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The 3rd Asia on Screen Film Festival Brings You the Cinema of Asia this September 2016


This September 2016 the 3rd Asia on Screen Film Festival will be brought to your local screens, giving you an exciting view into the cinemas all across Asia! Manila’s premier Asian film festival will showcase thirteen acclaimed films from eleven countries on September 15 to 18, 2016, at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas, Makati. The Asia on Screen Film Festival seeks to show Filipino filmgoers the wealth of filmmaking talent in the region, with the festival brought to us by the Asia Society Philippines and Security Bank, together with Ayala Malls Cinemas and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.


Heralding the festival will be a Director's’ Dialogue of two filmmakers: Pepe Diokno, Filipino director of Above the Clouds, which opens the film fest, and Nithiwat Tharatorn, Thai director of Teacher’s Diary, also featured at the festival. These directors will be giving us a picture into the unique film environments and industries of their Southeast Asian countries, tackling the film market and their own experiences as filmmakers. The Directors’ Dialogue will be offered free on September 15, 10 AM-12 NN at the Asian Institute of Management.



On the festival, Asia Society Philippines Executive Director Suyin Liu Lee affirms that “Asia Society Philippines presents Asia on Screen as a creative and visceral form of fulfilling its mission of fostering relationships among peoples and countries.” The Asia Society Philippines’s aim is to bring the Philippines, Asia, and the West together in stronger relationships and collaboration amongst all different fields, with the Asia on Screen Film Festival surely taking us through different cultures in the hopes of common understanding.


Ticket admission is only at P100 a film, available for purchase at the Greenbelt cinemas or via sureseats.com. The lineup is comprised of Tanna by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean (Australia), A Tale of Three Cities by Mabel Cheung(China), Airlift by Raja Krishna Menon (India), In the Absence of the Sun by Lucky Kuswandi (Indonesia), Miss Hokusai by Keiichi Hara (Japan), Frontline by Jang Hoon (Korea), The Journey by Chiu Keng Guan (Malaysia), Above the Clouds by Pepe Diokno (Philippines), Taklub by Brillante Mendoza (Philippines), 7 Letters by Royston Tan, Jack Neo, Eric Khoo, Boo Junfeng, Tan Pin Pin, Kelvin Tong, K. Rajagopal (Singapore), Teacher’s Diary by Nithiwat Tharatorn (Thailand), Heart Attack by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Thailand), and On the Peaceful Peak by Nsut Nguyen Huu Muoi (Vietnam).






Asia on Screen is sponsored by Philam Life, and supported by Bubba Gump, Freyo, i-Remit, Japan Foundation, Royal Thai Embassy and The Travel Club, with special thanks to San Miguel Brewery.


The festival is also supported by the embassies of India, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Korean Cultural Council, Filipino Indian Friendship and Cultural Society and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Media partners are ANC, Business Mirror, BusinessWorld, CNN Philippines, Expat Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Mellow 94.7, Primer Magazine, The Philippine STAR, The Standard, and Travelife.


For further info on the festival, contact Asia Society at [email protected] or call 550-2612. Tune in to the official Facebook event page: http://tinyurl.com/AsiaOnScreen2016, hashtag #AsiaOnScreen and @AsiaSocietyPH for details!

Film Development Council of the Philippines