The 8th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival started on Friday, July 20 and will be highlighted by the awards night on July 29. The venues for the filmfest are the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Greenbelt Cinemas in Makati and the Trinoma Cinemas in North Avenue, Q.C.
There are 10 finalists in the New Breed Full-Length Feature Category and five finalists in the Director’s Showcase.
The New Breed finalists are the following:
Apparition by Vincent Sandoval and starring Fides Cuyugan-Asensio. Mylene Dizon, Jodi Sta. Maria and Raquel Villavicencio
The Animals by Gino M. Santos
Dayo (Alien) by Julius Sotomayor Cena
Diablo by Mes de Guzman and starring Ama Quiambao and Carlo Aquino
Intoy Syokoy by Lemuel C. Lorca and starring JM de Guzman, LJ Reyes and Joross Gamboa
Ang Katiwala (The Caretaker) by Aloy Adlawan and starring Dennis Trillo
Lola Igna by Eduardo W. Roy Jr.
MNL 143 by Emerson Reyes
Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) by Marietta ‘Marie’ Jamora and starring Dawn Zulueta, Dominic Roco, Felix Roco, Boboy Garovillo and Mercedes Cabral
Oros by Paul Sta. Ana and Obet Villela and starring Kristoffer King, Kristoffer Martin and Tanya Gomez
Requieme by Loy Arcenas and starring Sharmaine Buencamino, Rez Cortez, Lou Veloso, Lilia Cuntapay and Anthony Falcon Santo Nina by Emmanuel Quindo Palo and starring Coco Martin, Alessandra de Rossi, Anita Linda, Angel Aquino and Irma Adlawan
The finalists in the Director’s Showcase are:
Buakaw by Jun Lana and starring Eddie Garcia, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Rez Cortez, Soliman Cruz, Bibeth Orteza, Alan Paule, Beverly Salviejo, Soxie Topacio, Luz Valdez and Gardo Verzosa
Kalayaan (Wildlife) by Adolfo B. Alix Jr. and starring Thai actor Ananda Everingham
Mga Mumunting Lihim (Those Little Secrets) by Joey Javier Reyes and starring Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado, Agot Isidro and Janice de Belen Posas by Jeffrey Jeturian
Posas by Lawrence Fajardo
Kamera Obscura by Raymond Red and starring Pen Medina
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