Tuesday, 21 June 2016

World Premieres Film Festival Runs From June 29 - July 10 2016

The Film Development Council Philippines in cooperation with the Cinematheque Centre Manila proudly presents the third World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) slated from June 29 up to July 10, 2016.

The WPFF celebrates the power and magic of film by showcasing the works of film directors from across the globe. Featuring a dazzling array of human narratives, cultural diversities, and social issues, the festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to reach new audiences in the Philippines, and launch their international premieres in Asia’s rapidly growing film climate. 

This year, over 60 international films will be shown at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, as well as partner venues: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Greenbelt 3, the Shang Cineplex, and Uptown Cinemas. Films will be shown at a festival price of P100 at all venues, unless indicated otherwise.

The Festival’s 12-day duration kicks off on June 29 – 3pm at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, with the Opening Film premiere of the newly restored classic, “Pagdating sa Dulo” by Ishmael Bernal. The film features the legendary actress Rita Gomez and Vic Vargas.

At 7 p.m., a variety of local and international performances will take place to give audiences a sneak peek into the films lined up for the WPFF’s newest edition.

The different sections that will be featured in the festival are as follows: Main Competition, Filipino New Cinema, Intercontinental, Vietnam - Country of Honor, ASEAN Skies, Spotlight: China, and many more.

The Main Competition Gala Premieres will take place at Shang Cineplex, Uptown Cinema and Greenbelt 3, followed by a Q&A with the Director (free admission).

The Filipino New Cinema Gala Premieres will take place at SM Megamall and SM North Edsa, followed by a Q&A with the Director and Cast (by invitation only).
For Poster and Trailers click here

Parallel Events

JULY 1 -- - 11 a.m.

Mini International Film Expo (IFX) Venue: Cinematheque Centre Manila

A spin-off to 2015’s International Film Expo (IFX), this year a Mini IFX will accompany the IFC. Featuring a short and sweet selection of the industry’s latest and greatest technologies, a select handful of exhibitors included RSVP, CMB, Arrays Technology, and Black Magic will digitally dazzle.


Director Roundtables and Q & A Panels Venue: Cinematheque Centre Manila ( ASEAN Library )

Host: Mike Sano

A Vietnamese filmmaker will have panel discussion at 2 p.m. A Main Competition filmmaker will have director round table discussion at 3 p.m.


Calling all interested in ASEAN cinema! The FILM ASEAN Library - or “Knowledge Management Centre” - is Asia’s newest hub for ASEAN cinema culture, creating access to books, magazines, and a rich variety of resource materials graciously contributed by the ten member states of the FILM ASEAN—Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Outdoor screenings will bring a new cinematic experience to the festival! The
outdoor courtyard within the Cinematheque complex is the perfect spot for cinema lovers to sit down and catch a flick, sipping refreshments in a more casual atmosphere than inside the darkness of the theatre. Films to be shown include: French Silent films, environmental films in the parallel Cine Verde film section, and Filipino Classics.

Film Screenings Schedule

Celebrate the best of international cinema this June to July !!!!
For more information, visit www.wpff.ph, email info@wpff.ph, call (02) 2569908, or check out our official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/worldpremieresfilmfestival.

To join in the social media conversation, use the official hashtags: #enjoythescene #wpff


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