Cinema One Originals 2012 presents its biggest lineup with 13 competition films. Photo credit to ABS-CBN.

Manila, Philippines – Cinema One Originals 2012 proudly presents the biggest line-up of critically-acclaimed movies for its 8th year run with 13 competition feature films; divided into 2 categories: “Cinema One Plus” composed of seasoned directors awarded with 2 million production budget each and “Cinema One Currents” composed of new breeds awarded with 1 million budget each.

They are chosen through careful deliberation from hundreds of entries, the 13 films, 6 of which debuts as the filmmakers first feature film, have the potential to make names for its filmmakers, directors, writers and actors in the local and international arena.

According to Cinema One channel head Ronald Arguelles, “The festival is definitely bigger now in terms of content, variety and ambitions compared to the past years of Cinema One Originals. We have something for everyone not answered by mainstream cinema.” 

Check out the 8th Cinema One Originals Festival 2012 line-up below:

Apart from these originals, the festival will give tribute to Philippine classics through the screening of three of the most important restored films that greatly contributed to the foundation of Philippine Cinema: “Oro Plata Mata”, “Himala” and “Genghis Khan”.

“Oro Plata Mata”, the 1892 film directed by Peque Gallaga will serve as the opening film for the prestigious event while the award-winning film “Himala” will celebrate its 30th anniversary through an exclusive showing of a documentary special by “Ka Oryang” director Sari Dalena and writer/editor Keith Sicat.

An exhibition programme featuring guest films will also take place in the festival to include special screenings of “Alagwa”, “Supremo”, “Jungle Love”, and “Graceland”.

The 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival will run from November 28 to December 9 at Robinson’s Galleria Movie World and from November 29 to December 4 at the Edsa Shang Cineplex. The festival’s much awaited awards night will be held on December 3 at Studio 1 ABS-CBN Main Building.

The 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival is an annual project of the Cinema One, the local movie channel on cable, owned and operated by Creative Programs, Inc (CPI).