Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cinemalaya 2017 Short Film Feature Official Entries

Set during the launch of the first space shuttle of the Philippines,  an ordinary old couple living in the suburbs attempts to go about their life during this strange day.

CAST:  Helen Annang, Eduardo Ngo, JD Chavez

Directed By: Carlo Francisco Manatad

Silence pierced the chaos inside Maria’s home when she confirms that she is pregnant with her 22nd child. Conflict ensues when her 14-year-old daughter is suspected to be pregnant, which angers the firstborn of the family. Amidst the chaos, Maria's water suddenly breaks.

CAST:  Upeng Galang, Sue Prado, Zini Narciso, Jhayvot Galang  

Directed By: JP Habac

After he was bullied one night, Joshua decided to take matters into his own hands. But things don't go as planned, so he is left with no choice but to seek help from his policeman father.

CAST:  Ronwaldo Martin, Simon Ibarra, Cherry Malvar, Luis Ruiz

Directed By: Carl Chavez

The film tells the story of Bateng, a boy who triggered a series of life-changing events when he stole an old woman’s purse.

CAST:  Kristoffer King as Julio, Frank Ferguson as Kosa, Angelo Gammad as Bateng, Duke San Juan as policeman, Shieka Aljunaibi as Marie

Directed By: Noel Escondo

The film tells the story of a lone, apathetic plastic bottle collector named Caloy, who gets caught in the middle of two warring gangs. That incident changes his disposition in life forever.

CAST:  Dylan Ray Talon as Caloy, Rian Simon Magtaan as Makoy, Pau Benitez as Glo, Ron Christian Alos as Nunoy, Rogelio Torres as Bata, Mark Jovic Barredo as Ringo, Jemuel Satumba as Ponsi, Joseph Ferrer as Jojo, Neil Tuballes as Mario, Kyle Mauricio as Tisoy, Francis Cruz III as the security guard

Directed By: Juan Karlo Tarobal

Stressing over whether she would be able to perform in the school’s annual Talent Show because her family could not afford to rent a traditional costume, twelve-year-old Thirdy starts having visions of a mysterious man. Everything seems to unravel as village problems and family secrets finally collide.

CAST:  Allain Hablo as Lolo Iyo, Diocel Maries Raso as Thirdy 

Directed By: TM Malones

In the absence of their OFW mother, two young brothers have to deal with the sudden loss of their father. 

CAST:  William Buenevante, Alexus Gelacio, Bernard Carritero, Diane Alferez

Directed By: Glenn Barit

The film follows the journey of twin brothers, Andres and Gael, living in a fishing village ravaged by strong typhoon, as they find healing against the harsh landscape of an island.

CAST:  Andrew Maog as Gael; Joaquin Maog as Andres; Chester Orino as Miguel; Jerry Maog as Miguel’s father

Directed By: PR Patindol

Amidst the grief, anger and injustice, Mang Jerry works frantically to find enough money to get his son who is a victim of extra judicial killings out of the funeral home.

CAST:  Bobby Tamayo as Mang Jerry Katigbak, Marc Felix as Emman Katigbak, Teri Lacayanga as Aling Mercy, Eisen Lim as Cedric, Carlo Tarobal as Caloy, Dencio Gagarin as police officer

Directed By: Marvin Cabangunay

The film revolves around the incredible story of man and his natural relationship with the ocean. Because of his old age and physical frailty, Manong decides what he will do next after retiring from the only profession he knows, a fisherman

CAST:  Filboy Jillona as Manong, Jeremy Banda as Kid, Tali Jilona as market vendor; Jeramil Banda as friend

Directed By: E Del Mundo

A young woman returns to her hometown to meet her Grandmother Loleng who suffers from dementia. Together, they will unearth the old lady’s innermost secrets and wartime experiences.

CAST: Lui Manansala, Mariel Urbiztondo, Isabel Quesada, Renaissance Tuason; voice actors Hiroshi Ega, Jun Igarashi, NJ Nunez, Steve dela Cruz, Ryla Berico

Directed By: Che Tagyamon

 The beautiful maiden Juana lives peacefully in an island until she realizes that she is alone. To satisfy her longing, she dances and prays for a companion. Suddenly, a man arrives.

CAST: Aisha Polestico, Marveen Lozano, Antonio Collantes

Directed By: Antonne Santiago

What to expect more in Cinemalaya 2017 click here

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 4 to 13, 2017 at the various venues of the CCP, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Trinoma, U.P. Town Center, Fairview Terraces and Marquee Mall

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