Cinema ‘76 Anonas, the country’s pioneering micro-cinema, proudly brings you the in-competition films from the recently concluded 18th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, which will premier from Aug. 24 to 30 on the third floor of the Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City.
After a two-year hiatus, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. ended a successful in-person film festival run of this year’s “Cinemalaya 18: Breaking Through the Noise” at the CCP Complex from Aug. 5 to 16.
If you plan to watch this year’s edition from the comfort of your homes, the films will be available to stream online from Oct. 17 to Oct. 31.
The full-length films include:
- 12 Weeks by Anna Isabelle Matutina (Best Actress: Max Eigenmann, NETPAC Award)
- Angkas by Rain Yamson
- Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin? by Real Florido
- The Baseball Player by Carlo Obispo (Best Film, Best Actor: Tommy Alejandrino, Best Screenplay: Obispo)
- Batsoy by Ronald Espinosa Batallones
- Blue Room by Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagnalan (Best Director, Special Jury Award, Best Supporting Actor: Soliman Cruz, Best Cinematography: Neil Daza, Best Production Design: Marxie Maolen Fadul)
- Bula Sa Langit by Sheenly Gener (Best Sound Design: Pepe Manikan, Benilde MMA and film professor)
- Ginhawa by Christian Paolo Lat (Best Supporting Actress: Ruby Ruiz)
- Kaluskos by Roman Perez Jr.
- Kargo by TM Malones (Audience Choice Award)
- Retirada by Cynthia Cruz Perez and Milo Alto Paz (Best Music Original Score: Isha Abubakar)
The short film lineup includes:
- Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol (It’s Raining Frogs Outside) by Maria Estela Paiso
- Black Rainbow by Zig Dulay (Best Film, NETPAC Award, Best Screenplay: Dulay)
- City of Flowers by Xeph Suarez
- Dikit by ID 113 Multimedia Arts (MMA) alumna Gabriela Serrano (Best Director, Special Jury Award)
- Distance by Dexter Paul de Jesus
- Duwa-Duwa by Nena Jane Achacoso
- Kwits by Raz de la Torre
- Mata Kang Busay (Vision of the Falls) by Nino Maldecir and Cyphor John Gayorgor
- Mga Handum Nga Nasulat Sa Baras (The Dreams That Are Written in the Sand) by Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay and Richard Jeroui Salvadico (Audience Choice Award)
- Roundtrip to Happiness by Claudia Fernando
- See You, George! by Mark Moneda
- Si Oddie by Maria Kydylee Torato
“Cinema ’76 Film Society is honored to be a cinema partner in this year’s Cinemalaya Festival. It’s been two years since the festival had in-person screenings and as Cinemalaya fans ourselves, we’re excited to welcome indie fans, looking to catch some of the best films of the year,” Executive Vice President and General Manager of TBA Studios and Cinema ’76 Ms. Daphne O. Chiu shared in a press release.
Spend your self-love endeavors or set a movie marathon hangout with your friends, and grab your tickets for only ₱250 per film screening!