Despite the pandemic and lockdown, the organizers of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival continues to sail on its 16th year with its digital edition slated on August 7 to 16, 2020.
This year’s festival will be held and screened on Vimeo.
Co-produced by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Cinemalaya Foundation Inc., this year’s film festival will feature Short Films in Competition.
ANG GASGAS NA PLAKA NI LOLO BERT (THE BROKEN VINYL RECORD) by JANINA GACOSTA AND CHESKA MARFORI;
ANG PAGPAKALMA SA UNOS(TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE) by JOANNA VASQUEZ ARONG;
EXCUSE ME MISS, MISS, MISS by SONNY CALVENTO;
FATIGUED by JAMES ROBIN MAYO;
LIVING THINGS by MARTIKA RAMIREZ ESCOBAR;
PABASA KAN PASYON by HUBERT TIBI;
QUING LALAM NING ALDO (UNDER THE SUN) by REEDEN FAJARDO;
THE SLUMS by JAN ANDREI COBEY;
TOKWIFI by CARLA PULIDO OCAMPO;
UTWAS (ARISE) by RICHARD SALVADICO AND ARLIE SWEET SUMAGAYSAY.
Aside from the main competition, the Cinemalaya will have a specially-curated Short Films in Exhibition, featuring 20 short films namely:
Ang Meron Sa Wala (Beyond Nothing) by Arby and Christine Larano;
Ang Nawalang Haligi (Pillar) by Sarah Mya Regacho;
Dama De Noche by Lawrence Sibug;
Grand Gestures by Cody Abad;
Gulis (LINES) by Kyle Jumayne Francisco;
Habak by Paolo Matibag and Mia Salisbury;
Himagsik ng Hiwaga (Revolt of the Mystic) by Geoffrey Solidum;
Igib by Joey Paras;
Jepoy by Avid Liongoren;
Kung Saan Patag Ang Bundok (Where The Horizon Meets The Mountain) by Dolliete Echon;
OctoGod by Shievar Olegario;
Paon by Seb Valdez;
Pinakanakapagpapabagabag-Damdamin (Most Disturbing Feeling) by Jermaine Tulbo;
Si Gloria at Si Juan by Gilliano Salvador;
Sumasaiyo, (Yours truly,) by Jermaine Tulbo;
Tarang (Life’s Pedal) by Arvin Alindogan Belarmino; and
The Rooftop by Avirup Biswas.
Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, the longest-running independent film and video competition in Asia, will also continue its run this year.
Visions of Asia, one of the major components of the film festival, will screen award-winning indie films from Asia. Cinemalaya will also pay tribute to individuals who have made great contributions to the Philippine film industry – director Peque Gallaga and actress Anita Linda.
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Screenwriter Ricky Lee, in partnership with Cinemalaya, will conduct a scriptwriting masterclass. There will also be a virtual reunion of his writing workshop alumni. Don’t miss out on other Cinemalaya components such as the Cinemalaya Restrospectives, featuring past Cinemalaya films, and Cinemalaya Campus, among others.
For more updates, please visit the CCP and Cinemalaya websites. Follow the official CCP and Cinemalaya social media accounts.
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