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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

37th Asian American International Film Festival Highlights Filipino Films







Asian CineVision and the 37th Asian American International Film Festival are proud to present a collection of diverse Filipino films concentrating on identity, history, and arts in the Philippines and Filipino diaspora communities. The Filipino and Filipino American selection for this year’s festival featuresTRANSIT (Filipino Entry to Best Foreign Film competition at the Academy Awards), HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY (by award winning filmmaker Raya Martin), PRETTY ROSEBUD (by Former Miss Illinois, Filipino-Chinese filmmaker Chuti Tiu), THE COTABATO SESSIONS (documentary short and music performance, featuring award winning musician Susie Ibarra), DELANO MANONGS (landmark documentary by Marissa Aroy) and HYPEBEASTS (narrative short, produced by Academy Award nominee Gigi Dement). 

Filmmakers and artists who will attend the Festival include Hannah Espia, director of TRANSIT, Chuti Tiu (writer and star) and Oscar Torre (director) of PRETTY ROSEBUD), Joel Quizon (director), Susie Ibarra (musician, producer and subject artist) and Danongan Kalanduyan (dancer and subject artist) of THE COTABATO SESSIONS, Marissa Aroy, director of DELANO MANONGS, and Gigi Dement, Academy Award nominee, producer of HYPEBEASTS.

For full press release, please see attachment. Review and interview opportunities are available. Please contact press@asiancinevision.org to inquire. To see descriptions of all the films playing at the 37th Asian American International Film Festival, please view the full press release at aaiff.org.

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