Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
SINCE: 2005
WHERE: Pasay City, Philippines
WEBSITE: www.cinemalaya.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: “The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a film competition and festival that aims to encourage the creation of new cinematic works by Filipino filmmakers – works that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. It also aims to invigorate the Philippine filmmaking by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers. Each year, ten fresh talents are given a seed grant in order to create the film of their dreams. These films in the New Breed Full Length Category are then featured in festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines every July and compete for the coveted Balanghai Award. Awards are also given in the Short Feature Category and the Directors Showcase. “

Finalists Unveiled for Philippines’ 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition

Finalists Unveiled for Philippines’ 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition

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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.

2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Announces Finalist Films

2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Announces Finalist Films

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The popular Philippine indie festival Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be held on July 26 to August 4, 2013. 15 full length finalists/ filmmakers (10 new breed and 5 directors showcase) and 10 short films have been selected to be featured at the festival. The films in the New Breed Full Length Category will compete for the coveted Balanghai Award. Awards are also given in the Short Feature Category and the Directors Showcase.

Cinemalaya 2011 winners; Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank and Bisperas are big winners

Cinemalaya 2011 winners; Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank and Bisperas are big winners

The 7th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival handed out its awards last night and the big winners  are Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank (for the New Breed Full-Length Category) and Bisperas (Directors’ Showcase Category) – each winning five awards including the much coveted title “BEST FILM” in their respective categories. The complete list of Cinemalaya 2011 winners: New Breed (Full-Length) Category Best Film – Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank Best Director – Marlon Rivera (Ang Babae […]

2011 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival to feature 31 films

2011 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival to feature 31 films

Thirty-one  films will compete in the 2011 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in Manila next month. Nine films will compete in the New Breed Full-length Feature category, 10 films in the Short Feature category, and 4 in the Directors’ Showcase. New Breed category “Amok” by Lawrence Fajardo“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” by Chris Martinez“Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” by Alemberg Ang and Alvin Yapan“Baby Factory” by Eduardo W. Roy, Jr. and Jerome Zamora “Cuchera” by […]