Cinemalaya: Giving Us Quality Films....Again

cinemalaya cinco entries

The Cinemalaya Foundation is a non-stock, not-for-profit, non-government foundation, committed to the development and promotion of Philippine Independent film. Cinemalaya is now on its 5th year of giving quality independent films and is billed "Cinemalaya Cinco". Cinemalaya Cinco will feature 20 new digital films that will compete on July 17-26, 2009 at the CCP.

The competition is divided into 2 categories: Full-length and Short film.

10 Full-length category entries:

24K by Ana Agabin
Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe by Alvin B. Yapan
Astig by GB Sampedro
Colorum by Jon Steffan Ballesteros
Dinig Sana Kita by Mike E. Sandejas
Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno
Last Supper No. 3 by Veronica Velasco and Jinky Laurel
Mangatyanan by Jerrold Tarog
Nerseri by Vic Acedillo, Jr.
Sanglaan by Milo Sogueco

10 Short Film Category entries:

Behind Closed Doors by Mark Philipp Espina
BLOGOG by Rommel “Milo” Tolentino
Bonsai by Alfonso “Borgy” K. Torre III
Hulagpos by Maita Lirra Lupac
Latus by John Paul S. Seniel
Musa by Dexter B. Cayanes
Si Bok at ang Trumpo by Hubert Tibi
Tatang by Jean Paolo “Nico” Hernandez
Ugat sa Lupa by Ariel Reyes
Wat Floor Ma’am by Mike Sandejas and Robert Seña

Cinemalaya opens on July 17 and runs until July 26, 2009. Cinemalaya Cinco showing venues: Main Theater, the Little Theater, Dream Theater, Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Silangan Hall and the MKP Hall. Winners will be announced on July 26.

For tickets, you may call the CCP Marketing Department at 551-7930 or 832-1125 local 1800 to 1808 and the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or 832-1125 local 1409.

Cinemalaya Cinco is presented by the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Econolink Investments Inc. Cinemalaya is an all-digital film competition aimed at discovering new Filipino filmmakers.

For more Cinemalaya Cinco updates, click here.



  1. Mabuhay ang cinemalaya woo!!!

  2. dapat natin talagang suportahan ang mga Pinoy movies. go go go!

  3. Tungkol kaya sa Blogging yung Blogog na yun?

  4. @ Kira: yah, mabuhay ang Cinemalaya. Gustong-gusto ko talaga ng mga indie films na yan.

    @ Darwin: and no pirated DVDs please. Dati hindi pina-pirate ang Indie filmspero ngayon mabibili mo pa ng 20 in 1!

    @ Ambo: haha. nung nakita ko nga yung "Blogog", naisip ko agad yan.


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