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Cinemalaya 2020: Free Films & Events

Cinemalaya 2020: Free Films & Events You Can Watch at Home

Even if you're a bit short in the budget, you can still enjoy some of Cinemalaya's offerings this year!

Want to be part of the Cinemalaya film festival but life’s a little tough on the pocket nowadays? Don’t worry you can still participate with the free screenings of selected Cinemalaya featured films.

Watch the award-winning short stories from across the Asia in Visions of Asia and Allied Festival sections.  These films screenings are made possible through the partnerships with Eiga Sai Japan Film Festival, EuroPelikula, and Iran Film Festival.

CHECK OUT THE #CINEMALAYA2020 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE! Abangan ang film premieres, talkbacks, at iba pang virtual events…

Posted by Cinemalaya on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Featured films include: My Little Goat by director Misato Tomoki; A Japanese Boy Who Draws by director Kawajiri Masanao; A Sunny Day by director Faouzi Bensaidi; Hungry Seagull by director Leon Wang; OLMO by director Silvio Soldini; Tua Ingugu by director Daniela Thomas; and I Am American by director Omid Mirzaei.

Gawad Alternatibo Para sa Pelikula at Video screens for free all its short film finalists in Animation, Experimental, Documentary, Short Feature, Crosscurrents, and Emergent Media (Video Games).

There will also be Gawad Special Screenings, featuring films from the European Union and Embassy of Iran under the CCP Arthouse Cinema section, shorts from the School of Slow Media coupled with a human-centered storytelling workshop, the QuaranTimes Chronicles shorts and docu essays from alternative media organizations, and the winning shorts from DepEd’s National Festival of Talents-Sineliksik Competitions.


Award-winning playwright Ricky Lee will have a class reunion with the alumni of his writing workshop, which started in 1982.  Cinemalaya will host the grand reunion on August 8, at 1pm.  It will be streamed online via the Cinemalaya and CCP Facebook pages and KUMU.

Not to be missed are the sessions of Cinemalaya Campus, free live streaming on the Cinemalaya and CCP Facebook pages and KUMU from August 10 to August 14.  You can also watch the Cinemalaya Campus Short Shorts Winners on August 14; it will be screened within the Cinemalaya Campus session.

Know who will take home the plum awards in the Cinemalaya Awards program on August 12, 2pm. There will also be a Closing Program on August 16, also at 2pm. You can watch both events live in the Cinemalaya and CCP Facebook pages, KUMU and Vimeo.

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For a complete schedule and more information, check out the CCP website (, follow the CCP official account in FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.. You may also check out the official Cinemalaya Facebook page.

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