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Cinemalaya 2012 Film Festival Releases Official 25 Film Entries (Philippines)

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Twenty-five films have been announced as the official entries to this year's Cinemalaya Festival.

The Cinemalaya Foundation and the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Friday announced the entries to each of the three categories the 2012 Cinemalaya Festival: the New Breed Full Length Feature category, the New Breed Short Film category, and the Director's Showcase category.


New Breed Full Length Feature - 10 Film Entries:

Emmanuel Palo's "Santa Nina"
Gino Santos and Jeff Stelton's "The Animals"
Vincent Sandoval's "Aparisyon"
Mes de Guzman's "Diablo"

Lemuel Lorca and Jerry Gracio's "Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino"
Alfred Aloysius Adlawan's "Ang Katiwala"
Marietta Jamora's "Ang Nawawala"
Paul Sta. Ana's "Oros"
Julius Sotomayor Cena's "Mga Dayo"
Loy Arcenas' "Requieme"


New Breed Short Film - 10 Film Entries:

Nadjoua Bansil's "Bohe: Son of the Sea"
Sigrid Andrea Bernardo's "Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong"
Mario Celada's "Pasahero"
Sheron Dayoc's "As He Sleeps"
Marianito Dio Jr.'s "Sarong Aldaw"
Emmanuel Escalona, Jr.'s "Balintuna"
Hannah Espia's "Ruweda"
Chuck Gutierrez's "Ulian"
Richard Legaspi's "Manenaya"
Jarell Serencio's "Victor"
Director's Showcase - 5 Film Entries:
Adolfo Alix, Jr.'s "Kalayaan"
Joey Javier Reyes' "Mga Mumunting Lihim"
Raymond Red's "Kamera Obskura"
Jun Lana's "Bwakaw"
Lawrence Fajardo's "Posas"

Each of the 25 films were provided a seed grant of P500,000 by the Cinemalaya Foundation, and were monitored to guide "the new filmmaker to meet professional standards set by Cinemalaya in the financial, artistic and technical aspects of filmmaking, particularly casting decisions."

Of the foundation's involvement in the production of its film entries, Cinemalaya Foundation Chairman Tonyboy Cojuangco said it is careful to strike a balance between "the foundation's desire to catch potential technical and artistic flaws and the new filmmaker's passion to make bold decisions."

"Keeping this delicate balance, we believe, has been the strength of Cinemalaya as it continues to produce films that are daring in its storytelling yet cognizant of industry standards," Cojuangco said.

Now on its 8th year, the Cinemalaya Festival will premiere the 25 film entries starting July 20-29 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Cinemas in Greenbelt Makati and Trinoma Quezon City.

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