CINEMALAYA 2012 IN FULL FORCE!!! (25 indie movies, simultaneous showing at ccp, trinoma and greenbelt!)



Twenty five new digital films will compete in the 2012 Cinemalaya
Independent Film Festival and Competition on July 20-29, 2012 at the
Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt 3 Makati and Trinoma
Quezon City.

This year, Cinemalaya gets even bigger with the addition of a new
major venue at Trinoma in Quezon City, making the reach of Cinemalaya
even wider and bigger.  The addition of Trinoma as a third major venue
for the festival is part of the vision of Cinemalaya organizers to
make the Festival more accessible to the growing number of audiences
that attend Cinemalaya.

Cinemalaya’s main competition categories are the New Breed full length
feature category and the Short Feature category featuring works by new
directors. The Directors Showcase is a competition for works by
established directors.

Ten films will compete in the New Breed full length feature category.
These are Aparisyon by Vincent Sandoval, Ang Katiwala by Aloy Adlawan,
Ang Nawawala by Marietta Jamora, Mga Dayo by Julius Sotomayor Cena,
Diablo by Mes de Guzman, Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino by Lemuel C.
Lorca, Oros by Paul Sta. Ana, REquieme! by Loy Arcenas, Santa Niña by
Emmanuel Quindo Palo, and The Animals by Gino M. Santos.

Five films will vie in the Directors Showcase.  These are Bwakaw by
Jun Robles Lana, Kalayaan (Wildlife) by Adolfo B. Alix Jr., Mga
Mumunting Lihim (Those Little Secrets) by Jose Javier Reyes, Posas
(Shackled) by Lawrence Fajardo and Kamera Obskura by Raymond Red.

Ten films will compete in the short film category.  These are: Ang
Paghihintay sa Bulong by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, As He Sleeps by
Sheron Dayoc, Balintuna by Emmanuel Escalona Jr., Bohe Sons of the
Waves by Nadjoua Bansil, Manenaya by Richard Legaspi, Pasahero by
Mario Celada, Ruweda by Hannah Espia, Sarong Aldaw by Marianito Dio
Jr., Ulian (Senility) by Chuck Gutierrez and Victor by Jarell M.

Now on its eighth year, Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya
Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Film Development
Council of the Philippines and Econolink Investments, Inc. It is an
all-digital film festival that aims to discover, encourage and honor
cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and
freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and
artistic integrity.

Cinemalaya will run from July 20-29, 2012 at the CCP and July 21-29,
2012 at Greenbelt and Trinoma.  Cinemalaya will feature about 60 films
on exhibition with twenty five in competition.  It features a variety
of sections, namely the NCCA Premieres, Ani, Cinemalaya Documentaries
focus on Early Indies and a special Retrospective on Mario O’Hara’s
works as actor, writer and director.  This year, highlights will
include a retrospective of vintage and rare Filipino film ads in the
collection of art patron Danny Dolor.  The Cinemalaya Film Congress is
a major part of the Festival. This year also features guest resource
person Ralph Guggenheim of Pixar Studios. For more information, please
call CCP Film Office at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704/05 and
the CCP box office at 832-3704 or visit and

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