“Technophilia” Premieres at Gateway Digital Cinema This June

The Korean independent film “Technophilia,” along with the Filipino independent film “Pera-perahang Lata” premieres at the Gateway Dolby Super Digital Cinema (Cinema 1) on June 3, 2009, 6:30 p. m. This film premiere of independent filmmaker Rianne Hill Soriano’s two latest films is an artistic, cultural, non-commercial endeavor aimed to provide Filipino and Asian art films for film enthusiasts, film artists, students, and the general public.


“Technophilia” explores how technology can shape people’s lifestyles, affect their relationships, and make their interactions as mechanistic as their gadgets. It stars fresh Korean, Japanese, and American talents and is made possible through the filmmaker’s participation at the Asian Filmmakers Training Program in Seoul, Korea last year.

A Korean-Filipino-Iraqi film production, the collaborative efforts for this short film was made possible by Colorwheel Media Studios through the help of the Korean Film Council, the prime mover in Korean cinema, Korean Academy of Film Arts, the country’s elite film school, and Korea University, where the filmmaker got an honorary alumna status during her six-month stay in Seoul last year.

The film was shot in 16mm film with final screening format in HD. Minister and Consul General Ohm Ki-sung of the Korean Embassy in Manila will be a guest of honor during the event.

Through the help of the Araneta Group, the films are privileged to be shown in HD format, not via a low resolution DVD projection. Within the premiere of the said films will be a full program incorporating a brief discussion on how independent filmmakers can maximize the filmmaking process. Gateway will provide information on how the digital cinema is starting to shape the future of film theaters. Christie will give basic details about the HD projection on digital cinemas. Optima Digital will discuss the feature film workflows available for filmmakers, and the NCCA will impart information about their grant system for independent filmmakers. A Q&A will follow after the screenings.

The event is made possible by the Gateway Cineplex 10, NCCA, Colorwheel Media Studios, Innovasia, Marikina Cultural Affairs Office, and Korean Embassy. The premiere is open to the public. Email nordic.gift@gmail.com to reserve free tickets. First come, first served. You may visit www.peraperahanglata.blogspot.com, www.technophiliafilm.blogspot.com, and www.riannehillsoriano.com/blog for more information about the films.


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