The 8th Annual International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) 2018 that attracts a lot of Filipino-American audience because of its programming of numerous Filipino films from all over the world will be sponsored this year by LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines.

The festive IFFM will be held in New York on Oct. 17 to 21, 2018 at various venues that are in the reach of Filipino community members.

The Opening Night on Oct. 17 will be held at the Elmhurst Baptist Church (87-37 Whitney Avenue, Elmhurst NY 11373) featuring the faith based film “One Nation Under God” (USA) Dir: Lisa Arnold.

The Awards Night on Oct. 18 will be held at the Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center (556 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10036) and will feature the film “Sekyu” (Philippines) Dir: Joel Lamangan.

On Oct. 19 to 21, the regular film festival screenings will be held at the Producers Club (358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036).

Schedule of events will be posted on starting on Oct. 1, 2018.

From hundreds of submissions the festival offers a quality selection of world class films that encompass all different genres of diverse films — narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and student films, selected through our programming and scouting from our networks from all over the world.

We will be featuring a lot of films this year from the Philippines, France, Brazil, UK, Japan and other Latino countries.

Luis Pedron, Festival Director of IFFM, said, “I welcome LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines as our partners this year in reaching out to the Filipino-American Communities here in the New York City area. My fellow Filipinos have been supportive of IFFM and I’m sure they will be happy to learn more about LumoXchange and the new services of Philippine Airlines in NYC. We also created a Pre event called the IFFM NY Filmmaking Contest. Various Teams of Filmmakers will be creating original five minute short films featuring LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines in Immigrant stories to be screened and judged on Oct. 4, 2018 at the Producers Club. The top winner will be awarded at the IFFM Awards Night on Oct. 18, 2018 at the Philippine Center NYC.”


About our sponsors

“LumoXchange was founded to help U.S. immigrants send more money to their family back home,” said LumoXchange Founder and CEO Maf Sonko.

“We are proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual International Film Festival Manhattan and celebrate the dynamic and vibrant culture of Filipino-Americans through film.”

“As October is Filipino-American History Month, LumoXchange is thrilled to be a presenting sponsor of IFFM — an organization that creates opportunities for our kababayan to showcase their creativity,” said Joshua Ang Price, LumoXchange Director of Marketing and Growth.

“We are looking forward to watching the short films these talented teams come up with!”

LumoXchange is an innovative international money transfer company that launched its remittance services to the Philippines in August of 2018.

With our platform, users can choose their own exchange rate from leading banks in the Philippines and get 1-2 Pesos more per U.S. dollar verses the competition.

Founded by first- and second-generation Americans who know firsthand the challenges of sending money abroad, LumoXchange gives you the power to pick your own rate, save money, and send more love.

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About LumoXchange

Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, LumoXchange is one-stop shop exchange rate comparison and international money transfer company.

Through its innovative Local Exchange Networks (LENs) created with local financial institutions in each country, LumoXchange can provide cross border payments using the real exchange rates at the local level.

Easily search, compare and send money online with the great exchange rates.

LumoXchange is an alumnus of the VC FinTech Accelerator by Empowered FIS.>

As per Josh Vasquez, PAL Area Manager - New York, “We are excited to be part of the IFFM 2018 and would like share with our fellow Pinoys about the good news! Philippine Airlines will start flying NON-STOP between New York and Manila starting Oct. 30, 2018. Experience the fastest, most convenient and affordable way of flying to the Philippines on board a state-of-the-art aircraft, the Airbus 350-90, through the heart of the Filipino — Philippine Airlines.”

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been Certified with the 4-Star Airline quality ranking by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating organization.

This 4-Star Airline rating is a mark of quality distinction that recognizes excellent standards of Product and Staff service across different assessment categories for both the Onboard and Airport environment, with Philippine Airlines noted for providing much improved standards of product and service quality to its customers.





About Philippine Airlines


With the 4-Star rating now certified, PAL aims to intensify efforts as it continues unveiling new products and expanding routes, including the launch of nonstop services to New York and Brisbane, as well as flights to India and additional routes to Japan and China within 2018.

“By offering the public a globally competitive airline service, we are empowered to attract more tourists to visit the Philippines, experience our country’s beauty and our people’s warmth, and to generate more economic activity for the Philippines,” said PAL President & COO Jaime Bautista. #flyPAL4Stars





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