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This is a great week to be a burgis woke moviegoer, my friends. From May 9 to 15, Metro Manila cinemas will showcase movies under the 2018 CineFilipino Film Festival (CFFF). Making use of the theme “Kwento pa rin ang hari,” the competition slate offers different perspective on love, acceptance, faith, and forgiveness.

Before you run off and make waldas your suweldo, here is a quick rundown of the eight full-length films in the competition.

Delia & Sammy

Director: Therese Anne Cayaba

Starring: Rosemarie Gil, Jaime Fabregas, Nico Antonio

Bring an econo pack to the cinemas, bes, because this one’s a rollercoaster of emotions. Delia & Sammy follows a former actress whose days are numbered. With this heartbreaking development, she has to find a family that can take care of her husband, who also stricken with diseases including Alzheimer’s.

Delia & Sammy

NOW SHOWING!Upon learning of her terminal illness, faded and forgotten actress Delia has to find family to take care and leave her difficult husband, Sammy, with before she dies.The CineFilipino Film Festival runs on May 9-15 and will be screening at the following cinemas:Gateway / Greenbelt 1 / SM North Edsa / SM Fairview / SM Megamall / SM MOA / SM Manila / SM Southmall Gala Night Screening on May 11, 6:30PM at SM Megamall#DeliaandSammy #CineFilipino2018

Posted by Delia & Sammy on Monday, April 2, 2018

Excuse Me Po

Director: Ronald Espinosa Batallones

Starring: Elizabeth Oropesa

Elizabeth Oropesa, the OG kontrabida from returns to the big screen. In the film Excuse Me Po, Oropesa plays the role of Hilda, a 65-year-old aspiring actress who makes a living out of begging inside of the mall to buy medicine for her husband.

Excuse Me Po TEASER

Behind this scam is a story of love, dreams, and redemption. Find what depths she's willing to dive into for a better life.Catch Excuse Me Po during the CineFilipino Film Festival from May 9-15, 2018 at these cinemas:GatewayGreenbelt 1SM MOASM ManilaSM SouthmallSM MegamallSM North EdsaSM FairviewUPDATE: Gala Screening will be on May 10, 2018, 9:00PM at SM MEGAMALLTickets at P150#CineFilipino2018 #KwentoAngHari

Posted by Excuse Me Po on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Eternity Between Seconds

Director: Alec Figuracion

Starring: Yeng Constantino, TJ Trinidad

This movie, about two people who bond at the Incheon airport, is the latest in the “oh-my-God-walang-katapusan” line of romantic talky indies. But if you can still take a lot of existential pondering by way of kilig, bes, then go for it.

The Eternity Between Seconds Teaser #1

A first look at “The Eternity Between Seconds”, starring Yeng Constantino and TJ Trinidad directed by Alec Figuracion. Five years after Shift, Yeng Constantino returns to the big screen. From one of the producers of Sakaling Hindi Makarating, here's a story about finding comfort in strangers and moments that are never meant to last.Special thanks to our sponsors:AirAsia and Marco Polo Ortigas ManilaComing soon in the upcoming CineFilipino Film Festival this April 2018.

Posted by The Eternity Between Seconds on Sunday, February 18, 2018


Director: Roni Benaid

Starring: Glydel Mercado, Shy Carlos

A film festival wouldn’t be complete without some sort of thriller that involved an unfortunate purchase of a ridiculously creepy item. In Poon, church servant Claudia (Mercado) experiences horrors after buying an image of San Vargas.


POON (The Image) is a story of a loyal church servant and her daughter who experience disturbing things after bringing a mysterious image of a saint to their home.Starring:Glydel Mercado, Shy Carlos, Yayo Aguila, Mon Confiado, Rolando Inocencio, Chanel Latorre, Erlinda Villalobos and Kriz Martinez.Written and directed by Roni Supangan Benaid. Don't miss it in cinemas this May as part of CineFilipino 2018!#PoonFilm #KwentoAngHari

Posted by Poon – Film on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mga Mister ni Rosario

Director: Alpha Habon

Starring: Joross Gamboa, Kate Alejandrino

Joross Gamboa flexes his acting muscles in a role that surprisingly doesn’t stereotype gay people. Here, he is Yogi, an actor who brings home every character he plays. His wife Bea (Alejandrino) becomes anxious when he takes on a role of a killer.


