Cinematografo International Film Festival

After a successful debut in 2017, Cinematografo International Film Festival is back for a second year with more than two dozen films made by emerging filmmaking talent from around the world.

The festival’s theme this year is “Breaking Down Walls,” which refers not only to divisions along global-political lines but also aims to empower storytellers in breaking through barriers in film and story whether in terms of subject matter, representation and cultural limitations.

Its successful inaugural year exceeded organizers and public expectations, showcasing independent and international films, feature-length and short-subject docs and narratives from the U.S. and The Philippines, hosting more than 40 filmmaker and industry guests from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region – and turning the spotlight on Filipino-American filmmakers through its co-production initiative, Cinematografo Originals.

The festival is named after “Cinematografo” — the first movie theater in the Philippines, that opened in August of 1897. From this establishment was born a rich heritage of celebrating films and the venue introduced Filipinos to the custom of going to the movies. The film festival in San Francisco aims to continue this tradition wherever Filipinos may be, and intends to draw in a wider audience of Asian American and independent cinephiles and movie lovers across the San Francisco Bay Area and Internationally.

To see the complete lineup and purchase tickets, please click here.

WHEN: November 8-11, 2018

WHERE: AMC Kabuki 8, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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