For the first time, we won’t be lining up in the halls of the Cultural Center of the Philippines to get our first dibs on our target Cinemalaya film. The pandemic has rattled yearly gatherings, and returning to the usual cycle is a shot in the dark.
But our storytellers try to remain unbothered. After the launch of different virtual film alternatives like Lockdown Cinema Club and The Distance Between Us Film Festival, Cinemalaya Film Festival’s short film festival is going online, too.
On an Instagram post today, Cinemalaya announced that their online short film fest and contest will be happening on Aug. 14 to 23, 2020. “Because we believe that no pandemic can break the Filipino spirit, creativity and its film community, Cinemalaya continues to sail on its 16th year,” they said. No further details have been put out just yet, but we’re keeping our tabs open for a fresh lineup of voices taking over our screen time. Could we have Animal Crossing Cinemalaya merch, too?
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Because we believe that no pandemic can break the Filipino spirit, creativity, and its film community, Cinemalaya continues to sail online on its 16th year. Watch out as we continue to bring you new stories at your fingertips in our 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟭𝟰-𝟮𝟯, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬.📱💻🖥 🎬
Still from “Heist School” (2019)