Manila Student Film Festival 2020

The third annual Manila Student Film Festival will take place on 01 February 2020 at International School Manila. The festival is the creative celebration of young filmmakers in the Philippines, providing an audience for upcoming talent and inspiring future filmmakers. This year, 27 films were shortlisted for the final competition. The shortlisted flicks come from…

Dreams for Mindanao

By Franchesca Lesaca During the press conference for the Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit and Conference (MindanaoArt), Vim Nadera – award-winning poet and writer, and former director of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) – posed a rhetorical question to everyone gathered: “Where is Mindanao in Philippine art?” The first Mindanao Art Fair This…

Bulacan’s Hidden Gem for Art Lovers

On its 8th year, the Mandalá Art Festival continues as a bulwark for artists around Central Luzon ​Text by Paolo Vergara Pulilan, Bulacan is a setting straight out of an early Hidalgo arcadia: sprawling with clean brooks, breeze-swept fields, and trees bearing ripe fruit and cool shade – scenes unfamiliar to generations born in the centers…

VIVA ExCon Q&A with Keisuke Ozawa

Keisuke Ozawa At the 13th VIVA ExCon in Bacolod, the curatorial forum initiated a discussion about current curatorial practices in the Philippines and around the world. Patricia Tumang spoke with some of the visiting curators to ask about their curatorial practices and approaches, and their thoughts on VIVA ExCon, past and present. Read the full…