Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010 Cinema One Originals Filmfest Starts Today

Seven unpredictable stories from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will be presented in an annual event that aims to showcase out-of-the-box storytelling.

For the 6th edition of the Cinema One Originals film fest, these films will be screened beginning today, November 10, to November 16 at the Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong City.

The films competing in the 6th edition of Cinema One Originals filmfest are as follows:

1. Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria Kirchbaum by Remton Siega Zuasola is a novelty comedy about an ambitious provincial lass nicknamed Terya.

The film�s title, which is in Cebuano, means �The Dreams of Eleuteria Kirchbaum.�

Shot in Olango island near Cebu, the film revolves around a girl who becomes a mail-order bride to raise her family from poverty.

What�s interesting about the film is that it was shot in one whole take that lasted one hour and thirty minutes.

2. Third World Happy of writer-director EJ Salcedo is a melodrama about a �balikbayan� artist (Sam Milby) who has not moved on from the tragic death of both his parents.

His perspective in life changes when he comes home to attend a funeral and reunites with his friends and girlfriend (Jodi Sta. Maria).

3. Astro Mayabang of director Jason Paul Laxamana is a social satire about a financially, socially, intellectually, and sexually frustrated boy (Arron Villaflor).

He likes to boast about nationalism and Pinoy pride, but ends up humiliated because of his misguided and aggressive ways.

Arron�s onscreen partner is Megan Young. Marco Morales is cast as Arron�s rival, while former Pinoy Big Brother Double Up housemate Hermes Bautista makes his big screen debut through this film.

4. Dagim is about two farm brothers whose search for their lost father leads them to a company of strange mountain inhabitants.

According to Direk Joaquin Valdes (who co-wrote this with J. Eliseo Sandico), the film�s title is the Tagalog word for a nimbus cloud.

He says his film offers an alternate world where the tribe, led by Marc Abaya�s character, has its own language and rituals.

The brothers are portrayed by newbie actors Martin del Rosario and Samuel Quintana.

5. Ishmael by Richard Somes is about an ex-convict who is ostracized by his neighborhood.

Little does he know that this neighborhood he once knew is set to reawaken his dark past.

Direk Richard helmed the entry Yanggaw, which won six trophies in the 2008 Cinema One Originals film fest.

6. Tsardyer by writer-director Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez is based on a true-to-life story of a Tausug boy who is torn between his loyalty to his Tausug brothers and his concern for the TV journalist (Dimples Romana).

When Shihab (Martin delos Reyes) hears what the abductors plan to do to their prisoners, he races not only to save them but to save war from erupting once again in the jungles of Jolo, Sulu.

7. Layang Bilanggo is a family drama about a fugitive on the run (Pen Medina) who yearns for the love of a daughter he abandoned several years ago.

The convicted assassin disguises himself in an attempt to become close to his daughter (Miriam Quiambao).

This film also stars Jaime Fabregas, Will Devaughn and Neil Ryan Sese.

To date, Cinema One has produced 37 entries through its annual project.

Entries such as Huling Balyan ng Buhi, Rome & Juliet, Confessional, Tambolista, and Imburnal have been honored in film festivals worldwide.

These films are produced and owned by Cinema One cable channel and Creative Programs Inc, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.

November 10, 2010, Wednesday

12:00 Wanted Border (Special Screening)
2:00 Paano Ko Sasabihin (Special Screening)
4:00 The Cinema of Celso Ad Castillo (Special Screening)
7:00 Confessional (Special Screening)
9:00 Ishmael (Premiere Gala)

November 11, 2010, Thursday

12:00 Ishmael (Regular Screening)
2:00 The Cinema of Celso Ad Castillo (Special Screening)
4:00 Yanggaw (Special Screening)
7:00 Third World Happy (Premiere Gala)
9:00 Dagim (Premiere Gala)

November 12, 2010, Friday

12:00 Third World Happy (Regular Screening)
2:00 Dagim (Regular Screening)
4:00 Ishmael (Regular Screening)
7:00 Astro Mayabang (Premiere Gala)
9:00 Tsardyer (Premiere Gala)

November 13, 2010, Saturday

11:30 Astro Mayabang (Regular Screening)
1:30 Tsardyer (Regular Screening)
3:30 Ishmael (Regular Screening)
5:30 Third World Happy (Regular Screening)
7:30 Layang Bilanggo (Regular Screening)
9:30 Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Regular Screening)

November 14, 2010, Sunday

11:30 Layang Bilanggo (Regular Screening)
1:30 Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Regular Screening)
3:30 Third World Happy (Regular Screening)
5:30 Astro Mayabang (Regular Screening)
7:30 Tsardyer (Regular Screening)
9:30 Dagim (Regular Screening)

November 15, 2010, Monday

12:00 Astro Mayabang (Regular Screening)
2:00 Dagim (Regular Screening)
4:00 Layang Bilanggo (Regular Screening)
7:00 Tsardyer (Regular Screening)
9:00 Ishmael (Regular Screening)

November 16, 2010, Tuesday

12:00 Layang Bilanggo (Regular Screening)
2:00 And Dmgo ni Eleuteria (Regular Screening)
4:00 Third World Happy (Regular Screening)
6:00 Tsardyer (Regular Screening)
8:00 Ishmael (Regular Screening)
10:00 Astro Mayabang (Regular Screening)

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