The 7th International Film Festival Manhattan is celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month this October with a Spotlight on Filipino Films and Filipino Filmmakers.

The Festival Director of IFFM, Luis Pedron, was asked why showcase a lot of Pinoy films again this year?

“The Philippines spews numerous films that do well at Festivals and I do think IFFM should do it’s part in showing how great our Pinoy filmmakers are. I am proud of our fellow Pinoy artists! Mabuhay ang Pelikulang Filipino!”

We are honoring Christopher de Leon (Actor - Philippines) and Fernando Mendez (Event Producer - USA) as the IFFM Lifetime Achievement Awardee.

Our Awards Night and Screening of “Across the Cresent Moon” starring Christopher de Leon will be held on Oct. 18, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center (556 5th Avenue) in New York.

The Regular film festival screenings will be held from Oct. 19 to 22, 2017 at the Producers Club (358 West  44th Street) in New York.

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Competing this year are films from the following countries: USA, Philippines, Canada, Russia, Bangladesh, Serbia/Montenegro, South Korea, Germany and Brazil.

Sponsors: Project Michaelangelo. Dra. Imelda Cruz Banting Rehab Center, Power Media DJ Chinita LLC, Miss RP and Lexington Collaborative.

Community Partner: JCI Philippines - New York

For the Benefit of: Basilia Women’s Foundation

Media Sponsor: Get Reel TV,

Here are the list of Pinoy Films at IFFM this year:

Filipino Feature Films

1) “Across the Crescent Moon” (Philippines) Dir: Baby Nebrida starring Christopher de Leon, Matteo Guidicelli, Sandy Andolong, Dinah Bonnevie and Gabby Concepcion

2) “The Guerilla is a Poet” (Philippines, Documentary) Dir: Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena

3) “Sikreto sa Dilim” (Philippines) Dir: Mike Magat

4) “Rolyo” (Philippines) Dir: Carlos Morales

Filipino Short Filipino Filmmakers

1) “Kinabuhi” 14 Mins (USA) Dir: Danny Cooke

2) “Mea Culpa” 22 Mins (Philippines) Dir: Rom Factolerin

3) “Miscericordia” 19 Mins (Philippines) Dir: Rom Factolerin

4) “Dance,Dance” 18 Mins Docu (Philippines) Dir: Emir Bautista

5) “Huling Wednesday” 8 Mins (Philippines) Dir: Paula Morandarte

6) “Never Too Late” 6 Mins Music Video (Philippines) Dir: Vanessa Tee

7) “Birthday Girl” 5 Mins (USA) Dir: E. Miro

8) “Galit Na Aso” 8 Mins (Philippines) Dir: Akit Rawat Starring: Leon Miguel

9) “Fall Guy” 7 Mins (Philippines) Dir: Fritz Silorio Starring: Leon Miguel

10) “Can She Stay” 5 mins (USA) (Music Video of Dennis Sy) Dir: Daryl Denner

11) “Pleasure To Be Served” 15 Mins (USA) Dir: Michael Manese

12) “Hugo” 5 Mins (Philippines) Dir: Rhadem Calian Morados

13) “144 Beats 48 KHz” (USA) 3 Mins Dir: Mary Ann Ubaldo

14) “Vacant Heart” (USA) 3 Mins Dir: Rodney Reyes

15) “Changeling: Aswang” (USA) Dir: Vincent Veloso

16) “The Lifestyles of Expats in Jeddah (Part 1)” 27 Mins (Saudi Arabia) Dir: Jameelah Rose del Prado Lineses

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