GUIDE: Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017

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The 13th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will run from August 5 to 13, 2017 at the CCP Theaters and Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta, Greenbelt 1, Trinoma, U.P. Town Center, Fairview Terraces, and Marquee Mall in Pampanga).

Opening Night

The opening ceremony is on August 4 (Friday), 6:00 PM at the CCP Main Theater, to be followed by the free screening of Mikhail Red’s coming-of-age thriller Birdshot. Tickets will only be available at the venue. Both events are open to the public.

Awards Night

The awards night is on August 13 (Sunday), 6:00 PM at the CCP Main Theater. Limited seats will be available to the public for free.

Screening Schedules

High-resolution version of Cultural Center of the Philippines schedules: bit.ly/cinemalaya2017sked1

High-resolution version of Ayala Malls Cinemas schedules: bit.ly/cinemalaya2017sked2cinemalaya 2017 schedule aug 4-8cinemalaya 2017 schedule aug 9-13

Admission

TICKET PRICES (at CCP Theaters)

Regular Price: P150 per screening
Student Price: P100 per screening
Discounts: 20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel

TICKET PRICES (at Ayala Malls Cinemas)
Depends on the cinema.

FESTIVAL PASSES

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS (with card)

• P3,500
• Admission to all festival screenings at CCP venues only (not valid in Ayala Cinemas)
• Free seating on a first-come first-served basis (subject to availability once screening starts)
• Priority lane entry to the theater
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

FILMS IN COMPETITION PASS (with card)

• P1,500
• Admission to 11 Main Films-in-Competition (9 full-length competition screenings and 2 sets of short films at CCP venues only (not valid in Ayala Cinemas);
• Free seating on a first-come first-served basis (subject to availability once screening starts)
• Priority lane entry
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

BARKADA PASS (Ticketed)

• 1,500 (per screening for a group of 5 people)
• Exclusive screening for a group of maximum 5 people at the Samsung Screening Lounge, 4th Floor of the CCP
• Priority lane entry
• Choice of all competing films
• Free popcorn
• Barkada is allowed to bring food and beverages
• Non-transferable

ONE-DAY PASS

• P500 -admission to 4 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• P700 – admission to 5 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)

VIP BOX (1 Screening)

• P1,000
• One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater for one (1) screening (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

VIP BOX (1 Day)

• P3,000 — One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 4 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• P4000 — One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 5 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

NOTE:

1. Tickets for CCP theaters will be available for sale in CCP box office and TicketWorld outlets (branches of National Bookstore and Robinsons Malls to be announced).
2. The start date of ticket selling will be announced this coming week.

Films in Competition

Full-Length Films in Competition

  1. ANG GURO KONG DI MARUNONG MAGBASA (MY TEACHER WHO DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO READ), by Perry Escano
  2. ANG PAMILYANG HINDI LUMULUHA (THE FAMILY THAT DOESN’T WEEP), by Mes de Guzman
  3. BACONAUA, by Joseph Israel Laban
  4. BAGAHE (THE BAGGAGE), by Zig Madamba Dulay
  5. KIKO BOKSINGERO (KIKO THE BOXER), by Thop Nazareno
  6. NABUBULOK (THE DECAYING), by Sonny Calvento
  7. REQUITED, by Nerissa Picadizo
  8. RESPETO (RESPECT), by Alberto Monteras II
  9. SA GABING NANAHIMIK ANG MGA KULIGLIG, by Iar Lionel Arondaing

SHORTS A

  1. LOLA LOLENG (GRANDMA LOLENG), by Che Tagyamon
  2. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, by Carl Adrian Chavez
  3. ISLABODAN (FREE MEN), by Juan Carlo Tarobal
  4. MANONG NG PA-ALING (MAN OF PA-ALING), by E del Mundo
  5. ALIENS ATA (MAYBE ALIENS), by Glenn Barit
  6. FATIMA MARIE TORRES AND THE INVASION OF SPACE SHUTTLE PILIPINAS 25, by Carlo Francisco Manatad

    SHORTS B

  7. BAWOD (BENT), by TM Malones
  8. HILOM (STILL), by P.R. Patindol
  9. JUANA AND THE SACRED SHORES, by Antonne Santiago
  10. MARIA, by JP Habac
  11. NAKAUWI NA (HOME), by Marvin Cabangunay, Jaynus Olaivar
  12. NAKAW, by Arvin Belarmino, Noel Escondo

Synopses and Trailers

Full-Length Films

Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa by Perry Escano

In this barrio, the number of child warrior grows when their illiterate teacher disappears and education is ignored.


Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha by Mes De Guzman

A woman is desperate to bring back her husband and her children, but only a popular “family without tears” can restore her hopes to rebuild her own family.


Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban

After a particularly strong squall, a sleepy fishing village in a tiny island in Southern Tagalog wakes up to an astonishing sight – their sea has turned red. Floating on their waters are thousands of apples. No one knows where it came from. Some see it as a bad omen from the baconaua – a creature of myth. A few think it’s a miracle from heaven. While others fear a more sinister source.


Bagahe by Zig Dulay

An OFW escapes from her rapist boss and dumps her fetus at the comfort room of an airplane hoping to go back to the Philippines and be with her family.


Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno

Kiko, an 11-year-old boy left aimlessly alone with his nanny after the recent death of his mother, rekindles a long lost relationship with his father in an attempt to find a new lease on life.


Nabubulok by Sonny Calvento

Luna is missing. Jason Harper, her American husband, is alleged of killing her. As Jason intends to leave the country, circumstances conspire to avert his plan.


Requited by Nerissa Picadizo

A dramatic biking love story with splashes of adventure. “Requited” is about a disease-stricken biker who wants to conquer a treacherous terrain on one final adventure that pitted him against nature and the woman he desires.


Respeto by Treb Monteras II

An amateur young hiphop rapper and a grumpy veteran poet cross paths during a stand-off between riot police and squatters. Both are compelled to interact and deal with each other’s problems, healing the wounds of the past and having a new perspective on writing their respective verses.


Sa Gabing Nanahimik Ang Mga Kuliglig by Iar Lionel Arondaing

For nothing that is covered will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What is uttered in the dark will find its way exalted in the light. For what you whisper, will be proclaimed in the housetops. And, do not fear what kills the body, because nothing can kill the soul. Rather, fear what can destroy in absolute.


ShortS A

Lola Loleng by Che Tagyamon

A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her Grandmother Loleng – a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.

 

Sorry for the Inconvenience by Carl Adrian Chavez

Joshua, a timid teenager, comes home one night after he was beaten up by the school’s bully. Feeling the urge to avenge himself, he decides to take matters into his own hands. But things don’t go as planned. Now, he is left with no choice but to seek help from his policeman father.

Islabodan by Juan Carlo Tarobal

Caloy, a lone, apathetic plastic bottle collector, gets caught in the middle of two warring gangs which changes his disposition in life forever.

Manong ng Pa-Aling by E. del Mundo

Manong ng Pa-­Aling, directly translated as Man of Pa-­Aling, is the incredible story of man’s natural relationship with the ocean. And amidst physical frailty, and of his age, Manong decides what he will do next after retiring from his only known profession, to be a fisherman.

Aliens Ata by Glenn Barit

Two young brothers deal with the sudden loss of their father. Their overseas-filipino-worker mother goes back home for the funeral but will soon had to depart for work again. For kids, some things are hard to grasp that’s why they look at the sky for answers. Could it be aliens?

Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion Of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 by Carlo Francis Manatad

Set during the launch of the first space shuttle of the Philippines – an ordinary old couple living in the suburbs attempts to go about their life during this strange day.

SHORTS B

Bawod by T.M. Malones

On the eve of her school’s annual Talent Show in a small rural village in the mountains of Iloilo, twelve-year-old Thirdy is worried she will not be able to perform because she could not afford to rent a traditional costume and pay the required contribution.

Hilom by P.R. Patindol

In a fishing village that’s been ravaged by a strong typhoon, the bond of twin brothers is disrupted by another young boy. Hilom follows the journey of the brothers, Andres and Gael, as they find healing against the harsh landscape of an island that’s also trying to recover.

