Free Friday? Watch this critically-acclaimed Cinemalaya movie

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Baconaua is a coming of age tale mixed with myth and faith

Photo from Baconaua Facebook page

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2017

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Respeto is named this year s Best Picture

Movie Reviews: All 9 films at the 2017 Cinemalaya Film Festival

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Movie reviewer Oggs Cruz gives his honest take on the Cinemalaya 2017 offerings

ANG PAMILYANG HINDI LUMULUHA. Sharon Cuneta stars in Mes De Guzman's Cinemalaya entry. Photo from

CCP announces Cinemalaya 2017 finalists

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The independent festival will feature 9 full length movies and 12 short films

CINEMALAYA. Both full-length features and short films will be competing in the annual independent film festival. Photos courtesy of CCP

IN PHOTOS: Cinemalaya 2016 awards night

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:34 AM

Tuos Mercury is Mine and Pamilya Ordinaryo win top awards at the closing of Cinemalaya 2016

'Pamilya Ordinaryo' director Eduardo Roy Jr. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2016 awards night

Aug 14, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Check out the full list of winners along with a list of finalists for Cinemalaya 2017

Photo from Facebook/Pamilya Ordinaryo

Winners of the 28th CCP Independent Film and Video named

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best efforts of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories – Animation Experimental Documentary and Short Feature

Movie reviews: All 9 Cinemalaya 2016 full-length films

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:34 PM

In the return of the full length film section of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival this 2016 how did these movies fare?

Photos from YouTube/Cinemalaya Foundation Inc, Facebook/Cinemalaya, and

WATCH: Edu Manzano, Jun Sabayton in hilarious ad spoofing fantaseryes

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Limampung sequel na tayo naglalaban laban Nakakasawa na exclaims Jun

Screengrab from Facebook/Leo Burnett Manila

Cinemalaya Campus tackles film technology at CCP

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:36 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Cinemalaya Campus is a part of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition

Cinemalaya 2016: 9 entries, what to watch

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:04 PM

The full length films category has been reinstated with a lineup of 9 films for your entertainment

Photos from YouTube/Cinemalaya Foundation Inc; Facebook/Cinemalaya

SHORT FILM: Where's Grandpa Mê?

Feb 08, 2016 - 4:54 PM

How do you explain a loved one s death to a child?

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya Awards Night 2015

Aug 15, 2015 - 7:23 PM

See who took home prizes at the closing event of this year s Cinemalaya Film Festival

WINNERS. The winners of of Cinemalaya 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler/Rappler

Piolo Pascual on dating life, finding Miss Right

Aug 09, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Piolo also talks about co starring with Rhian Ramos in Silong

Lineup: Short films competing at Cinemalaya film festival 2015

Jul 17, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Read about the lineup at this year s film fest This year only the short films will be in competition

Cinemalaya Institute opens at College of St Benilde

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The program offers education training and accreditation of practitioners in key aspects of film production

Cinemalaya announces 10 finalists in short film category

May 12, 2015 - 6:05 PM

The film festival is scheduled this August

Kidlat Tahimik protests Cinemalaya scrapping of New Breed category

Apr 06, 2015 - 12:08 PM

He is returning his Gawad Balanghay award to urge the decision makers to rethink their policies

File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

20 great PH movies of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Our movie reviewers team up to bring you a list of the year s notable movies – from romcoms to satires to dramas

Catch Cinemalaya X films in DLSU

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:54 AM

Freedom Film Festival 2014 screens at the William Shaw Little Theater at De La Salle University from Sept 25 to Oct 10

Schedule: Cinemalaya X movies to be shown at UP Film Center

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:30 PM

‘Hari ng Tondo ’ ‘Bwaya ’ are some of the selected movies to be shown at the UP Film Center this year

Recap in photos: Cinemalaya 2014 Awards Night

Aug 11, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Nora Aunor s big victory the uploading controversy addressed stars and filmmakers react to their wins

Cheers, standing ovation as Nora Aunor wins Best Actress for ‘Hustisya’

Aug 11, 2014 - 11:59 AM

The actress thanked fans and supporters promising that she will continue to make films as long as there s an audience

Cinemalaya to seek 'dialogue' with filmmakers, producers after controversy

Aug 11, 2014 - 9:32 AM

The festival organizers say they are now calling for a dialogue with the directors and producers of the affected films which were uploaded to the Internet

FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya Awards Night 2014

Aug 10, 2014 - 10:18 PM

It was a star studded evening at the CCP this year Check to see who took home this year s prizes at the closing event of this year s Cinemalaya Film Festival

Cinemalaya movies uploaded online, filmmakers livid

Aug 10, 2014 - 2:03 AM

Filmmakers and critics are livid over the unauthorized upload of Cinemalaya films on YouTube

NETFLIX-ED? Here is a screengrab of Cinemalaya's official site prior to its takedown

Movie reviews: All 10 Cinemalaya 'New Breed' 2014 films

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:50 PM

A dangerous croc rowdy millennials the chaotic world of underground street fighting – all of these and more figure in this year s Cinemalaya lineup New Breed category

Movie reviews: All 5 'Directors Showcase' 2014 films

Aug 08, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Zig Marasigan reviews all the films under this category in one place

Cinemalaya 2014: A quick guide

Jul 31, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Want to watch everything? Here s a primer for this year s Cinemalaya Film Festival Happy viewing

