16th ISFFM is finally an in-person event after two years
Film and Theater

16th ISFFM is finally an in-person event after two years

Nov 15, 2022, 8:48 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido


The 16th ISFFM is bracing to open its doors to guests as an in-person event is set to be held from November 24-27 at Shangri-La.

The annual International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM) will finally hold a live event after two years of online film screenings and activities due to the pandemic, and is set to happen from November 24-27 at the Red Carpet, Shangri-La Mall, Mandaluyong City.

An in-person event for this year’s ISFFM is very fitting as it celebrates its 16th year of reliving rich silent film culture worldwide.

The event will be attended by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, Embassy of Italy in Manila with the Philippine Italian Association, The Japan Foundation, Manila, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and the British Council in the Philippines, the Inquirer reported.

The selected silent films will be scored live by selected Filipino bands and musicians and will be hosted by the British Council in the Philippines to signal the start of its annual toast.

The Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Mall is the chosen venue for the festival which will start at 6p.m. and will be graced by partner cultural organizations, film experts and critics, academicians and guests.

ISFFM will formally open on November 24 starting with the British film Piccadilly, which will be live scored by Filipino band Anahata in collaboration with Sensoria, followed by an online Zoom webinar on the second day where representative films, with discussions on restoration, curation, and the continuing impact of the films in their countries’ cinema history will be tackled.

Other films to be shown during the festival are 1922 German film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, scored by The Brockas; Charles Burguet and René Le Somptier’s 1919 French piece La sultane de l’amour (The Sultan of Love – A Thousand and One Nuits), scored by Bras Pas Pas Pas; Spain’s 1926 film Malvaloca, scored by Talahib People’s Music; 1931 Japanese film The Lady and the Beard, with musical score by Bullet Dumas; Italy’s 1921 film I Figli Di Nessuno (Nobody’s children), directed by Ubaldo Maria Del Colle as reported by BusinessMirror.

Tags: #silentfilms, #cinema, #theatre

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