Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Bringing the Best of Asian Cinema to Manila At The 3rd Asia On Screen Film Fest!
The festival brings the best of a broad selection of Asia Pacific cinema in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of talented actors and filmmakers. Moviegoers will be transported around the region through stories of forbidden love, to coming of age teenage dramas, to incredible stories of survival and epic historical tales.
It will showcase a vibrant line-up which includes Tanna (Australia), A Tale of Three Cities (China), Ghayal Once Again (India), In the Absence of the Sun (Indonesia), Miss Hokusai (Japan), Frontline (Korea), The Journey(Malaysia), Above the Clouds (Philippines), Taklub (Philippines), 7 Letters (Singapore), Teacher’s Diary(Thailand), Heart Attack (Thailand), and On the Peaceful Peak (Vietnam).
This year, the film fest opens with Above the Clouds. Capturing the breath-taking highlands of the Ifugao region, the film is an emotional journey towards transformation and deliverance.
Other entries explore socio-political topics through significant human experiences. Taklub, a Brillante Mendoza film, documents a family’s struggles from the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda that ripped through the city of Tacloban. Australia’s multi-award winning film, Tanna, is based on a true story on tribal issues, performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu. Korean film, Front Line, narrates the relationship between the North and the South through prisoners of war.
Asia on Screen is sponsored by Philam Life, and supported by Bubba Gump, Freyo, i-Remit, Japan Foundation,Royal Thai Embassy and The Travel Club, with special thanks to San Miguel Brewery.
The festival is also supported by the embassies of India, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Korean Cultural Council and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Media partners are ANC, Business Mirror, BusinessWorld, CNN Philippines, Expat Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Mellow 94.7, Primer Magazine, The Philippine STAR, and Travelife.
Tickets will be available on-site at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas at PHP 100 per screening.
For more information on ASIA ON SCREEN film festival, please contact Asia Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 550-2612. Stay tuned to the official Facebook event page: http://tinyurl.com/AsiaOnScree n2016, hashtag#AsiaOnScreen and @AsiaSocietyPH for more details.