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QCinema International Film Festival – 2019 Lineup

QCinemaWe present the complete programme for the QCinema International Film Festival (Philippines) which will take place from October 13th – 22nd in Gateway, Trinoma, Robinsons Galleria, UPFI Cina Adarna, Cinema 76 (Anonas) and Cinema Centenario.

About the festival:
The QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema) is an annual festival designed to serve as the lens through which the general public will get to appreciate the active role of Quezon City in Philippine filmmaking from its pioneering years in the 50’s down to the present and on to the future. It features a broad spectrum of local and international films of all genres, through its various sections, both competition and non-competition. It is highlighted by films that receive substantial grants from the Quezon City Film Development Foundation (QCFDC).

Opening Film
Untrue by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo – Philippines

Closing Film
Wet Season by Anthony Chen – Singapore, Taiwan

Competition
Asian Next Wave
Suburban Birds by Sheng Qiu – China, Taiwan
The Long Walk by Mattie Do – Laos
Cleaners by Glenn Barit – Philippines
Fly by night by Zahir Oman – Malaysia
Kaaway sa sulod by Arnel Barbarona – Philippines
Nakorn – Sawan by Puangsoi Aksornsawang – Thailand, Germany
Ave Maryam by Robby Ertanto – Indonesia
Babae at baril by Red Red – Philippines

QCshorts
Excuse me, miss, miss, miss by Sonny Calvento – Philippines
Here, Here by Joanne Cesario – Philippines
Isang daa’t isang mariposa by Norvin de los Santos – Philippines
Judy Free by Jean Cheryl Tagyamon – Philippines
Spid by Alejo Barbaza & Mervine Aquino – Philippines
Tokwifi by Carla Pulido Ocampo – Philippines

Exhibition
DocQC Documentary
Talking about trees by Suhaib Gasmelbari – France, Sudan, Chad, Germany, Qatar
The Future cries beneath our soil by Pham Thu Hang – Vietnam
A is for Augustin by Grace Pimentel Simbulan – Philippines
For my alien friend by Jet Leyco – Philippines
Kabul, city in the wind by Aboozar Amini – Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, Netherlands
Spring by the Sea by Aleia Garcia – Philippines

Screen International
The Whistlers by Comeliu Porumboiu – Romania, France, Germany, Sweden
Synonyms by Naday Lapid – France, Israel, Germany
High Life by Claire Denis – UK, France, Germany, Poland
Nina Wu by Midi Z – Taiwan
A girl missing by Koji Fukada – Japan
Bacurau by Kleber Mendoca Filho & Juliano Dornelles – Brazil, France
Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov – Russia
By the grace of god by Francois Ozon – France, Belgium
Frankie by Ira Sachs – France, Portugal
God exists, her name is Petrunija by Teona Strugar Mitevska – Macedonia, Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia
On a magical night by Christopher Honoré – France, Belgium, Luxemburg

Special Screening
Vitalina Varela by Pedro Costa – Portugal
Top End Wedding by Wayne Blair – Australia
Krabi 2562 by Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong – UK, Thailand
Lingua Franca by Isabel Sandoval – USA, Philippines
No Data Plan by Miko Revereza – USA
The Cave by Tom Waller – Thailand, Ireland
Dogs don’t wear pants by J.P. Valpeapaa – Finland, Latvia
Flickerfesta – Australia

RainbowQC
And then we dance by Levan Akin – Sweden, Georgia, France
Brief story from the green planet by Santiago Loza – Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Spain
José by Li Cheng – Guatemala, USA
Port Authority by Danielle Lessovitz – USA, France
Song Lang by Leon Le – Vietnam
Where we belong by Kongdej Jaturanrasamee – Thailand

New Horizons
The bare necessity by Erwan Le Duc – France
The red phallus by Tashi Cyeitshen – Bhuthan, Germany, Nepal
Buoyancy by Rodd Rathjen – Australia
Chola by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan – India
Homeward by Nariman Allw – Ukraine
System Crasher by Nora Fingscheidt – Germany

VIVA Classics
Bituing walang ningning by Emmanuel H. Borlaza – Philippines | 1985
The flor contemplacion story by Joel Lamangan – Philippines | 1995
Working Girls by Ishmael Bernal – Philippines | 1984

Centennial Classics
Noli me tángere by Gerardo de Leon – Philippines | 1961
Tisoy! by Ishmael Bernal – Philippines | 1977
Biyaya ng lupa by Manuel Silos – Philippines | 1959
Insiang by Lino Brocka – Philippines | 1976
Malvarosa by Gregorio Fernandez – Philippines | 1958
Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag by Lino Brocka – Philippines | 1975

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