The 4-day Cinematografo International Film Festival and Industry Forum kicks off this Thursday, November 9, with “Ang Larawan” in San Francisco

 

1) Watch the Opening Night Screening of the highly acclaimed film musical, “Ang Larawan” (The Portrait), this Thursday, November 9, at 6pm, at AMC Dine-in Kabuki Theatres, 1881 Post Street, Japantown, San Francisco

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION OF

THE FIRST ANNUAL
CINEMATOGRAFO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE US PREMIERE OF
ANG LARAWAN
(THE PORTRAIT)
DIRECTOR LOY ARCENAS , ACTRESS RACHEL ALEJANDRO. COMPOSER RYAN CAYABYAB, PRODUCER GIRLIE RODIS IN ATTENDANCE
TICKETS ARE SELLING OUT. Buy tickets here.

2) READ ABOUT CINEMATOGRAFO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS ON Dig In Magazine ONLINE.

Cinematografo International Film Festival Highlights by
Cindy Maram, founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Dig In Magazine

The event will become the platform from which to present and announce new films from talents including Ramona Diaz, H.P. Mendoza, Loy Arcenas, PJ Raval and Marty Syjuco, and other international filmmakers, writers, actors and producers.

3) CATCH KEY FILM HIGHLIGHTS IN THE 4-DAY FESTIVAL WITH FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE.

November 09 (Thursday) / 6:00pm
U.S PREMIERE OPENING FILM: “Larawan” (the Portrait) directed by Loy Arcenas at 6pm.
In attendance are: Director Loy Arcenas, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Producer Girlie Rodis, and Actor Rachel Alejandro

November 11 (Saturday) 7:30pm
TRIBUTE TO FILM MAKER, RAMONA DIAZ: “Motherland” directed by Ramona Diaz at 7:30pm
In attendance will be Ramona Diaz and a Q&A happens immediately after the screening.

November 11 (Saturday) 8:00pm
Digitally Remastered classic release of “Sana Maulit Muli” (Hopefully Once More) starring Aga Muhlach and Lea Salonga
In attendance will be the director Olivia Lamasan and a short Q&A will happen immediately after the screening.

November 12 (Sunday) 6:00pm
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE CLOSING FILM: “Ghost Bride” directed by Chito Rono, starring Kim Chiu.
Genre: Asian Horror

4) ATTEND PANELS WITH INDUSTRY MOVERS AND SHAKERS.

 

State of the Nation Panel happening on Nov 10 at 4:00pm
PANEL LIST – Ramona Diaz (film maker), Marty Syjuco (documentarist), S. Leo Chiang (film maker), Sunshine de Leon (film maker / journalist)

The Minority as the New Majority happening on Nov 11 at 1:00pm
PANEL LIST: Mr. Reggie Lee (Hollywood Actor, star from The Grimm), David Magdael (Publicist), Alex Lee (Producer), Dante Basco (Actor), Carmina Vicencio (producer), Francis Cullado (festival programmer)

Presenting CINEMATOGRAFO Originals and New Projects for 2018
PANEL LIST: PJ Raval (film maker), Marty Syjuco (film maker), Marie Jamora (film maker), Diane Paragas (film maker), Corey Tong (producer)

For screenings, schedules, tickets and more, visit http://cinematografofilmfestival.com/

About Cinematografo
The festival is named after ‘Cinematografo’ — the first movie theater in the Philippines, that opened in August of 1897. From this grand establishment was born a rich heritage of celebrating films and the venue introduced Filipinos to the custom of going to the movies. The new film festival in San Francisco aims to continue this tradition wherever Filipinos may be, and intends to draw in a wider audience of Asian American and independent cinephiles and movie lovers across the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally.

Co-presenting partners to date include the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, CAAM (Center for Asian American Media), SFFilm, and ABS-CBN Foundation International.

Cinematografo Film Festival and Industry Forum is led by Festival and Exhibitions Director Miguel Sevilla, Executive Director and ABS-CBN Global Head of film distribution Theatricals and North America Production John Lazatin, advised by producer and former film festival executive Corey Tong, and represented by Larsen Associates, all based in San Francisco.

About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was founded in the U.S. in April 1994. Based in Daly City, California (San Francisco Bay Area), its flagship product, The Filipino Channel (TFC), made it the first and most successful Filipino content distribution company in the U.S. The company offers original Filipino content on cable, satellite, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, On Demand, live events, theatricals, retail, money remittance and cargo services, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

NERISSA M. FERNANDEZ
Head, Global Corporate Affairs & PR
ABS-CBN International
2001 Junipero Serra Blvd., Ste 200
Daly City, CA 94014
nfernandez@abs-cbni.com
MOBILE: 650.455.8616

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