Filmmakers cry foul over Cinemalaya’s YouTube "mishap"

Full length features from 2012 to 2013 were uploaded on the video sharing site reported that a day before Cinemalaya wrapped up its 10th year, one of its technical personnel uploaded to YouTube the feature film entries from its 2012 and 2013 editions.


The leak was discovered on Saturday, August 9 by critic, Philbert Dy. The YouTube channel of a certain Janssen Agbada where the films were uploaded was later taken down along with the videos. An apology was then posted on Facebook by Cultural Center of the Philippines culture and arts officer Minda Casagan.


Casagan wrote, "Only half an hour ago we got wind of the fact that Cinemalaya films were uploaded by Janssen Agbada, technical personnel of the Cinemalaya website, yesterday. We apologize for this situation which we had no idea of nor were we aware of what or who caused or gave instruction for her to upload the films. Please rest assured we have reached Janssen already and we will make sure her YouTube account will be disabled or shut down to avoid further damage. Again, our apologies for this situation."


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