The Philippines’ biggest independent film festival, Cinemalaya, won’t happen until August, but cinema fans can already buy all-access passes which will give them the chance to watch all movies in the fest as early as now.
Cinemalaya also announced on their Facebook page yesterday that the all-access passes are now being sold at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Box Office in Pasay City at a discounted price.
Starting today until Feb. 3, Sunday, passes will be priced at PHP1,750 (US$33.50), far lower than the regular PHP3,500 (US$67) price.
Buyers will first be given a temporary festival pass which will be converted into the final version of the all-access pass closer to the date of the festival to be held from Aug. 2 — 11.
Full-length films in this year’s competition include:
Ani (The Harvest)
Written and directed by Kim Zuniga and Sandro del Rosario
A boy works with a malfunctioning robot to help save the boy’s ill grandfather.
Annak Ti Karayan (Children Of The River)
Written and directed by Maricel Cariaga
A young boy’s life changes forever when a phone call that used to arrive regularly suddenly stops coming.
Belle Douleur (Beautiful Pain)
Directed by Joji Alonso
Written by Therese Cayaba
A successful woman embarks on a relationship with a much younger man.
Written and directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
A film that explains why “fame is a constant effort.”
Directed by Theodore Boborol
Written by Mary Rose Colindres
A woman is declared an unfit guardian to her special-needs grandson, but she remains tenacious in the face of all odds.
John Denver Trending
Written and directed by Arden Rod Condez
A Grade 8 student assaults a classmate who falsely accuses him of stealing a gadget. He becomes a social media sensation when a video of the attack is uploaded online.
Directed by Danica Sta Lucia and Leilani Chavez
Written by Leilani Chavez and Liberty Trinidad
A woman meets a younger man who reignites her passions.
Directed by Sheryl Rose Andes
Written by Andrian Legazpi
A small-town midwife prepares for an interview for a job based overseas.
Directed by Xian Lim
Written by Xian Lim and Ays de Guzman
A man’s perception of reality is tested when suspects deny that they committed a crime.
Directed by Thop Nazareno
Screenplay by Denise O’Hara
A boy is forced to live underneath his sick father’s hospital bed.