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. Â 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 â€œMiloâ€ Tolentino
Bonsai by Alfonso â€œBorgyâ€ 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 â€œNicoâ€ Hernandez
Ugat sa Lupa by Ariel Reyes
Wat Floor Maâ€™am by Mike Sandejas and Robert SeÃ±a
***Synopsis, trailers and still shots of the participating films will be posted soon at Pinoy Indie Films blog.
Cinemalaya 2009 – Candelabra (The Candle Holder)
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 😀