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Now Showing: The State of Philippine Cinema

  • Michael Kho Lim
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Abstract

This chapter profiles and characterises some of the relatively new and emerging industry players in Philippine cinema in the last two decades. They serve as case studies in investigating the current shifting movements between the mainstream and independent sectors. The chapter looks into the notions of “mainstreaming indie” or how independent film groups are going mainstream, and “indiefying mainstream” or how the mainstream sector is steering towards the indie route. It examines these inter/actions and the seemingly diminishing gap of the mainstream-independent divide, whereby numerous labels have been coined to refer to anything that falls in between the spectrum. The chapter then infers the possible future direction of Philippine independent cinema based on these ongoing movements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Kho Lim
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  1. 1.Department of CommunicationDe La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.School of Media, Film and JournalismMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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