Out of 198 entries, 10 finalists were picked to compete in the annual full length feature category. In alphabetical order by film title, the finalists are:
by Sheron Dayoc
by Gutierrez Mangansakan II
by Dan Villegas and Paul Sta. Ana
by Kim Homer C. Garcia
by Danny Añonuevo
by Francis Xavier Pasion
by Arnel Mardoquio
“Si Techie, Si Teknoboy at si JuanaB”
by Art Katipunan
“Siya ang Mayor Ko (Vox Populi)”
by Dennis N. Marasigan
by Ian-Dean S. Loreños
Each finalist will receive a P500,000 production grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation.
Meanwhile, an “Open Category” is being introduced this year. It is an an initial venture of the festival to feature works by veteran Filipino directors. According to Cinemalaya Foundation Board of Director Laurice Guillen, those who have directed at least 3 full-length feature films that have been released commercially qualify in this category.
From out of the 20 or so entries, only 5 got to the final round. These films are:
“Ang Paglilitis ni Bonifacio”
by Mario O’Hara
“Isang Pirasong Buhay”
by Mark Meily
by Joselito Altarejos
by Joel Lamangan
by Gil Portes
Finalists in the Short Film category to be announced.
This year’s festival will run from July 9 to July 18, 2010 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. P200,000 prize awaits the Best Full-Length Feature Film entry while P100,000 prize awaits the Best Short Feature Film entry.