Cinemalaya promises a bounty of provoking films this year
FEED YOUR MIND, YOUR SPIRIT. This year, Cinemalaya offers films celebrating a distinctive Filipino milieu , one fraught with local context and culture, worthy of an industry that is experiencing rebirth after years of dispiriting, commercial mediocrity. Video by INQUIRER.net’s Cathy Miranda, teaser videos taken from YouTube
MANILA, Philippines–Cinemalaya, the country’s biggest, independent all-digital film competition, has gained interest from many local movie goers and international film aficionados worldwide. This year, organizers are opening two simultaneous venues to host the competition.
Now on its seventh year, Cinemalaya will be screening at two different venues: the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, and Greenbelt 3 cinemas in Makati City. An agreement was signed between organizers of the competition and the Ayala Theaters Management.
Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Film Development Coundil of the Philippines, and Econolink Investments, Inc..
This year, 31 films will be competing on three different categories. The New Breed full length feature category and the Short Feature category, feature works by new, up and coming directors. The Directors Showcase is a competition for works by established directors.