One of the most sought after Asian film festivals in Northern America is back and for its 12th edition, the New York Asian Film Festival 2013 will feature 6 films from the Philippines. In the previous years there were not much Filipino films featured at the said festival (sometimes not even one) but this year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema proudly announce new works from the Philippines that are included in the movie line-up for its 12th edition of NYAFF. In Manila Chronicles: The New Filipino Cinema, the festival will showcase 6 new films from the Philippines with most films having their very first international premieres. Although sometimes overlooked by other international film festivals, Filipino cinema is now starting to make its way to the world through films festivals like NYAFF. This makes me proud to be a Pinoy, although this has been an overused phrase in our country, I’ll say it anyway. 🙂
KEVIN DAYRIT, 2012
74 MINUTES (International Premiere)
RICO MARIA ILARDE, 2012
90 MINUTES (North American Premiere)
ERIK MATTI, 2012
91 MINUTES (International Premiere)
GINO M. SANTOS, 2012
80 MINUTES (International Premiere)
CHRISTIAN LINABAN, 2012
110 MINUTES (International Premiere)
VESUVIUS (This short film will precede RIGODON during its showtime)
ERIK MATTI, 2012
10 MINUTES (International Premiere)
I like the films Catnip, The Animals and Vesuvius and aside from those, my personal favorites in this year’s line-up also include Toshiaki Toyoda’s “I’m Flash”, Herman Yau’s “Ip Man” series and I think superstar Jay Chou’s martial arts in a musical extravaganza “Rooftop” is quite interesting.
I have been a fan of Asian cinema, ranging mostly from Hongkong martial arts to Japanese swashbuckling samurai movies to Philippine independent films and since then, I’ve always looked up NYAFF’s awesome annual movie line-up for movies to watch especially nowadays that Philippine theaters are just too busy showing those commercial mainstream movies that always have the same lame plots.
The 2013 New York Asian Film Festival will feature 63 films (59 features, 4 shorts) including 3 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 21 North American premieres, 4 U.S. premieres and 13 more films making their New York City debuts. The 12th New York International Film Festival will run from June 28 – July 15, 2013.