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Raymond Red is featured in CNN Philippines' The Story of the Filipino

Raymond Red's latest film for 2015 "Mga Rebeldeng May Kaso" (Rebels With A Case) was produced under the Cinema One Originals Festival production grants. It was quite a feat for Red and his team to evoke a powerful vision through a window into the Filipino independent and alternative filmmaking movement, emerging during the 1980s. He is currently finishing the director's final cut version. Red was honored with the Independent Cinema Vanguard award for his pioneering work in independent and alternative cinema, given last November 15 at the closing ceremonies of the CinemaOne festival.

DE Magazin Deutschland
features Raymond Red in the article 25 German Years of Unity and Freedom. Red was an artist in residence grantee in 1990 living in Berlin during the transition of unifying Germany. You can check the article online at Deutschland.de

June 28 2015 - Raymond Red was juror and awards presentor for the Cine Verde Award at the World Premieres International Film Festival

June 2015 - Raymond Red continues his advocacy in sharing knowledge to upcoming film-makers by giving masterclasses at the Reality Film Lab workshops (organized by director Erik Matti) and at the Bahay Konseptos film workshop (organized by filmmaker Sigfreid Barros Sanchez)



April  2015 - CINEMAONE ORIGINALS has announced the finalists for this year's film production grantees. Raymond Red's "Mga Rebeldeng May Kaso" (Rebels With A Case) is included in the list. Watchout for it in November at the CinemaOne Originals film festival!

 May  2015 - Raymond Red continues his advocacy for film education by being a mentor at the Rebelde Summer Film Camp May 1-3 at La Union, and at the Mowelfund Film Institute summer workshops May 15-16.

April - May 2015 - Raymond Red's films are screened in different venues around the Philippines  -  Short films retrospective at the U.P. Film Institute, feature films exhibitions at the Film Development Council's regional cinematheques at Davao City, Iloilo City, and Baguio City. "ANINO" is screened as a digitally remastered classic in celebration of its 15th anniversary in winning the Cannes Palme D'Or in 2000. 

Checkout the ROXIE theater complete schedule

2014 Feb.-Sept. - Congratulations to MIKHAIL RED and his whole team on his film "REKORDER"! The film has screened in 8 International film festivals already and has won several awards, among them:
  - Special Jury Prize and Best Music at the Film Festival Annonay, FRANCE
  - Best actor for Ronnie Quizon at the Barcelona Int. Film Festival SPAIN
  - The Excellent Asia-Pacific Young Director Award at Gwangju Filmfest
    South Korea
The film is now set to compete in the Dragons & Tigers Young cinema section of the Vancouver Int. Film Festival this October.


August 2014 - Kamera Obskura starts its screenings at the Film Development Council's regional Cinematheques. Check their website for specific schedules and announcements

July-August - Raymond Red is a speaker again in the Cinemalaya forums, specifically tackling current aesthetics of digital imaging. Seen in photo at a reception after the Cinemalaya events - filmmakers Rox Lee, Brillante Mendoza, Raymond Red, and Cesar Hernando

March-May 2014 - Raymond Red continues sharing his knowledge in three summer workshops including the Mowelfund Film Institute Cinematography workshop, The Reality Film Lab Scriptwriting Workshop, and the FILMEX In-house digital imaging workshop


screen at the Philippine Cinema Retrospective program of the International Festival of Asian Cinema Vesoul France, February 11 - 18, 2014

Raymond Red speaks at the
Digital Cinema seminar of PHOTOWORLD ASIA 2014 January 30 - February 4. See their website for details


KAMERA OBSKURA is an Official Selection in the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, screenings from January 27 - 30

The new digital remaster (DCP) of the short film ANINO, winner of the 2000 Cannes Palme D'Or, will have a special screening at the Cinema One Originals film festival November 11 - 19, 2013.
The SHORT FILM PROGRAM schedule is as follows:

Glorietta Cinema 5 Makati - Nov.11 5pm / Nov.14 12n
Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8 - Nov.11 5pm / Nov.15 12n / Nov.18 12n
TriNoma Cinema 1 Q.C. - Nov.11 5pm / Nov.14 12n

September 23-30  Red attends Raymond Red Retrospective screenings at the GUAM Int. Film Festival and holds a special MasterClass on independent filmmaking

September 13 - Finally, the digital remastering of ANINO,
winner of the 2000 Cannes Palme D'Or for Short film, has been initiated by WeLovePost Inc. The short film was originally shot on 35mm Fuji color negative stock and has undergone rewashing, and currently going through Cintel diTTo 2K scanning. The final DCP remaster will premiere at Raymond Red's retrospective screenings at the 2013 GUAM Int. Film Festival later this month.

August 25 - KAMERA OBSKURA screens at the 7th Int. Silent Film Festival with live music accompaniment by super band SPY


August - Manila Skies "Himpapawid" screens at the special Philippine program at the German Historical Museum ZeitKino in Berlin

July , August - Mikhail Red's first feature film "REKORDER" garners positive reviews from various critics and film enthusiasts, receives award for Best Production Design at the closing awards night at the Cinemalaya 2013

August 1 - KAMERA OBSKURA special screening at the Cinemalaya 2013

June - Mikhail Red's first feature film "REKORDER" gears up for the CINEMALAYA 2013 New Breed competition

April - Raymond Red is featured in STATUS Magazine online http://shar.es/lbAGV

April to May - Raymond Red continuous his advocacy of sharing his knowledge on filmmaking through his lectures and workshops - Mowelfund film Institute summer workshop and the Independent Filmmakers' Cooperative workshops at the College of Saint Benilde School of design and arts.
March 14-16  -  Raymond Red serves as juror at the Hong Kong IFVA (formerly Independent Film and Video Awards)

5-11  -  Raymond Red screens his seminal short films from the 1980s along with film scholar Nick Deocampo to represent the historical perspective of Filipino independent and alternative cinema at the "Focus on the Philippines" program of the 43rd TAMPERE International Film Festival

February 2013 - Raymond Red interview on Solar Daybreak Solar News TV
  - Kamera Obskura and SAKAY screen at the U.P. Film Institute
in celebration of Arts Month.

January 2013 - KAMERA OBSKURA is mentioned by Inquirer.net among 2012's "bumper crop of cinematic gems"  

December 2012 - OSCARS.ORG declares Manila Skies eligible for Oscars considerations. If only the producers actually have millions to do an Academy campaign...

December 2012 - MANILA SKIES promo events featured in
Fil-Am Insider

December 7 2012 - KAMERA OBSKURA screens at INDIE STREAM 2 at the College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts

November 2012 - Finally! The U.S. theatrical release of
MANILA SKIES - HIMPAPAWID in selected AMC cinemas in the west coast.

  Presented by I-View International and Nuances Entertainment thru AMC Theatres, November 16-22 at the following *AMC cinemas:

Near Los Angeles -

AMC Rolling Hills 20
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505

AMC Puente Hills 20
1560 South Azusa Avenue
City Of Industry, CA 91748

Near San Francisco -

AMC Mercado 20
3111 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

San Diego -

AMC Palm Promenade 24
770 Dennery Road
San Diego, CA 92154

near Seattle -

AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
18733-33rd Ave. West
Lynwood, WA 98037

*Other venues to be confirmed at a later date

MANILA SKIES trailer -


October 5-13 - Asiatica Film Mediale in Rome ITALY holds "Omaggio a Raymond Red" retrospective screenings featuring his early pioneering short films and his 2009 feature HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies). Red also participates in the Crossing Cultures project of CortoArteCircuito, finishing a short experimental film in collaboration with Italian artist Marco Tirelli.

August 26 2012 - Ang Magpakailanman and Pelikula screen at the 6th International Silent Film Festival in Manila, with the live music accompaniment by Diwa de Leon.

August 2012 - Raymond Red is invited amongst 358 directors worldwide to submit their list of Ten Best Films of All Time for the 2012 Sight&Sound Magazine Poll (British Film Institute publication). Here is his personal list.

07292012 - KAMERA OBSKURA wins Special Jury Prize, plus Best Director award for Raymond Red and Best Music score for Diwa De Leon at the Directors' Showcase of the 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film festival!

photo by Jude Bautista

07212012 - Raymond Red's KAMERA OBSKURA will have it's Gala premiere at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival on July 21 2012 9PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main theater. Also see detailed screening schedules at PelikulaRED Facebook Page.

- Ang Magpakailanman (The Eternity) 1982-83, Red's first short Super-8mm film screens at the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of the program 3 Decades of Philippine Short films, June 20 - July 1, 2012.

2012 is the 20th anniversary of the film "BAYANI" (Patriot), one of the first totally independent Filipino films to bridge the gap with the mainstream by reaching a mass audience in commercial theaters in Manila, and by being recognized for the first time by major awards institutions such as the Gawad Urian and the Star Awards.


2011 November - Himpapawid
(Manila Skies) is voted as Best Film of 2010
by the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines. It also sweeps awards at 5 of the 6 categories. Read the news article and visit the YCC FB page.

Updated 2011 MANILA SKIES - Himpapawid Promo Trailer

October-November 2011 - Raymond Red finally undertakes the digital remastering of his early Super-8mm short films from 1982-1985 done at the one of a kind facilities of PRO8MM Studios at Burbank California. 

August 2011 -  Raymond Red speaks at the STATE OF THE NATION news program with Jessica Soho on GMANewsTV channel. Red shares his insights on the making of his critically acclaimed historical film "SAKAY" 1993 on the occasion of National Heroes day.

August 2011 -  Raymond Red
speaks at the forum on "Poverty Porn" in Philippine Cinema at the University of the Philippines CSWCD.

May 19 -  Raymond Red is among 15 filmmakers contributing short films to the new omnibus project of ANC News Channel, KINSE, 15 short films on Human Rights. Watchout for his short film "BANGIN". Special premiere screenings at the Cultural Center of the Phils. on May 19 6pm. See the KINSE Facebook page.

April 15 - Raymond Red is honored with the prestigious Alab ng Sining Award by the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. He now joins the ranks of previous honorees like BenCab, Billy Abueva, Larry Alcala, Jose Joya, and several other distinguished artists. The award was presented during the Candle Light Graduation Ceremony of the graduating batch this 2011. Mikhail Red accepted the award in behalf of his father who is currently attending the South East Asian film festival organized by the National Film and Sound Archive at Canberra, Australia. A montage of Red's works was presented during the ceremony.

April - Raymond Red speaks at a seminar on Asian Cinema at the Australian National University and screens HIMPAPAWID at the South East Asian Film Festival organized by the National Film & Sound Archive at Canberra Australia.

March - Raymond Red is a Jury Member of the 2011 Hong Kong International Film Festival for the Asian Digital Competition.

January-March 2011 - Himpapawid screens at the SINENG PAMBANSA Film Festivals at Iloilo City and Baguio City. Check the Film Development Council site here.

November 2010 - Raymond Red is amongst 25 Filipino indie filmmakers to be given tribute by the PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER on the occasion of their 25th anniversary. See the news article here.

Recent TV commercials / promo plugs directed and shot by Raymond Red:

"Sementeryo" CINEMANILA Film Festival Plug

"Bituin" new MERALCO Christmas commercial

CANON "CLOCKS" TV Commercial


Manila Skies - Himpapawid
screens as the Opening Night presentation at the CHICAGO FILIPINO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL November 5. Raymond Red's and Mikhail Red's short films also screen as a showcase in the Shorts program.

screens at the
54th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL of the BFI - British Film Institute, October 15, 19, 20. Screenings were well received in fully-booked shows at the ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts and at the BFI.

Himpapawid - Manila Skies
screens at the HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL October 14 -24.

In SAN DIEGO CA - Himpapawid screens at the 11th SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL Saturday October 23.
Please visit http://sdaff.bside.com/2010/films/manilaskies_sdaff2010_sdaff2010

 Also in VANCOUVER! - Himpapawid screens at the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL September 30 - October 15.

Himpapawid-Manila Skies screens at the HAMBURG FILMFEST Germany September 30 - October 9.

September 17-26 MANILA SKIES / Himpapawid screens at the FUKUOKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Focus on Asia.

August 26 - Sept. 6 -
MANILA SKIES - Himpapawid is an official selection at the


July 2010 - MANILA SKIES (Himpapawid) HAD its New York premiere as the Opening Gala Night presentation of the ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL on JULY 15 at 7:30 pm. "...AN INDELIBLY VISCERAL EXPERIENCE." - Christopher Bourne & May Young.  Visit the festival website for info.

JUNE 25 2010 - MANILA SKIES (HIMPAPAWID) WINS!!! Best Drama Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at the 1st MTRCB (Movie & Television Review and Classification Board) Film Awards. It was also nominated for best actor, best supporting actor and actress.

JUNE 2010 - BAYANI (Patriots) and Cannes Palme D'Or winner ANINO (Shadows) in GRANADA SPAIN as part of the Philippine Retrospective program at CINES DEL SUR Film Festival

May 1 2010 - Manila Skies (Himpapawid) screened at the prestigious DIRECTORS' GUILD OF AMERICA Theater as full 2K Digital cinema for the LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL at 7pm. See more info on their website.  Photo shows L-R: Abe Pagtama - actor/ producer, director Raymond Red, Asian American Actor James Hong, and Manila Skies actor Raul Arellano at the photocall after the screening

April 30-May 9 - Barcelona Asian Film Festival features Himpapawid in exhibition.
April 29 2010 - HIMPAPAWID wins 3 Gawad URIAN (Filipino Critics) Awards - Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor Soliman Cruz, Best Supporting Actress Sue Prado

April 23-24 2010 - Adobo@Night Film Festival screens Himpapawid along with other award-winning independent films. Click on the Adobo magazine link for more info.

March 22-31 2010
- Hong Kong - Raymond Red Retrospective screenings at the 34th HONG KONG International Film Festival featuring a program of his early short films, and his features SAKAY (1993), KAMADA (1997), and HIMPAPAWID (2009). The KAMADA remaster comes as a fitting tribute to the late Francis Magalona's 1st death anniversary. See Red's interview at the HKIFF website

February 2010
HIMPAPAWID garners 10 nominations for the upcoming 33rd GAWAD URIAN (Filipino Film Critics Awards). The awards night will be on April 29 2010.

February 2010 - Raymond Red contributes a short film entitled "PUSILA" (Shoot) to the ABS-CBN / ANC "AmBisyon 2010" Project, an omnibus of 20 shorts by 20 independent filmmakers focusing on 10 relevant issues meant as a wake up call to the voting public before the May Elections.

HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies) Special Industry screening sponsored by the Creative Guild of the Philippines on February 16, 2010  7pm at the
  Glorietta Digital Cinema 3 Makati City, for tickets & information
Please call Vanne Tomada at 893-1205 or email: 4asp@pldtdsl.net

HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies)
is an Official Selection
at the
International Film Festival ROTTERDAM Netherlands January 2010,
at the TOKYO International Film Festival October 2009,
and at DUBAI International Film Festival December 2009
See Raymond Red at CityMedia Rotterdam

- December 5-6 2009 
Raymond Red shares his film production expertise at a 2-day workshop at the SHIFT/The ONE School Makati.

October 15-25 2009 -
HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies) was an Official Selection in the main competition of the 22nd TOKYO International Film Festival  held from October 17 - 25. It is the first time a Filipino film is in the main competition of Tokyo. Red's 1992 BAYANI was in the Young Cinema competition 17 years ago. HIMPAPAWID was enthusiastically received by the festival audience and critics and programmers alike. The Q&A sessions and the press conference produced the most sincere responses, viewers admitted they were moved to tears by the film. HIMPAPAWID is soon to be exhibited (apart from its Philippine release) in its Middle Eastern, European, and North American premieres.

October 11 2009 - SAKAY 1993 was screened as part of the Philippine Independent Cinema retrospective at the PUSAN International Film Festival South Korea on October 11. Raymond Red was also part of the forums on Independent cinema.

September 11 2009 - HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies) has been officially selected as the closing film of the Cinemanila International Film festival, screening on October 25. See the Cinemanila website for details and schedules.

August 13, 2009: Raymond Red was a special guest at the BMW Shorties Gala Night held at the Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

August 1, 2009:
Raymond Red shares his knowledge in cinema language at the ASEAN-ROK Independent Cinema Workshop headed by renowned film-maker/ scholar Nick Deocampo through the cooperation of the Phil. Information Agency and the Cultural Center of the Phils.
July-September 2009: Finalization of Digital Cinema Package for HIMPAPAWID
June 2009: The Trailer is out! Final cut screeners of HIMPAPAWID sent out to key festivals
April 2009: Raymond Red's new full-length feature HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies) in final post-production
(see Himpapawid Page)
January-March 2009 - Additional insert scenes shot around Manila
October 2008: Raymond Red's feature film HIMPAPAWID (Manila Skies)  WRAPS UP PRODUCTION
Checkout press release at Variety Online  and at VarietyAsiaOnline

July 2009 - Raymond Red along with brother Jon Red begin teaching the Cinema program at the Philippine High School for the Arts. The Reds pay back the wealth of knowledge in Cinema they have garnered since graduating from that institution so many years ago.
March - April 2009 -
Raymond Red shares his knowledge in cinematography at the Filipino Pictures Summer Basic Film-making Workshop.

Francis Magalona (right) with Jamie Wilson in the film "KAMADA" 1997

March 6 2009 - We would like to pay tribute to a lost legend, a music icon and an "indie" and "alternative" hero, and most of all, a true friend - Francis Magalona has passed away but his memory will live on with all musicians, filmmakers, artists and fans. We offer prayers and send our deepest condolences to the Magalona family.

December '08 -
Unico's CineFilipino label has finally released the DVD of Raymond Red's historical classic "SAKAY" (on it's 15th anniversary), the bio-pic of the revolutionary hero Macario Sakay. Although this is not yet the full digital remaster, the DVD is of excellent quality mastered from a fairly good quality 35mm print. The SAKAY dvd is available through bookstores and select video stores. A true digital remaster of the film is still in planning which aims to scan the original 35mm negatives, and hopefully include behind-the-scenes features.

November 29, 2008 8:30pm - A rare opportunity to see a one-off screening of Raymond Red's first full-length feature film, the 1992  "BAYANI" based on the life of Andres Bonifacio. It is part of the Active Vista Film Festival at the Robinson's Galleria IndieSine.

-November 20 - Congratulations to Mikhail Red for winning two first prizes at the recently concluded CCP Gawad para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Mikhail won in the short feature category
for his short "Kamera", and  in the experimental category for "The Threshold".

- Red was a speaker at Cinemanila's outreach program in Marikina City and at the Sine Taktakan forum at the 20th Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video this November 18 and 19 respectively. Red continues to share his invaluable knowledge on alternative cinema.

Red was a speaker at the indie filmmakers' masterclass last October 22 at the  Cinemanila International Film Festival! Checkout www.cinemanila.org.ph  for more info.

July 25 - Raymond Red's Studies in Motion experimental video was a success as a video wall backdrop for the BENCH BLACKOUT Denim and Underwear Fashion Show held at the Araneta Coliseum. The show also featured the contributions of  other artists - photographer Jun De Leon, graphic artist Abi Goy, and fashion designer Lesley Lobo. Show was directed by Ariel Lozada. See "Current Projects" for more images.
Also checkout  http://www.benchtm.com

June 13 Friday 7:30pm - Raymond Red's presentation of photos of his curio items collection at the PechaKucha Night at MagNet Cafe Bonifacio High-Street The Fort was a blast! Several artists and personalities presented their images of anything and everything, 20 pictures per artist, 20 seconds each picture. Here's hoping for a second event soon. Visit http://pechakuchamanila.com/

June 2008 - Being a true red-blooded "BladeRunner" cult fan, Raymond Red has written a DVD/Blu-ray release review for ROGUE Magazine (June '08 issue) of the sci-fi classic's latest incarnation - BladeRunner The Final Cut. Also read about Red and other Filipino film figures in the March issue.

May '08 -  Raymond Red served as chief judge in the recently concluded BMW Shorties film competition sponsored by BMW Group Malaysia. He also gave lectures during the Judge's Clinic, a mini workshop-seminar held at the BMW Group Malaysia headquarters. Checkout the events gallery  and press releases at the website for more info:



Summer 2008  -  Red shares his knowledge in filmmaking once again by being a lecturer in several summer workshops -
The Commercials Directors' Club TV Ad Directing Workshop
Mowelfund Film Institute summer workshop
Filipino Pictures Filmmaking workshop

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