Cinemalaya 15 (2019) with LGBT+ themed films

Eto na ang Cinemalaya 15 (2019) manuod na simula August 2-13, 2019 sa CCP or sa mga piling sinehan sa buong Pilipinas.

Sa mga nagtatanong kung ano-anu yung may beki-themed films or may temang LGBT+ or kabadingan, eto na sila (see below) at para ma-inform na rin ang mga ayaw or may isyu sa mga ganitong panoorin. Kaya CINE MALAYA kang pumili! #TaraletsWATCH

(Films in Competition)  
by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
R 16 / Suspense, Drama

Ace (23) and Miko (17) desperately want to become famous actors but it seems the Universe has a different plan for their lives.

Royce Cabrera, Kokoy de Santos, Ricky Davao

Director/Screenplay - Eduardo Roy, Jr. Cinematography - Albert Banzon Production Design - Carmela Danao Editing - Carlo Francisco Manatad Original Music Score - Andrew Florentino Sound - Immanuel Verona

(Best of the Festivals – Cinema One)
by  Rod Singh
Comedy, Drama / 90 mins

A transgender sex worker in her late 40s along Fields Avenue whose only aspiration is to have breast implants for her profession unexpectedly assumes the role of a mother to her orphaned

niece, a transgender youth who is only beginning to discover her own sexuality.

As she works more shifts to save for her implants, troubles arise when she begins to feel the weight of her struggles – being an aging sex worker in fast-evolving society, a partner to her  young fiancĂ©, and a parent to a teenager she just met. Her difficult confrontations eventually  lead her to a new attitude towards life, and a unique recipe to a famous Kapampangan dish, Sisig.

Iyah Mina, Arron Villaflor, EJ Jallorina

Director - Rod Singh Executive Producer - Ronald Arguelles Cinematography - Theo Lozada Editor - Joris Fernandez Production Design - Popo Diaz Production Management - Dorothy Labro

(Best of the Festivals – Sinag Manynila)
by  Zig Dulay
Comedy / 92 mins

This uproarious comedy tells the story of a small-town boy who agrees to be the subject of a reality show to find his long-lost father. How far can one put up with pretense in order to search for the truth?

Nar Cabico, Angel Aquino, Aaron Rivera, Kiray Celis, Kirst Viray, Phiphi Palmos

Director - Zig Dulay Executive Producer - Brillante Mendoza Cinematographer - Albert Banzon Editor - Charliebebs Gohetia Production Design - Aped Santos


by Chris Martinez

Mga Batang Poz is a film of true to life stories lifted from a novel.
It tells the journey of 4 teenagers who are faced with serious and life-changing situation, trying to cope and finding what it means to live after knowing they had HIV.

Luis, Enzo, Gab and Chuchay meet at a coffee shop where they start their road trip to finding hope. It was their shared dilemma that brought them together and will bring them to what they are seeking.

They traverse together with despair and uncertainties but courageously face their pasts, accept the present, as they head toward their future.

Mark Neumann, Paolo Gumabao, Fino Herrera and Awra Briguela, Arnold Reyes, Andrew Gan,Raven Molina, Mark Rivera, Chiena Filomena, Patty Mendoza, Joem Bascon, Irma Adlawan, Yayo Aguila, Bobby Andrews, Rita Avila, Marina Benipayo, Ricardo Cepeda, Soliman Cruz, and Gardo Versoza

Screenplay - Jerry Gracio Director - Chris Martinez Producer - Dreamscape Digital and Unitel/StraightShooters for Iwant

(Best of the Festivals – MMFF)
by  Joel Lamangan
112 mins

With his wife’s blessings, a revered former senator moves in with his terminally ill gay best friend, scandalizing their three children.

Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Tony Mabesa, Aiko Melendez, Tirso Cruz III, Sunshine Dizon

Director - Joel Lamangan Executive Producer - Harlene Bautista Producers - Dennis Evangelista, Ferdinand Lapuz, Harlene Bautista Screenplay - Eric Ramos Cinematographer - Rain Yamson Production Designer - Jay Custodio Editor - Mai Calapardo Music - Emerzon Texon Sound - Albert Michael Idioma, Alec Tomboc, Wildsound

Para sa kumpletong kalahok ng mga pelikula ngayong taon, bisitahin lang ang opisyal na Cinemalaya website.

Getting more exciting each year:
10 new feature films and 10 shorts
Best of the Festivals
Indie Nation
Tributes to Armida Siguion-Reyna, Cesar Hernando, and Eddie Garcia
Cinemalaya Retrospective
Visions of Asia (NETPAC Award-winning Films)
5th Cinemalaya Institute Showcase
31st Gawad Para sa Alternstibong Pelikula at Video
Cinemalaya Awards Night
Cinemalaya Campus
Tokyo Docs
Cinemalaya Eyeball
Book Launch
Cinemalaya Film Market
Other exciting activities!

Related pages:
Cinemalaya 2019 SCHEDULES

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