Winners from the “FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement” Encore Screening & Awards Presentation

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

What Happened at ‘Asian AF Presents Filipino AF’ Improv Show?

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Monday, November 6, 2018  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos I LOVE improv and sketch comedy since the days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus to the original Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players of Saturday Night Live … Continue reading What Happened at ‘Asian AF Presents Filipino AF’ Improv Show?

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

FilAm Creative To Host Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel; November 5, 2017 at Pilipino Workers Center

SAVE-THE DATE:  November 5, 2017 Kuwento: The 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Television Writers Panel   Early Bird Price (10/5 – 10/29): $10 Final Week (10/30 – 11/5) & Door Price: $15 TWO OPTIONS TO PURCHASE TICKETS: 1) Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kuwento-filam-creatives-television-writers-panel-tickets-38618651426?aff=eac2 2) FAC Officer or FAC Talent Network meeting (VENMO/cash) *** SEATING IS LIMITED – THIS EVENT SELLS OUT FAST *** INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS Adam Higgs, Producer/Writer (BBC America’s Orphan Black, CBS’ Scorpion) Philip Buiser, Writer/Producer/Director (A&E’s Bates Motel, AMC’s Preacher) Dennis Saldua, Writer/Producer (Netflix’s Atypical, NBC’s Deception) Kelli Breslin, Lifetime Television Staff Writer Join the conversation with writers working in network, cable … Continue reading FilAm Creative To Host Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel; November 5, 2017 at Pilipino Workers Center

#FACinfocus: Meet Mara De La Rosa – Digital Programming of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Mara De La Rosa Hometown: Las Pinas, Philippines and Santa Rosa, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: FAC YouTube Channel, Senior Producer DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Organize the launch of FAC’s redesigned YouTube page and facilitate the submission process for the first season of FAC’s sketch comedy show. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Writer/Director/Actor/Producer/Production Designer – Mara is a writer, director, actor and producer. Her short films include I Don’t Love You (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), BASTARD (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival) and I Like Femme Lesbians (Outfest, Outfest FUSION Jury Prize Honorable Mention). She is … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Mara De La Rosa – Digital Programming of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

#FACinfocus: Meet Kaitlyn Fae – Writers Group Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Kaitlyn Fae Hometown: Los Angeles, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:  Writers Group Director DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Kaitlyn is in charge of coordinating all writing teams, including the planning and scheduling of general informational sessions. PROFESSION AND … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Kaitlyn Fae – Writers Group Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

What Happened at the Filipino Americans in Comics & Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con?

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, September 5, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos This past Saturday, September 2, 2017, FilAm Creative (FAC) hosted its first panel at Long Beach Comic Con.  With special guest panelists, Whilce … Continue reading What Happened at the Filipino Americans in Comics & Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con?

#FACinfocus: Meet Craig Wilson – Filmmaking Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

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

#FACinfocus: Meet Rodney Cajudo – Technology Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Rodney Cajudo Hometown: Long Beach, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Technology Director – Responsible for FAC Livestream/Podcast: Voices (Tinig) and TriCaster Operation Specialist. DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Co-Producing the FAC podcast/livestream show “Voices.” Technical Director for livestream of … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Rodney Cajudo – Technology Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership