Mark Your Calendars: 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival Kicks off This December

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED November 20, 2018 11:58 am

Philippine Cinema has gone through diverse periods and yet, it remains composed. If anything, it has evolved and improved in the modern digital era—2018 indie films can attest to that.

To celebrate Philippine Cinema's centennial years, Cinema Centenario (CC) is bringing back the Maginhawa Film Festival (MFF), happening from December 1 to 29.

Compared to its predecessor, the second edition of the MFF will be having a competition. Feature-length films and short films will vie for the Best Film, Director, Performance, Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Design, Editing, Production Design, Short Feature, and the Maginhawa Choice Award.

To make their roster of carefully selected films accessible to audiences, CC is teaming up with UP Film Institute Videotheque in UP Diliman and Pineapple Lab in Makati.

Check out the full-length film trailers below:

Liway (2018)
Directed by Kip Oebanda

Using songs and imagination, a mother tries to raise her child as normally as possible in a makeshift prison camp for both rebels and criminals during the Marcos dictatorship.




Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus (2018)

Directed by Dwein Baltazar

Four different men from Avenida, in search of something, all find what they are looking for in a college student named Aileen.




Aria (2018)
Directed by Carlo Enciso Catu

A war veteran's fight to restore her suspended pension takes her back to her fight for her country's freedom and her personal liberation.


Musmos Na Sumibol Sa Gubat Ng Digma (2018)
Directed by Iar Arondaing

Against a backdrop of a clan war, a young finds herself being torn apart by love and violence in this coming-of-age tale.


Dog Days (2018)
Directed by Timmy Harn

A teenager without a family and a basketball superstar without a team, Michael Jordan Ulili resolves the weirdness of his destiny.




Tanabata’s Wife (2018)
Directed by Choy Pangilinan

In the early 20th century when La Trinidad in Benguet was home to Japanese immigrant farmers, Tanabata falls in love with his Igorot farmhand, Fas-ang.


Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang (2018)

Directed by Jewel Maranan

A city symphony that documents a series of violent juxtapositions in the lives of four individuals living opposite a busy port.




Yield
Directed by Victor Delotavo Tagaro
Yield is an ethnographic inquiry done over a period of five years, documenting the lives of nine children living in dire third world conditions.




Excited? We bet you are.




Cinema Centenario is at 95 Maginhawa Street, Quezon City. For more information, visit Cinema Centenario on Facebook.

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