Asia on Screen Film Festival 2016

Now on its third year, Asia on Screen Film Festival will run from September 15 to 18, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas in Makati City.

Asia on Screen Film Festival will kick off with a Directors’ Dialogue with Philippine director, Pepe Diokno (Above the Clouds) and Thai director, Nithiwat Tharatorn (Teacher’s Diary). The dialogue will focus on the opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asian film markets, specifically in the Philippines and Thailand, and will delve into the directors’ personal journeys. This free forum will be on September 15, 10AM-12NN at the Asian Institute of Management.

This year, the film fest opens with Above the Clouds. Capturing the breath-taking highlands of the Ifugao region, the film is an emotional journey towards transformation and deliverance.

Other entries explore socio-political topics through significant human experiences. Taklub, a Brillante Mendoza film, documents a family’s struggles from the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda that ripped through the city of Tacloban. Australia’s multi-award winning film, Tanna, is based on a true story on tribal issues, performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu. Korean film, Front Line, narrates the relationship between the North and the South through prisoners of war.

This is made possible by Asia Society Philippines and Security Bank, together with Ayala Malls Cinemas and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.


Tickets are now available on-site at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas or via Ticket price is 100 PHP per screening.

Festival Selections

The festival will showcase a vibrant line-up which includes Tanna (Australia), A Tale of Three Cities (China), Airlift (India), In the Absence of the Sun (Indonesia), Miss Hokusai (Japan), Frontline (Korea), The Journey (Malaysia), Above the Clouds (Philippines), Taklub (Philippines), 7 Letters (Singapore), Teacher’s Diary (Thailand), Heart Attack (Thailand), and On the Peaceful Peak (Vietnam).


Thursday, September 15, 2016
Tanna (Australia) - 12 PM
Teacher’s Diary (Thailand) - 2:30 PM
Above the Clouds (Philippines) - 5 PM
Taklub (Philippines) - 10 PM

Friday, September 16, 2016
A Tale of Three Cities (China) - 12 pm
7 Letters (Singapore) - 5 PM
Frontline (Korea) - 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Tanna (Australia) - 2:30 PM
The Journey (Malaysia - 5 PM
Miss Hokusai (Japan) - 7:30 PM
Heart Attack (Thailand) - 10 PM

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Teacher’s Diary (Thailand) - 12 PM
Above the Clouds (Philippines) - 2:30 PM
A Tale of Three Cities (China) - 7:30 PM
On the Peaceful Peak (Vietnam) - 5 PM
Airlift (India) - 10 PM

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