Author: Maki Cabrera

Davao Ngilngig Films 2017 Winners

The first genre film festival in the country, Davao Ngilngig Films, which features the strange, fantastic and the macabre has finally come to an end. The festival had its run at SM Lanang Premier and Cinematheque Davao from Oct. 27 to Oct. 31, 2017. The festival was opened by the Cebuano horror film “Lily” which stars Shaina Magdayao and Rocky Salumbides. For three days the event kept on with the theatrical runs of Ngilngig short film submissions from all over the country. Davao Ngilngig Films 2017 was divided into three sections this year; Tales from Davao which featured davao-made...

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Pasalidahay Unveils Official Line-up of 2017 Ngilngig Films

Pasaladihay, the organizer of this year’s Davao Ngilngig Film Festival has officially unveiled the official Ngilngig Films of 2017. The festival has three main sections:  Tales from Davao, Tales from the Regions and Tales from the Camp. Check out the full list below. DAVAO NGILNGIG FILMS SA DAKO PA ROON BONFIRE STORIES BAHIN by Jomar M. Ebus BWESITA by Louis Usaraga & Melchor Cabangbang DALINGSIL by Jamillah Natividad DISIPLINA by Rod Marc Abrina MEOW by Breech Asher Harani TAGUAN by Earle Galindo TAKBO by Rikki Torres TAMBAG by Alecs Mari Ballarta A BIRTHDAY TREAT by Amaya Han, Cebu CHONG-AS by Rojie Somera & Jette Palicas, Kalinga ELMO by Andrian Rey B. Manapil, Bukidnon EXPERIMENTAL FOREST by Angelica Gamolo, Cebu PARA SA MGA NI BIYA by Mac Kianro & Maki Calo, Cagayan de Oro City PEÑARANCIA by Gab Mesina, Manila SIN-O ANG TIKTIK by TM Malones, Ilo-ilo ANG IKADUHANG PAGBALIK by Jeffrie Po, Cagayan de Oro City LAPPAW by Lovely Jan M. Cadauan, Echague, Isabella LUBONG by Marvin Gabas, Manila MORU by Edmund Telmo, Ozamiz City OYAYI by Darryl Yap, Zambalez TAMIAW by Robert Christian Diaz, Valenzuela ANG PAG-ABOT Lumpia Productions BALBAL Mayora Films PANABI Limbo Productions UROM 1001 Productions The Davao Ngilngig Films festival, organized by Pasalidahay, which is presented by Malagos Garden Resort, and supported by Alpha Phi Omega, Cinema One Originals, Creative Ideas Prints and Ads Corporation, Davao...

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Kita Kita Movie Review – A Decade’s Best!

Philippine cinema has been plagued by romantic comedies for more than a decade. Over the years, romantic comedy or “romcom” has become the most celebrated genre of the movie-going Filipinos and of course its producers. As we enter the second half of 2017, we have another Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz romantic comedy entitled “Finally Found Someone”. This is the 4th pairing of the Philippines’ most sought after love team after their romcom trilogy ended in 2013. This only proves that until today the demand for romantic comedies is still on a high. But as the saying goes,...

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Bliss Movie Review – A Cerebral Candy!

Jerrold Tarog’s latest opus, Bliss, draws a handful of inspirations and influences from foreign genre films. At times it feels like a love letter to Hitchcock and Stephen King while it relentlessly spins Millennium Actress during the other times. But however foreign it may seem, Tarog has mastered a certain discipline that is his own. I mean, if you sit on a project as the writer, director, editor and musical scorer, who wouldn’t develop one right? More than those influences I mentioned and the references you’ll catch, I think Tarog’s Carpool and Sana Dati have already laid the groundwork...

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We are Back!

Hi readers! After 4 years on hiatus we are officially back to deliver all the latest news and reviews. It’s quite overwhelming to finally have everything back. Actually, there’s still a lot of things to do and you might see some errors around the blog. In case you’re wondering why we suddenly disappeared about 4 years ago, it’s actually because I went to College. Looking back, I’ve had no regrets going on a hiatus but after all the taxing processes that I went through to get this blog up and running (again) I kinda wished I didn’t have to quit...

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