Cinemalaya, one of the most anticipated independent film festivals, just wrapped up its first in-person screenings after two years of the pandemic. With 11 full-length and 12 short films on its roster, it was back in full swing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and selected malls from Aug. 5 to 16. And while its lineup is, in fact, slated to make an online premiere later this year, catching them IRL still has its own allure (i.e. collective screams and gasps in theaters).[READ: What to see at and where to watch the 2022 Cinemalaya film fest]
This is why Cinemalaya is extending its run in another location in Quezon City: Cinema ’76 Film Society in Anonas.
For P250, you can still watch independent films for another week, starting Aug. 24 until Aug. 30. Cinema ’76 will screen shorts and full-length films as early as 12 p.m. and as late as 8 p.m. To buy tickets, simply fill out this online form. The microcinema requires all audiences to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Don’t know what to watch yet? See the list of winners at this year’s Cinemalaya here.[READ: Check out the finalists of Cinemalaya 2023]
Meanwhile, the opening film for Cinemalaya 2022, “Leonor Will Never Die” by Martika Ramirez Escobar, is open for private screenings at boutique cinema Sine Pop in Cubao. For P8,000, you can have your own screening at its renovated postwar address, which has a theater that can sit 25 people. Visit this form to book.
Escobar’s film won the Special Jury Prize for Innovative Spirit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.