Cinemalaya 2019: Fifteen Years of Independent Cinema Excelence

Cinemalaya 15

For its 15th year, Cinemalaya launches 10 Full-length and 10 Short Feature films and exhibits other award-winning films from all over the Philippines and around Asia.

Established in 2005, Cinemalaya continues to discover, encourage and support the cinematic works of upcoming and veteran Filipino filmmakers who boldly articulate and freely interpret the Philippine experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

In celebration of its 15th year, Cinemalaya pushes for more screens throughout the country, partnering with Ayala and Vista Cinemas for screenings in the regions particularly in Legazpi, Naga, Davao City, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Pampanga. It is also launching the Cinemalaya Campus Student Short Shorts 1-minute Competition, a pre-festival campaign from 4 June to 25 July 2019 up until the festival proper on 2 to 13 August 2019 for the simultaneous screenings at the regional partner cinemas. Cinemalaya also partners with Tokyo Docs, Japan’s international documentary event which support co-productions of documentaries as it strengthens its ties with the Eiga Sai Japanese Film Festival as an allied festival. On its 5th year at Cinemalaya, exciting alternative works will be showcased in the Ika-31 Gawad CCP Para Sa AlternatibongPelikula at Video.

To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of Filipino full feature independent films and 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.

The 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival promises to deliver the best visual storytelling to every film enthusiast. Judging by this year’s line-up of full-length films and short features, there is something that will surely capture the audience’s imagination.

Full-Length Films

  • “ANi (The Harvest)” by Kim Zuñiga and Sandro del Rosario
  • “Belle Douleur (Beautiful Pain)” by Joji Villanueva Alonso
  • “Children of the River” by Maricel Cariaga
  • “Edward” by Thop Nazareno
  • “Fuccbois” by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
  • “Iska” by Theodore Boborol
  • “John Denver Trending” by Arden Rod Condez
  • “Malamaya (The Color of Ash)” by Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez
  • “Pandanggo sa Hukay” by Shéryl Rose Andes
  • “Tabon” by Xian Lim

Short Films

  • “‘Wag Mo ‘Kong Kausapin (Please Stop Talking)” by Josef Gacutan
  • “Disconnection Notice” by Glenn Lowell Averia
  • “Gatilyo (Trigger)” by Harold Lance Pialda
  • “Heist School” by Julius Renomeron, Jr.
  • “Hele ng Maharlika (Lullaby of the Free)” by Norvin de los Santos
  • “Kontrolado ni Girly ang Buhay N’ya (Girly is in Control of His Life)” by Gilb Baldoza
  • “Sa Among Agwat (In Between Spaces)” by Don Senoc
  • “Sa Gabing Tanging Liwanag ay Paniniwala (Belief as the Light in Darkness)” by Francis Amir Guillermo
  • “Tembong (Connecting)” by Shaira Advincula
  • “The Shoemaker” by Sheron Dayoc

Other Festival Components

  • Best of the Festivals
  • Digital Classics
  • Dokyu
  • Indie Nation
  • Tribute to Armida Siguion-Reyna
  • Tribute to Cesar Hernando
  • Premieres/Cinemalaya Retro
  • Visions of Asia
  • 5th Cinemalaya Institute
  • 31st Gawad CCP Para saAlternatibongPelikula at Video
  • Cinemalaya Campus – a major component of Cinemalaya
  • Cinemalaya Awards Night –August 11, 2019 at the CCP Main Theater

Festival Passes (with RFID Cards)
All-Access Pass: P4,000 (plus free Cinemalaya Festival Shirt)
FIC Pass (Films-in-Competition): P2,200

Festival Passes (Ticketed)
Barkada Pass: P1,500 (for 5 pax at the Devant Screening Lounge)
One-Day Pass: (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
P600 – admission to 4 screenings for the day
P800 – admission to 5 screenings for the day

VIP Box: (1 dedicated box at the Main Theater; validity date is indicated on the ticket)
P1,500 – admission for 6 pax to 1 screening for 1 day
P5,000 – admission for 6 pax to 4 screenings for 1 day
P7,000 – admission for 6 pax to 5 screenings for 1 day

To avail of Festival Passes, fill out the Registration Form (All-Access Pass | FIC Pass) and send to [email protected]

For inquiries and reservation, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or CCP Sales and Promotions Office at 832-3706.