June 2017 Official films selected for iChill Manila International Film Fest

June 2017 Official films selected for iChill Manila International Film Fest

Almost 50 films for your delight from all over the world! On loop playing during Saturday 24 and Sunday 25! Films in the official selection: Toy SIDE A & SIDE B Tierra Caliente Ivy Walk to the horizon Rain Dance Sordità ERIKA’S JEWEL Not-So-Perfect Day Dear Dylan THE OTHERS The Pleasure of Being Served scent of the stars The Man Who Lived In The Cloud(s) Fear Father’s Day The Clap The Interview Heavenkid Messages from beyond – with love Porgandia A Headstone for a Home Just words Honeymoon in the West Daddys Girl Reincarnation – Tibet or Tutor Style? Who created these crop circles? Do you MIND me asking? Adult Humans Fat Punk The cherry tree 365 Are you there? The Charming Prince I see you everywhere Dandelion Red and silver Conscience The water of Bebedero The great Destiny Trapped in Japan Paternal Argi Tundra Otaku The Other Beauty building Snapped See you all at the...
Beautiful Legally Blonde the musical prod by Mediartrix at UST Sampaloc Manila Philippines

Beautiful Legally Blonde the musical prod by Mediartrix at UST Sampaloc Manila Philippines

Amazing job from this college company. Really felt like I had to write an article about it. I already watched two productions of Mediartrix in the past: Spring Awakening and Bonnie and Clyde, both good prods, so I was expecting a good prod as well. And I found it. They had a nice VIP ticket for me, a special seat, a nice hostess taking me in (part of the cast later I think), pretty! My personal thanks to Rayne Jarabo, cast member who did a great job, for facilitating the tickets! Great musical Legally Blonde! #MediartrixGoesLegallyBlonde pic.twitter.com/6Uy1gzDE31 — Kuya Manzano (@kuyamanzano) May 10, 2017 My congrats initially to both directors for achieving a giant mission of leading such a big team. Congrats John Mark Saga and Gerard King Serador. John Mark Saga even performs briefly and funny on stage! For me to co-direct is a hard task as well. So I admire them for achieving it happily. It’s a very big cast with very different kind of talents. An Ensemble actress that took me by surprise and shinned during the whole show in all her small parts is Princess Venzon. The most amazing thing is that she never studied acting and this is her first production. Wow! That is really natural talent then. A born actress like Cameron Diaz. Always in character and having fun. I had to go congratulate on purpose. See her here under with blue tshirt on the left. I must congratulate the whole cast actually for great energy and happiness. Dance troupe was fantastic and in shape. Congrats choreographer Mykhael Mark Mangubat and whole dance troupe....

Awards for iChill Manila International Film Fest January 2017

Films were fantastic. Very different from each other. Hard to do a selection. Films were watched by mostly young Filipinos which are the regulars at iChill Theater Cafe. Here are the winners and finalists for each section   Most popular A Bridge Between Two Worlds – Winner INVISIBLE EYES – Finalist Agostu – Finalist No veo mis huesos – Finalist   Most controversial The Bus Trip – Winner THE WANKER (PAJERO) – Finalist Arc de Bara – Finalist Harvest – Finalist   Best actor Fuck Freedom – Winner Grandpa,s Diary – Finalist (Grandson) Just a beer – Finalist (Father) Matar al Presidente (Bartolo)   Best actress The Call – Winner IS IT OR IS IT NOT! – Finalist Colors – Finalist Perspective – Finalist   Best director Connected – Winner The Camera’s Tears – Finalist BEGGARS – Finalist Lucid – Finalist   Best film TITAN – Winner Switch Off – Finalist el moroso cataleptico – Finalist Braquage Sérénade – Finalist   Best Documentary PAROKHOD «DOSTOYEVSKI»… A… – Winner Nostradamus – The Winner for this 2017 War is – Finalist No Jungle! – Finalist Natasha – Finalist   Best Animation Pandas Have Got To Go – Winner Cupid is not a terrorist – Finalist THE BLUE SUMMIT – Finalist   Best Photography Roulette – Winner The Night Circus – Finalist BRAM – Finalist Negrea – Finalist   Laugh award The shortest are always the best !   Thanks to all films and teams. It has been a fabulous edition. Kuya Manzano (festival director) iChill Manila International Film fest  January 2017...
Schedule for films of January 2017 iChill Manila International Film Fest

Schedule for films of January 2017 iChill Manila International Film Fest

Free tickets being given first come first serve at iChill Theater Cafe. Schedules Friday 27 at 6pm THE WANKER (PAJERO) Nostradamus – The Winner for this 2017 War is – A Bridge Between Two Worlds Cupid is not a terrorist Friday 27 at 8pm Arc de Bara Friday 27 at 10pm The Bus Trip Pandas Have Got To Go The Camera’s Tears Blossom of my Heart Fuck Freedom Just a beer Colors Connected BEGGARS Grandpa,s Diary Switch Off Saturday 28 at 3pm Roulette IS IT OR IS IT NOT! The Night Circus Harvest Lucid The shortest are always the best ! Perspective The Call Saturday 28 at 5pm Matar al Presidente el moroso cataleptico PAROKHOD «DOSTOYEVSKI»… A… INVISIBLE EYES BRAM Braquage Sérénade THE BLUE SUMMIT Saturday 28 at 7pm Agostu Negrea No Jungle! TITAN veo mis huesos NATASHA iChill Theater Cafe 1125 Dos Castillas st Sampaloc Manila (Near UST hospital, behind McDo Lacson) Phone:...
The Call short film selected for the iChill Manila International Film Festival

The Call short film selected for the iChill Manila International Film Festival

The Call short film screening on Saturday 28 Jan 2017 at 3pm at iChill Theater Cafe Shaken by her past, Kris Sanchez is met with a call on her first day at work as a 911 dispatcher where she must choose to heal her wounds in pursuance of seeking help for the young caller. Director Biography Josh Ortiz is an award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker from San Francisco, California who now resides in Orlando, Florida. He has produced videos for star athlete and actor Shaquille O’Neal, Celebrity Chef Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss, as well as international companies such as Booking.com. In 2014, Ortiz submitted his short film Listen to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s HBO TV Show Project Greenlight and was awarded Most Unique Short Film, standing out against thousands of entries from across the nation. Listen went on to screen at multiple high school assemblies and film festivals. Ortiz has been featured on NBC News, Yahoo, Orlando Weekly, The Daily Dot, Rappler and several other international news outlets (click text for articles). In 2015, His film Wake Up won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography at the Orlando 48 Hour Film Project. Out of 4,500 entries, Wake Up was chosen as 1 of the 12 international short films to screen at the 2016 Festival De Cannes. Ortiz is currently working on a primetime TV Show for the History Channel. Credits Joshua Ortiz Director Wake Up (48 Hour Cannes Selection) Joshua Ortiz Writer Valeri Wallace Producer Alea Figueroa Key Cast Todd Bruno Key Cast Ashlyn Jade Lopez Key Cast Brendan Rogers Director of Photography Specifications Film...