Ricky Lee Joins Pelikulove’s “Shout Out Festival” as Member of the Board of Directors

Newly conferred National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts, Ricky Lee, is one of the Board of Directors for the Shout Out Festival happening this September 19–25, 2022.

            Even after decades of creating and writing award-winning pieces, teaching and mentoring thousands of writers and filmmakers, and inspiring many people with his stories, Ricky Lee isn’t showing signs of slowing down. He continues to write and teach aspiring storytellers—most recently in his series of live interactive writing workshops titled, “Ricky Lee’s Trip to Quiapo,” which happened in November 2021 to January 2022 in partnership with Pelikulove. As a culminating program, Shout Out will feature nine (9) film and theater shorts from the enrollees of his as well as Palanca Hall of Fame Awardee Rody Vera’s writing masterclasses.

The Shout Out Festival

            Shout Out: Maghayag at Lumikha is an online film and theater mentoring festival of hybrid shorts organized and hosted by the online multi-arts platform, Pelikulove, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

            Pelikulove describes Shout Out as an “education-based mentorship festival,” which is one of the few if not the first of its kind here in the Philippines. The writers of the featured film and theater shorts are given assistance from writing to production and evaluation.

            The festival activities include virtual discussions, talkbacks, and Q&A with the artists and mentors. There will also be an exhibit of other enrollees and partner groups’ short films and recorded plays.

            Ricky Lee is joined by six other Festival Directors, namely: Rody Vera (playwright, Palanca Hall of Famer, founder of Virgin Labfest & Writer’s Bloc), Jeffrey Jeturian (award-winning film and TV director), Cristina Martinez-Juan (professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Issa Manalo Lopez (theater director, actor, and educator at UP Diliman), Raffy Tejada (theater director, actor, and educator at DLSU), and Ellen Ongkeko Marfil (filmmaker and videographer).

            The Shout Out Festival is free! You can join or become a partner by registering online (https://shoutoutfest.pelikulove.com/). For more information and updates, visit the Pelikulove website or follow the Pelikulove official Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/PelikuLOVE). You can also email Pelikulove at pelikuloveofficial@gmail.com.

WOFEX Returns… Thai Joins ANEW!

The globally known food exhibit event called World Food Expo (WOFEX), is back. After more than two years of hiatus from the food enthusiasts due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year marks an amazing comeback with the theme – Reboot, Recover, Discover. It will occur next month, from August 3-6, 2022, between 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center.

And one of the participating countries who has been active in promoting their industries thru WOFEX is Thailand. Not only do they have beautiful tourist destinations, they also have variety of food especially rice.

Thai Hom Mali Rice that grown only in Thailand is known as the best rice in the world. Moreover, thru science and technology, Thailand has been currently producing “soft white rice” to meet consumer demands in both price and quality. This kind of rice can be described as soft, flavorful and easy to eat.

This “soft white rice” will be available during the food expo, and you can check it at Booth No. 1048, SMX Convention Center. And to have a direct taste of the said flavorful rice, popular Thai Restaurants in Manila will be there ready to serve Thai Food Classic to all food lovers, namely (with date and time present at the Expo), Azuthai Restaurant (Aug. 3, at 11 am), Thai BBQ Original Restaurant (Aug. 3, at 4 pm), Nara Thai Cuisine (Aug. 4, at 4 pm), and, Greyhound (Aug. 5, at 4 pm). Don’t forget to try their Thai Hom Mali Rice, quality rice from ears to global cuisines.

Thailand’s WOFEX participation is supported by Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and Department of Foreign Trade (DFT), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand. Expect more exciting events from Thailand in the months to come!

For more information, contact Thai Trade Center in Manila, at Tel nos. 88940406; 88940403, email at thaicommnl@ymail.com or fax at 88160698.