Now on its seventh year, the Ateneo de Manila University’s Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies together with Confucius Institute and Credit Suisse, with the cooperation of Ateneo Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza, brings you the Spring Film Festival this February 1-10, 2013.
The festival is organized every year to promote Chinese language and culture in mainstream Philippine society particularly among young Filipinos so that they may become bridges between China and the Philippines. This year’s festival features different faces of Chinese society.
The films for this year include Piano in a Factory (Best Actor, 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival; Best International Movie, 28th Miami International Film Festival; Special Award of Jury, 28th Golden Flower Movie Festival); Storm Warriors (Best Visual Effects, 29th Hong Kong Film Awards), Golden Times, Jasmine Women (Grand Jury Prize, 7th Shanghai International Film Festival; Best Actress, 13th Golden Rooster Awards), 2Become1, and Space Dream. Admission is free.
Also during Spring Film Festival, there will be a Chinese Painting Exhibit at the Grand Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall from February 1 to 10, 2013 that display is the latest works of seasoned artists from the International Studies for Chinese Arts and the students of the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University Chinese Painting class. Started in 2009, this annual exhibit aims to promote Filipino-made Chinese paintings and to encourage the emergence of new talents that will continue the rich legacy of the ancient art in the Philippines.
There will also be the On the Wings of Culture Chinese Photo Exhibit that contains images and scenes that depict a new wave of cultural reform is taking place in China, which includes improving cultural infrastructures; burgeoning cultural industries; greater creativity in arts, literature, design and high-tech applications; safeguarding of cultural heritage; cultural innovation, dialogue and youthful exchange. This exhibit is a cooperation of the Cultural Section of the Chinese Embassy and the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University. The photo exhibit will be at the 4th floor of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall from February 1 to 10, 2013.
Sponsors of the 7th Spring Film Festival include: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Confucius Institute, Ateneo Celadon, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Credit Suisse, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Limketkai Center, ChaTime, Richprime Global Inc., CitisecOnline Financial, Chevrolet, Flexo Marketing, Raphyten Marketing, Lyric Piano, Baby Mossimo Kids, First Estan Trading, Teresa Marble, Footzone Greenhills, Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan University, Sacred Heart School- Ateneo de Cebu, Ateneo de Davao University, University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Ilo-ilo- Santa Maria Catholic School, Business World, Chalk Magazine, HerWord.com and Chinoy TV.
The screening schedule is as follows:
February 1, 2013 2Become1: 12:30PM Piano in a Factory - 3:00PM Storm Warriors - 5:30PM Jasmine Women - 8:00PM
February 2, 2013 Piano in a Factory - 12:30PM Space Dream - 3:00PM Golden Times - 5:30PM Storm Warriors - 8:00PM
February 3, 2013 Space Dream - 12:30PM 2Become1 - 3:00PM Jasmine Women - 5:30PM Piano in a Factory - 8:00PM
February 4, 2013 Storm Warriors - 12:30PM Golden Times - 3:00PM 2Become1 - 5:30PM Space Dream - 8:00PM
February 5, 2013 Golden Times - 12:30PM Jasmine Women - 8:00PM
February 6, 2013 Storm Warriors - 12:30PM 2Become1 - 3:00PM Piano in a Factory - 5:30PM Golden Times - 8:00PM
February 7, 2013 Jasmine Women - 12:30PM Golden Times - 3:00PM Space Dream - 5:30PM 2Become1 - 8:00PM
February 8, 2012 2Become1 - 12:30PM Jasmine Women - 3:00PM Piano in a Factory - 5:30PM Space Dream - 8:00PM
February 9, 2013 Storm Warriors - 12:30PM Space Dream - 3:00PM 2 Become 1 - 5:30PM Golden Times - 8:00PM
February 10, 2013 Golden Times - 12:30PM Storm Warriors - 3:00PM Jasmine Women - 5:30PM Piano in a Factory - 8:00PM
For more information, please call Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at (63 2) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5280 and 5284. For tickets, please call Shang Cineplex at (63 2) 633-2227.