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Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival Will Be Launched on October 15 at FACLA


September 16, 2014

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival Will Be Launched on October 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles— “ Filipino Independent Films  or Indie Films are Here in Town!”

The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) announced today that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and Filipino_American independently produced films from the Philippines be launched on Wednesday, at 6:00 in the evening of October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Social Hall.

Ms. Aleli Abrigo  Neal, leading producer of the HIFI LLC announced the soft launching of the Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival, the first of its kind to be launched in the Historic Filipinotown district since it was proclaimed by the city of Los Angeles in 2002

HIFI Indie Film Festival Launching

The formal launching of the Historic Filipinotown Indie Festival is slated on December 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA). Watch out for the next announcements from the HIFI Indie Film Festival LLC.

Aleli Neal also said, “This is the first step and an added milestone towards the cultural and political empowerment of the Filipino-American community in the United States. Many film festival have featured the Filipino films but usually these are subsumed or incorporated with API or Asian Film Festivals”

HF Indie Film Festival, a Community Milestone

JFAV Coordinator Arturo Garcia said, “ we hail this auspicious event because it is not only ambitious but also a step toward patronizing and a showcase the Filipino and Filipino-American Indie films produced in the Philippines.

Especially at the time that the Philippine based Film Industry have faltered during the last twenty years. The Philippines was one has a thriving film industry that produces 200 films a year and have a lot of  studios.”

Garcia also said, “But at the present time,  we count with our two fingers the number of studios and less than 20 films are produced every year A big let down for our local film industry that was once an envy of Asia.

This is aggravated by the incursion and aggressive advertising of Hollywood Films, the influx and popularity of Korean and K-Pop films ,high cost of productions in filming and lack of government subsidy and support as well as other factors.” Garcia added.

Indie Films, A saving grace

HFIF LLC Ms. Neal pointed out, “ On the other hand, the Indie Film productions in the Philippines is the saving grace of the film industry and have continued to reap awards in International Indie Film Awards.

Filipino Indie Film makers,directors and artist have made a strong impact on international awards events from the Cannes and different venues all over the world. Some of these fils will be shown at the Historic Filipinotown Indie Festival this coming December 2014.

Indeed the Filipino Indie Films is the saving grace of the once mighty and proud Filipino cinema industry.” Neal ended.

For more information about the coming HIFI INDIE FILM FESTIVAL LLC please call Ms. Aleli Neal at (310)-228-8015 or email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com





September 15, 2014


Los Angeles –‘ The LAPWC has a historical role to fulfill in its philothrohical mission to help our less fortunate kababayans in the Philippines and in the United States “

This was the message of the incoming president Mrs. Amelia Arichea to the scores of new members and the incoming executive officers of the Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club (LAPWC) on its 54th year. at the St. ColumbanChurch last Saturday, September 14.

Mrs. Arichea reported to the crowd, the civic works of the LAPWC in disaster relief to the victims of Thypoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines last 2013 and other civic work that the LAPWC have accomplished.

Historic Mission.

The LAPWC was organized in the state of California on Feb 1, 1961 as a philanthropic organization and was incorporated o n September 01,1961. It was admitted to the California Federation of Women’s Club and General Federation of Women’s Club International on May 18, 1961.

They new set of officers was installed by Mrs. Joanne Witt and the new members were inducted by Mrs. Luz Espina, membership director and eight-time president of the LAPWC.

On the other hand, the affair was opened by an invocation of Fr. John Brannigan. Miss Linda Jones, Vice president for 2014-15, delivered the closing remarks.

For more information please call Rosalie Caratao at (213) 480-1044 or visit our website at www.newfacla.org