13th International Silent Film Festival Manila

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The International Silent Film Festival Manila is back for its 13th edition!

Catch the screening of different Silent Films accompanied by live music from different musicians this August 30 to September 01 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier! Admission is FREE!

Check out the screening schedule below:

There will also be a lecture about The Beginnings of Cinema in Asia by Nick Deocampo on August 30, 1:00PM, at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier.

 This lecture on early cinema unpacks the nature of the first motion pictures that reached the region, the cinematic practices that accompanied their arrival and the reception that greeted their public exhibition. Giving emphasis on the Philippines, discussion will cover how film interacted with the Spanish and American colonial cultures that allowed cinema to become “native.” Recalling how cinema first started opens an opportunity to revisit one of cinema’s most forgotten chapters.
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Nick Deocampo is editor of Early Cinema in Asia (2017) published by Indiana University Press. The book twice received the International Publication Award from the University of the Philippines’ Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is associate professor at the U.P. Film Institute and a four-time National Book Award winner.


Brought to you by: 

Film Development Council of the Philippines
Japan Foundation Manila
Instituto Cervantes de Manila
Philippine-Italian Association
Goethe-Institut Philippinen
Embassy of Austria

In partnership with:
SM Aura Premier