ABS-CBN’s Cinematografo International Film Festival Opening is on November 9 and the Philippine Consulate General is a co-presentor of the Opening Film, “Larawan”. Director Loy Arcenas, Rachel Alejandro (actress), and Maestro Ryan Cayabyab (composer) will all be in attendance.
"Women are largely underrepresented in the film industry, particularly as writers, producers, and directors. Three independent local female filmmakers are carrying out all three roles, driven by determination and a story to tell." News story from The Source.
Filipina-Canadian filmmaker Joella Cabalu chronicles the modern Filipino queer experience in a new documentary called "It Runs in the Family." Cabalu interviewed members of her family in Oakland, California and Manila to spark intimate conversations about love, acceptance and the coming out process in the Filipino diaspora. Story from Asian Journal.