Established in 2005, Cinemalaya continues to discover, encourage and support the cine ...


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines 

Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc.




August 3 - 12, 2018

Various CCP Venues

Greenbelt 1 and Glorietta 4 in Makati City

Trinoma and UP Town Center in Quezon City



Established in 2005, Cinemalaya continues to discover, encourage and support the cinematic works of upcoming and veteran Filipino filmmakers who boldly articulate and freely interpret the Philippine experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

For its 14th year, following the theme “Wings of Vision,” Cinemalaya launches 10 Full-length and 10 Short Feature films and exhibits other award-winning films from all over the Philippines and around Asia. Cinemalaya partners with Novateur Coffee Concepts Inc. for the first Nespresso Vertical Shorts Competition while strengthening its ties with the Eiga Sai Japanese Film Festival as an allied festival. On its 4th year at Cinemalaya, exciting new student works will be showcased in the Ika-30 Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video.

To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of Filipino full feature independent films and short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.

The 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival promises to deliver the best visual storytelling to every film enthusiast. Judging by this year's line-up of full-length films and short features, there is something that will surely capture the audience's imagination.

Full-Length Films

  1. “Distance” by Percival Intalan

  2. “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset)” by Carlo Enciso Catu

  3. “Kuya Wes” by James Robin Mayo

  4. “Liway” by Kip Oebanda

  5. “Mamang” by Denise O'Hara

  6. “ML” by Benedicto Mique Jr.

  7. “Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma (Unless the Water is Safer than the Land)” by Iar Lionel Arondaing

  8. “Pan De Salawal (The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies)” by Che Espiritu

  9. “School Service” by Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio

  10. “The Lookout” by Afi Africa.

Short Films

  1. “Babylon” by Keith Deligero

  2. “Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month” by Carlo Francisco Manatad

  3. “Kiko” by Jojo Driz

  4. “Logro” by Kani Villaflor

  5. “Nangungupahan (Who Rents There Now?)” by Glenn Barit

  6. “Sa Saiyang Isla (In His Island)” by Christian Candelaria

  7. “Si Astri maka Si Tambulah (Astri and Tambulah)” by Xeph Suarez

  8. “Siyudad sa Bulawan (City of Gold)” by Jarell Serencio

  9. “Yakap” by Mika Fabella and Rafael Froilan Jr.

  10. “You, Me and Mr. Wiggles” by Jav Velasco

Cinemalaya 2018 Films - Synopses and Loglines

Other Festival Components

  1. Dokyu – the documentary section

  2. Best of the Festivals – showcase of the best films from local festivals

  3. Indie Nation – a special section featuring independent films

  4. Visions of Asia – screening of award-winning Asian and Netpac films

  5. “Outdoor Screening” – formerly Green Carpet Screening

  6. Animahenasyon – the best of animation

  7. 4th Cinemalaya Institute Showcase – showcase of the final projects of the Directing and Production Management workshops

  8. Tribute to Director Maryo J. Delos Reyes – special screening of his best films “Bagets” and “Magnifico”

  9. Tribute to Bernardo Bernardo – screening of “Manila by Night” by Ishmael Bernal

  10. Retrospective Section – features the 2017 Cinemalaya Best Film “Respeto” by Treb Monteras, and “Baconaua” by Joseph Israel Laban who won Best Director

  11. 30th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video – considered the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in the ASEAN region; categories include Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation

  12. Cinemalaya Campus – a major component of Cinemalaya

  13. Cinemalaya Awards Night – August 12, 2018 at the CCP Main Theater



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August 4 - 5, 2:00 PM / CCP Silangan Hall

CINEMALAYA CINEMATOGRAPHERS gather in one space to discuss their processes, inspirations, motivations and personal experiences in creating what they see and feel onscreen.

This two-day forum is especially designed for early career cinematographers, film students and teachers, and the general audiences of the festival to better understand the film medium.

Ticket Price
P250 per session
P350 per session with one GALA FILM SCREENING

For more information and ticket inquiries, please call: CCP Arts Education Department at 8321125 loc 1603, CCP Box Office at 8323704, Ticketworld at 8919999.


Get a chance to learn and receive freebies from key players in the film industry.  Confirmed to do an exhibit and information booth are Cinekasimanwa Visayas Festival Network, Animahenasyon, Cinema ’76, QCinema, Glaizaz Audio Video Editing, Jamtrx Multi-Media Production, Central Digital Lab, Focus Media, Canon Marketing Philippines, HP-Philippines, and many more from August 4-11, 2018, 10am-6pm, 4th floor CCP Main Building. Interested stakeholders and film-related companies can contact 832-1125 local 1710.


Have an upclose conversation and selfies with artists Ogie Alcasid, Celeste, Legaspi, Dante Rivero, Perla Bautista, and Menggie Cobbarrubias, directors sound designer Corinne De San Jose, director of photography Dix Buhay, musical scorer Teresa Barozzo, and 2018 Cinemalaya Jury Peter Malone will be there, and more confirmations are coming. This invitation is on a scheme of ‘pay what you can with a suggested P50 per talk on the chosen session to attend’. For tickets and details contact 8321125 local 1710.