Cinemalaya 2011 features 31 films and new sections
Independent filmmaking has rapidly grown in the Philippines in the past seven years.
Thanks to the unwavering support of institutions such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Film Development Council of the Philippines, Ecolink Investments Inc., and the Cinemalaya Foundation, younger filmmakers have become more inspired to hone their craft while more and more Filipino audiences are introduced, and eventually get hooked, to the art.
This year, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival promises to be even bigger and better with more films in exhibition bearing stories of passion, memory, truth, despair, obsession, terror, and splendor.
Some of these films will be featured under new sections of the festival.Â For the first time in Cinemalaya,Â Focus Asia which will feature films by various Asian directors from Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Singapore, and Japan.