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Event Guide: Women’s History Month – Art Exhibits, Workshops and more!

Event Guide: Women’s History Month – Art Exhibits, Workshops and more!

Mynila Team March 5, 2019 Music & Culture

It’s a busy month! – Here’s your sisterhood guide to the best events in the city to celebrate Women’s History Month!

Spoon X DJ Workspace

Spoon is a DJ work space for practical training with CDJs & turntables, dedicated to women, trans and non-binary people.

The Spoon Workspace provides open decks for DJs with a basic knowledge and more advanced DJ; participants can practice, get individual feedback, ask questions in a non-judgmental environment and develop a support network. The workshops cover theoretical and practical topics and are led by resom (about:blank, Berlin).

Since 2006, Resom has been teaching a range of DJing courses in various settings and cities, such as Bremen, Leipzig, Murmansk and Potsdam. Her focus is definitely towards vinyl, but no longer exclusively so. She also plays a broad range of dance and reflective music.

March 7 and 9 at XX XX Manila

Cine-Sabi: Abante Babae – Lectures/Workshops on Filmmaking

To celebrate Women’s Month in Maginhawa, Cinema Centenario gathers these young and amazing women filmmakers to share their burning passion for filmmaking!


Screenwriting and Film Directing Workshops by Dwein Baltazar
March 23 and March 31 (10am-3pm)


Cinematography Workshop by Ice Idanan
March 24 (10am-3pm)


Film Producing Workshop by Pamela L. Reyes
March 30 (10am-3pm)

SineMaestra: Women’s Masterclasses 

Dip into all aspects of filmmaking in front of and behind the camera, from planning, to shooting, to promoting films. Enroll in our 4 masterclasses! In celebration of Women’s Month, UP Film Institute brings you SineMaestra: Women’s Masterclasses for the Philippine Cinema Centennial. 


Producing – March 9: Monster Jimenez is a screenwriter, director, producer, and editor best known for her work on Big Time (2005), Kano: An American and His Harem (2010), Apocalypse Child (2015) and Respeto (2017).

Acting – March 16: Sue Prado is an actress best known for her performances in Philippine New Wave films such as Oro (2016), Barber’s Tales (2013) and Himpapawid (2009). Her filmography also includes The Boat within the Two Rivers (2012), Thelma (2011), Patikul (2011), Layang Bilanggo (2010), and Ganap na Babae (2010).

Screenwriting – March 23: Antoinette Jadaone is a director and writer known for Alone/Together (2019), Never Not Love You (2018), Love You to the Stars and Back (2017), The Achy Breaky Hearts (2016), You’re My Boss (2015), All You Need is Pag-ibig (2015), That Thing Called Tadhana (2014), Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig (co-directed by Irene Emma Villamor, 2014) and Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay (2011).

Directing – March 30: Shireen Seno is an artist, curator and filmmaker whose debut film Big Boy (2012) was screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam and won the prize for Best First Film at the Festival de Cine Lima Independiente in 2013. Nervous Translation is her second feature which won the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.

Free Lectures and Workshops on Piña-Seda at National Museum to celebrate Women’s month


Learn more about the uniqueness of pineapple fiber – the Philippines is the only place in the world that produces fibers from the leaves of an introduced plant and woven into fine cloth, used for our formal attire. The recent combination of pineapple fiber with cocoon silk to produce piña-seda fabrics is a testament to our ability to incorporate newer materials and our pragmatism and aspiration to do better.

At the exhibition in the Reception Hall on the 4th floor of the National Museum of Anthropology, you will be able to see the traveling piña loom among other objects: it has traveled to London, Lisbon and Madrid and is soon being readied to go around Piña-Seda destinations in Asia and Europe.

Besides the lectures, there will be also free embroidery workshops on March 8 and 22!

Sum Of Our Parts – Art Exhibition


What makes a WOMAN? Beauty, power, strength- women are all this and more. Join Krys Balmaceda, OJ Desuasido, Sunshine Teodoro and Tara Illenberger as they explore the true power of a WOMAN at ASPACE Philippines on March 9th.

Film cycle: Female Filmmakers

Instituto Cervantes de Manila is also celebrating Women’s month with free screening of Spanish and Filipino female filmmakers’ movies and shortfilms.


March 9: Los amores cobardes (Carmen Blanco, 2018).


March 16: A palabra xusta (Miguel Piñeiro, 2016)


March 30: Con el viento (Meritxell Colell, 2017)

March 23: Short films by female directors

History Talk at Ayala Museum: Women in History – The Unsung Hero of Balangiga


Award-winning journalist, Jeff Canoy, takes us back in time to learn about the lone female hero of Balangiga. March 9, 3pm – 4.30pm

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (2016) by Stephanie Comilang: Film screening and director talk

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me Paradise) is a science fiction documentary set in Hong Kong at Central, the business district and pivotal place where the Filipino migrant worker occupies on Sundays. The film is narrated from the perspective of Paraiso, a ghost played by a drone who speaks of the isolation from being uprooted and thrown into a newplace. Paraiso’s reprieve comes when she is finally able to interact with the women during their ritual gatherings at Central and accomplish her purpose, which is to transmit their vlogs, photos, and messages back home. The next day, she is forced back into her weekly isolation and is left in an existential rut.

Stephanie Comilang is a Filipino-Canadian artist living and working between Toronto and Berlin. She received her BFA from Ontario College of Art & Design.

March 9, 7pm at Bellas Artes Outpost, he Alley at Karrivin

Circus 2020 – International Women’s Month Special Edition!


An all girls line-up at #Circus2020 on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 7pm onwards!

A night of music, art, visuals, live performances, food & drinks on three stages. Entrance is free all night long.

MUSIC PERFORMANCES: BP Valenzuela – The Male Gaze – Peaceful Gemini – BEDSPACER – Butta B – Chuvaness – Gabby Mejia – Katsu – Jessica Milner – Mica – Shallah – Reika – Mama Sav – Tisha – Mafia – Edewhut – Adrianne x Dignos – OK’ Hara – Oliv

LIVE ART: Ku Romillo



(Cover Images: Right – The Male Gaze by JP Talapian / Left – Antoinette Jadaone)