L’artista biellese Gigi Piana presenterà il progetto “Paste for Purpose”, nato tra maggio e luglio 2013 in collaborazione con l’artista indiano Rabindra Patra e con il contributo dell’artista palestinese Ayed Arafah e le riprese dell’artista filippino Richard Soriano Legaspi. Quattro artisti di paesi diversi che a partire dalla propria esperienza hanno deciso di collaborare per un lavoro in cui l’urgenza è il sentimento dominante.
UNIDEE in Residence and UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme: open call 2014 – Biella – ItalyPosted in News on August 11, 2013 by cycloneloopfilmprod
During UNIDEE, the residents initiate projects of responsible social transformation and actively participate in meetings and seminars held by experts in various fields: artists, professors, entrepreneurs, and researchers. Events at Cittadellarte such as exhibitions, conferences, performances, and workshops represent an integral part of the time spent at UNIDEE.
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Jun Lana (Bwakaw)
Jericho Rosales (Alagwa)
Dingdong Dantes (One More Try)
Best Supporting Actor
Allen Dizon (Migrante)
Zanjoe Marudo (One More Try)
Loy Arcenas (Requieme)
Richard Soriano Legaspi Manenaya
Nora Aunor (Thy Womb)
Best Supporting Actress
Shamaine Buencamino (Requieme)
Ria Garcia (Melodrama Negra)
“The immortality of moving picture is a magnificent evidence of human existence. I would rather jump whether it is triumphant or a disastrous attempt into immortality, than doing nothing at all.”
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Carlos Palanca Award winner and University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (UE CFAD) professor Richard Soriano Legaspi was selected as one of UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate Artists of 2013!
The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Program was integrated in UNESCO’s strategy in 1994 to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. The scholarship program offers residencies to young artists worldwide. UNESCO-Aschberg advocates and promotes creativity, highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures. These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the world.
Legaspi submitted his application to one of UNESCO’s partner Institutions and Residencies, the UNIDEE (University of Ideas) Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy and after months of extensive deliberation by the UNIDEE panels, the institution awarded Prof. Legaspi the highest scholarship of UNESCO given to an artist who will consider himself as “activator” in creating projects for the responsible transformation of society—the UNESCO-Aschberg UNIDEE in Residence.
UNIDEE in Residence runs for four months from June 12 to October 12, 2013. The invited artists will get to explore the relationship between art and society; they will also examine methodologies of creative interventions to activate important projects for a socially responsible change in society. Every year, 14 to 16 artists from Italy and overseas are chosen and invited to live in at Cittadellarte in Biella, a town and commune in the northern Italian region of Piemonte.
According to Linda Mercadino, the program director of UNIDEE in Residence, the UNESCO grant includes the full cost of candidate’s residency at Cittadellarte, including lodging, meals, participation in workshops, presentations, lectures, educational trips and round trip tickets from Manila to Italy. At the end of the four months in Biella, there will be a public presentation entitled UNIDEE in Progress, displaying the development of the projects and the result of the researches. The residents will have the possibility to work collectively for the preparation and immediate realization of an experimental event and share their conceptual and operational capacity.
The scholarship is co-financed by UNESCO-Aschberg and the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and founded by Michelangelo Pistoletto in 1999. The artistic disciplines for which the bursaries are awarded are Creative Writing, Music, and Visual Arts. These three fields cover artistic specializations that drive the creative industries, in particular the recording industries, the organization of concerts, the audiovisual sector, graphic design and publishing.
Legaspi is a graduate of Fine Arts, major in advertising of UE Caloocan, where he also teaches. He is a fellow of the Asian Film Academy in Busan, South Korea, where he studied filmmaking under renowned directors Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang.
His first full-length film ‘Paano Ko Sasabihin?’ starring Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales won the Special Jury Prize, Audience Award and Best in Editing at the 2009 Cinema One Originals and was a finalist at the Babel Film Festival in Italy. He is also the director and writer of award-winning films like ‘Manenaya,’ which was the Jury Prize winner at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and the opening film at the prestigious Asiatica Film Mediale in Rome in 2012; ‘Ambulancia,’ which earned the Miglior Montaggio Award at the San Gio Film Festival, and was a finalist at Dubai International Film Festival (IFF); ‘Kinulayang Kiti,’ a winner at the Gawad CCP Alternative Film and Video Festival and finalist at the Auburn IFF in Australia; and ‘Hunger Pangs,’ which was in competition at the Naousa IFF in Greece and part of the Official Selection of World Film Festival Bangkok 2012.
Prof. Legaspi is currently in the post-production stage of his second National Commission for Culture and the Arts-funded film, ‘Si Pipo at ang Pusang si Kamuning,’ starring Maliksi Morales and Channel Latorre, and he is also writing a new script entitled ‘Aliping Lupa.’
The last UNESCO Filipino laureate in the field of Visual Arts was Lyra Abueg Garcellano, artist in residence at the Cemeti Art Foundation, Indonesia in 2002, while Ellen Ramos is the first Filipino filmmaker laureate at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts in Germany in 1997.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Two entries in last year’s CineKabalen Kapampangan short film competition are nominated in Gawad Urian 2013′s short film category, according to a Kapampangan filmmaker.
Kapampangan filmmaker Jason Paul Laxamana, in a statement, said that “5:00 Ning Gatpanapun” by Petersen Vargas, which won Best Picture in CineKabalen, and “Talamitan” by Kragi Garcia made it to the annual film awards.
The Gawad Urian Awards are given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (the Filipino Film Critics) and is currently regarded as the counterpart of the United States’ New York Film Critics Circle.
The two Kapampangan films will be competing with the other short films from all over the Philippines and will provide exposure to the films’ production crew and directors.
Laxaman said that Vargas, who was a film student from University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, is a native of Apalit while Garcia is from Macabebe.
“Both filmmakers shot their short films in their respective hometowns in the Kapampangan language. ‘5:00 Ning Gatpanapun’ is a simple but stylistic film that follows a boy and a girl as they finally decide to meet. The story begins and ends when the hands of the clock point to five in a dusky June afternoon,” the statement said.
“Talamitan” is about three personages who discuss the roots of not only the flooding problem in Macabebe but also the social issues besieging both the community and the country, according to Laxamana.
CineKabalen is organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan, and Holy Angel University Center for Kapampangan Studies as one of the highlights of the annual Sinukwan Festival.
The festival aims to encourage Kapampangans to make films that promote Kapampangan culture, identity, and language.
The Kapampangan independent film “Manenaya” (Waiting) directed by Kapampangan Director and Unesco Laureate Awardee Richard Legaspi was also included in the Gawad Urian 2013. Manenaya is a story of a determined woman, and her journey through life under the backdrop of the various landscapes of Pampanga.
Legaspi, the director, is a Fine Arts major who studied advertising at the University of the East. He also graduated at the prestigious Asian Film Academy of Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. He has represented the Philippines in different international film festivals.
Legaspi also received awards and citations for his film “Ambulancia” starring Alan Paule; “Hand-Painted Feathers” with Bembol Roco and Katherine Luna; a Korean produced film entitled “Escape to Nothingness”; and his first multi-awarded full length film “Paano Ko Sasabihin” starring ABS-CBN “Katorse” talents Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales.