It’s laughter and entertainment for this year’s FYLPRO ARTS FEST! In celebration of Filipino American History Month, Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) with Asian Pop-up Cinema and Chicago Asian Network are here to bring you a night of Filipino film and humor. 

Clear your schedule and have fun with us on October 9, 2021 from 4:30-10:00PM CST at the Alliance Française De Chicago, 54 W Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60610 United States.

To start the event, we have the US premiere of “Akin ang Korona,” a Tagalog comedy film released in 2019 directed by Zig Madamba Dulay. It features Nar Cabico, Angel Aquino, Aaron Rivera, Kiray Celis, Kirst Viray, and Phi Palmos. This film received 11 nominations and picked up the Sinag Award for the Best Actor (Nar Cabico) with the film winning the People’s Choice Award for writer/director Zig Madama Dulay!



Watch the trailer below:


Life turns riveting for Nanong when the tabloid-format reality TV show, AKIN ANG KORONA chances upon his curious life in a sleepy seaside town in Catanauan Quezon. Nanong agrees to film his daily life drying herring, with a deal that they would help find his lost father. Nanong’s quest for a missing parent will become a search of truth, of wonder, of the self-wrapped in the direction framed for and by the TV program.

This will be followed by a panel of distinguished Filipino-American filmmakers featuring the following panelists:

  • Jhett Tolentino. A 3-time Tony and Grammy Award-winning entertainment producer based in New York City. Recipient of both The Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM) and the Presidential Award in the Philippines.
  • Michele Josue. An Emmy award-winning Filipinx filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her critically acclaimed feature-film debut MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is the winner of 10 Best Documentary and Audience Choice Awards from festivals worldwide and boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Nar Cabico. A multi-awarded singer-songwriter and actor for Theater, Film, and Television. His most recent work for the full-feature film ‘Akin Ang Korona (The Crown Is Mine)’ earned him a nod for Best Actor  at the 2019 Sinag Maynila Film Festival, the Luna Awards, and a nomination for the highly prestigious award-giving body in the Philippines, the FAMAS.

Ending the night with laughter and fun, we have two well-known Filipino-Americans in the world of stand-up comedy, Rex Navarrete and JR De Guzman!

There’s no time to think twice because tickets are running out fast!

Get your tickets now by clicking the link below of the show that you want to see:

AKIN ANG KORONA Film Screening

Rex Navarrete & JR De Guzman Stand Up Comedy

Or if you can’t choose, click here to get access to both events! 


Let’s enjoy, laugh, and have fun at this year’s FYLPRO Arts Fest! See you there!


Alliance Française De Chicago, 54 W Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60610 United States.

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April 12, 2022

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