Metro Manila · Cinemanila (November/December)
'Since its inception in 1999, the Cinemanila International Film Festival (CIFF) has endeavored to revive the Philippines as the center of Southeast Asian cinema and encourage the creation of international caliber, yet uniquely Filipino films.'
A film-buffs favourite, this is a yearly international film festival, with screenings of the best contemporary and classic films from all over the world. As any big festival, an awards ceremony will feature talented people and pretty dresses. The 14th Cinemanila International Film Festival was held on November 15-23, 2012 in the Fort Bonifacio HotSpot. If you are into movies, this is definitely the place to be during end of November/early December each year.
After the Cinemanila International Film Festival 2013 had to be postponed last minute, the new date is finally out. Director Ang Lee has already received his Lifetime Achievement Award in a pre-festival event.