Cinemalaya has announced that this year's Philippine Independent Film Festival will be streamed online, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With different bundles available for viewers, we can be treated to this year's selection of independent films that, aside from the beauty of our culture, represent and reflect different truths and experiences of Filipinos across the country.
Cinemalaya 2020: "Stream Consciousness"
Here are the 10 short films competing for the Best Film Award, which you can catch online from August 7 to 16, 2020:
Ang Gasgas Na Plaka Ni Lolo Bert by Janina Gacosta and Cheska Marfori
Ang Pagpakalma Sa Unos by Joanna Vasquez Arong
Pabasa Kan Pasyon by Hubert Tibi
Living Things by Martika Ramirez Escobar
Fatigued by James Mayo
Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento
The Slums by Jan Andrei Cobey
Tokwifi by Carla Pulido Ocampo
Utwas by Richard Salvadico and Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay
Quing Lalam Ning Aldo by Reeden Fajardo
Cinemalaya celebrates their 16th year
The year 2020 marks the 16th anniversary of the film festival which has launched the careers of many of today's top filmmakers.
Aside from the competing entries, netizens can also expect:
- 20 additional shorts films for special exhibition
- Cinemalaya Retro: At least 10 titles from the last 15 years of the festival
- Allied Festivals: A curated selection of international films in collaboration with Eigasai Japanese Film Festival and Cineuropa
- Documentaries: Five full-length and five shorts
- A scriptwriting masterclass with Ricky Lee
Packages range from P75 to P350. After the two-week festival, select titles will be available on iWant and TFC. (via CNN Philippines)
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