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6TH CINEMALAYA AWARDS NIGHT ON JULY 18 by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Jul 16, 2010

The Sixth Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, which has been going on at the Cultural Center complex since July 9, will hold the awards night on Sunday, July 18 to wean out the best of the five film entries in the directors’ showcase and the nine entries in the new breed category. The films of the veterans and the new breed directors will be competing separately.

The five Open Category entries and their remaining skeds are as follows:

Donor, directed by Mark Meily
July 16 (Friday), 12:45 p.m. Main Theater

Ang Paglilitis ni Bonifacio, directed by Mario O’Hara
July 16 (Friday), 3:30 p.m. MKP Hall
July 17 (Saturday), 9 p.m. Main Theater

Pink Halo-Halo, directed by Jay Altarejos
July 16 (Friday), 9 p.m. MKP Hall
July 17 (Saturday), 6:15 p.m. Little Theater

Sigwa, directed by Joel Lamangan
July 16 (Friday), 9 p.m. Huseng Batute
July 17 (Saturday), 3:30 p.m. Little Theater

Two Funerals, directed by Gil Portes
July 17 (Saturday), 12:45 p.m. Huseng Batute

The nine New Breed entries and their remaining skeds are follows:

–Danny Anonuevo’s Rekrut
July 16 (Friday), 9 p.m. Main Theater
July 18 (Sunday), 3:30 p.m. Huseng Batute

–Sheron Dayoc’s Halaw
July 16 (Friday), 3:30 p.m. Little Theater

–Kim Homer C. Garcia’s Magkapatid
July 17 (Saturday), 3:30p.m. MKP Hall

–Art Katipunan’s Si Techie, si Technoby at si Juana B
July 16 (Friday), 6:15 p.m. MKP Hall
July 17 (Saturday), 6:15 p.m. Main Theater
July 18 (Sunday), 12:45 p.m. MKP Hall

–Ian-Dean S. Lorenos’ The Leaving
July 16 (Friday), 6:15 p.m.Huseng Batute
July 17 (Saturday), 3:30 p.m. Main Theater

–Gutierrez Mangansakan II’s Limbunan
July 16 (Friday), 12:45 p.m. MKP Hall
July 17 (Saturday), 12:45 p.m. Little Theater

–Dennis Marasigan’s Vox Populi
July 16 (Friday), 6:15 p.m. MKP Hall
July 17 (Saturday), 12:45 p.m. Main Theater

–Francis Xavier Pasion’s Sampaguita
July 16 (Friday), 3:30 p.m. Main Theater
July 17 (Saturday), 9 p.m. Huseng Batute

–Dan Villegas and Paul Sta. Ana’s Mayohan
July 17 (Saturday), 9 p.m. NKP Hall
July 18 (Sunday), 3:30 p.m. MKP Hall

The tenth entry, Arnel Mardoquio’s Sheika, was withdrawn from the competition but will be shown in the Cinemalaya NETPAC premieres on July 17, 9 p.m. at the CCP Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino).

The ten finalists in the Short Feature Film Competition have been grouped into two batches of five films each. The first group includes: Alistaire Christian E. Chan’s Boca, Steven Flor’s Breakfast with Lolo, Janus Victoria’s Dalaw (Visit), Borgy Torre’s Despedida and Jerrold Tarog’s Faculty. Their remaining schedule of screenings is at 12:45 p.m. at the CCP Little Theater on Friday, July 16.

Mikhail Red’s Harang (Barriers), Hubert Tibi’s Hay Pinhod Oh Ya Scooter (I Want to Have a Bicycle), Joey Agbayani’s Lola, Rommel Tolentino’s “P”, Pam Miras’ Wag kang Titingin make up the second group. Their remaining schedule of screenings is as follows:

July 16 (Friday), 6:15 p.m. Main Theater; July 17 (Saturday), 12:45 p.m. MKP Hall & 3:30 p.m. Huseng Batute; and July 18 (Sunday), 12:45 p.m. Huseng Batute

Unlike the other entries, the short films are already finished products. The 10 finalists were culled from a short list of 68 films which emerged semi-finalists out of the more than 100 entries submitted to this category. The entries in the two other categories were judged through submitted screenplays.

The five Open category entries were selected from 24 films submitted by veteran directors, those who have directed three full-length films which were shown in commercial theatres or cinemahouses.

The ten New Breed entries were chosen from 119 entries submitted October last year.

The best Open Category film will received P300,000 and the Balanghai trophy while the best New Breed film will get P200,000 and the Balanghai trophy.

Cinemalaya, which began in 2005, is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims “to discover, encourage and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.”

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