PEP: Celebrities support Cinemalaya 20111 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Festival director Nestor Jardin was nostalgic as he recalled the first press conference held for Cinemalaya way back in 2005.
“There were only about four tables at the venue. Today, I can say that we have grown substantially,” he said as he looked at the attendees who graced the press conference held last Wednesday, June 8.
The main lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines was filled with celebrities, directors, members of the media and guests who were there to lend their support for the 7th edition of Cinemalaya.
Aside from showcasing films that “boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience,” this year’s Cinemalaya will also screen films from Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Japan for a section called Focus Asia.