Cinemalaya 2014: The 15 entries, what to watch

Jul 30, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Rappler s movie reviewer Zig Marasigan rounds up the entries from Cinemalaya 2014

Cinemalaya 2014 announces movie lineup

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:42 AM

The Nora Aunor movie Hustisya is among the movies to be shown in the film festival

Cinemalaya 2014 finalists announced

Mar 12, 2014 - 7:17 PM

Finalists for Cinemalaya 2014 feature a variety of themes

CINEMALAYA. The festival aims 'discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.' Screengrab from Cinemalaya Faceboook

Cinemalaya 2014 accepting entries for Short Feature Category

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Entries to the Short Feature Category of the 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition are now being accepted

2013: The year that was in Philippine cinema

Jan 04, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Hopefully in 2014 Filipino films get to attract more Filipino audiences

'Bekikang': A new Wenn Deramas star is born

Oct 14, 2013 - 2:56 PM

Box office director taps acting range of Cinemalaya winning actor Joey Paras in new comedy

'HATAK SA MASA.' Wenn Deramas (left) and Joey Paras. Photo from the Facebook of 'Bekikang'

Lovi Poe in sad, radiant 'Sana Dati'

Sep 25, 2013 - 9:14 PM

Jerrold Tarog s quiet heartbreaker starring daughter of FPJ opens in September

CINEMA AS HEARTBREAKER. Lovi as the film's light. Image from 'Sana Dati's' Facebook

Cinemalaya winner 'Transit' chosen for 2014 Oscars

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Film Academy of the Philippines selects Hannah Espia film for Foreign Language category

GLOBAL FILIPINO. 'Transit' looks at the diaspora. Official poster and photos from the film's Facebook

Joey Paras' journey from theater to screen

Sep 16, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Notes on the award winning actor and his increasing body of film work

'I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.' Joey is happy with the work. Photo: Star Cinema and Viva Films

Nicco Manalo's career path from theater to indie

Aug 29, 2013 - 5:16 PM

But versatile actor has yet to fulfill dream of working with dad comedian Jose Manalo

'DRAMEDY.' Nicco and his co-actors in 'Instant Mommy.' Photo from his Facebook

An 'ekstra's' triumph in 'Ekstra'

Aug 18, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Ruby Ruiz s odyssey from bit player to Best Supporting Actress in Cinemalaya

FROM THEATER TO SHOWBIZ. Best Supporting Actress Ruby Ruiz. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

After 'Burgos,' Rocco to portray 'San Pedro'

Aug 14, 2013 - 5:55 PM

Mandarin speaking actor registered nurse pursues idealism of Jonas role in film bio on Filipino saint

PERSONA. Rocco pursues idealism of 'Burgos' in next film bio. Photo by Jerald Uy/Rappler

'Ekstra' to go abroad

Aug 14, 2013 - 2:01 PM

First stop: Jeffrey Jeturian indie heads to prestigious Toronto International Film Festival

IN 'EKSTRA'S' SPIRIT. Jeturian (with Vilma) takes pride in everyone he’s worked with. Photo from Facebook

Edita B on LT portrayal: 'Nagulat ako'

Aug 12, 2013 - 10:16 AM

On Lorna Tolentino s remarkable job in Burgos: A Mother s Love

NUANCED TURN. Mrs. Burgos said she was amazed to see herself in LT's performance. Screen grab from YouTube (John Wong)

'Burgos': A film with a deep back story

Aug 10, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Edita Burgos story also highlights activist roots of filmmakers with nuanced turn by Lorna Tolentino and Rocco Nacino

COMPELLING STORY. Edita Burgos with Lorna Tolentino and Rocco Nacino. Photo courtesy of CCP

Indie film Nuwebe tackles rape and incest

Aug 07, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Cinemalaya film entry Nuwebe deals with the ugly sins of society rape and incest and a child’s journey to transcend her trauma

'Bistek' makes acting comeback

Aug 07, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista stars in Randy Santiago s directorial debut Raketeros

NO 'RAKET.' Randy Santiago takes pride in his directorial debut. All images from the film's Facebook page

'Sana Dati,' 'Transit' lead Cinemalaya winners

Aug 05, 2013 - 12:54 PM

Vilma Santos the other big winner as Best Actress for Ekstra

ACTING SHOWCASE. 'Transit' cast gets certificate of recognition. Photo from the film's Facebook page

'Burgos' marks Cinemalaya premiere

Aug 04, 2013 - 6:30 PM

CCP filmfest closes with a bang with Joel Lamangan s politically charged film starring Lorna Tolentino

LT'S 'FIRST INDIE.' Mrs. Burgos is all praise for Lorna's portrayal. Photo from the film's Facebook page

'Ekstra' a must-see for Noranians

Aug 04, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Jeffrey Jeturian dramedy also celebrates the happy chaos of filmmaking

DEGLAMORIZED. Vilma in an ordinary life, queuing, waiting. Image from 'Ekstra's' Facebook page

Gretchen finds 1st indie its own reward

Aug 02, 2013 - 4:53 PM

Actress says winning an award in Cinemalaya is far from her mind It s enough that she took part in an independent film

AFRAID OF HORROR. Gretchen at the set of 'The Diplomat Hotel.' Photo from the film's Facebook page