13th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

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13th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
Opening filmBirdshot by Mikhail Red
Closing filmPastor by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
LocationMetro Manila, Philippines
Film titles21
Festival dateAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)–August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
WebsiteOfficial Website
Cinemalaya chronology

The 13th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival was held from August 4–13, 2017 in Metro Manila, Philippines. A total of nine full-length features and twelve short films competed.[1][2] The festival was opened by Mikhail Red's Birdshot and was closed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.'s Pastor.[3]


The winning film is highlighted with boldface and a dagger.

Full-Length Features[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre
Baconaua Joseph Israel Laban Elora Españo, Therese Malvar, JM Salvado and Bembol Roco Coming-of-age drama
Bagahe Zig Dulay Angeli Bayani Social drama
Ang Guro Kong 'Di Marunong Magbasa Perry Escaño Alfred Vargas, Mon Confiado, James Blanco, Miggs Cuaderno, Micko Laurente and Marc Justine Alvarez Action, Drama
Kiko Boksingero Thop Nazareno Noel Comia, Jr., Yayo Aguila and Yul Servo Family drama
Nabubulok Sonny Calvento Gina Alajar, JC Santos, Billy Ray Gallion and Jameson Blake Crime, Drama
Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha Mes de Guzman Sharon Cuneta Black comedy
Requited Nerissa Picadizo Jake Cuenca and Anna Luna Drama
Respeto Treb Monteras II Abra, Dido de la Paz and Loonie Drama, Music
Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig Iar Arondaing Angel Aquino and Jake Macapagal Social drama

Short Films[edit]

Title Director
Aliens Ata Glenn Barit
Bawod T.M. Malones
Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 Carlo Francisco Manatad
Hilom P.R. Patindol
Islabodan Juan Carlo Tarobal
Juana and the Sacred Shores Antonne Santiago
Lola Loleng Che Tagyamon
Manong ng Pa-aling E. del Mundo
Maria Jaime Habac, Jr.
Nakauwi Na Marvin Cabangunay
Jaynus Olaivar
Nakaw Arvin Belarmino
Noel Escondo
Sorry for the Inconvenience Carl Adrian Chavez


The awards ceremony was held on August 13, 2017 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines.[4][5]

Full-Length Features[edit]

  • Best Film – Respeto by Treb Monteras II
    • Special Jury Prize – Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban
    • Audience Choice Award – Respeto by Treb Monteras II
  • Best Direction – Joseph Israel Laban for Baconaua
  • Best Actor – Noel Comia Jr. for Kiko Boksingero
  • Best Actress – Angeli Bayani for Bagahe
  • Best Supporting Actor – Dido de la Paz for Respeto
  • Best Supporting Actress – Yayo Aguila for Kiko Boksingero
  • Best Screenplay – Zig Dulay for Bagahe
  • Best Cinematography –
    • Ike Avellana for Respeto
    • T.M. Malones for Baconaua
  • Best Editing – Lawrence Ang for Respeto
  • Best Sound – Corinne de San Jose for Respeto
  • Best Original Music Score – Pepe Manikan for Kiko Boksingero
  • Best Production Design – Marxie Maolen Fadul for Nabubulok
  • NETPAC Award – Respeto by Treb Monteras II

Short Films[edit]

  • Best Short Film – Hilom by P.R. Patindol
    • Special Jury Prize – Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 by Carlo Francisco Manatad
    • Audience Choice Award – Nakauwi Na by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar
  • Best Direction – E. del Mundo for Manong ng Pa-Aling
  • Best Screenplay – Duwi Monteagudo (aka Joseph Israel Laban) for Bawod
  • NETPAC Award – Aliens Ata by Glenn Barit


  1. ^ "PEP Guide to Cinemalaya 2017". Philippine Entertainment Portal. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cinemalaya 2017: Full list of films with trailers, photos". ABS-CBN News. July 13, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "GUIDE: Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017". Cinema Bravo. July 16, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "PINOY HIPHOP FILM "RESPETO" WINS BEST FILM IN CINEMALAYA 2017". Cinemalaya. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "'Respeto' bags Cinemalaya 2017 Best Film award". CNN Philippines. August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.

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