Whoooo the Cinemalaya Festival 2011 is happening again and this time, a new location is added to reach wider audience. 2 theaters at Greenbelt 3, Makati will be dedicated to Cinemalaya on July 16-24, 2011.
At the CCP, the Festival will be held in 7 venues. The opening ceremony is slated on July 15, 6:00 pm followed by the festival opening film at the CCP Main Theater. The Cinemalaya Awards Night will be held on July 24, 7:00 pm at the same venue.
31 digital films in competition, plus more than a hundred in exhibition, new sections, and a second festival venue all make Cinemalaya bigger and better this year. With the tagline in festival ads beckoning audiences to “See the Unseen”, Cinemalaya films this year tackle such themes as passion, memory, truth, despair, obsession, terror and splendor.
New sections will spice up this year's Cinemalaya menu. Focus Asia will feature eight independent works by Asian directors from Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Japan. The Ronwaldo Reyes Retrospective, presented in cooperation with the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, will highlight the directorial works of National Artist Fernando Poe Jr., better known to Filipinos as an action star. The Cinemalaya Documentary section, presented in cooperation with Calata Corporation, offers a hefty and more substantial helping of films on various aspects of Philippine life and society.
Ticket costs P150 per screening.
NEW BREED FULL LENGTH CATEGORY
Amok (Amok) by Lawrence Fajardo
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank) by Marlon Rivera and Chris Martinez
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (The Dance of Two Left Feet) by Alemberg Ang and Alvin Yapan
Bahay Bata (Baby Factory) by Eduardo W. Roy, Jr. and Jerome Zamora
Cuchera by Joseph Israel M. Laban
I-libings: Your Loss, Our Luck (E-funerals) by Rommel Andreo Sales
Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me by Noel Ferrer, Jerry Gracio, and Erick Salud
Nino by Loy Arcenas
Teoriya (Father's Way) by Alistaire Christian E. Chan
DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY
Bisperas (Eve) by Jeffrey Jeturian stars Tirso Cruz III, Raquel Villavicencio, Julia Clarete
Busong (Palawan Fate) by Auraeus Solito stars Alessandra de Rosi
Isda (Fable of the Fish) by Adolfo Alix Jr. stars Cherrie Pie Picache and Bembol Roco
Patikul by Joel C. Lamangan stars Marvin Agustin and Glaiza de Castro
SHORT FEATURE CATEGORY
Debut by Pamela Llanes Reyes
Every Other Time by Gino M. Santos
Hanapbuhay (Source of Living) by Henry Frejas
Hazard by Mikhail Red
Immanuel by Gabriel "Gio" Puyat
Nino Bonito by Rommel "Milo" Tolentino
Oliver's Apartment by Misha Balangue
Samarito (Samaritan) by Rafael L. Santos
Un Diutay Mundo (One Small World) by Ana Carlyn V. Lim
Walang Katapusang Kwarto (An Endless Room) by Emerson Reyes
Also check the Cinemalaya website!