heads of different IPs and synthesized by anthropologist Dr. Prospero Covar. The declaration voices the issues, concerns and aspirations of the IPs as well as the actions to be taken by government, the general public and IPs themselves.

Overall, the Dayaw 2011 celebrates the cultural richness of the country through its indigenous peoples as well as confronts the problems that sadly beleaguer them. It is hoped that the festival will foster a deep appreciation of their contributions. Mindanawon Initiatives for Cultural Dialogue is this year’s conduit NGO for the celebration.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Piolo Pascual is the new NCCA Ambassador for Culture

Piolo Pascual is now the country's ambassador for culture.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the prime government arm dedicated to the promotion and development of Philippine arts and culture, has named the popular actor, singer, television personality, and film producer as the country's face and voice in promoting the rich and diverse cultures the Philippines has to offer.

Pascual, who will work with the NCCA in various ways through his participation in major programs of the commission, was selected from among the various personalities in the entertainment industry because of his mass appeal to the public; his positive image which can inspire and influence people of all ages; his love for culture and the arts; and his outstanding achievements as a young Filipino who can reach to all Filipinos around the globe.

Specifically, Pascual did an infomercial highlighting respect and love for the indigenous peoples of the Philippines, also in line with the celebration of the National Indigenous People's Month this October.

Titled as Dayaw: Indigenous Peoples Festival 2011, the leaders and representative of more than 100 indigenous people from all across the country will converge together from October 6 to 10 at Tagum City, Davao to showcase the rituals, performing arts, cuisines, games and crafts in the festival.

Under the auspices of the NCCA's Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts and Mindanawon Foundation, in partnership with local governments, government agencies and the private sector, Dayaw 2011 will spotlight the country's indigenous peoples in celebrating their arts and ways of life, discussing important issues and making more people aware of the richness and importance of indigenous cultures.

They will be joined by delegates from Southeast Asian countries in simultaneous exchange and interactive activities such as performances, exhibitions, forums, lecture-demonstrations, workshops on traditional crafts and cuisines and indigenous games.

This year, Dayaw aims to celebrate the cultures of the Filipino people as well as those of the visiting foreign delegates by "understanding the commonalities of the various indigenous peoples." It also aims to "strengthen/broaden the awareness, appreciation and pride of all Filipinos for our own traditional culture in the context of cross-cultural interactions in a global society.

With the theme "Paghabi ng Ating Pagkakatulad Tungo sa Kapayapaan" (Interweaving Our Commonalities Towards Peace), the festival features many components such as Tanghalang Makulay (a ritual and performing arts festival), Salu-salong Sarap (a food festival), Mga Habi ng Panaginip (an arts and crafts exhibit, focusing on basketry, textile and mat weaving), Sama-sama sa Tuwa (games/sports), and Usapang Dangal at Likhang Paghayag (forum and creative workshop on peace and unity).

The celebration is in consonance with Presidential Proclamation 1906, declaring October as National Indigenous Peoples' Month. The NCCA has been holding major festivals for several years now in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In 2007, Kalimudan: Panaghi-usa sa Mindanao (Mindanao Indigenous Peoples' Gathering) held in Davao City in November, featured Mindanao's ethnic groups. The following year, Timpuyog: Indigenous Peoples' Month Celebration in Luzon was held in Santiago City, Isabela, focusing on Luzon ethnic groups and featuring performances, arts and crafts workshops, cultural awareness lectures, forums, tours, and a theme-park exhibition featuring the traditional houses, cultural resources, practices/rituals, chants, music, songs and dances, stories, traditional arts and crafts, indigenous games. In 2009, the Indigenous Peoples' Festival was held in the Visayas, particularly in Roxas City, Capiz, called Dungog, with similar activities and aims. Last year, Dayaw 2010 was held in Metro Manila.

This festival aims to provide venue for indigenous peoples to celebrate the richness of their cultures; allow cultural exchanges that will foster deeper cultural understanding to sustain a culture of peace; provide opportunity to discuss IP rights; give students and other people a chance to deepen their awareness and appreciation of indigenous cultures; recognize the expertise and contributions of indigenous communities; and advocate for the preservation as well as integration of traditional culture into the national cultural mainstream.

