I can’t have favorites. The fact that they are finally showing their films is already an accomplishment in itself,” said Jose Javier Reyes, director of competition and head of the follow-up committee of the 2022 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.
After a two-year wait following the series of lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cinemalaya will finally have a feature film category in its two-week run in August at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City.
Thirteen new feature films will be in competition from August 5 to 14. “These are made by finalists from the 2020 and 2021 editions who were unable to tour and exhibit their work due to the pandemic,” Reyes explained.
“I admire the persistence of these filmmakers in completing their works – and finally they will be able to exhibit their films in a public place with a real audience,” he added.
“A diverse set of stories,” the award-winning writer-director said when asked to share the type of stories featured in the 2022 lineup. debut of new filmmakers whose voices will hopefully shape the future directions of Filipino cinema.”
The following films will be in competition in this edition: “Argo” by TM Malones, “Ginhawa” by Christian Paolo Lat, “Blue Room” by Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagñalan, “Batsoy” by Ronald Batallones, “12 Weeks” by Anna Isabelle Matutina. ,” Cynthia Cruz-Paz to “Retirada” by Milo Alto Paz, “Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin?” by Real Florido? “Angkas” by Rain Yamson II, “Kaluskos” by Roman Perez Jr, “Parole” by Briliant Juan, “Bula sa Langit” by Sheenly Gener, “Elehiya” by Manny Palo and “The Basketball Player” by Carlo Obispo.
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