Cinemalaya partners with live-streaming platform KUMU for its Awards Night

The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, now in its 16th year, takes its platform to the e-community for the first time by partnering with online streaming media KUMU and The Filipino Channel (TFC) to widen its audience reach.

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Cinemalaya will be streamed online on Vimeo from August 7 to 16, 2020, and will culminate with the Cinemalaya Awards Night, set on August 16 on the KUMU platform.

KUMU is a Filipino-centric social app that powers the online culture of Filipinos by helping it reach worldwide audiences.  KUMU unites Filipinos in its online community by partnering with other Filipino-centric organizations and initiatives.  The said app can be downloaded for free at Google Play or the App Store.

With the theme “Stream Consciousness”, Cinemalaya showcases the following ten competing films in the Short Film Feature category:

  1. Ang Gasgas na Plaka ni Lolo Bert (The Broken Vinyl Record) by Janina Gacosta and Cheska Marfori
  2. Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos (To Calm the Pig Inside) by Joanna Vasquez Arong
  3. Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento
  4. Fatigued by James Robin Mayo
  5. Living Things by Martika Ramirez Escobar
  6. Pabasa Kan Pasyon by Hubert Tibi
  7. Quing Lalam ning Aldo (Under the Sun) by Reeden Fajardo
  8. The Slums by Jan Andrei Cobey
  9. Tokwifi by Carla Pulido Ocampo
  10. Utwas (Arise) by Richard Jeroui Salvadico and Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay

The trailers for these works are out! Take a sneak peek at the Cinemalaya 16 film line-up on the KUMU app.

“KUMU is a live-streaming platform made for Filipinos, and we have 5 million users,” according to Angelo Mendez, KUMU Co-Founder and Head of Programming.  “Whatever content that Cinemalaya rolls out with us, as long as live-stream, we can definitely handle it.”

The film festival will also be opening the Cinemalaya Shop and live-selling their merchandise on the KUMU app. It doesn’t stop there! The Cinemalaya Campus, involving various activities and the participation of volunteers, is in the works.

Cinemalaya, the country’s biggest independent film festival, is co-produced by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Cinemalaya Foundation Inc.

KUMU is a Filipino-centric social app that powers the online culture of Filipinos by helping it reach worldwide audiences. KUMU unites Filipinos in its online community by partnering with other Filipino-centric organizations and initiatives.

Take part in the fun of the KUMUnity and download the app for FREE at Google Play or the App Store.

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