Virtual Film Festivals That You Can Stream This August

Virtual Film Festivals That You Can Stream This August


The coronavirus crisis may be prompting more festivals to migrate online around the world and we’re also jumping in the bandwagon.  , the Cinemalaya Foundation announced the postponement of its regular festival screening in cinemas and will channel its films using online streaming platforms. The main focus for this year’s festival will be on Short Films,  both Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video and Cinemalaya Retrospectives.


32nd Gawad Alternatibo Screenings by The Culture Center of the Philippines




The kick-off will happen today, August 7,6:30 PM, They will stream the opening ceremony on the official Gawad Kalinga Facebook page and will stream the movie “ANINO” directed by Raymond Red to celebrate its 20th year anniversary from the movie’s release.



Also, from CCP’s curated Section; “Crosscurrents” you can watch these films on Vimeo.

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Cinemalaya 2020 


The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be screened on Vimeo from August 7 to 16, 2020.

“This year’s festival will focus on Short Films in Competition, Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Cinemalaya Retrospectives, Short Films in Exhibition and many more,” Cinemalaya announced in a press release.

Similar to what happened to the film festival 2015 — albeit under different circumstances — there will be no feature-length films will be in competition. Instead, 10 short films will be vying for the Best Film award.

Out of 244 entries submitted, the following have been selected as the 10 finalists:

1. “Ang Gasgas na Plaka ni Lolo Bert” (The Broken Vinyl Record) by Janina Gacosta and Cheska Marfori
2. “Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos” (To Calm the Pig Inside) by Joanna Vasquez Arong
3. “Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss” by Sonny Calvento
4. “Fatigued” by James Mayo
5. “Living Things” by Martika Ramirez Escobar
6. “Pabasa Kan Pssyon” by Hubert Tibi
7. “Tokwifi” by Carla Pulido Ocampo
8. “Utwas” (Arise) by Richard Salvadico and Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay
9. “The Slums” by Jan Andrei Cobey
10. “Quing Lalam Ning Aldo” (Under the Sun) by Reeden Fajardo


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20 more shorts films have also been selected

1. “Gulis” (Lines) by Kyle Francisco
2. “Igib” (Fetch) by Joey Paras
3. “Grand Gestures” by Cody Abad
4. “Himagsik ng Hiwaga” (Revolt of the Mystic) by Geoffrey Solidum
5. “Paon” (Bait) by Seb Valdez
6. “Tahanan” by Mick Quito
7. “Tarang” (Life’s Pedal) by Arvin Belarmino
8. “Sumasaiyo,” (Yours Truly,) by Jermaine Tulbo
9. “Ang Meron sa Wala” (Beyond Nothing) by Arby and Christine Laraño
10. “Displaced” by Aedrian Araojo
11. “Jepoy” by Avid Liongoren
12. “Kung Saan Patag ang Bundok” (Where the Horizon Meets the Mountain) by Dolliete Cristi Mari Echon
13. “Octogod” by Shievar Olegario
14. “Pinakanakapagpapabagabag” (Most Disturbing Feeling) by Jermaine Tulbo
15. “Habak” (Charm) by Christian Paolo Lat and Mia Salisbury
16. “Si Gloria at si Juan” by Galliano Salvador
17. “Ang Nawalang Haligi” (Pillar) by Sarah Mya Regacho
18. “Dama de Noche” by Lawrence Arvin Sibug
19. “Mata” by Bryan Kenette Padilla
20. The Rooftop” by Avirup Biswas


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Overall Take


This transition towards an online platform is essential because of the current pandemic situation but, at the same time, we see this not only as a temporary patch but at the same time it could be something that could enhance what we may do in the future-forward channeling of movies.

Let’s support our local film industry. Long live Philippine cinema.

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