Film Director Brillante Mendoza shares his filmworks in Honolulu

Posted on October 19, 2013

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The “Hawaii International Film Festival” HIFF organizers, Chuck Boiler, Owen Ogawa, and staffs ability to bring diverse filmmakers and their stories of people, cultures and history to the screens of Honolulu is stellar. And again this year HIFF has created worldwide interest, attendance and participation. For my self this years festival brought me back across the pathway of one of the most internationally recognized Award winning directors of our times Brillante Mendoza. Brillante & I first met at another inspiring event in the Philippines.

I 1st meet Brillante in Manila at the 2011 Metro Icon awards for Fashion Designer Oliver Tolentino

I 1st meet Brillante in Manila at the 2011 Metro Icon awards for Fashion Designer Oliver Tolentino

And we continued to cross pathways through the provinces and Brillante even teased as we ran across each other at the airport in Laoag that “who is following who?” Brillante promised me that if he ever got to Honolulu I would be the 1st on his list to sit down and do a TV interview on my TV Show “Pathways to Paradise” about all his film work. Brillante kept his promise, with a surprise call from Spain he told me that he would juggle his busy schedule to sit down and catch up and discuss his love of film making for the TV Show. So today courtesy the HIFF Staff & Volunteers we had the opportunity in the HIFF Hospitality Suite to have a private TV interview, our time together was truly appreciated.
Brillante won the newly released Samsung Galaxy at Oliver Tolentino's Fashion show in 2011

Brillante won the newly released Samsung Galaxy at Oliver Tolentino’s Fashion show in 2011

And tomorrow Brillante will share some more of his insights of film making and HIFF will showcase his film “Thy Womb”, Brillante has 2 films in this years festival, and his films have graced the screen here in Honolulu before, but this is the 1st time the International Award winning Director Brillante Mendoza has himself attended the Festival. Tomorrow his film premieres at 1:30 PM “THY WOMB” (SINAPUPUNAN) Brillante Mendoza 2012 | Philippines | 105 min at the Dole Canary Theaters.

And then join us at 4:15 PM for “Filmmaker in Focus: Brillante Mendoza 2013” and other film festival experts Abe Ferrer and Anderson Le who will speak about success in film making – 90 min. Dole Cannery E –

Watch his other film on Sunday Oct. 20 at 1:15 PM “LOLA” Brillante Mendoza 2009 | Philippines | 110 min. Dole Cannery F

See more Film titles & times at: http://program.hiff.org/schedule/#sthash.Phtou0KC.dpuf

HIFF 2013 in the Hospitality Suite with Abe Ferrer & Brillante Mendoza

HIFF 2013 in the Hospitality Suite with Abe Ferrer & Brillante Mendoza

To learn more of the history of the “Hawaii International Film Festival”and to support HIFF go to: http://www.hiff.org/

Watch the Trailer for “Thy Womb” at this link:

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