Scenes from Cinematografo International Film Festival opening night and what’s on today

 

“Ang Larawan” (The Portrait) Opening Film Screening of CIFF a Rousing Success!

From left, ABS-CBN news anchor Ginger Conejero and CIFF and Industry Forum Adviser Corey Tong listen to CIFF Festival Director Miguel Sevilla and CIFF Executive Director John-D Lazatin before the opening film screening of “Ang Larawan” (The Portrait)

 

ABS-CBN Star Creatives COO Malou N. Santos and award-winning TV and film director Olivia M. Lamasan at the successful film opening

 

From left, community leaders Dick Taylor and Conchita Lopez-Taylor, ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez and ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus at the opening film screening

 

From left, CIFF & Industry Forum Adviser Corey Tong, CIFF Executive Director John-D Lazatin and CIFF Festival Director Miguel Sevilla

 

ABS-CBN COO Raffy Lopez with Daly City Councilman Ray Buenaventura (left) and Daly City Mayor Glenn Sylvester (right)

 

“Ang Larawan” composer Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and wife Emmy

 

At the post-screening gathering at CIFF sponsor OMNI Hotel are, from left, CIFF Executive Director John-D Lazatin, ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus, actress Cherie Gil, award-winning TV and film director Olivia Lamasan, Star Creatives COO Malou N. Santos, actress-singer Rachel Alejandro, “Ang Larawan” producer Girlie Rodis, “Ang Larawan” director Loy Arcenas, OMNI Hotel General Manager James Lim and Mrs. Cay Lim.

 

The Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco was a co-presentor of the opening film. From left are Cultural Officer Dianne Sarmago, Consul Carlyn Monastrial, Vice Consul Andre Estanislao, Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr, Madame Cecile Ascalon and Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon.

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TODAY’S SCHEDULE

11:00 AM at Kabuki 6
Imelda
Ramona Diaz, USA, 2003, documentary, 103 min
Q & A with Ramona Diaz follows the screening

1:30 PM at Kabuki 5
Birdshot
Mikhail Red, Philippines, 2016, narrative, 116 min

1:45 PM at Kabuki 6
Out Run
Leo Chiang, Johnny Symons, USA, 2016, documentary, 75 min
Q & A with directors after the screening

4:00 PM at Kabuki 5
Panel: State of the Nation
A discussion with filmmakers on how current events shape their storytelling

4:15 PM at Kabuki 6
What Home Feels Like
Joseph Abello, Philippines, 2017, narrative, 104 min

5:45 PM at Kabuki 5
Give Up Tomorrow
Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco, USA/Philippines, 2011, documentary, 95 min
Q&A with directors after the screening

6:30 PM at Kabuki 6
Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko
(Those Long-haired Nights)
Gerardo Calagui, Philippines, 2017, narrative, 72 min
Q&A with director Gerardo Calagui after the screening

8:15 PM at Kabuki 5
An Evening with HP Mendoza

8:30 PM at Kabuki 6
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey
Ramona Diaz, USA, 2012, documentary, 90 min
Q&A with director after screening

 

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