Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, November 21, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos Five months after FilAm Creative’s first encore screening back in May, 2017 [link], its FilAm Creations Filmmaker Challenge returned to the Regency Theaters’ Valley Plaza 6 with a second slate of new short films under that initiative as “FilAm Creations 2.” And, what was different in this second go-around was an awards presentation of five categories. You can go to this [link] for the nominees, the jury and the judging criteria. After the introductory welcome by our Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, the … Continue reading Winners from the “FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement” Encore Screening & Awards Presentation
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 … Continue reading FilAm Creations Open 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival with World Premiere, October 26 at Cinemark Carson Theater & More
Name: Craig Obligacion Wilson Hometown: San Diego, CA. FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Director of Filmmaking Department DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Communicate with film festivals and media organizations to feature works by Filipino-American filmmakers. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Writer / Director Craig Wilson has been a festival director at both San Diego Indie Fest Film Festival, and Short’s N Spirits Showcase as well as a judge at the Burbank International Film Festival. Having run film and theater collectives for close to twenty years, he is now the Director of the Filmmaking Department for FilAm Creative. He also co-produced a … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Craig Wilson – Filmmaking Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Have you made a feature-length or a short film? Are you anxious to share your work with an enthusiastic audience hungry for stories by and/or about Asian American and Asian Pacific communities around the world? Would you like a chance for your narrative short film to be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®? Then submit your film to the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF 2018), Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Presented by Visual Communications since 1983, the Film … Continue reading Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Come celebrate the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8th Annual Filipino Heritage Night on Friday, June 23, 2017 with us! FilAm Creative’s Ticket Package includes: – Group Preferred Ticket Seating – All-You-Can-Eat Pavilion (Unlimited Dodger Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, Peanuts, Soft Drinks & Water) – EXCLUSIVE Dodgers’ Filipino Night T-Shirt – Viewing of the Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s. – Children 3 years-old and younger are FREE (because they will have a seat in a paid person’s lap.) EVENT DETAILS Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 Time: 7:10pm PDT Address: Dodger Stadium: 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, … Continue reading Come Celebrate the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8th Annual Filipino Heritage Night; Friday, June 23rd with FilAm Creative!
FilAm Creative (FAC) is a Community Co-Presenter again this year for both Filipino Native and Filipino American films at the 33nd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) from April 27 – May 4, 2016. We are co-presenting the following films and programs: DISCOUNT CODES – for I GOT YOU, FAM and SAVING SALLY only. To get a discount code for the following films FAC is co-presenting at LAAPFF 2017, please register for the newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “subscribe/LAAPFF 2017 discount code.” • I GOT YOU, FAM – 2nd Short Films Program: Seven total including three Filipino films. … Continue reading FilAm Creative Events at the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
It was a potluck party with almost more people than the previous two meetups! With more than half of the FilAm Creations film teams at the post-production stage, it was time to celebrate as well as meet with each other for potential collabs on future projects after the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. FilAm Creations’ Festival Coordinator and Lolo Pepe filmmaker, Craig Wilson says “Every time we meet- we double in size. I feel FilAm Creative’s “FilAm Creations” film collective caught lightening in a bottle and we have stepped up to answer a call. This is only two and a half … Continue reading What Happened at 3rd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?
What happened at the 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Meetup? Well, this! We doubled our size since the first FAC / LAAPFF Meetup on January 12 [link]. The first meetup by FilAm Creative (FAC) spawned six and later, ten production teams to produce ten short films to premiere and fill a program block at this year’s 33rd annual LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (April 27 – May 3). The overwhelming interest gave birth to FilAm Creations. The conversation continued at our official Facebook group. Word spread fast — not only in the Filipino American community … Continue reading What Happened at 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?
We are seeking filmmakers to join us in creating a film festival circuit. We are programming a film program for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) in April. In order to inspire our community, we are putting together a “72-hour film shoot” where we have teams to shoot a short film on a weekend. We are calling for FilAms and Filipino projects to be produced. To learn more about how to be involved and a chance to be showcased at LAAPFF, attend our FilAm Creative Filmmaker’s Group Meetup this Thursday, January 12th at 7:30pm at the Story Tavern in … Continue reading FilAm Creative Filmmakers’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup, Thursday, January 12th at Story Tavern
The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) made its debut on the second weekend of Filipino American History Month from October 7th thru October 9th at Cinemark X D Theaters inside the South Bay Pavilion. FilAm Creative was a Community Sponsor where our members volunteered, introduced, hosted and moderated Q&As throughout the film festival’s weekend screenings of world premieres, special screenings, short films, documentaries, animated films and student films – local, nationwide and abroad. Below is the announcement of the first winners of LAPIFF 2016 by co-founders Abe Pagtama, Jush Andowitt and Fe P. Koons: The Mission of the Los Angeles … Continue reading Winners of The 2016 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival