Saturday, May 2, 2009

Concerto US Premiere on May 9. 09 - Wash. DC


"Concerto" is an Official Selection of Politics on Film at its inaugural festival on May 7 - 10, 2009 in Washington, DC USA‏

“Concerto” will  be shown on Saturday, May 9th, at 7:30 PM at the George Washington University Amphitheater.  This university is located in the center of Washington.

From the festival:

We received over 100 entries from American and foreign filmmakers, and focused on high quality, thoughtful work that reflected our desire to showcase superior work connected to our “political” theme.  Your film met this criteria and we are pleased that we will be able to give it exposure to a broader audience. 

Politics on Film
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 710 East
Washington, DC  20001
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from their site:

About Politics On Film

Why Politics on Film?

Film is the most prolific form of storytelling of our time. It is a medium that can draw people to watch, listen and learn about topics that might never compel them to pick up a book or a magazine. Our nation’s politics, policy struggles and stories are frequently the basis and inspiration for movies. Surprisingly, although many film festivals focus on very narrow policy/political themes like the Environmental Film Festival or the Conservative Film Festival there is no festival devoted to showcasing film dealing with political subject matter more broadly. And there is no greater place to house such a festival than the nation’s capital.

What is a “political” film?

Politics on Film takes a broad perspective on what constitutes a “political” film. Our definition for qualifying entries is:

Politics on Film screens Washington premieres of films dealing with either political or issue/policy-oriented subject matter irrespective of genre, which could encompass drama, thriller/suspense, comedy/satire or biography/historical. Any film focused on or set around government – federal, state or local; government agencies; political campaigns and elections; public policy or social issues such as (but not limited to) health care, taxation, welfare, education, agricultural policy, energy supply and policy, trade, human rights or foreign aid programs; defense, war or foreign affairs; advocacy or civic movements; either contemporary or historical in nature will be considered.

Mission Statement

Politics on Film is a project of the Washington Political Film Foundation and is made possible by an alliance with the Bipartisan Policy Center. It is an annual, bipartisan film festival based in Washington DC dedicated to providing a platform for films that tell stories of America’s politics and policies. The festival celebrates the power of film to educate and motivate, as well as entertain. The Festival also celebrates the historic and ongoing legacy of films about American government and democracy, as well as related stories and themes from an international perspective.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just saw "Concerto" which was screened at the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival. It's a surprisingly effective film especially when the ultra low budget is factored in. I like how it gives off a melancholy and slightly fatalistic tone.

Sadly, very few people were there for the final day of the film festival. I hope your film gets a DVD release in here. It'd be great if others can watch "Concerto" legally through Netflix or Blockbuster (the online, not the b&m kind). I'm rather sick of fellow Fil-Ams bitching that there no "good" Filipino films out there yet hardly any of them watch the indie ones.