Cinemalaya announces 2018 short film finalists; grand prize winner gets P150k

Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. has announced the Short Film Category finalists of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2018.

The 10 finalists are the following:

  1. Logro by Kani Villaflor
  2. Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah by Xeph Suarez
  3. Babylon by Keith Deligero
  4. Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month by Carlo Francisco Manatad
  5. Sa Saíyang Islá (In His Island) by Christian Candelaria
  6. You, Me and Mr. Wiggles by Jav Velasco
  7. Nangungupahan by Glenn Barit
  8. Kiko by Jojo Driz
  9. Siyudad Sa Bulawan (City of Gold) by Jarell Serencio and Olivia Ranido
  10. Yakap by Mika Fabella

Out of over 100 submitted entries, the top 10 finalists were selected by the committee composed of Teddy Co, Nick Deocampo, Joel Ruiz, Tara Illenberger and Eduardo Roy, Jr.

The screening of the short feature film finalists will be part of the film festival on August 3 to 12, 2018 at various CCP venues and select Ayala cinemas.

The best short feature film will be awarded a cash prize of Php 150,000 and a Balanghai trophy during the Awards Night on August 12, 2018, at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

READ MORE: See last year’s winners here.

Cinemalaya Turns 14

On its 14th year, this all-digital film competition aims to discover, encourage, and support the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. It is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

The Cinemalaya Foundation was established for the following purposes: to help develop and support the production of cinematic works of Filipino independent filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity; to discover, encourage, support, train and recognize gifted Filipino independent filmmakers; to promote Filipino independent films locally and internationally; and to establish a network for exchange, communication, and cooperation among members of the independent film sector.

Cinemalaya 2018 short feature finalists

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