A.SHORT FEATURE CATEGORY
1. Best Screenplay – Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (Paghihintay sa Bulong)
2. Best Direction – Sheron Dayoc (As He Sleeps)
3. Special Jury Prize – Manenaya
4. Best Film – Victor
5. Audience Choice – Ruweda More
From the Palanca Award-Winning short novel by Eros Atalia, “INTOY SYOKOY NG KALYE MARINO” is now an Official Cinemalaya 2012 Full Length Film Entry (New Breed Category) under the production of Boy Abunda, direction of Lem Lorca and screenplay by Jerry Gracio
RENOWNED COMMERCIAL AND MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR FINALLY DEBUTS HER LONG AWAITED FEATURE FILM
She’s directed music videos for the likes of Sandwich, Kjwan, Itchyworms and Urbandub, but now director Marie Jamora will finally be releasing her feature-length film debut, Ang Nawawala.
A project almost ten years in development, the film is composed of images, characters, scenes and dialogue Marie has been collecting since college and her years studying Film at Columbia University. A Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2012 Finalist (New-Breed Full-Length Feature Category), Ang Nawawala is the story of Gibson Bonifacio (Dominic Roco), who stopped talking when he was a young boy. Now twenty years old, he returns home to Manila from his studies abroad, his first visit in three years. He finds his family trying to keep it together, his mother still hurting from a tragic loss in the past. Against the backdrop of the vibrant local music scene, his childhood best friend tries to reconnect with him, while he unexpectedly finds a chance at a first, real romantic relationship. Amidst the holidays, Gibson reconsiders and redefines his relationships with his family, his friends, and with himself.
Her crew consists of trusted friends and professionals she has worked with in the past, including Hong Kong cinematographer Ming Kai Leung (her classmate at Columbia). “This is my dream film,” said Marie, “one I’ve been thinking about for years, and there is nothing better than being able to make it with some of my best friends, who also happen to be damn good at their jobs. I have never been so happy on a set in my life. It’s also because of our cast; I got everyone I wanted.” More
Sheron Dayoc’s Halaw won the Best Film award in the New Breed Full Length Feature category while Pam Miras’Wag Kang Titingin topped the Short Feature category and Mark Meily’s Donorwas named Best Film in the Directors Showcase of the 6th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition. This was announced in the Cinemalaya awarding rites on July 18, 2010 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.
Halaw was cited “for its timely depiction of the rigors and dangers that Filipinos go through in order to reach Sabah in search of greener pastures, its mastery of the elements of filmmaking and meaningful narrative, and its powerful herald that Mindanao cinema has come of age.” More
THE recentlyconcluded 6th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition will move over to the UP Film Center ’s Cine Adarna in Diliman where it will run from July 20 to 30. The event, which is billed Cinemalaya Goes U.P. 6 , will feature the films that competed in the New Breed (Full length feature) category, the Short Feature category and the Directors Showcase of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition.
Cinemalaya Goes UP 6 is a presentation of the UP Cineastes’ Studio and Abracadabra in partnership with the UP Film institute and in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Cinemalaya Foundation.
The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition, which was held at the CCP on July 9-18, is a competitive all digital film festival that aims to discover, encourage and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers and seeks to invigorate the Philippine film industry by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers.
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