HONG KONG — The Cinemalaya Foundation has picked ten film projects that in July will compete in the fourth running of its Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

The non-profit org provides grants of seed capital to a maximum of ten feature movie projects. Grants are worth a max of PHP500,000 ($12,400) each, and producers are expected to find other sources of coin in order to complete pics before June 20 and the competish (July 11-20, 2008.)

Fest and funding are open to narrative feature films that articulate Filipino culture, are made using digital technology and are restricted to moviemakers who have made three or fewer pics.

Cinemalaya 2008 Finalists

“100” by Chris Martinez,

“1434456” by Emmanuel Dela Cruz,

“Ang Concerto” by Paul Alexander Morales,

“Antiparang Basag” by Edith Asuncion,

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“Baby Angelo” by Joel Ruiz and Abi Aquino,

“Brutus” by Tara illenberger,

“My Fake American Accent” by Onnah Valera,

“Huling Pasada” by Paul Sta. Ana,

“Jay” by Francis Xavier E. Pasion

“Ranchero” by Michael Christian Cardoz.