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Heads Up, Indie Film Buffs! Cinemalaya 2021 Now Set On August 6

There will be 13 short films competing in this year's edition.

On August 6, the Cinemalaya 2021 will begin and will run until September 6. Now on its 17th edition, the Philippine independent film festival will once again only feature short films due to the difficulty in producing full-lengths because of the pandemic.

Cinemalaya 2021 will be streaming all competing films on KTX.ph, their platform for this year, and will try to organize a hybrid outdoor setup at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) as well. (Read: Toni Gonzaga Set To Star In US-Based Film, ‘Asian Persuasion’)

Short film entries

13 short films will be featured in the festival, and will be shown on different schedules. Here is the list of the 13 competing shorts.

  • “An Sadit na Planeta” by Arjanmar H. Rebeta
  • “Ang mga Nawalang Pag-asa at Panlasa” by Kevin Jay Ayson
  • “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Lola Mayumi” by Shiri de Leon
  • “Ate O.G.” by Kevin Mayuga
  • “Beauty Queen” by Myra Aquino
  • “Crossing” by Marc Misa
  • “Kawatan sa Salog” by Alphie Velasco
  • “Kids on Fire” by Kyle Nieva
  • “Looking for Rafflesias and Other Fleeting Things” by James Fajardo
  • “Maski Papano” by Che Tagyamon and Glenn Barit
  • “Namnama En Lolang” by Jonnie Lyn P. Dasalla
  • “Out of Body” by Enrico Po
  • “The Dust in your Place” by David Olson
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(Left to right) “Maski Papano” by Che Tagyamon and Glenn Barit, “Kids on Fire” by Kyle Nieva, and “An Sadit na Planeta” by Arjanmar H. Rebeta (Photos from Cinemalaya Facebook)

Cinemalaya 2021 will also have two screenwriting programs, and a film lab. According to Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. president Laurice Guillen, the film lab will be part of the 2023 edition’s competition process.

You may buy tickets and check the schedules for the film festival on KTX.ph.

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