Cinemalaya Returns to Live On-site Film Screenings

Cinemalaya’s 18th Edition Returns to Live On-site Film Screenings

Good news, indie film lovers! The Cinemalaya Film Festival returns with on-site film screenings to celebrate its 18th year at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Aug. 5-14.

The Philippine Independent Film Festival 2022 presents “Cinemalaya 18: Breaking Through the Noise” to represent the “homecoming” of indie films to live theater. This year’s theme also aims to establish the absolute truth and get ahead of fake news through visual storytelling of what’s happening in society today.

The film screenings at different CCP venues are slated for Aug. 5-14 and in select cinemas nationwide from Aug.10-16. Ticket prices range from P230 (CCP, Ayala Malls NCR and Regional branches, SM NCR branches) to P250 (SM Regional branches). Festival passes for Cinemalaya 18 are also available for P2,500 on the CCP website.

Out of 199 entries, the following 12 short films were chosen as finalists in the Short Film category (with MTRCB rating):

  1. “Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol” by Maria Estela Paiso
  2. “Black Rainbow” by Zig Dulay
  3. “City of Flowers” by Xeph Suarez
  4. “Dikit” by Gabriel Serrano
  5. “Distance” by Dexter Paul de Jesus
  6. “Duwa-Duwa" by Dexter Paul de Jesus
  7. “Kwits” by Raz de la Torre
  8. “Mga Handum Nga Nasulat sa Baras” by Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay and Richard Jeroui Salvadico
  9. “Mata Kang Busay” by Niño Maldecir and Cypher John Gayorgor
  10. “Roundtrip to Happiness” by Claudia Fernando
  11. “See You, George” by Mark Moneda
  12. “Si Oddie” by Maria Kydylee Torato

Here’s the list of 11 full-length films with an MTRCB rating:

  1. “Kaluskos” by Roman Perez Jr.
  2. 2“12 Weeks” by Anna Isabelle Matutina
  3. “Angkas” by Rain Yamson II
  4. “Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?” by Real Florido
  5. “Batsoy” by Ronald Batallones
  6. “Blue Room” by Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagñalan
  7. “Bula sa Langit” by Sheenly Gener
  8. “Ginhawa” by Christian Paolo Lat
  9. “Kargo” by TM Malones
  10. “Retirada” by Cynthia Cruz-Paz and Milo Alto Paz
  11. “The Baseball Player” by Carlo Obispo

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