#Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Nabubulok,” “Kiko Boksingero,” “Requited”

NABUBULOK by Sonny Calvento If you love crime thrillers, Nabubulok may be your cup of tea. The film envelops itself in this eerie atmosphere that makes it mysterious from start to finish. While the film opens with its answer to the mystery it revolves to, the way it uncovers its story is interesting enough to get me hooked until it ends. Director Sonny Calvento's investigative movie harnesses its … Continue reading #Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Nabubulok,” “Kiko Boksingero,” “Requited”

Father and Son Bonds Through Boxing in Cinemalaya 2017 Entry “Kiko Boksingero”

One of the official entries of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, “Kiko Boksingero” just released its full trailer online. Check out the full trailer of Kiko Boksingero here: The film is about  an 11-year-old boy was left alone with his nanny after the death of his mother and tries to reconnect with his estranged father, a has-been boxer. Filling the gap of the time lost, the father and son bonds … Continue reading Father and Son Bonds Through Boxing in Cinemalaya 2017 Entry “Kiko Boksingero”

GUIDE: The 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with the Cinemalaya Foundation, presents the 13th edition of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival – the most prestigious film festival in the country. With nine (9) full-length feature films, twelve (12) short films, a numerous films (full-length, short and documentary) for exhibition (non-competition) from different film festivals, this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival is going to be the biggest … Continue reading GUIDE: The 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival

12 Short Feature Finalists for Cinemalaya 2017 Revealed

The 12 finalists for the short feature category for the 2017 Cinemalaya has been revealed. Out of 174 submitted entries, 12 were selected. Here are the 12 finalists of the Cinemalaya 2017 Short Feature Category: ALIENS ATA by Karl Glenn Barit JUANA AND THE SACRED SHORES by Antonne Santiago LOLA CHOLENG by Jean Cheryl Tagyamon FATIMA MARIE TORRES AND THE INVASION OF SPACE SHUTTLE PINAS … Continue reading 12 Short Feature Finalists for Cinemalaya 2017 Revealed

#Cinemalaya2017: A Ritual Held in the Sea in “Baconaua” Teaser

“Baconaua” is a magic realist coming-of-age film. It tells the story of young provincial lass Divina who is trying to decide whether to have her missing father declared officially dead amidst fantastic developments in her village. Watch the teaser of Cinemalaya 2017 official entry Baconaua here: The film stars Therese Malvar, Elora Españo, Isaac Aguirre, JM Salvado, and Bembol Roco, directed by Joseph Israel Laban, written by Denise O’Hara … Continue reading #Cinemalaya2017: A Ritual Held in the Sea in “Baconaua” Teaser

Alfred Vargas is a Teacher Who Shoots in “Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa” Teaser

One of the ten (10) Cinemalaya 2017 entries, Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa will probably be the first to finish production as they are the first to release a teaser video of their film. Check out the teaser here: Alfred Vargas plays a farmer who pretends to be a teacher in order to save the kids in his community to become child warriors. The film also stars … Continue reading Alfred Vargas is a Teacher Who Shoots in “Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa” Teaser

#Cinemalaya2017: “Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig” Replaces “Lola Igna”

Officially withdrawing the 2017 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for valid reasons, Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Lola Igna” will be replaced by Iar Lionel Arondaing’s “Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig.”  Here’s the official synopsis of the film: “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 … Continue reading #Cinemalaya2017: “Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig” Replaces “Lola Igna”

Select Cinemalaya 2016 Entries Gets Extended Screenings at Ayala Malls Cinemas

Due to insistent public demand, select Cinemalaya 2016 entries is now having limited screenings at Glorietta 4, TriNoma Mall and Fairview Terraces from August 19 to 23. Full length entries: Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching which bagged one of the two best supporting award for Miss Lollie Mara, Dagsin which bagged the best actor award for Tommy Abuel, Hiblang Abo which won the best supporting … Continue reading Select Cinemalaya 2016 Entries Gets Extended Screenings at Ayala Malls Cinemas

2017 Cinemalaya Full-Length Film Finalists

The 10 finalists of the Cinemalaya 2017 (Year 13) main competition (full length films) were announced by the Competition Director Mel Chionglo at the Cinemalaya 2016 awarding ceremonies last August 14 at the CCP Main Theater! Congratulations to the following: 1. Mes de Guzman — “Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha” (his previous Cinemalaya full length film was “Diablo” in 2012, which won the Cinemalaya Best Film and … Continue reading 2017 Cinemalaya Full-Length Film Finalists