Cinemalaya 2015: 10 Short Films You Need to See This Year!

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Our most-awaited and most celebrated annual independent film festival is here!

Cinemalaya 2015 is set to be held on August 7-15, 2015 at the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) in Pasay City. The entries will also be available in some festival venues such as Greenbelt 3 in Makati; schedule of screenings are yet to be announced.

Cinemalaya 2015
photo grabbed from www.cinemalaya.org

Cinemalaya 2015 Short Films

APASOL
by Ryan Murcia
A story of an afternoon love and farewell as a gay couple spend their last afternoon together wishing on a tree and waiting to fade with the sun.

Cinemalaya 2015 Apasol Trailer

GATILYO NG BARIL
by Glenmark Doromal
This film is set in Year 1983 when Ms. Estrella investigates the case of Carlito Dimahilig , the assassin who attempted to kill Imelda Marcos.

Cinemalaya 2015 Gatilyo ng Baril Trailer

KYEL
by Arvin Belarmino
A troubled man finds his own cure in the vast darkness of his room. Trying to persuade his lover to come back, he discovers a new form of therapy – his greatest ordeal, a terrible encounter he has to escape from. The horrors inside his head creeps into his skin and digs deep into his senses, bringing him closer to a much more shocking reality which leaves him no choice but to face his atrocious demise eye to eye.

Cinemalaya 2015 Kyel Trailer

LISYUN QNG GEOGRAFIA (LESSONS OF GEOGRAPHY)
by Petersen Vargas
Before leaving their hometown for good, Tib Apostol, chances an old map his best friend in high school made for him. This map guided him in retracing the memories of their friendship and places that are special to him and his best friend, Tric.

Cinemalaya 2015 Lisyun Qng Geografia Trailer

MATER
by Annemikami Pablo
When extreme devotion and unconditional love collide, a mother and her daughter find their escape out of the loophole that binds them together.

Cinemalaya 2015 Mater Trailer

NENOK
by Milo Tolentino
Nenok, a 9-year-old-street-kid in Malolos, Bulacan, adopts the city’s historic Barasoain Church as his temporary home and personal space for mischief to the distress and annoyance of Mang Johnny, the stern parish ground keeper.

Cinemalaya 2015 Nenok Trailer

PAPETIR
by Darwin Novicio
During a performance, a ventriloquist suddenly finds himself talking with his past. Will he continue the conversation or remain tight-lipped form a voice long kept?

Cinemalaya 2015 Papetir Trailer

PUSONG BATO
by Martika Escobar
This short film is about Cinta Dela Cruz, a middle-aged faded actress who tries to relive and remember her glorious days as a movie star in the 1970s. She does this by watching films at home everyday until one day, during an earthquake; something breaks into her window and wakes her up from her Hollywood dream.

Cinemalaya 2015 Pusong Bato Trailer

SANCTISSIMA
by Kenneth Dagatan
Marissa lives in the dark and with an even darker secret. Her only contact to the outside world were her patients, who come and go, oblivious of whether the fetuses that Marissa extracts from them survive or not. A complication besetting one of her patients threatens Marissa’s reclusive world. She fights back to protect it.

Cinemalaya 2015 Sanctissima Trailer

WAWA
by Anj Macalanda
A young boy’s journey as he take his father to his final resting place.

Cinemalaya 2015 Wawa Trailer

For more information about this year’s Cinemalaya, visit www.cinemalaya.org.

5 Responses

  1. Heart
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    I'm thrilled to watch the 2nd film mentioned above, " Gatilyo ng Baril" because it is a true-story based film. On the other hand, my heart breaks everytime I see a scene of abortion like what the " Sanctissima" depicts.

  2. Chasing Philippines
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    Schedule and ticket prices are out! Been checking the available dates since the other day. Hope I could file for a one day leave from work to avail the one day pass

  3. Adrenaline Romance
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    Exciting! Sadly, we can't watch the screening of these films as we are in Cebu. 🙁

  4. Chasing Philippines
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    Awww… That's sad.
    Hope they'll have more screenings in more places just like what they had way back 2011

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