|The Ten Full Lenght Directors of 15th Cinemalaya 2019|
Still, with the Cultural Center of the Philippines as their home, this year's festival is loaded with numerous films across the regions of Asia and other continents, and exhibitions from selected movie competition in Metro Manila, plus the fact that Cinemalaya receives Nikkei Asia Prize for Cultural and Community from Japan last May of this year, another achievement in line with the 50 years of CCP.
|Short Film Directors (Erickson Dela Cruz)|
"We are very excited to celebrate the 15 years of Cinemalaya, as you know Cinemalaya has journeyed since it starts many years ago, and has launch careers of many filmmakers and has change Filipino cinema, and continues to do so. In fact, it stimulated the creation of other independent Film Festival, making it vibrant for filmmakers and audiences alike." Chris Millado, CCP Artistic Director said during its official press conference last July 9.
Here are the complete list for this year's Full length and short film contenders and the directors.
“ANi (The Harvest)” by Kim Zuñiga and Sandro del Rosario
“Belle Douleur (Beautiful Pain)” by Joji Villanueva Alonso
“Children of the River” by Maricel Cariaga
“Edward” by Thop Nazareno
“Fuccbois” by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
“Iska” by Theodore Boborol
“John Denver Trending” by Arden Rod Condez
“Malamaya (The Color of Ash)” by Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez
“Pandanggo sa Hukay” by Shéryl Rose Andes
“‘Wag Mo ‘Kong Kausapin (Please Stop Talking)” by Josef Gacutan
“Disconnection Notice” by Glenn Lowell Averia
“Gatilyo (Trigger)” by Harold Lance Pialda
“Heist School” by Julius Renomeron, Jr.
“Hele ng Maharlika (Lullaby of the Free)” by Norvin de los Santos
“Kontrolado ni Girly ang Buhay N'ya (Girly is in Control of His Life)” by Gilb Baldoza
“Sa Among Agwat (In Between Spaces)” by Don Senoc
“Sa Gabing Tanging Liwanag ay Paniniwala (Belief as the Light in Darkness)” by Francis Amir Guillermo
“Tembong (Connecting)” by Shaira Advincula
“The Shoemaker” by Sheron Dayoc
OTHER FESTIVAL COMPONENTS
Best of the Festivals – showcase of the best films from local festivals
Dokyu – the documentary section
Indie Nation – a special section featuring independent films
Tribute to Armida Siguion-Reyna
Tribute to Cesar Hernando
Visions of Asia – screening of award-winning Asian and Netpac films
5th Cinemalaya Institute Showcase – showcase of the final projects of the Directing and Production Management workshops
31st Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video – considered the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in the ASEAN region; categories include Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation
Cinemalaya Campus – a major component of Cinemalaya
Cinemalaya Awards Night – August 11, 2019, at the CCP Main Theater
|Iza Calzado for Pandanggo Sa Hukay (Erickson Dela Cruz)|
Among Filipino Films to be shown are "Kung Paano Hinintay ang Dapithapon" and "Liway" from Cinemalaya archives. "Pailalim", "Akin ang Koruna" fromSinag Maynila, "Oda sa wala" and "Hintayan ng langit" of QCinema Film Festival, and "Paglisan" and "Mamu" from Cinema One Originals.
|Kit Thompson for Beautiful Pain (Erickson Dela Cruz)|
Cinemalaya is not complete without art and photo exhibitions, this time they will display all the posters, photos of past directors who join and win in Cinemalaya ever since it started. Miniversity or seminars and forums is still line up not only in Manila but to other Cities too, and Cinemalaya On demand will be launch this time that contains all the digital files like trailers of more than 1,000 full length and short films of Cinemalaya.
|Cinemalaya & CCP Executives and this year's Filmmakers (E. Dela Cruz)|