Dayaw 2011 is held in cooperation with local governments of Tagum and Davao as well as other LGU's nearby, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Department of Education, Department of Tourism, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Foreign Affairs, Commission on Higher Education, Philippine Information Agency, Department of Trade and Industry, the National Commission for Muslim Filipino, SM City Davao, as well as non-governmental, socio-civic and peoples' organizations.

For more details, contact Ms. Marichu Tellano, Chief of the NCCA Planning, Policy Formulation and Programming Division, at 527-2214; or Rene Napenas, Head of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office at 527-5529 or 0928-5081056. E-mail us at or visit our Web site at

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MaARTe 2011: A Contemporary Arts & Crafts Fair

ART FLOOD 2011: 3-Day Art Sale

October 21 to 22, 10am to 6pm and October 23, 9am to 3pm
SLab and Silverlens Gallery
2/F YMC Building, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City

MaARTe 2011 is an exhibition and sale of some of the finest artisanal works in the country. On its second year, the event will showcase contemporary and antique jewelry, decorative and functional pottery, clay sculptures, glass and metal works, fashion accessories, and home accents, all crafted locally from indigenous materials.

MaARTe 2011 is organized by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines to raise funds for programs that benefit art and culture in general and the National Museum in particular.

Happening alongside MaARTe 2011 is Silverlens Gallery's ART FLOOD 2011. ART FLOOD is a 3-day art sale where galleries and collectors sell modern and contemporary artworks. 

On its third year, ART FLOOD benefits Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation Lupus Fund for the patients of the Philippine General Hospital.

MaARTe and ART FLOOD will run from October 21 to 23 at the SLab – Silverlens Gallery, 2/F YMC Building, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. From Friday to Saturday, sale hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

So spend an exciting few hours this weekend at the SLab – Silverlens Gallery and see our evolving heritage: arts and crafts produced in time-honored traditions and contemporary pieces inspired by them!

You can download the flyer from here (2.7Mb).

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Raymond Red’s Himpapawid Tops YCC Honors For Distinguished Achievement in Film in 2010

Raymond Red’s Himpapawid swept five of six categories of the annual awards of the Film Desk of the Young Critics’ Circle for film year 2010. The tragic drama of a deranged hijacker pushed to his limits by modernity’s dehumanizing and oppressive social relations was voted Best Film of the Year and conferred recognition for Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Visual Design, Best Film Editing and Best Performance for Raul Arellano. It won over two other nominees for the best film category: Remton Siega Zuasola’s Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria and Jerrold Tarog’s Punerarya (an episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll 12).

Tarog’s Punerarya, which garnered nominations in all categories, scored in Best Sound and Aural Orchestration, and the film’s lead performer Carla Abellana tied with Arellano for Best Performance. Zuasola’s Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria got nominations in all categories, except in performance.

YCC cites Himpapawid for intelligently plunging into the ironies and complexities of interstitial spaces left open by the tensive relations between social injustice and individual redemption. The film’s trope of escape, flying, fleeing and migration frames the desperation and angst of characters negotiating the countryside’s abjection, the city’s inhumanity, and society’s decaying institutions. While all characters are eventually trapped in several labyrinths of debilitating alienation, the film succeeds in investigating the poignant circularity of humanity’s convoluted fall – which draws us into reframing the materiality of the human condition, in general, and the impoverishment of Filipinos, in particular, all in terms simultaneously dialectic, cyclical and spiral.

Only Himpapawid, Punerarya and Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria made it to YCC’s short list, which is composed of films that got the nod of majority of the members of the organization. Only short-listed films earn the privilege to be nominated for any of the six categories. YCC does not confer nominations on artistic or technical merit if the film does not qualify in the short list. This is one of the major departures of the YCC from all award-giving bodies in the country.

Established in 1990, YCC is composed of members of academe who, through the years, have become attentive observers of Philippine cinema. Coming from various disciplines, they bring an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of film. Current members of the organization are from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University. The organization departs from many conventions of other award-giving bodies both here and abroad in bestowing cinematic honors. For instance, the award for Best Film of the Year is reserved for the director such that no separate prize for direction is needed. The Best Performance award is most coveted as it is conferred on a screen performer whether male or female, adult or child, individual or as part of an ensemble, in leading or supporting role. To uphold a more dynamic and encompassing way of looking at films, technical honors refer to fusion of outstanding efforts in fields otherwise deemed apart. In this case, the Best Cinematography and Visual Design recognition covers both camerawork and art direction. Similarly, Best Sound and Aural Orchestration encompasses not sound engineering alone but musical score as well.

