Now on its 5th year, Cinemalaya 2009 continues 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.
18 semifinalists have been selected for the competition, which will be held on July 17 to 26, 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
24K by Ana Agabin
Ang Mga Pangarap ni Mary Jane by Jerome Chavez Pobocan
Ang Nerseri (The Nursery) by Vic Acedillo, Jr.
Ang Panggagahasa kay Virginia by Alvin B. Yapan
Astig (Mga Batang Kalye) by GB Sampedro
Babae ng Guho (Woman of the Ruins) by Sari Lluch Dalena
Becoming an Archer by Alfonso Torre III
Child Warrior by Francis O. Villacorta
Colorum by Jon Steffan Ballesteros
Dinig Sana Kita by Mike E. Sandejas
El Ultimo de Las Luciernagas (The Last of the Fireflies) by Sheron Dayoc
Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno
In Nomine Matre (In the Name of the Mother) by Will Fredo and Jay Garcia
Kung Sino Man ang Makabasaby by Audie Gonzales
Last Supper No. 3 by Veronica Velasco and Jinky Laurel
Lobby by Mia Angeline Bacarro
Mangatyanan (The Blood Trail) by Jerrold Tarog
Sanglaan by Milo Sogueco