12TH CINEMALAYA PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 “Break the Surface”
August 6, 2016 - August 14, 2016
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc.
DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:
August 5-14, 2016
Various CCP Venues
Greenbelt and Glorietta in Makati City
Trinoma, UP Town center and Fairview Terraces in Quezon City
Solenad, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Ayala Center in Cebu (August 9-14, 2016)
The 12th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be bigger this year as it expands its reach beyond Metro Manila to Cebu City this August.
This year’s festival, which carries the theme “Break the Surface” marks the return of the Full Length Feature category. Nine entries will vie for the Cinemalaya Award, namely: Ang Bagong Pamilya Ni Ponching by Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo, Dagsin by Atom Magadia, Hiblang Abo by Ralston Jover, I America by Ivan Andrew Payawal, Kusina by David Corpuz and Cenon Palomares, Lando at Bugoy by Vic Acedillo, Jr., Mercury Is Mine by Jason Paul Laxamana, Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy, Jr. and Tuos by Derick Cabrido.
Ten entries will compete in the Short Feature category. These are: Ang Hapon Ni Nanding (Nanding’s Afternoons) by Rommel Tolentino, Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit at Ang Makata by Jose Ibarra Guballa, Bugtaw by Noah Del Rosario, Butas by Richard Cawed, Fish Out Of Water by Mon A.L. Garilao, Forever Natin by Cyrus Valdez, Get Certified by Isaias Herrera Zantua, Mansyong Papel by Ogos Aznar, Nakauwi Na by John Relano, Patrick Baleros and Luis Hidalgo, Pektus by Isabel Quesada.
Cinemalaya will also offer the following sections this year: Visions of Asia, composed of 10 films that include the Cinemalaya-Eigasai Allied Festival Screenings (Ken and Katsu by Hiroshi Shoji and Augustin Tokyo by Ryutaro Nakagawa) – another new feature this year; “Panoptika” (Documentary Showcase) composed of 8 films; Festival’s Best composed of 6 films; Indie Nation composed of 6 films; Tribute: Francis’s Passion composed of 3 films; Special Screenings that include The Long and Short of Lav, Historical Documentaries, Focus: Jaclyn Jose, “Rainbow” Flicks (final category title to be discussed), Digital Classics and Green Carpet Screening; Taboo: Short and Shocking composed of 5 films; Opening Film (Carlo Obispo’s 123) and Closing Film (Gil Portes’s Hermano Pule); Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video with 4 screening slots – considered the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in the ASEAN/Asian region, and having its 28th run during Cinemalaya; Cinemalaya Institute Showcase with 2 screening slots; and Flashforward - trailers of upcoming independent films.
A new feature of this year’s festival will be the participation of young celebrities who will take on the role of Cinemalaya Navigators. As such, they will engage with audiences in conversations about the Cinemalaya films.
The Cinemalaya 2016 Exhibit at the Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby) will feature posters and memorabilia from the films selected for the competition. Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls Cinemas. Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.
To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of 127 full feature independent films and 106 short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.
For more information about Cinemalaya, visit www.cinemalaya.org, www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya Facebook page or CCP Media Arts at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705.