Schedule for the awards presentations has yet to be arranged.

Here is the complete list of winners and nominees for this year’s YCC film awards:

The Film Desk of the Young Critics’ Circle

21st Annual Circle Citations for Distinguished Achievement in Film for 2010

Best Film of the Year:

Winner: Himpapawid directed by Raymond Red (Pelikula Red, Pacific Film Partners, Ignite Media, Filmex Inc., and RSVideo Production; Raymond Red, David Hukom, Roger Garcia and Butch Jimenez, producers; Jimmy Duavit and Oli Laperal, associate producers)


Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria directed by Remton Siega Zuasola (Cinema One Originals and Panumduman Pictures; Jiji Borlasa and Beverly Tañedo, producers; Ronald Arguelles, executive producer; Sherad Anthony Sanchez, supervising producer)

Punerarya (episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll 12) directed by Jerrold Tarog (Regal Entertainment; Lily Monteverde, executive producer; Roselle Monteverde-Teo, producer; Sarah Pagcaliwagan, associate producer; Manny Valera, supervising producer)

Best Screenplay:

Winner: Himpapawid (Pelikula Red, Pacific Film Partners, Ignite Media, Filmex Inc., and RSVideo Production) – Raymond Red


Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Cinema One Originals and Panumduman Pictures) – Remton Siega Zuasola

Punerarya (Regal Entertainment) – Onay Sales and Aloy Adlawan

Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role


Carla Abellana in Punerarya (Regal Entertainment); and
Raul Arellano in Himpapawid (Pelikula Red, Pacific Film Partners, Ignite Media, Filmex Inc., and RSVideo Production)

No other nominees in Best Performance

Best Achievement in Cinematography and Visual Design

Winner: Himpapawid (Pelikula Red, Pacific Film Partners, Ignite Media, Filmex Inc., and RSVideo Production) – Raymond Red, cinematographer; Danny Red, production designer; Cesar Hernando and Ronald Red, design consultants


Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Cinema One Originals and Panumduman Pictures) – Christian Linaban, cinematographer; Kaloy Uypuanco, production designer; Victor Villanueva, art director; Syrel Lopez, costume

Punerarya (Regal Entertainment) – Mackie Galvez, director of photography; Benjamin Padero, production designer

Best Achievement in Sound and Aural Orchestration

Winner: Punerarya (Regal Entertainment) – Lamberto Casas Jr., sound designer and engineer; Jerrold Tarog, musical scorer)


Himpapawid (Pelikula Red, Pacific Film Partners, Ignite Media, Filmex Inc., and RSVideo Production) – Diwa de Leon, musical scorer

Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Cinema One Originals and Panumduman Pictures) – Vanya Fantonial, sound designer; Jerrold Tarog, musical scorer

Best Achievement in Film Editing

Winner: Himpapawid (Pelikula Red, Pacific Film Partners, Ignite Media, Filmex Inc., and RSVideo Production) – David Hukom, Jay Halili and Raymond Red


Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Cinema One Originals and Panumduman Pictures)

Punerarya (Regal Entertainment) – Renewin Alano

Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle 2011: Eulalio R. Guieb III (chair), Flaudette May V. Datuin, Patrick D. Flores, Tessa Maria T. Guazon, Eloisa May P. Hernandez, Jayson Jacobo, Jema Pamintuan, Choy Pangilinan and Jaime Oscar Salazar; on leave: Noel D. Ferrer, Nonoy L. Lauzon, Eileen C. Legaspi-Ramirez, Gerard R. A. Lico, Jerry C. Respeto, Neil Martial R. Santillan and Galileo S. Zafra.

YCC drew its selection from both regular and non-regular releases comprising the entirety of Philippine cinema output in 2010. Films considered for discussion were those that had three or more screenings before a paying or non-paying audience in any public venue.
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