The 2010s in Philippine cinema saw the continuous resurgence of independent filmmaking that emerged in the 2000s brought about by digital technology and facilitated by institutions that provide seed capital to mostly young filmmakers to showcase their works in local film festivals. The independent filmmakers in turn raised the quality of mainstream industry outputs as many of them got tapped by studios to write and direct their own films.
For this poll, we have invited 100 filmmakers, reviewers, academics, and film programmers to name their favorite local films of the past decade. Here are the top 50.
50. Florentina Hubaldo, CTE
Lav Diaz, 2012
In a rural area, a father forces his daughter into prostitution. Somewhere else, two men embark on a quest for a buried treasure.
49. Lukas Niño
John Torres, 2013
Lukas Niño is a story of an awkward teenager coming to grips with…
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