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    1. The Relentless Leap of Pinoy Indie Films
      15 Oct, 2017
      The Relentless Leap of Pinoy Indie Films
      Over a decade ago, reports say that the Philippine film industry is in decline due to the competition with Hollywood movies and worse, because of the existing issues of piracy, but big thanks to the rise of “indie” filmmakers who saved the industry from further downfall with the “indie” movies being accounted to more than a half of the total produced in the Philippines.        In the past years, when local films were not given much attention, this year’s film festivals such as Cinemalaya
    2. 4 Surprising Facts About Some of Joel Lamangan Films
      15 Oct, 2017
      4 Surprising Facts About Some of Joel Lamangan Films
      Last August 26, 2017, Thursday, dramatic film director Joel Lamangan had his Master Class on Film Directing at the SM North-Cinema 8. Hundreds of people joined the event, majority of which were consisted of aspiring and amateur filmmakers. The event was filled of laughter and energy as the director parted a lot about his journey before he ventured to film directing making it a very interactive master class. He also shared uncommonly-known things about some of his most notable films.  Here are 4
    3. Joel Lamangan
      30 Aug, 2017
      A Look at a Filmmaker’s Life: Who is Director Joel Lamangan?
      Joel Lamangan, as an auteur dramatic film director has made more than 50 films and 20 TV Projects. According to existing articles about him, he rose to fame during the 90’s when he made films that depict activism and other topics that show social significance. He’d been doing this while transitioning from mainstream to indie films. Because of his trademark, he bagged major awards for his films such as Sidhi, Deathrow, Hubog, Aishte Imasu 1941, Blue Moon and Mano Po. Produced under DMV
    4. AvanguardLive Photo Critique with Joel Mataro
      17 Apr, 2017
      Photo Critique with Joel Mataro
      AvanguardLive and Professional Street and Documentary Photographer Joel Mataro is hosting a photo critique segment during Joel's live class on April 24th, 2017 Have your best street photos critiqued! Learn from an expert To further take learning another step forward, you can submit your best street images to and have Joel Mataro constructively criticize your work and learn how you can improve your street photography. We'll have your name (and brand) displayed and



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