The second CineFilipino fest
produced locally and internationally acclaimed films like Lemuel Lorca's 'Ned's Project' (best film), Ice Idanan's 'Sakaling Hindi Makarating' (best director) and Randolph Longjas' 'Star na si Van Damme Stallone' (third best film).
Such shifts might suggest that the future of fests
is hardly bright.
will be held in different venues, including Marina Bay Sands, Capitol Theatre, National Museum of Singapore Gallery Theatre and Shaw Theaters Lido.
Yet overseas, fest
directors may wonder what all the fuss is about.
He feels that it's important for Filipinos to be part of an endeavor like 'Reflections,' which was produced by the Japan Foundation and the Tokyo fest
sets sail for Kona, Hawaii, for its first show off the mainland on June 6-8, 2008.
Melissa Painter, writer-director of the opening feature, ``Steal Me,'' was courted at Sundance to enter her film in the Method Fest
after Franken and Naiman saw it.
In the past, the Chicago fest
honored such world cinema luminaries as Orson Welles, Francois Truffaut, Clint Eastwood, Satyajit Ray, Sophia Loren and Steven Spielberg.
While Haifa has always prided itself on its international selection, this year the fest
is going big on Israeli cinema.
In addition, Coffee Fest
will present the Specialty Coffee Association of America's Mid-Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, hosted by Murky Coffee.
began as a one-off at a Louisville, Ky.
overlaps with London and the Middle East Intl.