The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition started last 9th July and will end on 18th July at CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) so go and support our indie films. Students get special discounts. More info at Cinemalaya’s official web.
Of course, how can I forget the entry of “Jay” director, Francis Xavier Pasion, who won the Special Mention Award in the Main Competition Category at the 2008 Bangkok International Film Festival ?
This year, Francis’ entry to Cinemalaya is called, “Sampaguita” (Jasmine). It is the national flower of the Philippines. This was the movie he mentioned to us during that time. So don’t forget to catch “Sampaguita” especially at the gala screening tomorrow. Here are the scheds courtesy of Mel T. Navarro:
12 July / Mon 06:15 PM Tanghalang Nicanor Aberlardo (CCP Main Theatre) – GALA
13 July / Tue 06:15 PM Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
14 July / Wed 06:15 PM Bulwangang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
16 July / Fri 03:30 PM Tanghalang Nicanor Aberlardo (CCP Main Theatre)
17 July / Sat 09:00 PM Tanghalang Huseng Batute
And on July 17, 6:15 pm at CCP Little Theater, don’t forget to catch a special screening of “Muli” starring Cogie Domingo and Sid Lucero.