WINNERS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018

Here are the winners of Cinemalaya 2018: Best Film (Full-length): KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON by Carlo Catu Best Film (Short Feature): JODILERKS DELA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH by Carlo Francisco Manatad Special Jury Award (Full-length): Pan De Salawal by Che Espiritu Special Jury Award (Short Feature): SI ASTRI MAKA SI TAMBULAH by XephContinue reading “WINNERS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018”

MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 2)

Here’s the second part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Distance, Kuya Wes, Pan De Salawal, School Service, The Lookout and Shorts B. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in Metro Manila. READ MORE: GuideContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 2)”

MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)

Here’s the first part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon, Mamang, Liway, ML, Musmos Na Sumibol Sa Gubat Ng Digma and Shorts A. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in MetroContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)”

Tony Labrusca marks movie acting debut via Cinemalaya entry ‘ML’

New actor Tony Labrusca finds it an honor to share co-lead role with the legendary and iconic actor Eddie Garcia via his debut film, “ML” (short for “Martial Law”), an official entry to Cinemalaya 2018. In “ML”, written and directed by Benedict Mique, Tony plays a sheltered teen-age boy who experiences “Martial Law” first hand –Continue reading “Tony Labrusca marks movie acting debut via Cinemalaya entry ‘ML’”

Erik Matti’s ‘Buy Bust’ to open 14th Cinemalaya filmfest

Action-thriller “BuyBust” will open the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival on August 3, at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). The opening film will be screened at 7 p.m., following the opening program at 6 p.m. Directed by Erik Matti, the film follows rookie police officer Nina Manigan who joins the anti-narcotic eliteContinue reading “Erik Matti’s ‘Buy Bust’ to open 14th Cinemalaya filmfest”

Eddie Garcia on his third Cinemalaya film, ‘ML’ (Martial Law)

In 2005, during the birth of Cinemalaya Film Festival, there was already an Eddie Garcia starrer among its pioneer lineup of finalists – “ICU Bed No. 7” by Rica Arevalo. Seven years later in 2012, the award-winning actor (and director) again topbilled an unforgettable Cinemalaya film, “Bwakaw” by Jun Robles Lana. In both films, theContinue reading “Eddie Garcia on his third Cinemalaya film, ‘ML’ (Martial Law)”

‘BuyBust’ to open 2018 Cinemalaya filmfest

The much anticipated Pinoy action-thriller film, “BuyBust,” will be the opening film of this year’s Cinemalaya: Philippine Independent Film Festival, which runs August 3-12 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Glorietta, Greenbelt 1, U.P. Town Center, Legazpi in Bicol). This was confirmed by Cinemalaya Foundation President Laurice Guillen andContinue reading “‘BuyBust’ to open 2018 Cinemalaya filmfest”

GUIDE: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018

Now on its 14th year, Cinemalaya: The Philippine Independent Film Festival will run from August 3-12 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)  and select Ayala Malls cinemas (Trinoma, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, U.P. Town Center, and Ayala Mall Legazpi in Bicol). For the list of full-length films and short films in competition, pleaseContinue reading “GUIDE: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018”

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: Logro by Kani Villaflor Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah by Xeph Suarez Babylon by Keith Deligero Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month by Carlo Francisco Manatad Sa Saíyang Islá (InContinue reading “Cinemalaya announces 2018 short film finalists; grand prize winner gets P150k”