Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cinemalaya 2009 Full-Length Finalists Announced

The ten finalists in the full-length feature category of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition 2009 were announced recently by the Cinemalaya Foundation.

The finalists in the full length feature category are:
24K by Ana Agabin
Ang Nerseri (The Nursery) by Vic Acedillo, Jr.
Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe by Alvin B. Yapan
Astig (Mga Batang Kalye) by GB Sampedro
Colorum by Jon Steffan Ballesteros
Dinig Sana Kita by Mike E. Sandejas
Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno
Last Supper No. 3 by Veronica Velasco and Jinky Laurel
Mangatyanan (The Blood Trail) by Jerrold Tarog
Sanglaan by Milo Sogueco.

The finalists will receive an initial seed investment of Php500,000 from Econolink Investments. The final winning entry will be given an additional grant of Php200,000 plus the Cinemalaya Trophy during the awarding rites on July 26, 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. All the films will be screened during the 2009 Cinemalaya on July 17-26, 2009 at the CCP.

Now on its fifth year, the Cinemalaya Competition and Festival is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, CCP, Econolink Investments Inc. and the Film Development Council of the Philippines. It is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

Cinemalaya is held in two categories - full length and short feature. Finalists in the short feature category will be announced in May 2009.

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