Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Film Festivals Galore
Japanese Contemporary Cinema featured in Japan Foundation's month-long EIGA SAI
The Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the UP Film Institute presents slices of Japanese life as seen through the eyes of a new wave of Japanese directors in "Eiga Sai: Contemporary Films" from September to October, in celebration of Philippines-Japan Friendship Year.

Screening venues are at the Cinema 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall (September 13-19), CCP Dream Theater (September 26-30), and the UP Film Institute (October 2-3). All movies are subtitled in English. Admission is free.

For detailed screening schedules and inquiries, please check the Japan Foundation, Manila website or call the JFM at telephone numbers 811-6155 to 58.

All the best from Down Under
The 4th Australian Film Festival unveils from September 15 to 22, 2006. The films will be screened in three venues—Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1, University of the Philippines-Cine Adarna and Ayala Onstage at the Ayala Center Cebu.

Admission fee is Php50.00 at Greenbelt 3.

For the schedule of screenings, log on to the Australian Embassy website or call 7578173, 7578135; Greenbelt Cinemas at 7297777; and the UP Film Institute at 9263640.

I'm not sure I really have time to see all of these films but hopefully I'm not too tired nor lazy to catch a couple of them.

On verra! =)

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