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New York Asian Film Festival 2018 Features Fresh Breed of Filipino Films

May 29, 2018

This year, an incredible lineup of six Filipino films will be screened competing in the 2018 edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) beginning on June 29, 2018. This is double the number of competing Filipino features last year.

Asian talent prepares to shine at Shanghai film festival

June 20, 2018

As part of the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival, the New Asian Talent Awards held a press meeting on June 20 to allow nominees to share their filmmaking stories.


May 14, 2018

Underground hip hop film “Respeto” bested all films at the 41st GawadUrian with four wins, including Best Actor for rapper Abra in its awards night held last Thursday (June 14) at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City.

News Abra, ‘Respeto’ lead Gawad Urian 2018 winners

June 13, 2018

MANILA — “Respeto,” an independent film about the world of underground Pinoy hip-hop, led the winners of the 41st Gawad Urian with four trophies, including the top acting prize for rapper Abra.

The Director of ‘Respeto’ Has a Plea to Moviegoers

May 14, 2018

The Golden Age of Philippine Cinema had two phases. The first was from post-war 1940s to the 1950s, when auteurs brought more artistic techniques and mature stories to the silver screen. The second phase occurred between the 1970s and 1980s, when films that both stood defiant against the administration and explored the boundaries of the art form with more experimental fare sought favor among the masses. 

‘Respeto’ wins in Cyprus

May 07, 2018

Treb Monteras II’s “Respeto” finally gets some respect abroad. The Cinemalaya winner bagged three trophies—best film, director, and the Audience Choice Award—at the 16th Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival in the Mediterranean island-nation on April 28.

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Respeto wins awards at the 16th International Cyprus Film Days Festival

May 02, 2018

After bagging a number of Cinemalaya awards last year, Respeto has reached new heights at the 16th International Cyprus Film Days Festival.

I Am Not a Witch and Respeto win the 16th Cyprus Film Days

May 01, 2018

The first-time directors of the films, Rungano Nyoni and Alberto Monteras, also split the Best Director Award, while Simon Farmakas’ Sunrise in Kimmeria was Best Cypriot Film

Mean Streets

January 30, 2018

In Alberto Monteras II’s Respeto, a gritty, realistic examination of the complex relationship between hip hop culture and inner city violence, the past is the key to the present and the present is very much rooted in the past.International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which runs 24 Jan to 4 Feb, has announced the full line-up of its Bright Future programme, including the titles that will compete for the Bright Future Award.

Respeto (2017)

January 24, 2020

Infusing poetry, rap, and traumatic historical experiences into a popular genre, "Respeto" and its creator Monteras are a force to be reckoned with.

Rotterdam Film Festival reveals 2018 Bright Future selection

January 04, 2018