Cinemalaya Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

July is the month when the Cultural Center of the Philippines is jampacked with moviegoers. It is mainly because of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. It is a week-long celebration of Philippine Independent Film Cinema. It is a week where we can watch films from different genres created by Filipino filmmakers. It is the place where we can watch quality films that bravely tackles different issues from different point of views.

Cinemalaya at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

‘See the Unseen’ is the tagline of the 7th Cinemalaya Film Festival, which shows truth, despair, freedom, terror, splendor, memory and passion through films. Compared to last year, the line-up of competing films for 2011 is much better since they added more comedy films. There are three categories this year: New Breed, Short Films and Director’s Showcase.

Before the Gala Night of 'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank'

I am proud to say that I was able to watch all nine competing films under the New Breed Category. I had mixed reactions to every film but i truly liked all of them. I also noticed that the competition in the New Breed Category is very stiff since all of them did their best in their projects – the direction, script, cast, music, editing, design and many, many more. I will be writing my movie reviews at my personal blog and at the Pinoy Parazzi tabloid.

On my way to 'see the unseen'

It’s no secret that I am also an aspiring filmmaker. I am hoping that someday, i’ll be able to invite everyone to watch and attend the gala night of my first feature film at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. What if I write a short story about car hire cyprus ? Haha just kidding! πŸ˜› I’ll be posting more photos from the gala nights of the participating films and the awards night, which was well-attended by the media and the fans.

Dream do come true. I will make it work. I promise.


How to go to the CCP? Watch the video below from one of the promotional TVC’s of Cinemalaya two years ago. Watch closely! πŸ˜›


  1. Roy said:

    That video is great xD! I love that theater by the way (it’s architecture, haven’t been inside unfortunately πŸ™ )

    July 26, 2011
  2. Senyorita said:

    You must visit the Philippines July next year. Not only you will see the CCP, you’ll get the chance to watch some of the best Filipino films. Good thing the films have english subtitles πŸ˜€

    July 26, 2011
  3. Indie films are my favorite by far. I love the creativity you find in movies that aren’t blockbusters. You must be loving the opportunity to watch all these movies! πŸ™‚

    July 26, 2011
    • Senyorita said:

      I am really lucky πŸ˜€ The Cinemalaya entries this year are all quality films with different themes and genres. It’s hard to choose your top 3! πŸ˜€

      July 26, 2011
  4. Bob Crunch said:

    Very interesting article. I too love movies and wouldn’t mind making one in the future. Sounds like an awesome experience I definitely would be interested in the future.

    July 27, 2011

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