18th Cinemalaya film festival to be held in August

Published July 7, 2022, 8:13 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

By Carissa Alcantara

With almost everything slowly going back to normal, the Cultural Center Of The Philippines announced that it will hold the 18th Cinemalaya Film Festival from Aug. 5 to Oct. 31. The annual film event brings out the best Filipino independent films.

After two years of doing the festival online due to the pandemic, this year’s film festival will be held at the CCP in Pasay City. This year’s theme is “Breaking through the noise.”

Earlier this month, Cinemalaya released the top 12 finalists for the short film category that will be competing in this year’s film festival. These films are:

Black Rainbow 

– Zig Dulay

Distance 

– Dexter Paul de Jesus 

Si Oddie 

– Marla Kydylee Torato

Kwits 

– Raz de la Torre 

See you, George 

– Mark Moneda 

Dikit 

– Gabriela Serrano 

City of Flowers 

– Xeph Suarez and Alemberg Ang 

RoundTrip to Happiness 

– Claudia Fernando 

Duwa-Duwa 

– Nena Jane Achacoso

Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol (It’s Raining Frogs Outside)

– Maria Estela Paiso

Mga Handum Nga Nasulat Sa Baras (The Dreams That Are Written in the Sand) 

– Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay and Richard Jeroui Salvadico

Mata Kang Busay (Vision of the Falls)

– Nino Maldecir and Cyphor John Gayorgor

 
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