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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

[OPINION] The new documentary film and its role in democracy

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:04 AM

We still have a long way to go before we elevate independent documentary culture in the Philippines, but there is hope

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

Poe: No need for separate indie film fest

Jan 25, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says that contrary to Senator Vicente Sotto III s proposal indie and mainstream films should be shown together at the MMFF

Sotto files Senate resolution for indie film fest

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Senator Vicente Tito Sotto III wants the MMDA to create a film festival for independent movies saying that the revamped MMFF is prejudicial to regular moviegoers

TITO SOTTO. The senator and actor files a resolution to have an independent film festival during the semestral break. Screengrab from Instagram/helenstito

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

Grace Poe files bill to give incentives for award-winning independent films

Jul 20, 2016 - 3:51 PM

Senate Bill 165 or the Philippine Independent Film Incentives Act aims to give independent films that won international awards incentives

Senator Grace Poe and Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate of Galing at Puso during meting de avance at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Marcos on COC, Closeup concert, Jaclyn Jose | 12PM wRap

May 23, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

FULL LIST: Winners, Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2016

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Mrs was a big winner at the festival winning Best Picture as well as Best Director Best Cinematography and Best Actress

Photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Cinemalaya movies uploaded online, filmmakers livid

Aug 10, 2014 - 2:03 AM

Filmmakers and critics are livid over the unauthorized upload of Cinemalaya films on YouTube

NETFLIX-ED? Here is a screengrab of Cinemalaya's official site prior to its takedown

MMFF Cinephone: From film to phone

Dec 23, 2013 - 6:01 PM

MMFF releases a series of text only films that are viewable completely through a wide variety of mobile phones

TEXT FILM. The Cinephone category features 4 films made entirely out of text characters. Screen grab from 'Make Love' trailer

'Metro Manila' wins BIFA Best indie film

Dec 10, 2013 - 9:39 AM

Heist thriller Metro Manila by British director Sean Ellis is named Best Britis Independent Film of the year at the 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards

Poster courtesy of Captive Cinema Distribution Inc

'Plus' factor in Cinema One Originals Filmfest 2013

Nov 03, 2013 - 7:34 PM

Cinema One launches 15 full length fils to be screened from November 11 to 19 in Glorietta Trinoma and Robinson s Galleria cinemas

Photo from the festival's Facebook

'Ekstra' to go abroad

Aug 14, 2013 - 2:01 PM

First stop: Jeffrey Jeturian indie heads to prestigious Toronto International Film Festival

IN 'EKSTRA'S' SPIRIT. Jeturian (with Vilma) takes pride in everyone he’s worked with. Photo from Facebook

Edita B on LT portrayal: 'Nagulat ako'

Aug 12, 2013 - 10:16 AM

On Lorna Tolentino s remarkable job in Burgos: A Mother s Love

NUANCED TURN. Mrs. Burgos said she was amazed to see herself in LT's performance. Screen grab from YouTube (John Wong)

'Sana Dati,' 'Transit' lead Cinemalaya winners

Aug 05, 2013 - 12:54 PM

Vilma Santos the other big winner as Best Actress for Ekstra

ACTING SHOWCASE. 'Transit' cast gets certificate of recognition. Photo from the film's Facebook page

'Burgos' marks Cinemalaya premiere

Aug 04, 2013 - 6:30 PM

CCP filmfest closes with a bang with Joel Lamangan s politically charged film starring Lorna Tolentino

LT'S 'FIRST INDIE.' Mrs. Burgos is all praise for Lorna's portrayal. Photo from the film's Facebook page

Gretchen finds 1st indie its own reward

Aug 02, 2013 - 4:53 PM

Actress says winning an award in Cinemalaya is far from her mind It s enough that she took part in an independent film

AFRAID OF HORROR. Gretchen at the set of 'The Diplomat Hotel.' Photo from the film's Facebook page

Jasmine Curtis-Smith's first film an indie

Jul 28, 2013 - 12:49 PM

She s a Filipino Israeli in the Cinemalaya entry Transit She gets to speak Hebrew too

INSPIRED BY 'TRANSIT.' Jasmine feels she belongs to the indies. Image from her Facebook page

'Transmigrate:' A different kind of indie

Jun 15, 2013 - 6:27 PM

Film maker Criselle Quinn expands the definition of indie in her film Transmigrate

BRAVE NEW WORLD. Criselle Quinn is among a new breed of film-makers taking 'indie' film-making to a different level. Screenshot from YouTube (SpartanSeriesFilms)

Entertainment wRap: Cannes 2013

May 15, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Here s the latest news on the forthcoming Cannes International Film Festival

CANNES WRAP. Here are news about the forthcoming festival. Photo from the Cannes International Film Festival Facebook page

The indie filmmaker’s savior: call center generation

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Indie filmmakers and the call center generation should work hand in hand in finally solving the search for the great Filipino audience and this era’s Great Filipino Film

The films of Cinema One Originals

Nov 30, 2012 - 5:46 PM

Get to know the featured films at this year s festival

Auraeus Solito's 'Baybayin'

Everything Cinemalaya 2012

Jul 20, 2012 - 3:39 PM

Planning out the schedule of your Cinemalaya 2012 week? We ve got the complete list of movies and screenings to guide you

MARIO O'HARA's 'Ang Babae sa Breakwater' staring Katherine Luna opens Cinemalaya 2012. Screen grab from YouTube

2012 Cinemalaya opens

Jul 20, 2012 - 2:29 PM

There are 25 films in competition 60 in exhibition

DIRECTORS' SHOWCASE. (From left) Lawrence Fajardo (Posas), Jose Javier Reyes (Mga Mumunting Lihim), Raymond Red (Kamera Obskura), Jun Robles Lana (Bwakaw) and Adolfo Alix Jr. (Kalayaan). Photo by Jude Bautista

Last chance to catch "Busong"

Apr 23, 2012 - 7:14 PM

April 24 is your last chance to catch the internationally acclaimed film at the Shang

FIRST OF THREE. Internationally-acclaimed "Busong" is the 1st of Auraeus Solito's Palawan trilogy.