Each edition captures a diverse and compelling snapshot of the best films coming out of this unique nation of islands. Through continued investment in this series, we help amplify creative voices seldom heard outside the Philippines.
From a classic film recently restored by Martin Scorsese’s foundation, to the tale of a transgender person who becomes pregnant, to a historical epic about the battle against US invaders during the Philippine-American War, the 2016 presentation covers issues of importance to the people of the Philippines and the world more broadly. Co-curated by Filipino movie critic Philbert Ortiz Dy and YBCA’s Joel Shepard, the program offers up box-office hits, edgy indies, and family-friendly films.
The series is presented in a new format this year, with a reception on Thursday, June 9, at 6:45PM, directors in person during the opening weekend, and screenings scheduled throughout the month. All films are presented digitally with English subtitles.
A preview of all the films screening at our New Filipino Cinema festival.
New Filipino Cinema is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support. YBCA Programs in 15-16 are made possible by: The James Irvine Foundation. Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 15-16: National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.