5 years of Cinemalaya festival
An interview with the organizers of the Cinemalaya festival is in the Inquirer. The festival is unique in that it sponsors the ten movies it presents. Aspiring directors go through a screening process, and the winners get their films produced by the festival.
It was instrumental in starting the boom of local digital indie films from the Philippines, and directors such as Auraeus Solito, Adolfo Alix Jr., Jim Libiran, Francis Xavier Pasion, Chris Martinez, were among the film makers who made their movies with Cinemalaya money.