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2009 Cinemalaya 18 Semi-finalists Revealed

Jay and 100 were the big winners in the 2008 Cinemalaya Film Festival which are currently reaping various awards abroad. Which among the 18 films selected will also bring honor to the country in 2009?

The 2009 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival is happening on July 17-26, 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

In alphabetical order, here are the 18 shortlisted semi-finalists for Cinemalaya 2009:

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 Makabasa by 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

On December 22, 2008, the ten finalists will be selected from the 18 shortlisted entries. For more information about Cinemalaya 2009, call the CCP Media Arts Division at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1704/05.

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