BABALA: Pag nag-asawa ka ng artista, hindi lang isang lalaki ang pinakasalan mo. Handa ka na bang magpakabaliw para sa pag-ibig?#MgaMisterNiRosario," a finalist of #CineFilipino2018!Starring: Joross Gamboa and Kate AlejandrinoWritten & directed by: Alpha HabonProducer: Jane TorresProd Manager: Lexter Favor TarrielaDirector of Photography: Jt PandyEditor: Ilsa MalsiStory Concept: Jan Dormyl EspinosaScript Development: Ricky Lee & Quiapo CollectiveAssistant Director: Czar Sarabia2nd AD / Script Continuity: Raf EvangelistaProduction Design: Marxie Maolen Forlales FadulLocation Manager: Med ValentusTalent Coordinator: Danna SimbreArt Director: Janine ManiegoWardrobe: Gino Valloyas, Joey Alexis SinghMake-Up: Abby MaglayaProd Assistants: Kira Romana, April BaticanMusic: Emerzon TexonSound: WildsoundCOMING SOON!

Posted by Mga Mister Ni Rosario on Saturday, April 7, 2018


Director: Bor Ocampo

Starring: Adrian Cabido, Mon Confiado, Rosanna Roces

Alex is a 15-year-old who works as a gun-for-hire. After finding out that he is going to be a dad, he decides to do one last hit before leaving his life of crime. (We all know how those things turn out.)

HITBOY (CineFilipino 2018) Trailer

"At 15, Hitboy Alex is a full-time kid who plays a game of survival as part-time gun for hire."Watch the trailer for Bor Ocampo's HITBOY.Catch it this April 9-15 at CineFilipino Film Festival 2018.

Posted by CinemaBravo on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus

Director: Dwein Baltazar

Starring: Nicco Manalo, Rae Talon, Soliman Cruz

Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus is about four men in Avenida who are all in love and searching for a woman named Aileen. One thing was going through our minds while watching the trailer: “Ang haba naman ng hair ni Aileen.”


Dahil hindi puso ang nagdidikta ng pag-ibig.Catch GUSTO KITA WITH ALL MY HYPOTHALAMUS at CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 (May 9-15).

Posted by CinemaBravo on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mata Tapang

Director: Rod Marmol

Starring: Edgar Allan Guzman, Jerald Napoles, Arron Villaflor, Miguel Almendras

EA Guzman plays the role of a brave soldier who lost his comrades and his left eye on a mission. Naturally, a lot of “losing one’s shit” and “pagwa-walling” ensues.

Mata Tapang- Official Trailer

"Nasagad mo na ba ang buhay?"(Have you fully lived your life?)We are happy to present to you the official trailer of our film, Mata Tapang (Brave Eye). A story of lives lost and things rediscovered in the process of healing.Cignal Entertainment, CineFilipino Film Festival, DLP Productions and CMB Film Services Inc. in association with Unitel Straight Shooters and Quiapo Collective present an Out films productionMATA TAPANG (Brave Eye), Written and Directed by Rod MarmolStarring Edgar Allan Guzman, Jerald Napoles, Miguel Almendras and Arron Villaflor with Ritz AzulComing this May 9-15 in Cinefilipino Film Festival.Catch it at the following cinemas:SM SouthmallSM Mall of AsiaGreenbelt 1GatewaySM MegamallSM North EDSASM FairviewSee you!

Posted by Mata Tapang on Sunday, April 29, 2018

CineFilipino Film Festival will run from May 9-15 at select cinemas: Gateway, Greenbelt 1, SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall.


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