The 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will feature several star-studded entries in both the directors’ showcase and new breed categories. The filmfest—to be held from July 20 to 29—unravels three and a half months from now.
Monitoring reports indicate that all five directors showcase finalists and at least four new breed finalists carry name stars in their cast. Films and casting are as follows:
–Bwakaw (dir. by Jun Lana) stars Eddie Garcia, Rez Cortez, Soxie Topacio and Gardo Verzosa.
–Kalayaan (dir. by Adolf Alix Jr.) stars Thai actor Ananda Everingham, Zanjoe Marudo, Luis Alandy and Rocky Salumbides.
–Kamera Obskura (dir. by Raymond Red) stars Pen Medina and Ping Medina.
–Mga Mumunting Tinig (dir. by Jose Javier Reyes) stars Judy Ann Santos, Janice de Belen, Agot Isidro and Iza Calzado.
–Posas (dir. By Jeffrey Jeturian) stars Bangs Garcia, Nico Antonio, John Lapus, Art Acuna, Wendy Valdez and CJ Ramos.
–Aparisyon (dir. by Vincent Sandoval and Darlene Malimas) stars Fides Cuyugan Asencio, Jodi Sta. Maria, Mylene Dizon, Raquel Villavicencio and Rustica Carpio.
–Oros (dir. by Paul Sta. Ana and Obet Villela) stars Kristoffer King and Kristoffer Martin.
–Requieme (dir. by Loy Arcenas) stars Sharmaine Buencamino, Rez Cortez, Paul Jake Paula and Anthony Falcon.
–Santa Nina (dir. by Emmanuel Palo) stars Coco Martin, Alessandra de Rossi, Angel Aquino, Anita Linda and Irma Adlawan.
The five other new breeds finalists are Dayo of Julius Sotomayor Cena; Diablo of Mar de Guzman; Ang Katiwala of Aloy Adlawan; Lola Igna of Eduardo W. Roy Jr.; and Ang Nawawala of Marietta Mari Jamora.
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