The 2008 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be held from July 11 to 20 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with 10 films and 10 short films in competition.
This year’s theme is “Anong Kwento Mo?” The full-length feature film that best represents this theme will win P200,000 plus the Balanghai trophy while the top short film will receive P100,000 during the awarding ceremony on July 20. The 10 short films competing this year are:
Andong by Rommel “Milo” Tolentino
Ang Ibang Mga Pamilya by Joel P. Ruiz
Angan-Angan (Dreams) by Sheron Dayoc
Diamante ng Langit by Vic Acedillo, Jr.
God Only Knows by Mark Reyes
Huling Biktima by Vitaliano Rave
My Pet by Ann Bigornia
Panggaris by Dexter Cayanes
Trails of Water by Sheron Dayoc
Tutos by L.A. Yamsuan
The Cinemalaya Awards 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.