After Arjo Atayde’s confession, that they are exclusively dating, the world (except some AlDub fans) let Maine Mendoza speaks her truth. And it’s about love. About her feelings for the man who brings out the best in her. Always. In all ways!
“…You might be waiting for an explanation as to why I chose him. Excuse me for saying this but… why not? You have listed a long list of reason why I shouldn’t but we all know it’s made out of hatred, anger, and disappointment. I chose not to judge his character for whatever he’s done in the past because that’s not define him as a person. I was raised to never judge a person, to always see the goodness of people no matter how other people see them.”
This was just among the best things that Maine continues to share in her posts.
About the man who makes her heart leap. And sweeps her off her feet.
This is another time that she and Arjo are spending some special bonding moments together out of the country.
Just like her question, too. Why can’t you just let them be.
IT’S that time of year. When the team of Festival Director Livan Tajang makes the rounds of the Asian countries who will participate at the forthcoming AIFFA (Asean International Film Festival and Awards) 2019 to be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from April 25-27, 2019.
Livan, with her PR Manager Dylla Abdullah met with the Philippine Executive Committee headed by award-winning cinematograher Rain Yamzon and producer Shandii Bacolod and the media to discuss and announce the things to look forward to at the coming 4th edition of the biennial film festival.
Livan also met with the new member of the Jury from our country where actor-director Ricky Davao once sat, in AIFFA’a first.
Amable “Tikoy” Aguiluz, our award-winning director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer and founder of the Cinemanila International Film Festival in Manila in 1999 will sit with Alain Jalladeau, the Festival Director of the Three Continents, an annual film festival since 1979 in Nantes, France and is devoted to the cinemas of Asia and Africa and Latin America; Mattie Do, the first female director of a Lao feature film whose directorial debut “Chanthaly” was screened at major film festivals outside of Southeast Asia like the 2013 Fantastic Fest; and Daniel Rudi Haryanto, an Indonesian director whose video documentary “Prison and Paradise” was the winner of Director Guild of Japan Award at Yamagata Documentary Film Festival in 2011.
Heading the Jury is popular film director U Wei Shaari who has held this post since 2013.
According to Yamzon and Bacolod, about 57 entries from our industry submitted their entries.
The other countries participating are Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Laos, and Vietnam.
The AIFFA is a biennial competition for filmmakers from the 10 ASEAN countries. It is sanctioned by the ASEAN Secretariat as one of the joint activities for the regional grouping.
It was first organized in 2013 and now in its fourth edition. It offers awards in 17 categories covering all major aspects of the creative and technical areas of filmmaking. It culminates in a 3-day event in Kuching and is attended by filmmakers all over the world.
This is where Ricky Davao got his Best Supporting Actor Award in 2017 for “Dayung Aso” with Ana Capri as Best Supporting Actress for “Laut” and Best Actress for Ai Ai delas Alas for “Area.” And in technical categories as well. And special awards like the one given to the Superstar Nora Aunor at the same time with Jackie Chan.
“We are grateful for the commitment all the Asean countries are extending to us. AIFFA has become a platform to bring together film ideas and the business community as there is a huge potential market with ASEAN’s 600 million population.”
Who will make it to this year’s AIFFA 2019’s list?
To get a glimpse of the activities in store for the 3-day events, an AIFFA movie marathon welcomes the delegates on the 25th of April where screenings of nominated films at selected cinemas for the public as well will be showcased; (Café Crawl) Film chats and digital talks at selected cafés in Kuching will be held; and a Party Under the Stars to cap the day where a Borneo-style film carnival is set with performances by Asean artists. This is the night where the nominated films will be announced. Prizes for Sarawak Shorts Competition will be given.
On the 26th the Aiffa Biz World will be launched for more exhibition and film talks. The movie marathon continues.
On the last night, the 27th, is the Click & Walk Challenge. This is where everyone gets to explore the serene and beautiful city while participating in a selfie challenge walk with ASEAN celebriries. Where one can do his part for charity as they stroll towards the Old Courthouse and walk away with great prizes.
The evening is capped with the most-awaited red carpet gala night to announce winners and the surprise awards.
After walking with Michelle Yeoh at the living habitat of the Orang Utans in 2013, listening to Jackie Chan in 2015, meeting Donnie Yennin 2017, we are as excited to meet and greet its next Lifetime Achievement Awardee.
Who will be the Filipino actors to receive Hornbill trophies