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Sunday, September 7, 2008

.MOV: Blind The Eye Of The storm =]

Blind the Eye of the Storm: .MOV Signals Three!

.MOV (pronounced “dot-mov”), the first digital filmfest in the Philippines which jumpstarted the digital revolution in the country back in 2002, will have its third edition in Robinsons Galleria Cinema from September 30 to October 7, 2008. The Opening Night will be on September 30, Tuesday, and the Closing & Awards Night will be on October 4, Saturday. Parallel screenings in the cities of Bacolod, Dumaguete, and Iloilo will be held from September 24 to October 7.

The 3rd .MOV International Digital Film Festival, headed by Festival Director Khavn De La Cruz has six major sections consisting of foreign and local full-length and short films, tributes, workshops, film concerts, and afterparties. The motto for this year’s festival is “Blind The Eye Of The Storm” --- losing sight of the limits and controls that plague cinema, so that we can stare at our infinite possibilities as a culture.

DIGITAL DEKALOGO 10X10.MOV presents ten of the best foreign digital full-length films from the past 3 years.
1 “A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams And The Warhol Factory” by Esther B. Robinson (USA, 2007)
2 “Re-Defining Video” by Kyle Canterbury (USA, 2007)
3 “Days Of The Turquoise Sky” (Kurus) by Woo Ming Jin (Malaysia, 2008)
4 “Cinnamon” by Kevin Everson (USA, 2006)
5 “Head Trauma” by Lance Weiler (USA, 2007)
6 “En La Cama” by Matias Bize (Chile, 2005)
7 “Yo” by Rafa Cortes (Barcelona, 2007)
8 “La-bas” (Over There) by Chantal Akerman (France/Belgium, 2006)
9 “The Sun and Moon” by Stephen Dwoskin (USA/UK, 2008)
10 “A Prima Vista” by Michael Pilz (Austria, 2008)

This will be presented by ten of the best local filmmakers who have pushed the boundaries of cinema in their own unique ways: Ato Bautista, Jeffrey Jeturian, Jim Libiran, Auraeus Solito, Adolf Alix, Raya Martin, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Ditsi Carolino, Manny Montelibano, & John Torres.

SHORTS.MOV features works from the two most prestigious short film festivals in the world: shortfilms from Clermont-Ferrand (France) and music videos from Oberhausen (Germany). The 3rd SILVERSHORTS Shortfilm Competition presents the new Philippine filmmakers to watch out for --- the twenty finalists from both the student and open divisions.

TRIBUTE.MOV premieres the new films and presents the early works of local digital indie heroes: Kidlat Tahimik, Roxlee, & Lav Diaz. Roxlee’s graphic novel “Planet Of The Noses”, Kidlat Tahimik’s DVD “Perfumed Nightmare”, and Lav Diaz’s soundtrack CD “Impiyerno” will also be launched.

WORKSHOP.MOV offers Rotterdam International Film Festival programmer Gertjan Zuilhof (“Celebrating the End of Cinema”), Slovenian film critic Nika Bohinc, Kidlat Tahimik (“Sariling Duende”), Roxlee (“Digital Animation”), and Lav Diaz (“Coffee Q&A”). The workshops will be complemented by equally inspiring facilitators such as Quark Henares, Tado Jimenez, Alexis Tioseco, Ramon Bautista, and Erwin Romulo.

FILMCONCERT.MOV screens Pinoy classics by Manuel Conde, Gerardo De Leon, Jose Climaco, and Carlos Vander Tolosa accompanied with new live soundtracks by Pedicab, Queso, The Brockas, & Radioactive Sago Project.

AFTERPARTY.MOV ends each night with a bang at the indie-place-to-be Cubao X, courtesy of music and entertainment from top notch events, media organizations and talent management groups.

For group screenings, workshops, tickets and other related inquiries and information, contact dotmov@gmail.com, bien@bannedmoviespilipinas.com, and visit www.movfest.com.

The 3rd .MOV International Digital Film Festival is presented by Filmless Films in cooperation with Robinsons Movieworld, Geiser Maclang Communications, Inc., Parco, Swiftsure Group, Inc., Click the City, and Brown Monkeys.

"Not sure if I feel more like Muhammad Ali or Joe Frazier, but .MOV was a thrilla either way."
--- ROB NILSSON, Cannes Camera d'Or & Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner

"Have no fear: the real digital filmmaking revolution is still very much alive, although you may have to travel to a festival in the Philippines to witness it. .MOV is the Philippines' long-awaited answer to the rousing call of the Digital Revolution." (RES Magazine)
--- TODD VEROW, New York & Chicago Underground Film Festival Winner

Previous winners include Lav Diaz's "Evolution Of A Filipino Family", Woo Ming Jin's "Love For Dogs", Raya Martin's "The Island At The End Of The World", Pam Miras' "Blood Bank", and Ramon Del Prado & Tey Clamor's "Putek".

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