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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vilma Santos Joins Cinemalaya 2013, Starts July 26


Press Release:
Stars of the Philippine mainstream movie industry headline some of the newest crop of films in the 9th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition slated on July 26 to August 4, 2013 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas in TriNoma, Greenbelt 3 and Alabang Town Center.

Vilma Santos is the lead star of Jeffrey Jeturian’s Ekstra; Eugene Domingo of Leo Abaya’s Instant Mommy; Gretchen Barretto of Christopher Ad. Castillo’s The Diplomat Hotel, and Alessandra De Rossi of Gil M. Portes’ Liars.

Anita Linda, a favourite muse of indie film directors, is in David F by Emmanuel Palo and Nuwebe by Joseph Israel Laban, which also stars Jake Cuenca. Lovi Poe appears in Jerrold Tarog’s Sana Dati with Paulo Avelino, who also leads Debosyon.

Second generation directors Christopher Ad. Castillo, son of the late Celso Ad. Castillo, Mikhail Red, son of Raymond Red, and Paolo O’Hara, nephew of the late Mario O’Hara, are in the running in this year’s Cinemalaya. Castillo has his The Diplomat Hotel; Red has his Rekorder and O’Hara has his The Houseband’s Wife.

This year, Cinemalaya offers a full slate of 25 films in its three competition categories. 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.

The finalists for the New Breed category are:
1.         Babagwa (The Spider’s Lair) by Jason Paul Laxamana
2.         David F by Emmanuel Palo
3.         Debosyon by Alvin Yapan
4.         Instant Mommy by Leo Abaya
5.         Nuwebe by Joseph Israel Laban
6.         Purok 7 by Carlo Obispo
7.         Quick Change by Eduardo Roy Jr.
8.         Rekorder by Mikhail Red
9.         The Diplomat Hotel by Christopher Ad. Castillo
10.       Transit by Hannah Espia

The finalists for the Directors Showcase are:
1.         Amor y Muerte by Ces M. Evangelista
2.         Ekstra by Jeffrey Jeturian
3.         Sana Dati by Jerrold Tarog
4.         Liars by Gil M. Portes
5.         Porno by Adolfo Alix Jr.

The finalists for the Short Feature category are:
1.         Bakaw by Ron Segismundo
2.         Katapusang Labok (Last Strike) by Aiess Athina E. Alonso
3.         Missing by Zig Dulay
4.         Onang by JE Tiglao
5.         Para kay Ama by Relyn A. Tan
6.         Pukpok by Joaquin Pantaleon
7.         Sa Wakas by Nica Santiago
8.         Taya by Adi Bontuyan
9.         The Houseband’s Wife by Paolo O’ Hara
10.       Tutob by Kissza Mari Campano

Winners of the competition will be named in the Awards night on August 4 at the CCP.

Now on its ninth year, Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Econolink Investments, Inc. and Film Development Council of the Philippines. 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 26-August 4, 2013 at the CCP, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3 and Alabang Town Center.  Cinemalaya will feature about 70 films on exhibition with twenty five in competition.  It features a variety of sections, namely the Ani, Cinemalaya Documentaries, Cinemalaya Premieres, Retrospective: Urian’s Best (The Gawad Urian Best Film 2000-2009), and tributes to Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Celso Ad. Castillo and Eddie Romero.  The Cinemalaya Film Congress is a major part of the Festival. There will be other film-related activities such as the Philippine Independent Film Makers Multi-purpose Cooperative’s 3rd Manila Film Financing Forum.

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 www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cinelalaya 2013 Finalists Announced for Short Film Category



 Press Release:
The Cinemalaya Foundation has announced the finalists for the Short Film Category for the 2013 Cinemalaya Competition.

The ten finalists in the Short Film Category are: Bakaw by Ron Segismundo, Katapusang Labok by Aiess Athina E. Alonso, Missing by Zig Madamba Dulay, Onang by Jann Eric S. Tiglao, Para kay Ama by Relyn A. Tan, Pukpok by Joaquin Adrian M. Pantaleon, Sa Wakas by Ma. Veronica Santiago, Taya by Philip Adrian Bontayam, The Houseband’s Wife by Paulo P. O’Hara, and Tutob by Kissza Mari V. Campano.

Bakaw is a day in the life of a child who steals at the Navotas fishport.

Katapusang Labok depicts the struggles of fishermen who must deal with environmental abuse and the effects of coral harvesting on their livelihood.

Missing tackles the subject of forced disappearances.

Onang is the classic tale of a young probinsyana who seeks her fortune in the big city.

Para kay Ama is about a young Chinese-Filipino girl who discovers she has a half-brother when she meets him on the last day of her father’s wake.

Pukpok is one adolescent’s transition to manhood as he hurdles a case characterized by excessive blood, superstition and a man with failing eyesight.

Sa Wakas is a reflection on the bond of a father and daughter tested by cultural, political and religious hypocrisy.

Taya is about a 12-year-old boy who learns to play the game of life with a new set of friends. The film highlights how traditional Filipino games reflect the realities and disparities of our society.

The Houseband's Wife is an essay about a typical OFW family, with the OFW wife as breadwinner and the husband left in the Philippines to care for the children.  Technology and the internet bridges the physical distance but shatters domestic harmony when the wife, on a Skype video call, sees a bra, not hers, hanging in the marital closet.

Tutob begins when recent bombings in the region put authorities on alert. A mysterious, strange-looking native Maranao man dressed up in Muslim attire shows up.  He is tasked to fetch a package from his boss' contact.  From a rural area in the mountains, he rides his motorcycle to the city to get the package.  On his way back, he is stopped at an army checkpoint.  Speaking Maranao, he says he doesn’t know what’s in the package, but the Visayan-speaking soldiers don’t understand him and insist on opening it.

The short feature category finalists were selected by the Cinemalaya Selection Committee comprised of Emilio Abello, VI, Lawrence Fajardo, Nic Deocampo, Mike Sandejas and Teddy Co.

The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition seeks to discover, encourage, and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. The works are narrative features that articulate Filipino identity and culture in digital format. The competition is held in three categories, the New Breed Full Length Feature, Short Feature and the Directors Showcase.

Cinemalaya 2013 will be held on July 26 - August 4 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas at TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, and Alabang Town Center.  It is a project of the of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Econolink Investments, Inc. (EEI).

Cinemalaya also features the Short Feature competition category as well as film exhibitions, seminars, conference, the Cinemalaya Film Congress, and other film-related events.  For more information, please visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the CCP facebook page.

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