Two Canadian Filipino films have been nominated in this year’s Canadian Screen Awards (CSA).
Martin Edralin’s Islands opens this year’s Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (TRAIFF) for a special in-person screening on November 10, 7:30 pm at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in downtown Toronto. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Martin Edralin and several cast members.
Allan Matudio traded nano-chemistry and analytical chemistry for pencil and paper in his quest to learn more about his Filipino heritage. His debut graphic novel Kasama (companion) chronicles the adventures of Kia and Allison in the fictional city of Orkidias where they come across dark forces belonging to Filipino mythology.
A Canadian Filipino film stood out from the rest of competitors at the recent US-based South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival held virtually March 16 to 20. Islands, directed by Martin Edralin, garnered the festival’s special jury recognition for breakthrough performance for its breakout star Rogelio Balagtas.