The 2008 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival directors have ten short films vying for the filmfest's P100,000 grant. These include two entries from Sheron Dayoc, and for the first time, an animated short film makes it to the finals of this annual film fest.
Cinemalaya 2008 Shorts Programme A:
Andong by Rommel "Milo" Tolentino is a story about a six-year old boy's obsession, family dynamics, and the real value of a hard-fought twenty pesos.
Ang Ibang Mga Pamilya (The Other Family) by Joel P. Ruiz is about a woman who overcomes the grief of losing her adopted son.
Angan-Angan (Dreams) by Sheron R. Dayoc centers on a mute nine-year-old girl named Satra, whose determination to secure a good education reverberates clearly amid the strictness of her Yakan culture. The Yakan are one of the 13 Moro groups in the Philippines. They mainly reside in Basilan, Mindanao.
Diamante sa Langit (Diamond in the Sky) by Vic Acedillo Jr. is about two brothers' journey to compete in a kite-flying contest. But getting there takes some time. In the end, they face something unexpected and discover something more precious than winning.
God Only Knows by Mark V. Reyes focuses on the disturbing and gut- wrenching tale about the realities of life in the sprawling metropolis of Manila.
12 July/Sat, 3:30PM, Tanghalang Nicanor Aberlardo (CCP Main Theatre)
13 July/Sun, 6:15PM, Tanghalang Huseng Batute
16 July/Wed, 9:00PM, Bulwangang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July/Thu, 6:15PM, Tanghalang Nicanor Aberlardo (CCP Main Theatre)
17 July/Thu12:45PM, Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
20 July/Sun, 12:45PM, Bulwangang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
Cinemalaya 2008 Shorts Programme B:
Huling Biktima (The Last Victim) by Vitaliano A. Rave is a film noir style about a detective's last minutes.
My Pet by Anna G. Bigornia is a 7-minute animation about an 8-year-old girl and her relationship with her first pet, a chick, the subject of a class experiment.
Panggaris by Dexter B. Cayanes is about a prostitute whose life changes when her mute sibling learns to talk, uttering only the word "panggaris."
Trails of Water by Sheron R. Dayoc is an experimental film about a young boy's emotions as seen through his make-believe story.
Tutos (Cost) by L.A. Yamsuan tells about the dynamics and complexities of a single father-and-daughter relationship in a postmodern patriarchal Filipino society.
12 July/Sat, 3:30PM, Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
15 July/Tue, 9:00PM, Tanghalang Nicanor Aberlardo (CCP Main Theatre)
16 July/Wed, 6:15PM, Tanghalang Huseng Batute
17 July/Thu, 6:15PM, Bulwangang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
19 July/Sat, 12:45PM, Tanghalang Nicanor Aberlardo (CCP Main Theatre)
20 July/Sun, 3:30PM, Bulwangang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
Tickets are priced at P100 each, with 50% discount for students. For more ticket info and block sales inquiry, please call CCP Box Office at 832-1125 local 1406.