2016 was a year for independent movies. At least for me. Last year, I watched more Filipino independent films than ever in my life and enjoyed all of them. I’m glad that local indie cinema has achieved leaps and bounds since that time in 2006, when the concept of indie movies was so new, that my friend and I practically had the theater to ourselves during a screening of Tulad Ng Dati.
Now, Filipino independent film festivals are done regularly, and people are actually flocking to cinemas to support them. Best proof of this is the recent 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, which thankfully, put indie films in the spotlight.
I also had the joy of discovering Cinema 76, a small theater in San Juan that screens indies all year round.
My indie film fan girl’s heart is very happy.