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Cinemalaya film festival postponed over coronavirus threat

Mar 22, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The festival, original scheduled in August, will be moved to a yet-to-be-announced date

CCP accepts short feature entries for Cinemalaya 2020

Feb 15, 2020 - 3:30 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The 10 best short features will be announced on May 12 and will be screened at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival in August

CCP now accepts entries for 2021 Cinemalaya Film Festival

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:58 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All Filipino filmmakers are welcome to submit their entries for the Cinemalaya main full-length competition

Movie reviews: 2019 Cinemalaya films Part 2

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Here's a review of 'Ani', 'F#*@bois', 'Iska', 'Malamaya', and 'Children of the River'

Movie reviews: 2019 Cinemalaya films, part 1

Aug 12, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Here are spoiler-free reviews of 'Edward,' 'Pandanggo sa Hukay,' 'John Denver Trending,' 'Tabon,' and 'Belle Douleur'

IN PHOTOS: Here's what happened at the Cinemalaya 2019 awards night

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:23 AM

'John Denver Trending,' is the biggest winner of the festival's awards night

best film full length

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2019

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'John Denver Trending' wins Best Film in the full length category

Cinemalaya 2019 guide: The line-up, movie scheds, and ticket prices

Aug 07, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Planning to watch a Cinemalaya movie? Here's a short guide

For the directors of ‘Malamaya,’ sex is empowerment

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:28 PM

First-time directors Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez bring a sexually-charged film that speaks of women empowerment

MALAMAYA. Sunshine Cruz and Enzo Pineda play lovers in the upcoming film. Screenshot from

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from

How 'Liway' became Cinemalaya's highest-grossing film ever

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:32 PM

'Liway,' an entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya film festival, will be released commercially beginning October 10

LIWAY. The film, based on the true story of Martial Law survivors, is the highest-grossing movie in Cinemalaya history. Screenshot from the movie trailer

Therese Malvar surprised by her double win in Cinemalaya 2018

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Therese is the first to win a Best Supporting Actress award for two different movies in the same category

Photo by Rob Reyes

Xian Lim will direct his first movie for Cinemalaya 2019

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:15 AM

Xian's movie 'Tabon' is part of the 2019 lineup

IN PHOTOS: 2018 Cinemalaya awards night

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Eddie Garcia wins his third best actor, plus Therese Malvar wins Best Supporting Actress for two roles

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2018

Aug 12, 2018 - 10:20 PM

'Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon' is this year's Best Picture for the full-length film category

Movie reviews: All 10 films at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives his take on this year's Cinemalaya films

'Citizen Jake' pulled out from Cinemalaya 2018 lineup

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:29 AM

The producers of the movie did not give a reason for the pullout

IN PHOTOS: Cinemalaya 2018 opens at CCP with 'BuyBust'

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Anne Curtis and the rest of the movie's cast make an appearance at the festival opening

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Why Ogie Alcasid produced, starred in Cinemalaya entry 'Kuya Wes'

Jul 31, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The movie serves as Ogie's return to movies and his first as a producer

'BuyBust' to kick off Cinemalaya 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Viewers can watch the Anne Curtis starrer for free at the festival's opening event

BUYBUST. Anne Curtis stars in the film as a rookie narcotics officer. File photo from the 'BuyBust' press conference by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Eddie Garcia is cold-blooded torturer in ‘ML’ first trailer

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The film is set to compete at Cinemalaya 2018

EDDIE GARCIA. The veteran actor stars in 'ML' as a retired colonel who tortures teenagers. Screenshot from

Glaiza de Castro shows off singing prowess in Cinemalaya flick 'Liway'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:31 PM

'Liway' is based on a true story from the Martial Law era

Cinemalaya 2018: The 10 short films

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Which of these Cinemalaya 2018 short films will you watch?

