FilAm Creations Open 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival with World Premiere, October 26 at Cinemark Carson Theater & More

This week begins the 2nd annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (October 26-29, 2017) celebrating the best in Filipino cinema from all over the world.


And, FilAm Creative opens the first two days of the festival!

In our continuing effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, we began a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge up-and-coming FilAm filmmakers to create new & original short films. On this second wave of new films for the latter half of 2017, ten filmmakers present fourteen new films making their World Premiere at the festival!  LAPIFF presents the Red Carpet World Premiere of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement 2 on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6pm.  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at this link:

The 2nd Wave of FilAm Creations 14 new short films are:

– Raw Addiction   — dir. Al Domino
– On The Road Again — Loghan Stong & Andio Manguray
Fall Out | Move That Body | Who To Love — dir. Rommel Andaya
Understanding Color — dir. Melanie Lim
Lullaby — dir. Dale Fabrigar
The Ones That Get Away — dir. Charles Gray
Light Skinned — dir. Owen Alabado
Lagim | The Atomic Kids — dir. Craig Obligacion-Wilson
King Exile — dir. Lynn Harrod
The Coconut Chick — dir. Vince Cruz
Shatter — dir. John Cruz & Mark Dormitorio

On Friday, October 27 at 10:00am, LAPIFF presents a Special Screening with Q&A of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement 1.  Of these 1st Wave of Filipino American short films, they made their World Premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival earlier this year on May 3, 2017 to a sold out house in just one hour!  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased from this link:

The 1st Wave of FilAm Creations short films are:
The Last Straw — dir. Vince Cruz & Stanley Wong
What You Don’t Say | Uncle Eddy — dir. Rommel Andaya
Plaza Blvd — dir. Cassandra Pimental
I Don’t Love You — dir. Mara De La Rosa
The Legend of the Basketball Ghost | Miss Understanding — dir. Gabe Pagtama
Madeira — dir. Kaitlyn Fae
Man Of My Dreams — dir. John Cruz & Mark Dormitorio
Finding Ronwe — dir. Angela Paviera
Lolo Pepe — dir. Craig Obligacion-Wilson
Pictures of Perla — dir. Lynn Harrod

Get your tickets now and take advantage of either the VIP – LAPIFF ACCESS PASS (to see all the films LAPIFF is presenting this year including in competition narrative features, shorts and documentaries) or their ALL ACCESS – LAPIFF FESTIVAL PASS (to access everything including for the first time this year assembled by Edwin A. Santos, Panel Discussions in Filmmaking, Acting and Screenwriting, as well as all Parties) at the direct ticket links below.




All Film Screenings, Panel Discussions and Parties (except for the Halloween After Party and the Awards Ceremony) will be held at:

Cinemark Carson and XD
inside the SouthBay Pavilion Mall (Free Parking Available)
20700 South Avalon Blvd #285
Carson, CA 90746

The Halloween After Party will be held at the iDance Studio at the Avalon Carson Plaza.

The LAPIFF Awards Ceremony will be held at the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel in Carson.



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