Saturday, 23 July 2016

Cinemalaya 2016 Short Film Feature Official Entries







In the afterlife, the lost souls are given the opportunity to resurrect to someone else’s body to decide which path they will be taking after, Heaven or Hell.  On her fortieth day, Angelica believes that her calling is to become a full-fledged Demon…but will she get certified?


Starring: Chai Fonacier, Regine Kimseng, Gloria Jocelyn Kimseng, Angelyn Khu, Miraluna Tongoy, Mark V. Fernandez

Written and Directed By: Isaias Herrera Zantua







Ang Maangas, ang Marikit at ang Makata (The Cool, the Fool, and the Lovely) is a one-act play for film about the characters meeting on an ordinary day.  Alfonso, a warrior from the Other Side goes to town in search of the Captain for a payment that is owed to him.  He arrived at the house seeing Liwliw, the Captain’s daughter practicing her dance.  Complications arise when Delfin, a passionate poet, serenades the young lady.


Starring:  Martha Comia, Lao Rodriguez,
Alvin Anson, Archie Adamos, Giro Alva, Rafael Raymundo, Lhet Navarro, Jan Michael Jamisola, Leandro Lorenzo

Directed By: Jose Ibarra Guballa









A lesbian couple, Pat and Karen, know fully well that their relationship won’t last for good. So they decide to draft a contract binding them together for a limited period of time, which starts out as a monthly contract, then becomes yearly, until they are together for 7 years. On their 7th anniversary, Pat makes a plan to surprise for Karen.

Starring: Claudia Enriquez,  Rona Lallana

Directed By: Cyrus Valdez






Fish Out Of Water tells the story of Min-jae, a Korean-Filipino teenager, who is often discriminated against for being mixed-blood.  His utmost desire to belong to the homogeneous and hierarchical Korean society is tested when his single Filipina mother decides to send him to the Philippines one winter day.

Starring:  Alec Kevin Rigonan,  Yayo Aguila, Seo Yangwon


Directed By: Mon A.L. Garilao






Linda, in her 70s, is a Chinese citizen who has been living in the Philippines since the Japanese occupation of their homeland.  For a while, it was like she was building the perfect Chinese Family raising three children together with her Husband, Felipe, and a business tycoon who worked hard to increase their wealth to millions.  A mysterious phone call from the unknown shaken their home that leads to their bankruptcy.  Tragically, Felipe went in come for 7 years and left Linda devastated.  She tries to keep her family together until a revelation totally broke their home apart.


Starring: Perla Bautisa,  Tony Mabesa, Odette Khan

Directed By: Ogos Aznar







Is a story of a Woman Miner from the Mountains of Benguet,  who struggles to balance life as a miner and a single parent. Butas will take you to a journey in the life of a mother who is struggling to make ends meet but is hopeful of being able to provide a better life for her son. Due to poverty in her native land she was forced to  work in a foreign country but comes back to the Philippines to take care of her son after the husband died from a mining accident.

Starring: Jill Palencia, JhaykienNuyad, SkyzxLabastilla, Paul Temperante

Directed By: Richard H. Cawed







Arman and Leo, two young boys and best friends living in the province, share a common past-time: writing down any dreams that they have and discussing them together for no reason at all.  On his way to their next meeting, however, Arman realizes that he is being followed by someone who might be haunting the dreams he refuses to reveal.

Starring: John Vincent Servilla, Carlos Dala, Himlay Payapa

Written and Directed By: Noah del Rosario







After years of separation and longing; Ramon visits Doroteo, his brother, hoping to make up for the lost time that they could have spent with each other.


Starring: Himlay Payapa and Moises Magisa

 
Directed By: John Relano






An introverted middle-aged man finds a wonderful distraction to his otherwise dull, late afternoons by the farm.


Starring: Edmund Dreu Santiago,  Janus ‘MJ’ Aquino,  Rowendel Santos,  Melinda Aquino,  Ruben Santos


Written and Directed By: Rommel Tolentino






Pektus tells the story of a day in the lives of two men in the city -both proud, indifferent, and bound by the confines of their milieu and their choices in life- and their incidental yet preordained meeting in a one-way alley that would change their lives thereafter. Raising questions of how far people have control over what happens in their lives, the film seeks to explore circumstance versus choice, breaking points, and second chances.

Starring:  Nonie Buencamino, Jojit Lorenzo, Joel Saracho, EloraEspaƱo, Alex Medina, Jess Mendoza, Nova Villa,
Shamaine Buencamino

Written and Directed By: Isabel Quesada






What to expect more in Cinemalaya 2016 click here


Cinemalaya 2016 will be held on August 5-14, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas in Greenbelt 3 and Glorietta, Makati, Trinoma and UP Town Center, Quezon City, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa and Ayala Mall in Cebu



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