Biggest indie film festival at Ayala Malls Cinemas
Ayala Malls Cinemas brings the biggest independent film festival in the country closer to the audience as the 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival opens on Aug. 5 -13 at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, TriNoma, Fairview Terraces, U.P. Town Center, and now reaching Pampanga audiences at MarqueeMall.
This year’s highly-anticipated Cinemalaya features an exciting lineup of nine full length feature films and 12 short films featuring talented and iconic actors in their most challenging roles yet such as Sharon Cuneta, Alfred Vargas, Jake Cuenca, Boots Anson-Roa, Yayo Aguila, Bembol Rocco, Gina Alajar, Angel Aquino, Niño Muhlach, Lou Veloso, Mon Confiado, and Ricky Davao along with up and coming talents to watch out for.
Ayala Malls Cinemas, in partnership with the Cinemalaya Foundation, has been home for the last seven years to the cinematic, and highly creative works of new and veteran Filipino filmmakers. Wholly attuned to this year’s Cinemalaya theme “See the Big Picture”, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ state-of-the-art digital screens render clear images and crisp sounds enhancing the quality of films selected for this year’s festival that provides a pleasant viewing experience.
This year’s entries in the Full-Length category include Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa (My Teacher Who Doesn’t Know How to Read) by Perry Escaño, Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha (The Family that Doesn’t Weep) by Mes De Guzman, Bagahe (The Baggage) by Zig Dulay, Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban, Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno, Nabubulok (The Decaying) by Sonny Calvento, Requited by Nerissa Picadizo, Respeto by Alberto Monteras II and Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig (Clouds of Plague) by Iar Arondiang.
For the first time in the history of the festival, 12 films (instead of 10 in the past) have been selected to compete in the Short Film category.
“We at Ayala Malls Cinemas believe in the great talent of our Filipino filmmakers, and we want to help them reach out to a variety of audiences by making Cinemalaya available in our cinemas,” said Amir V. Precilla, general manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas.
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