Award winning director, Brillante Ma Mendoza will be having his first film workshop at SM City Baliwag, Baliwag, Bulacan on August 25 and 26. Dubbed as Brillante Film Festival, the event will feature one of Director Mendoza’s newest film, “Taklub”.
Taklub was previously featured and reviewed by our website and it was indeed a critically acclaimed film. (Read Taklub movie review here). The film features Nora Aunor and narrates the story of fictionalized account of three survivors of the Super Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippines in 2013. The film was premiered at Un Certain Regard where it won the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Ecumenical Jury Prize Special Mention.
Director Mendoza will be giving an in-depth view of Philippine Independent Film Making as well as other tips to students and aspiring film makers in Bulacan. This is indeed a rare opportunity for everyone to interact with the director.
If you have watched President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA, you will see some of his works there. Mendoza is the director of the video and TV coverage of the said event where he showed everyone various angles of the president and those that attended the SONA. (Read and watch Duterte's SONA here)
Brillante Mendoza, who is known for his advocacies on tackling social issues, hopes to inspire participants’ critical thinking skills while improving their capacity in appreciating the alternative art movement called “indie-film”.
The Brillante Film Festival is a joint project of Center stage Productions Inc., SM Cinema, and SM City Baliwag. It is also a part of Director Mendoza’s advocacy to rethink and redefine cinema by sharing his knowledge and experience in filmmaking with the new generation.