Sponsored by Consuelo Foundation
Explore the Philippines’ rich culture and history through films by some of the country’s leading cinematic voices. This year’s selection includes standout romantic comedies, the world’s first T’boli-language feature film, and the definitive documentary on boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
Film sponsors: Vertaccount and ABC Stores
Hospitality Sponsor: Aqua Hospitality
Opening-night reception: April 18, 6-7:30pm • This year’s festival starts off with a delicious bang as the museum welcomes New York-based chef Yana Gilbuena, who is cooking Filipino pop-up dinners in 50 states as part of her Salo Project! Ticket includes her Salo Project pop-up dinner featuring the flavors of the regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Plus no-host bar. The gastronomic romantic comedy Namets! (Yummy!) screens at 7:30pm.
Festival Flash Pass: $55 • $42 museum members; includes 6 screenings. Tickets for opening night on April 18 must be purchased separately.
Community partners: FilCom Center; Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii; Filipino Association of University Women; AARP Hawaii; Filipino and Philippine Literature Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Oahu Filipino Community Council; Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Congress of Visayan Organizations; The Fil-Am Courier; Palolo Valley Brewing Company.
Special thanks to the Filipino Film Festival Committee: Natalie Aczon; Enrico G. Camara; Rose Churma; Pepi Nieva; Bryan Ruiz, Apolonia Stice; Ethel Alikpala Ward