Brillante Mendoza Film Festival held at SM Masinag11:11 PM
Acclaimed indie film director, Brillante Mendoza, recently shared his know-how to students and film enthusiasts during the Brillante Mendoza Film Festival at the SM Masinag.
The festival showcased Taklub, Director Mendoza's film that won the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Ecumenical Jury Prize Special Mention. The film starred no other than Ms. Nora Aunor and it told about the story of survival after the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
I and other bloggers were invited to the launch a day before the festival. It was attended by prominent members of the local community - government officials, school officials and students, and film enthusiasts. It was my first time to meet the director in person and, I must say, he is ever so humble and generous in sharing what he knows about film making.
The following day, the Film Appreciation Workshop was held after a screening of Taklub. In the said workshop, the audience learned about the different elements that make up a film:acting, directing, cinematography, and scriptwriting. All these were patiently explained by Director Brillante Mendoza himself.
The Brillante Mendoza Film Festival is just one of the many exciting projects of the SM Malls and cinemas. Stay tuned for my next coverages of their events in the future. But before we part, may I ask you what your favorite Brillante Mendoza indie film is? I would love to read about it in the comments section!
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