2009 Cinemalaya returns to CCP
The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2009, now on its fifth year and billed as Cinemalaya Cinco, returns to the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 17 and will run until July 26.
A project of the Cinemalaya Foundation Inc., in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Econolink Investments Inc. (EII), this year's edition of Cinemalaya, as in years past, 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 to 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' and Full-Length Feature – from 90 to 120 minutes.
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 26 July 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.