Juana and Sacred Shoes by Antonne Santiago

Juana is a beautiful maiden living peacefully in her island. While dancing in the middle of the sea, she sees how vast the waters are, and suddenly realizes that she is alone. To satisfy her longing, she does an animistic ritual and prays for a companion. A man arrives.

Maria by JP Habac

When the whole family confronted her 14-year-old daughter of a suspected pregnancy, a 50-year-old woman gives birth to her 22nd child.

Nakauwi Na by Marvin Cabangunay, Jaynus Olaivar

A brave battle against grief, anger and injustice. “Nakauwi Na” follows Mang Jerry as he finds ways to earn enough money to get his son, a victim of extra judicial killings, out of the funeral home.

Nakaw by Arvin Belarmino & Noel Escondo

“Nakaw” tells the story of Bateng, a boy who triggered a series of life-changing events when he stole an old woman’s purse.

Exhibition Films

OPENING FILM

BIRDSHOT by Mikhail Red
August 4 (Fri), 6:00 PM – CCP Main Theater

CLOSING FILM

PASTOR by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
August 12 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater

Festival’s Best

WOMEN OF THE WEEPING RIVER (QCinema 2016 Best Picture and Gawad Urian 2017 Best Picture) by Sheron Dayoc
August 5 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

TU PUG IMATUY (THE RIGHT TO KILL) (Sinag Maynila 2017 Best Picture) by Arbi Barbarona
August 7 (Mon), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN (MMFF 2016 Best Picture) by Babyruth Villarama
August 9 (Wed), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

2 COOL 2 BE FORGOTTEN (Cinema One Originals 2016 Best Picture) by Petersen Vargas
August 10 (Thu), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PAUWI NA (Shanghai International Film Festival 2017 Best Picture) by Paolo Villaluna
August 11 (Fri), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

HIGH TIDE (TOFARM Film Festival 2017 Best Picture) by Tara Illenberger
August 12 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

Indie Nation

ALIPATO by Khavn Dela Cruz
August 5 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

BEST PARTEE EVER by Howard Yambao
August 5 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

BHOY INTSIK by Joel Lamangan
August 6 (Sun), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

AREA by Luisito Ignacio
August 6 (Sun), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

BAKA BUKAS by Samantha Lee
August 6 (Sun), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

MAESTRA by Lemuel Lorca
August 7 (Mon), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

BLISS by Jerrold Tarog
August 7 (Mon), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

TISAY by Alfonso Torre III
August 8 (Tue), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK 2 by Marlon Rivera
August 8 (Tue), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

KABISERA by Arturo San Agustin and Real Florido
August 8 (Tue), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

VINCE & KATH & JAMES by Theodore Boborol
August 9 (Wed), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

ORO by Alvin Yapan
August 9 (Wed), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

DIE BEAUTIFUL by Jun Robles Lana
August 10 (Thu), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

MRS. by Adolfo Alix Jr.
August 10 (Thu), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

WHAT HOME FEELS LIKE by Joseph Abello
August 12 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PATAY NA SI HESUS by Victor Villanueva
August 12 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

INSTALADO by Jason Paul Laxamana
August 12 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

DOKYU

FORBIDDEN MEMORY by Gutierrez Mangansakan, II
August 5 (Sat), 3:30 PM — CCP Little Theater

THE APOLOGY by Tiffany Hsiung
August 6 (Sun), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

BEYOND THE BLOCK by Ricky Carranza
August 8 (Tue), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

DIGITAL CLASSICS

KASAL? (Restored Version) by Laurice Guillen
August 9 (Wed), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

HIHINTAYIN KITA SA LANGIT (Restored Version) by Carlos Siguion-Reyna
August 10 (Thu), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

KAKABAKABA KA BA? (Restored Version) by Mike de Leon
August 10 (Thu), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 11 (Fri), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

VISIONS OF ASIA

ABOVE IT ALL (Laos) by Anysay Keola
August 6 (Sun), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater
August 8 (Tue), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

ASIAN THREE-FOLD MIRROR 2016: REFLECTIONS (Philippines, Japan, Cambodia)
by Brillante Mendoza, Isao Yukisada, Sotho Kulikar
August 8 (Tue), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

