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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 6, 2021

17th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival STARTS TODAY ONLINE! Here's the complete program of entries!!!!

 The 17th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, starts today, and will run from August 6th until September 5th in Key to Experiences (ktx.ph) platform.

This year the festival will take place online via Key to Experiences (ktx.ph) platform. You can buy your tickets here: https://www.ktx.ph/ – 

You can pay using credit cards, online banking, over-the-counter local banks and non-local banks (via Dragon Pay), and e-wallets such as GCash, GrabPay, ECPAY and PayMaya. After you pay you will have access to the films for 24 hours.

– Main Competition (short films) –

The Dust in Your Place by David Olson

Out of Body by Enrico Po

Namnama en Lolang (Grandmother’s Hope) by Jonnie Lyn P. Dasalla

Maski Papano (I Mask Go On) by Che Tagyamon, Glenn Barit

Kawatan Sa Salog (A Toy in the River) by Alphie Velasco

Crossing by Marc Misa

Ate OG by Kevin Mayuga

Ang Pagdadalaga ni Lola Mayumi by Shiri De Leon

Ang Mga Nawalang Pag-asa at Panlasa (The Last Hopes and Flavors) by Devin Jay Ayson & Mark Moneda

An Sadit na Planeta by Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Beauty Queen by Myra Aquino

Looking for Rafflesias and Other Fleeting Things by James Fajardo

Kids on Fire by Kyle Nieva

– Cinemalaya Retrospective –

Tokwifi (Star) by Carla Pulido Ocampo

Living Things by Martika Ramirez Escobar

Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento

Pabasa Kan Pasyon by Hubert Tibi

Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos (To Calm the Pig Inside) by Joanna Vasquez Arong

Quing Lalam Ning Aldo (Under the Sun) by Reeden Fajardo

– Digital Classics –

Karma by Danny L. Zialcita (1981)

Langis at Tubig by Danny L. Zialcita (1980)

– Tributes –

Tribute to Mel Chionglo

– Dokyu –

– Program A

Yugto by Joanna Reyes, Cristy Linga, Ja Turla

A House in Pieces by Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes

– Program B

Paraisong Bacao by Adrian N. Manaois

Masterpiece by Januar Yap and Kristoffer Villarino

Last Days at Sea by Venice Atienza

– Indie Nation Full-Lengh

ECQ Diary (Bawal Lumabas by Arlyn Dela Cruz Bernal

Don Filipino by Tim Muñoz

Kintsugi by Lawrence Fajardo

Lockdown by Joel Lamangan

– Indie Nation Shorts

– Program A

Sol by Joanna Vasquez Arong

Basol Balos by Tonny A. Abad

Phone Call by Direk Bee

Konsumatumes by Gio Gonzalves

I Will Die For You by Jaime Morados

Maris by Gabb Gantala

– Program B

Don’t Worry, we still hear you by Martika Ramirez Escobar

Maratabat by Abdul Rashid Lao

Hija by Christian Paul Lim

10,000 Errors by Giullienne Sanchez

Paraiso by Charles Hilado and Seb Valdez

Regta by Gabb Gantala

This Day by Red Aquino

– Program C

Pugon by Gabby Ramos

Last 234! by Genevieve Ofiana

Babu Jalhana by Ram Esteban Estael

Yawyaw Ni JP by Sine Sanyata

Salidumay by Dexter Macaraeg

Rekwerdo by Juls D. Batuang

– Premieres - Full length films

Love and Pain In Between Refrains by Joselito Altarejos

He Who Is Withouht Sin by Jason Paul Laxamana

Highest Peak by Arbi Barbarona

Tao Po by Mae Paner

– Vision of Asia –

Mosul, My Home by Adelet Garmiany – Iraq | 2020

Jazu kissa Beishi: Swify no tanshi (Jazz Café Basie: The Ballad of Swifty) by Tetsuya Hoshino – Japan | 2019

Chronicle of Space by Akshay Indikar – India | 2020

Bandar Band by Manijeh Hekmat – Iran, Germany | 2020

A Dark Dark Man by Adilkhan Yerzhanov – Kazakhstan, France | 2019

– Allied Screenings –

Leona by Isaac Cherem

Bangabandhu: Forever in Our Hearts by by the Department of Films and Publications, Ministry of Information, Government of Bangladesh

Passage of Life by Akio Fujimoto

About the festival:

The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a key project of the Foundation first held in 2005 in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines. A competitive film festival, it serves as a concrete means to achieve its purpose to discover gifted filmmakers. 

It also aims to invigorate the Philippine film industry by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers.

For more information about the festival please go here: https://www.cinemalaya.org