Japanese Indie Film and Documentaries: Video Act! and Sulyap 3

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Japan Foundation Manila Video Act! UP Tomo-Kai Sulyap 3

The Japan Foundation Manila, in cooperation with Shangri-La Plaza and the UP Film Institute, would like to invite everyone to view five award-winning Japanese film documentaries at “Video Act! Japanese Documentary Film Now!”. The event will be held at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 3 on 6th and 7th March 2010.

More screenings will be held at the Cine Adarna Theater of the UP Diliman Film Institute on 17th and 18th March 2010. All films will come with English subtitles, and all screenings are absolutely free. For detailed screening schedules and inquiries, please visit the JFM website at jfmo.org.ph or call their telephone numbers: (+632) 811-6155 to 58.

Sulyap is an annual Japanese short film competition, organized by UP Tomo-Kai since 2007. On its first year, teams of students from UP Diliman submitted entries — mostly comedies, with the winner being a parody of Hana yori Dango. Sulyap 2, with the theme “Rice”, brought forth a serious and moving winner revolving around the rice crisis.

Continuing UP Tomo-Kai’s objectives of bilateral awareness and friendship, and its our pursuit of environmental responsibility, the theme for the 2010 film fest is “Environmental Awareness”. The screening of this year’s film entries and the awarding of winners will be held on 13th March 2010 from 1:00 PM at UP Diliman’s Romulo Hall (Asian Center). Admission is free.

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