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PH Cinema starts 2021 strong in international arena

The Manila Times — 24.1.2021

‘Cangrejos’ director Zurich Chan (center) with mentors Yeonu Choi and Eduardo “Dodo” Dayao at FDCP’s Sovolab Scriptwriting Session in Davao City in February 2021

Philippine Cinema kicked off 2021 with a bang. The strong drive to create Filipino films has surely overpowered the bleakness of the pandemic. Amid and despite the Covid-19 situation, Filipino talents continue to make their mark internationally, fueled by their passion, artistry and determination.

We may be just three weeks into January, but we have already received a lot of great news about Filipino films, projects, and filmmakers.

The industry welcomed 2021 by celebrating another win of “A Thousand Cuts” by Ramona Diaz. On January 11, it was hailed as the Best Documentary, tied with “Time” by Garret Bradley, at the 30th Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Gotham Awards in New York City.

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