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 …

Critically-Acclaimed Cinemalaya 2019 Movie ‘Edward’ Opens Nationwide October 2

VIVA Films will distribute nationwide one of Cinemalaya 2019’s critically-acclaimed films ‘Edward.’ Witness the coming-of-age story of a boy who has lived in a hospital his whole life to take care of his ailing father. Awarded as Cinemalaya’s Special Jury Award, Best Producation Design and Best Supporting Actress for Ella Cruz, #Edward opens in cinemas …

Two New HOOQ Originals Shine at the Recently Concluded Cinemalaya 2019

Manila, Philippines 11, August 2019 – HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s leading video-on-demand service delighted film fans and critics with two new acclaimed HOOQ Originals at the recently concluded 15th annual Cinemalaya Film Festival 2019 in Metro Manila, Philippines.   Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer, HOOQ said, “The Cinemalaya Film Festival has such a long, rich history …

Sunshine Cruz Relishes Cinemalaya Experience & CEB’s Grade B Rating of “Malamaya”

“Malamaya,” the sexy romantic film starring Sunshine Cruz as a strong-willed visual artist and Enzo Pineda as an aspiring photographer, received a grade of “B” from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). “Malamaya” is currently showing in theaters nationwide. The film depicts the challenges of an artist as told through the complicated relationship of Sunshine and …

#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 …

‘Mina-Anud’ Gets Praises & Raves from Cebu & Cinemalaya Screenings

Prepare to ride the wave of a highly-praised movie that proves to be a cinematic masterpiece! Viewers who got the chance to see Mina-Anud could not help but rave about this budding local movie gem. It is funny, an eye-opener, socially relevant, and worthwhile. These are just a few of the positive feedback from those …

#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 …

Hong Kong Drama Movie ‘Still Human’ Starring Filipina Actress Crisel Consunji to Have a Screening at Cinemalaya

Crisel Consunji who is born and raised in the Philippines, now calls Hong Kong her home. She’s a professional actress, singer, and educator, and is passionate about the performing arts, and has built her career on connecting and changing lives though creative expression. She earned critical acclaim from the Hong Kong Film Awards for the film ‘Still …