If you’re still planning where to hangout this weekend, then we recommend you to experience this year’s Cinemalaya.
Cinemalaya Film Festival, our country’s prestigious festival for Filipino indie films, has started yesterday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with Mikhail Red’s coming-of-age thriller “Birdshot”.
Birdshot follows the story of a young farm girl who wanders off into a Philippine forest reserve where she mistakenly kills a Philippine Eagle which is one of the many endangered species in the country. Local authorities begin to track down the anonymous killer which will later lead them to a horrific discovery.
Known as the biggest indie film festival in the Philippines, Cinemalaya 2017 runs until August 13 at various venues of the CCP as well as in selected cinemas of Ayala Malls. Initially began in 2005, the film festival aims to encourage, honor and discover the brilliant works of Filipino filmmakers.
There are a total of 21 entries that people can watch for the main competition (nine full-length films and twelve short films). You can also catch some featured award-winning Filipino indie films in CCP.
You may visit the official website of Cinemalaya to check the full screening schedules for CCP and Ayala Malls.