The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival announces the 10 finalists who will compete in the Short Film Category this year.
The finalists are: “Ang Gasgas na Plaka” ni Lolo Bert by Janina Gacosta and Cheska Marfori; “Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos (To Calm the Pig Inside)” by Joanna Vasquez Arong; “Excuse Me Miss Miss, Miss” by Sonny Calvento; “Fatigued” by James Robin M. Mayo; “Living Things” by Martika Ramirez Escobar; “Quing Lalam ning Aldo (Under the Sun)” by Reeden Fajardo; “Pabasa Kan Pasyon” by Hubert Tibi; “Tokwifi” by Carla Pulido Ocampo; “Utwas” by Richard Jeroui Salvadico and Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay; and “The Slums” by Jan Andrei Cobey.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s biggest independent film festival will transition to virtual theater via Vimeo. The festival will focus on Short Films in Competition, Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Cinemalaya Retrospectives, Short Films in Exhibition and many more.
Cinemalaya 2020 will run from Aug. 7 to 16, 2020.