Cinemalaya Short ‘Pugon’ director calls casting Soliman Cruz, Andrea del Rosario a blessing

Cinemalaya has been a platform for artists to show their talents and to be discovered by the mainstream media. Having a newbie star in the Cinemalaya 2021 Short Pugon, it makes one wonder how and why they got the part. “Audition. Bilang director kasi, kalahati ng trabaho mo tapos na after ng casting. And alam …

#Cinemalaya2019 | ‘Edward’ Review: A Well-Done Coming-of-Age Film

EDWARD (2019) Review Directed by Thop Nazareno It was frustrating having to watch three Cinemalaya full-length entries and not liking at least one of them genuinely. Thanks to Thop Nazareno’s coming-of-age movie ‘Edward,’ our Cinemalaya experience went fulfilling. Edward gets you engaged on its story and characters. You’re engrossed, following this character, what he does, who …

LIST: Winners of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2019

August 11, 2019, winners for the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2019 has been announced during awards night at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. Best Feature Film, Full-Length: John Denver Trending, Arden Rod Condez Netpac Citation, Full-Length: John Denver Trending by Arden Rod Condez Special Jury Award, Full-Length Feature: Edward, Thop Nazareno Best Short Feature Film: …

#Cinemalaya2019 | ‘John Denver Trending’ Review: The Most Important Film of 2019 So Far

JOHN DENVER TRENDING (2019) Review Directed by Arden Rod Condez The most important film of 2019 so far. Those are definitely big words to say but as of writing, I’m still shaking, still full of pain and anger, John Denver Trending shook me to the core. The film tackles relevant issues today: bullying, social media, religion, police brutality …

Sunshine Cruz, Enzo Pineda Go All-Out in their First Cinemalaya Movie ‘Malamaya’

One for the bucket list. Sunshine Cruz and Enzo Pineda were clear that being in a Cinemalaya movie were their wish and part of their bucket list in their acting careers. Being in the most prestigious film festival in the Philippines is a dream come true and an opportunity that should not be missed. That’s why …

Cinemalaya Announces Finalists for Short Film Category for 2019

THE CCP and Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. announces the finalists for the Short Film Category of the 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. From 168 submitted entries, the selection committee, composed of Nick Deocampo, Teddy Co, Milo Sogueco, Alvin Yapan and Law Fajardo, narrowed down the list and confirmed the 10 finalists. View this post on …

#Cinemalaya2018 Reviews: “Pan de Salawal,” “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon”

PAN DE SALAWAL (2018) by Che Espiritu If you’re finding something a bit magical or out of the ordinary at this year’s Cinemalaya Film Festival, Che Espiritu’s Pan de Salawal is the movie for you. It’s for the whole family because of its ability to be wholesome and delightful visually and emotionally. The film, gracefully led by Bodjie …