Cinemalaya 2017 Full-Length Feature Official Entries: Trailers & Movie Posters l Showing from August 5 to August 13

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Now on its 13th year, your favorite Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be held from August 4 to 13, 2017 in CCP Theaters and Ayala Cinemas.

Here's the rundown of the finalists of Cinemalaya 2017 Full-Length Feature:

    BAGAHE (The Baggage) by Zig Dulay. An OFW escapes from her rapist boss and dumps her fetus at the comfort room of an airplane hoping to go back to the Philippines and be with her family.



       ANG PAMILYANG HINDI LUMULUHA by Mes de Guzman. A woman is desperate to bring back her husband and her children, but only a popular “family without tears” can restore her hopes to rebuild her own family.


 Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig - A woman’s confession to murder hurls a priest and altar boy into a fit of conflicting emotions and the need to be righteous.


 ANG GURO KONG DI MARUNONG MAGBASA (My Teacher Who Doesn’t Know How To Read) by Perry Escano. “In this barrio, the number of child warrior grows when their illiterate teacher disappears and education is ignored”.


Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno. This is the story of Kiko, an 11-year old boy, who was looking for the world famous Filipino boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao, the man he thinks is his father, but instead finds a has-been boxer, George, who became a father figure to him at a time when he needed a father to look up to.



 NABUBULOK by Sonny Calvento. Luna is missing. Jason Harper, her American husband, is alleged of killing her. As Jason intends to leave the country, circumstances conspire to avert his plan.


      REQUITED by Nerissa Picadizo.  A dramatic biking love story with splashes of adventure. “Requited” is about a disease-stricken biker who wants to conquer a treacherous terrain on one final adventure that pitted him against nature and the woman he desires.


      RESPETO by Treb Monteras II. An amateur young hiphop rapper and a grumpy veteran poet cross paths during a stand-off between riot police and squatters.  Both are compelled to interact and deal with each other’s problems, healing the wounds of the past and having a new perspective on writing their respective verses.


BACONAUA by Joseph Israel Laban.  After a particularly strong squall, a sleepy fishing village in a tiny island in Southern Tagalog wakes up to an astonishing sight – their sea has turned red.  Floating on their waters are thousands of apples.  No one knows where it came from.  Some see it as a bad omen from the baconaua – a creature of myth.  A few think it’s a miracle from heaven.  While others fear a more sinister source.


The finalists each received a Php750,000 production grant from the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Cinemalaya Foundation.

Cinemalaya, which recently held its 12th edition on August 5-14 at the CCP and Ayala Theaters in Cebu, Solenad, Nuvali, Glorietta, Greenbelt, TriNoma, UP Town Center and Fairview Terraces, has supported and promoted the production of 127 full feature independent films and 106 short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.

Check out the full schedules below:

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

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