Watch out for Cinemalaya Cinco!

Last Thursday, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the five bloggers to cover the Cinemalaya 2009 press conference. I am seriously a big fan of Filipino Independent Movies and I am a supporter of these films which i believe must be patronized by the public as most of these works are based on the “real” side of the Philippines and its people. Some of my favorite Cinemalaya films are Endo and 100.


Cinemalaya 2009 – Saan Nagtatago si CCP? (Where is CCP?)

Now on its fifth year, the 2009 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition presents Cinemalaya Cinco. The festival is slated on July 17-26, 2009.  Expect 25 new digital movies on the competing category.

Do you want to know who are the Magic 10 of the Full-length category? Here’s the complete list:

24K by Ana Agabin
Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe by Alvin B. Yapan
Astig by GB Sampedro
Colorum by Jon Steffan Ballesteros
Dinig Sana Kita by Mike E. Sandejas
Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno
Last Supper No. 3 by Veronica Velasco and Jinky Laurel
Mangatyanan by Jerrold Tarog
Nerseri by Vic Acedillo, Jr.
Sanglaan by Milo Sogueco

For the Short Film Category, here are the 10 finalists:

Behind Closed Doors by Mark Philipp Espina
BLOGOG by Rommel “Milo” Tolentino
Bonsai by Alfonso “Borgy” K. Torre III
Hulagpos by Maita Lirra Lupac
Latus by John Paul S. Seniel
Musa by Dexter B. Cayanes
Si Bok at ang Trumpo by Hubert Tibi
Tatang by Jean Paolo “Nico” Hernandez
Ugat sa Lupa by Ariel Reyes
Wat Floor Ma’am by Mike Sandejas and Robert Seña

***Synopsis, trailers and still shots of the participating films will be posted soon at Pinoy Indie Films blog.

Cinemalaya 2009 – Candelabra (The Candle Holder)

I am happy to see a number of mainstream actors such as Alfred Vargas, Glaiza de Castro, Angel Aquino and Dennis Trillo participate in this year’s festival. It’s about time they used their acting capabilities and star power to promote the films that are worth watching.

Cinemalaya 2009 – Ang Kapatid Kong Nagpupumilit Makita si Ricky Davao

In this year’s festival, expect a movie depicting the streets of Manila, life of a policeman, a crazy family, vigilant killings and more.

Interested now, eh? Better save your money and mark your calendars. I tell you – this year’s Cinemalaya is worth seeing.

Special thanks to Gibbs Cadiz for the inviting me to the press conference and yes, to the one week screening! This is a dream come true for me LOL 😀

I will watch and observe THIS festival and hopefully, my dream of becoming one of the finalistS will come true by next year LOL

8 thoughts on “Watch out for Cinemalaya Cinco!

  1. Bryan Karl

    For the love of films! Ang cool ng trailer ng Cinemalaya! Hahaha.

    Sana meron din ganyan dito. Tulad ng sa Concerto. Bakit yun lang? Dalhin nyo naman indie films sa Cebu big screen. Hehe.

  2. Ada

    Baket kaya ganun, pag indie film mas maganda pa sa mga ordinaryong film ng pinoy.
    yung indie film pa naten yung walang pera. bakit ganun. LOL.

    And congratz mica for the one week ultimate free screening!! whhaaa

  3. WhatsACoder

    I’m not a fan of filipino movies but I’ll be thinking watching it… I like thriller movies and if of some sort there’s an indie film on the list i’ll be checking it out..

  4. apple

    hi.,i believe i’m on the right site and will soon be having an answer to my question.,how will i get copies of independent films for free??i’m planning to hold an independent film festival in our college.,a sort of activity that will promote these kind of films especially to people and/or students who really don’t have any idea about these things.,i hope i’ll be getting a meaningful and fruitful answer., thank you very much!!!

  5. apple

    another thing.,my reason on surfing and searching on the blogs of indie films is that i want a free but of course not pirated copies of independent films.,please,.help me.,i really need them.,thank you very much in advance!!!! 😀

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