Eddie Garcia returns to Cinemalaya in martial law-themed movie

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The actor plays a colonel in 'ML'

Cinemalaya presscon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cinemalaya 2018: The 10 full-length films

Jul 04, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The festival takes place from August 3 to 12

Cinemalaya presscon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Free Friday? Watch this critically-acclaimed Cinemalaya movie

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Baconaua is a coming of age tale mixed with myth and faith

Photo from Baconaua Facebook page

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2017

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Respeto is named this year s Best Picture

Movie Reviews: All 9 films at the 2017 Cinemalaya Film Festival

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Movie reviewer Oggs Cruz gives his honest take on the Cinemalaya 2017 offerings

ANG PAMILYANG HINDI LUMULUHA. Sharon Cuneta stars in Mes De Guzman's Cinemalaya entry. Photo from

CCP announces Cinemalaya 2017 finalists

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The independent festival will feature 9 full length movies and 12 short films

CINEMALAYA. Both full-length features and short films will be competing in the annual independent film festival. Photos courtesy of CCP

IN PHOTOS: Cinemalaya 2016 awards night

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:34 AM

Tuos Mercury is Mine and Pamilya Ordinaryo win top awards at the closing of Cinemalaya 2016

'Pamilya Ordinaryo' director Eduardo Roy Jr. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2016 awards night

Aug 14, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Check out the full list of winners along with a list of finalists for Cinemalaya 2017

Photo from Facebook/Pamilya Ordinaryo

Winners of the 28th CCP Independent Film and Video named

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best efforts of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories – Animation Experimental Documentary and Short Feature

Movie reviews: All 9 Cinemalaya 2016 full-length films

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:34 PM

In the return of the full length film section of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival this 2016 how did these movies fare?

Photos from YouTube/Cinemalaya Foundation Inc, Facebook/Cinemalaya, and

WATCH: Edu Manzano, Jun Sabayton in hilarious ad spoofing fantaseryes

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Limampung sequel na tayo naglalaban laban Nakakasawa na exclaims Jun

Screengrab from Facebook/Leo Burnett Manila

Cinemalaya Campus tackles film technology at CCP

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:36 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Cinemalaya Campus is a part of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition

Cinemalaya 2016: 9 entries, what to watch

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:04 PM

The full length films category has been reinstated with a lineup of 9 films for your entertainment

Photos from YouTube/Cinemalaya Foundation Inc; Facebook/Cinemalaya

SHORT FILM: Where's Grandpa Mê?

Feb 08, 2016 - 4:54 PM

How do you explain a loved one s death to a child?

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya Awards Night 2015

Aug 15, 2015 - 7:23 PM

See who took home prizes at the closing event of this year s Cinemalaya Film Festival

WINNERS. The winners of of Cinemalaya 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler/Rappler

Piolo Pascual on dating life, finding Miss Right

Aug 09, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Piolo also talks about co starring with Rhian Ramos in Silong

Lineup: Short films competing at Cinemalaya film festival 2015

Jul 17, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Read about the lineup at this year s film fest This year only the short films will be in competition

Cinemalaya Institute opens at College of St Benilde

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The program offers education training and accreditation of practitioners in key aspects of film production

Cinemalaya announces 10 finalists in short film category

May 12, 2015 - 6:05 PM

The film festival is scheduled this August

Kidlat Tahimik protests Cinemalaya scrapping of New Breed category

Apr 06, 2015 - 12:08 PM

He is returning his Gawad Balanghay award to urge the decision makers to rethink their policies

File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

20 great PH movies of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Our movie reviewers team up to bring you a list of the year s notable movies – from romcoms to satires to dramas

Catch Cinemalaya X films in DLSU

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:54 AM

Freedom Film Festival 2014 screens at the William Shaw Little Theater at De La Salle University from Sept 25 to Oct 10

Schedule: Cinemalaya X movies to be shown at UP Film Center

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:30 PM

‘Hari ng Tondo ’ ‘Bwaya ’ are some of the selected movies to be shown at the UP Film Center this year

Recap in photos: Cinemalaya 2014 Awards Night

Aug 11, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Nora Aunor s big victory the uploading controversy addressed stars and filmmakers react to their wins

Cheers, standing ovation as Nora Aunor wins Best Actress for ‘Hustisya’

Aug 11, 2014 - 11:59 AM

The actress thanked fans and supporters promising that she will continue to make films as long as there s an audience

Cinemalaya to seek 'dialogue' with filmmakers, producers after controversy

Aug 11, 2014 - 9:32 AM

The festival organizers say they are now calling for a dialogue with the directors and producers of the affected films which were uploaded to the Internet

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya Awards Night 2014

Aug 10, 2014 - 10:18 PM

It was a star studded evening at the CCP this year Check to see who took home this year s prizes at the closing event of this year s Cinemalaya Film Festival