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Biggest indie film festival the 13th Cinemalaya at Ayala Malls cinemas

Ayala Malls Cinemas brings the biggest independent film festival in the country closer to the audience as the 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival opens on August 5 -13 at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, TriNoma, Fairview Terraces, U.P. Town Center, and now reaching Pampanga audiences at MarqueeMall.

This year’s highly-anticipated Cinemalaya features an exciting lineup of nine full length feature films and twelve short films featuring talented and iconic actors in their most challenging roles yet such as Sharon Cuneta, Alfred Vargas, Jake Cuenca, Boots Anson-Roa, Yayo Aguila, Bembol Rocco, Gina Alajar, Angel Aquino, Niño Muhlach, Lou Veloso, Mon Confiado, and Ricky Davao along with up and coming talents to watch out for.

Ayala Malls Cinemas, in partnership with the Cinemalaya Foundation, has been home for the last seven years to the cinematic, and highly creative works of new and veteran Filipino filmmakers. Wholly attuned to this year’s Cinemalaya theme “See the Big Picture”, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ state-of-the-art digital screens render clear images and crisp sounds enhancing the quality of films selected for this year’s festival that provides a pleasant viewing experience.

This year’s entries in the Full-Length category include “Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa” (My Teacher Who Doesn’t Know How to Read) by Perry Escaño, “Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha” (The Family that Doesn’t Weep) by Mes De Guzman, “Bagahe” (The Baggage) by Zig Dulay, “Baconaua” by Joseph Israel Laban, “Kiko Boksingero” by Thop Nazareno, “Nabubulok” (The Decaying) by Sonny Calvento, “Requited” by Nerissa Picadizo, “Respeto” by Alberto Monteras II and “Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig” (Clouds of Plague) by Iar Arondiang.

For the first time in the history of the festival, twelve films (instead of 10 in the past) have been selected to compete in the Short Film category – “Aliens Ata” (Maybe Aliens) by Karl Glenn Barit, “Bawod” (Bent) by TM Malones, “Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25” by Carlo Francisco Manatad, “Hilom” (Still) by P.R. Patindol, “Islabodan” (Free Men) by Juan Carlo Tarobal, “Juana and the Sacred Shores” by Antonne Santiago, “Lola Loleng” (Grandma Loleng) by Jean Cheryl Tagyamon, “Manong ng Pa-aling” (Man of Pa-Aling) by E del Mundo, “Maria” by Jaime Habac Jr., “Nakauwi Na” by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar, “Nakaw” by Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo, and “Sorry For The Inconvenience” by Carl Adrian Chavez.

“We at Ayala Malls Cinemas believe in the great talent of our Filipino filmmakers, and we want to help them reach out to a variety of audiences by making Cinemalaya available in our cinemas,” said Amir V. Precilla, General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas.

See the big picture as Ayala Malls Cinemas’ opens its screens for the full slate of this year’s Cinemalaya Film Festival.

Log on to www.sureseats.com to book tickets in advance and follow Ayala Malls Cinemas’ social pages – Facebook AyalaMallsCinemas, Twitter @ilovesureseats and Instagram @iloveAyalaMallsCinemas for the latest updates.


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