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CINEMALAYA 2022 SHORTS

RANKING FOR CINEMALAYA 2022 SHORTS


1️⃣ BLACK RAINBOW (5/5)

by Zig Madamba Dulay


An Aeta kid was told to quit school for financial reasons. How will he pursue his studies now?


Putting education at the forefront, this film speaks volumes. It radiates a positive aura that didn’t fluctuate from start till end.


All the elements present in this film are used for the greater good.


A sight to behold, the cinematography highlights the richness and beauty of our culture. The scoring uplifts our spirit, making the scenes more emotional and touching.


The raw portrayal of the Aeta community added authenticity to the film’s message. The purity and optimism of the characters are infectious.


Simple ang istorya. Derecho ang mensahe.

Tapat ang pelikulang ito sa kanilang hangarin.

Dahil dito, lumalabas nang kusa ang angkin nilang ganda.


Katulad ng isang bahaghari, magandang panuorin ang pelikula kahit saang anggulo mo siyang tingnan.


Reminiscent of a rainbow, this movie is beautiful no matter what its color.



2️⃣ KWITS (5/5)

by Raz de la Torre


Isang lalaki ang kukuha ng ayuda

Ngunit ang haba ng pila.

Pasikot-sikot ang pinapagawa sa kanya.


Makuha pa kaya niya ang ayuda ?


This film will catch your attention

because of its straightforward depiction

of our current situation.


The execution is simple,

yet the impact is resonating.


Maganda ang pagkakahimay sa bawat eksena.

Nakaabang ka sa bawat segundo.


The main leads Nor Domingo and Skyzx Labastilla both have a strong presence—that makes you want to cheer for their actions.


Hindi mahaba ang pelikula, pero ramdam mo ang haba ng pasensya ng mga bida.


Walang masasakit na salita, pero ramdam mo ang inis at pagka-dismaya.


Sasamahan mo sila sa kanilang paglalakbay.

Dahil lahat tayo dito ay magkakaramay.


Matatawa. Maiinis.

Magagalit. Maiiyak.


Aahon nang sabay-sabay.

Papalakpak sa agos ng buhay.


Kapag binigyan ka ng ganito kagandang pelikula,

Malakas na palakpak ang ibalik natin sa kanya.


Para Kwits.



3️⃣ MGA HANDUM NGA NASULAT SA BARAS (4/5)

by Richard Jeroui Salvadico & Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay


Kids become the teacher.

Parents become the student.


Learning has never been this fun.


Social issues are lightly presented.

Songs are shared to impart a message.

The editing is awesome.


The interaction between the kids and their parents is entertaining. You’ll adore the kids’ perseverance and the parents’ cooperation.


Humor was put to good use.



4️⃣ SI ODDIE (3/5)

by Maria Kydylee Torato

- Kapos sa maraming bagay, ngunit sapul naman sa mensahe. Maganda ang hangarin. Nakakadala ang huling mga sandali. Makatao.


5️⃣ SEE YOU, GEORGE (3/5)

by Mark Moneda

- The actors can be theatrical, and the execution can be cheesy. But it gets the message across firmly. The plottwist is remarkable and applaudable.


6️⃣ ROUNDTRIP TO HAPPINESS (3/5)

by Claudia Michelle Fernando

- The film’s plot is heavily dependent on technical aspects. And the editing did not disappoint. The scoring amplifies the excitement. Despite kids being the main characters, the topics are mature and have meanings. The insertion of these topics could’ve been smoother. The voice-overs can be unnatural, losing your way to their established adventure.


7️⃣ DIKIT (3/5)

by Gabriela Serrano

- Being creative and experimental, this silent film has too many things to say—bombarding you with endless allusions to womanhood.


8️⃣ DUWA-DUWA (3/5)

by Nena Jane Achacoso

- Colors are vibrant. Vibe is playful. Life suddenly feels light and colorful. The impact of this movie feels light, too.


9️⃣ IT’S RAINING FROGS OUTSIDE (2/5)

by Maria Estela Paiso

- The consistent eerie atmosphere of this film is contagious. But the message gets repetitive all throughout. Feels more like a display of great editing skills.


🔟 DISTANCE (1/5)

by Dexter Paul de Jesus

- The combination of reality and animation is commendable, but the storytelling has become distant from its story.


🔢 CITY OF FLOWERS (1/5)

by Xeph Suarez

- It’s easy to create a sad story. But it’s hard to feel for the characters that you don’t get to know deeply.


🔢 MATA KANG BUSAY (0/5)

by Niño Maldecir, Cypher John Gayorgor

- The main characters cannot act. The story was told in the weirdest way no one can empathize with.



Date Released: August 6, 2022 at CCP

Movie Review Ranking by: Goldwin Reviews

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