TURAH (Indonesia) by Wicaksono Winsu Legewo
August 5 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater
August 11 (Fri), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

POOLSIDEMAN (Japan) by Hirobumi Watanabe
August 5 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 10 (Thu), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

THE PAINTER’S VIEW (Korea) by Kim Hee Chul
August 10 (Thu), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 11 (Fri), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

A GIFT (Thailand) by Chayanop Boonprakob and Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn/ Nithiwat Tharatorn/ Jira Maligool
August 11 (Fri), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 12 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PLEASE REMEMBER ME (China) by Zhao Qing
August 12 (Sat), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

SINGING IN GRAVEYARDS (Malaysia, Philippines) by Bradley Liew
August 12 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

TRIBUTE: GIL PORTES

MULANAY by Gil Portes
August 8 (Tue), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

MGA MUNTING TINIG by Gil Portes
August 11 (Fri), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

TWO FUNERALS by Gil Portes
August 11 (Fri), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

TRIBUTE: LOLITA RODRIGUEZ

TINIMBANG KA NGUNIT KULANG by Lino Brocka
August 9 (Wed), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

LUCIA by Mel Chionglo
August 10 (Thu), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

STARDOOM by Lino Brocka
August 11 (Fri), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream, Theater

RETROSPECTIVE

MERCURY IS MINE by Jason Paul Laxamana
August 8 (Tue), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

2016 SHORT FEATURES:
PEKTUS by Isabel Quesada; ANG MAANGAS, ANG MARIKIT, AT ANG MAKATA by Jose Ibarra Guballa; FOREVER NATIN by Cyrus Valdez; FISH OUT OF WATER by Mon Garilao
August 9 (Wed), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

TUOS by Roderick Cabrido
August 9 (Wed), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

PAMILYA ORDINARYO by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
August 10 (Thu), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

SPECIAL SCREENING

ANG BABAENG HUMAYO by Lav Diaz
August 12(Sat), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

ANIMAHENASYON

SAVING SALLY by Avid Liongoren
August 6 (Sun), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PROGRAM 1 (Details to follow)
August 8 (Tue), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

PROGRAM 2 (Details to follow)
August 11 (Fri), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

IKA-29 GAWAD ALTERNATIBO (Gawad CCP Short Films)

NOTE: Titles of the shorts here are just too many. All of these short films (mostly thesis shorts) were submitted to the 29th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Admission is FREE. First come, first served seats. AWARDING on this on August 7 (Mon), 8pm, at the CCP Dream Theater.

Short Feature A
August 5 (Sat), 10:00 AM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature B
August 5 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature C
August 5 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature D
August 6 (Sun), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature E
August 6 (Sun), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature F
August 7 (Mon), 10:00 AM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature G
August 7 (Mon), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Animation A and Experimental A
August 5 (Sat), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Animation B and Experimental B
August 6 (Sun), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Animation C
August 7 (Mon), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary A
August 5 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary B
August 6 (Sun), 10:00 AM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary C
August 6 (Sun), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary D
August 7 (Mon), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

CINEMALAYA INSTITUTE 2016 SHORTS

August 12 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

CINEMALAYA CAMPUS

August 8 (Tue), 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 9 (Wed), 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

Ever wonder the meaning of their creation and thought provoking films? Listen to the best and the experts. Find out about their ideas and the conditions that eventually became instrumental to their works, and learn the magic behind the films we enjoy.

For inquiries on this, call the Arts Education Department at 8321125 local 1603 and 1710.

 

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4 comments on “GUIDE: Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017”

  1. Okay lang po ba kung Caregiver student lang po ako… 29 na po ako taking up Caregiving Services in Cavite. Considered valid school ID po ba ung akin? Baka kasi college, elem High school at senior high lang ang consider nyo po….

  2. Hello po. Ask ko lang po sana kung one-time showing lang po ba talaga yung Baka Bukas? Thankyou po.

  3. Just a suggestion: if those schedules were made using Excel or the like, it would be awesome to have them downloadable in spreadsheet format. 🙂 In any case, thanks a lot for these guides!

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