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CINEMALAYA 2015: Short Films

Cinemalaya Shorts A

APASOL by Ryanne Murcia GATILYO NG BARIL by Glenmark Doromal and Eero Yves Francisco SANCTISSIMA by Kenneth Dagatan KYEL by Arvin “Kadiboy” Belarmino NENOK by Milo Tolentino

SCREENING SCHEDULE: Gala Premiere: August 8, Saturday, 6:15 PM, CCP Main Theater August 9, Sunday, 4:00 PM, Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 5) August 11, Tuesday, 3:30 PM, CCP Studio Theater August 12, Wednesday, 3:30 PM, CCP Little Theater August 13, Thrusday, Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 5)

Final Apasol“APASOL” (Chasing Sun) (Shorts “A”) Written and Directed by RYANNE MURCIA Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: An afternoon of love and farewell as Mark and El spend their last afternoon together wishing on a tree, waiting to fade with the sun.

Final Gatilyo ng Baril

 “GATILYO NG BARIL” (Short “A”) Directed by EERO FRANCISCO and GLENMARK DOROMAL Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist

SYNOPSIS: Year 1983: Ms. Estrella investigates the case of Carlito Dimahilig, the assassin who attempted to kill Imelda Marcos. She interviews Rolando Galman, who reveals more than what she needs to know.

Final Kyel

“KYEL” (Shorts “A”) Written and Directed by ARVIN “KADIBOY” BELARMINO Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: A troubled man finds his own cure in the vast darkness of his room. Trying to persuade his lover to come back, he discovers a new form of therapy – his greatest ordeal, a terrible encounter he has to escape from. The horrors inside his head creeps into his skin and digs deep into his senses, bringing him closer to a much more shocking reality which leaves him no choice but to face his atrocious demise eye to eye.

Final Nenok

“NENOK” (Short “A”) Written and Directed by MILO TOLENTINO Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: Nenok, a nine-year-old street kid in Malolos, Bulacan adopts the city’s historic Barasoain Church as his temporary home and his personal space for mischief to the distress and annoyance of Mang Johnny — the stern parish groundskeeper.

Final Sanctissima

“SANCTISSIMA” (Shorts “A”) Written and Directed by KENNETH DAGATAN Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: MARISSA lives alone in the dark with an even darker secret. Her only contact to the outside world were her patients, who come and go, oblivious of whether the fetuses that Marisa extracts from them survive or not. A complication besetting one of her patients threatens Marisa’s reclusive world. She fights back to protect it.

Cinemalaya Shorts B

Cinemalaya SHORTS “B” LISYUN QNG GEOGRAFIA (Lessons of Geography) by Petersen Vargas WAWA by Anj Macalanda MATER by Annemikami Pablo PUSONG BATO by Martika Ramirez Escobar PAPETIR by Darwin Novido

SCREENING SCHEDULE: August 8, Saturday, 3:30 PM, CCP Studio Theater Gala Premiere: August 9, Sunday, 6:15 PM, CCP Main Theater August 10, Monday, 4:00 PM, Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 5) August 12, Wednesday, 6:15 PM, CCP Little Theater August 14, Friday, 1:30 PM, Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 5)

Final Pusong Bato

“PUSONG BATO” (STONE HEART) (Shorts “B”) Written and Directed by MARTIKA RAMIREZ ESCOBAR Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Category SYNOPSIS: “Pusong Bato” (Stone Heart) is about Cinta Dela Cruz, a middle-aged faded actress who tries to relive and remember her glorious days as a movie star in the 1970s. She does this by watching films at home everyday until one day, during an earthquake; something breaks into her window and wakes her up from her Hollywood dream.

Final Lisyun Qng Geografiya

“LISYUN QNG GEOGRAFIA” (GEOGRAPHY LESSONS) (Shorts “B”) Written and Directed by PETERSEN VARGAS Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: Before leaving Pampanga for good, Tib chances upon an old map that triggers him to retrace the places that are special to him and his high school best friend Tric.

Final Mater

“MATER” (Shorts “B”) Directed by ANNEMIKAMI PABLO Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: When extreme devotion and unconditional love collide, a mother and her daughter find their escape out of the loophole that binds them together.

Final Wawa

“WAWA” (Shorts “B”) Written and Directed by ANJ MACALANDA Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: A young boy’s journey as they take his father to his final resting place.

Final Papetir

“PAPETIR” (Shorts “B”) Written and Directed by DARWIN NOVICIO Cinemalaya 2015 Short Film Finalist SYNOPSIS: During a performance, a ventriloquist suddenly finds himself talking with his past. Will he continue the conversation or remain tight-lipped form a voice long kept?

You can check the trailers of all the 10 Short Film Finalists here:

CINEMALAYA 2015 will run from August 7-15, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

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