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The country’s annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival celebrates its 12th year with a resonant theme “Break the Surface” featuring an impressive roster of films for full length and short feature categories that are currently showing at Ayala Malls Cinemas.

 

For the first time, Ayala Malls Cinemas brings the festival outside Metro Manila at Ayala Center Cebu that will run on August 9 -14. Marking its first opening at Ayala Center Cebu, Cinemalaya will have its opening night on August 9 featuring “Dagsin” and “Lando at Bugoy.”

 

Now on its sixth year partnership with Cinemalaya Foundation, Ayala Malls Cinemas has again championed the works of the country’s talented filmmakers showcasing the festival’s entries in seven of their branches (runs from August 6 – 14 in Metro Manila and August 9-14 in Cebu) – Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Fairview Terraces, U.P. Town Center, Solenad and Ayala Center Cebu.

 

Currently playing exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas, this year’s Cinemalaya nine (9) entries for the Full Feature category include “Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching,” directed by Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo starring Janus Del Prado and Ketchup Eusebio; “Dagsin,” directed by Renato Ignacio Magadia, Jr. starring Janine Gutierrez, Lotlot De Leon and Tommy Abuel; “Hiblang Abo,” directed by Ralston Jover, starring Lou Veloso and Jun Urbano; “I America” by Ivan Andrew Payawal stars Bela Padilla; “Kusina” by directors Cenon Obispo Palomares and David R. Corpuz stars Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo;  “Lando at Bugoy” directed by Victor Acedillo Jr. starring Allen Dizon and Gold Azeron; “Mercury is Mine” directed by Jason Paul Laxamana starring Pokwang and Bret Jackson; “Pamilya Ordinaryo” directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr. starring Ronwaldo Martin, Hasmine Killip and Maria Isabel Lopez and “Tuos” by Roderick Cabrido starring Nora Aunor and Barbie Forteza.

 

For the Short Feature category, entries include “Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit at Ang Makata,” “Bugtaw,” “Mansyong Papel,” “Nakauwi Na,” “Pektus,” “Ang Hapon nin Nanding,” “Butas,” “Fish Out of Water,” “Get Certified” and “Forever Natin.”

 

For schedule and online ticket purchase of this year’s Cinemalaya entries at Ayala Malls Cinemas, check www.sureseats.com.