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Saturday, June 25, 2011

7th Cinemalaya Film Festival: 10 Short Films

On its 7th year, Cinemalaya Film Festival will be held in 2 venues: Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila & Greenbelt 3 in Makati City on July 15-24, 2011. Below are the 10 short films featured under the Short Feature category, with their corresponding movie poster, synopsis & film trailer. Five (5) short films are featured in one screening, so there will be two sets.

Please find the complete schedule of the short films at the bottom.

You can also check:
(1) Cinemalaya 2011 in CCP & Greenbelt 3
(2) 7th Cinemalaya Film Festival: 9 Full-length Films (New Breed category) - with posters, synopses, schedules & film trailers
1.
DEBUT
by Pamela Llanes Reyes

SYNOPSIS:   
An adolescent girl awakens to the first day of the rest of her life.

Debut Trailer



2.
EVERY OTHER TIME
by Gino Santos

SYNOPSIS:   
College and partying are almost synonymous to one another, so are making mistakes.  The freedom we have during college can sometimes make us forget the tiniest of our responsibilities.  After a night of hard partying, this guy realizes he left something behind. 

Every Other Time Trailer

3.
HANAPBUHAY  
(SOURCE OF LIVING)
by Henry Frejas

SYNOPSIS:
  
A day in the life of a man who’s trying to make a living for his family as he is confronted by the ironies of the realities of life.  And death.

Hanapbuhay Trailer

4.
HAZARD
by Mikhail Red

SYNOPSIS:
While out driving together, a father and his son discover that they share different principles and perspectives in life. Upon reaching the city’s outskirts, they make an even more disturbing discovery that will push their unstable relationship to its limits.

Hazard Trailer

5.
IMMANUEL
by Gabriel "Gio" Puyat

SYNOPSIS: 
 
Immanuel is set in speculative Philippines where air pollution has reached irreparable proportions.  Air pollution has rendered breathable oxygen scarce.  This makes it the main resource around which society revolves.  The film follows to protagonists:  Leo Sagaysay, a young father and husband who works at the Oxygen Factory, and his wife Rubi.  Together they have a son, whom they struggle to support.  The appearance of an ex-factory worker at their door sets off a chain of events that leads to the downfall of the Sagaysay family.


Immanuel Trailer

6.
 NIÑO BONITO
by Rommel "Milo" Tolentino

SYNOPSIS:  
Boni, a little boy from the slums, squares off with the stark reality of drugs, petty crime and abuse armed with his own brand of hip hop and some divine intervention.

7.
OLIVER’S APARTMENT
by Misha Balangue

SYNOPSIS: 
 
This short film is about a man named Oliver who has not left his apartment over seven years.  An obsessive-compulsive germaphobe, he has everything delivered to him and he lives each day the same.  One day he receives a postcard and things start to unravel.    

Oliver's Apartment Trailer

8.
SAMARITO 
(SAMARITAN)
by Rafael Santos

SYNOPSIS: 
 
Midnight. An adept thief makes his silent way towards a rich couple’s walled compound.  He has everything considered:  the location of the street-light base to help him vault the perimeter, the vulnerable back gate, the number of steps to the couple’s bedroom.  The only thing he didn’t count on is the couple returning early from an aborted night out.  The thief steps out of the bedroom to the distinct sound of strife.  The couple is in the midst of a heated argument, and the argument only gets hotter from here.  The thief watches as the confrontation escalates until the man explodes in rage and floors the woman with a solid punch across the face.  The thief is in shock.  The man screams at his downed lover and continues to physically pummel her.  The thief sneaks back out of the home, but he is not unaffected by what he’s seen.  He beats a hasty retreat, but stops in his tracks.  He looks back over his shoulder.  He takes a deep breath.  Does the thief have it in himself to do the right thing?  Is his conscience and humanity beyond salvation?  Everything will unfold on this unquiet night and nothing will ever be the same again for our thief; the most unlikely of Samaritans.

9.
UN DIUTAY MUNDO
by Ana Carlyn Lim

SYNOPSIS:   
An unknown “point of view” witnesses everything that happens in the place where it is located---a dark room occupied by a feral child.  It narrates how this child is being treated by the ones who look after him, how curious he is of the world outside, and how he longs to break free from being trapped in that room.  Meanwhile, a girl who dreams to be a writer is able to enter the room and get in touch with the feral child.  This is the start of the child’s struggle of breaking free from isolation.  This was all witnessed and narrated by the “point of view”.  But before a bond between the girl and the child tightens, the ones who have been keeping the child from the outside world discovered what has been going on.  The “point of view” then unfolds the child’s helplessness because he is still trapped not only in that room but also in his condition.  It also tells how the girl fails to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer because she is now trapped in her situation.  Lastly, the “point of view” tells how it desires to help the child break free but is unable to do so.  The reason lies in the revelation of what the “point of view” is.

Un Diutay Mundo Trailer

10.
WALANG KATAPUSANG KWARTO 
(AN ENDLESS ROOM)
by Emerson Reyes

SYNOPSIS:   
Ang kuwentong ito ay mayroon katapusang hindi lang halata. Magaganap ang kwento sa isang silid kung saan dito lamang hindi nagtatago ang ating mga karakter. Dahil dito sa silid na ito ay Malaya sila, walang nakakarinig kundi ang apat na pader lamang na naghihiwalay sa kanila sa totoong mundo.  Maaring sabihin na ito ay kwento ng pag-ibig.  Maari ring hindi...

Walang Katapusang Kwarto Trailer


SCHEDULES:
Programme A:
UN DIUTAY MUNDO by Ana Carlyn Lim; SAMARITO by Rafael Santos; WALANG KATAPUSANG KWARTO by Emerson Reyes; EVERY OTHER TIME by Gino Santos; NINO BONITO by Rommel Tolentino

16 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
22 July/Fri, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
22 July/Fri, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

Programme B:
HANAPBUHAY by Henry Frejas; OLIVER'S APARTMENT by Misha Balangue; IMMANUEL by Gabriel “Gio” Puyat; DEBUT by Pamela Llanes Reyes; HAZARD by Mikhail Red

16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
19 July/Tue, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
23 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
24 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)


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