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The Cinemalaya Foundation announced the finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature category and the Directors Showcase for the 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition.

The themes and subject matter of the 2014 Cinemalaya finalists are diverse.  Stories include the disappearance of a young girl believed to have been eaten by a crocodile in the marshlands of Agusan del Norte, a friendship among soldiers fighting the Japanese in World War II, and a T’boli epic.  The films cover a range of genres, from coming of age stories, romance, epic, comedy and action.

Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.  In addition to New Breed category, which is the main competition category, and the Directors Showcase, Cinemalaya has a Short Film competition and other sections for exhibition films.  Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation and Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This year, Cinemalaya will be held  on August 1-10 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt 3, TriNoma and Alabang Town Center.

The ten finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature category are:

#Y  by Gino Santos
1st ko si 3rd by Real S. Florido
Bwaya   by Francis X.E. Pasion
Dagitab (Sparks) by Giancarlo Lauro C. Abrahan V
Dayang Asu  by Bor Ocampo
K’na, The Dreamweaver by  Ida Anita Del Mundo
Mariquina  by Milo Sogueco
Ronda by Nick Olanka
Separados by GB Sampedro
Sundalong Kanin by Denise O’Hara/Janice O’Hara

For the Directors Showcase, the finalists are:

Asintado by Louie Ignacio
Hari ng Tondo by Carlos Siguion-Reyna/Bibeth Orteza
Hustisya by Joel Lamangan
The Janitor  by  Michael Tuviera
Kasal by Joselito Altarejos

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