Events and Activities
INTERNATIONAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL MANILA HAPPENING THIS NOVEMBER!
The International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM) is celebrating its 15th year this November 24 to December 3, 2021. Its goal is to revive the interest in silent filmmaking and to encourage the production of silent films and enhance the expertise of Filipino filmmakers.
In line with this goal comes ISFFM’s inaugural silent film lab, Mit Out Sound (MOS), done in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, where young aspiring filmmakers were selected to receive intensive training and mentoring in silent filmmaking and musical scoring through the International Silent Film Lab and the Musical Scoring Program 2021, respectively. Another initiative under MOS, is the #FutureSilentFilmmakers Viral Video Contest, which challenged Filipino filmmakers to direct their own silent films.
The ISFFM is a joint partnership among the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Embassy of France in Manila, Philippine Italian Association, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and Japan Foundation Manila.