Brillante Mendoza to launch film workshop in Bulacan mall

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Acclaimed filmmaker and Cannes award-winning director Brillante Mendoza will be conducting his first ever film workshop in Baliuag, Bulacan on August 25 and 26, 2016.

Dubbed as Brillante Film Festival, the event will feature one of Director Mendoza’s newest films, “Taklub”.

Top billed by Nora Aunor, “Taklub” is a fictionalized account of three survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda that devastated the Philippines in 2013. The film was premiered at Un Certain Regard where it won the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Ecumenical Jury Prize Special Mention.

Students from various schools and universities as well as aspiring film makers in Bulacan will have the rare opportunity to view the award winning film and meet as well as interact with the Director.

Through the Film Appreciation Workshop, Director Mendoza will give an in-depth view of Philippine Independent Film Making. His workshop will also include the never seen footages of ‘Taklub’ that detail the technical know-how and comprehensive aspects of film making such as direction, screenplay, cinematography, acting, production design,
sound, and editing.

Mendoza, who is known for his advocacies on tackling social issues, hopes to inspire participants’ critical thinking skills while improving their capacity in appreciating the alternative art movement called “indie-film”.

The Brillante Film Festival is a joint project of Center stage Productions Inc., SM Cinema, and SM City Baliwag. It is also a part of Director Mendoza’s advocacy to rethink and redefine cinema by sharing his knowledge and experience in filmmaking with the new generation.