Sunday, February 10, 2008


The CINEMALAYA: Philippine Independent Film Festival 2006 is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) and the Philippine Multi-Media Systems, Inc. and Dream Satellite TV. Slated for July 17 to 23, 2006, the festival features:

• a competition
• film exhibitions
• a film expo & market
• seminars, conferences and an indie congress
• other film-related fringe events.

In the spirit of independent expression, the Cinemalaya Awards seeks to discover, encourage and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

The works will be:

• narrative features that articulate the Filipino identity and culture.
• in digital video format - to take advantage of this new, more accessible technology.
• open both filmmakers who have not yet directed a full-length commercial film, and filmmakers who have directed not more than three full-length commercial films.

There will be two categories:

• Short Feature – from 15 to 20 minutes.
• Full-Length Feature – from 90 to 120 minutes.

Ten finalists will be selected for each category. In the Full-length Feature Film category, each of the ten (10) selected finalists will receive a P500,000.00 seed grant from Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc. as investment for the production.

Awards are:

• The Best Short Feature Film will receive a grant of P100,000.00 and the Balanghai Trophy.
• The Best Full-length Feature Film will receive a grant of
P200, 000.00 and the Balanghai Trophy.

Awards for both categories will be given on 23 July 2006 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

2006 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Competition
Full-Length Feature Category


1. Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo by Nick Joseph Olanka
Batad, Sa Paang Palay by Vic Acedillo, Jr. and Benji Garcia
Donsol by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
Larombata by Khavn Dela Cruz
Lima by Arah Jell G. Badayos
Mga Anino sa Apuhap by Domingo “Jon” Lazam III, Ronald Verzo and Sigrid Andrea Bernardo
Ngipin ni Doring by Dado C. Lumibao and Bong Ramos
Rotonda by Ron Bryant
Saan Nagtatago Si Happiness by Florida M. Bautista and Real Florido
Tulad ng Dati by Michael Sandejas

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