Tambayan movies are films of Philippine origin. They involve drama, romance and comedy, among other movie genres, where the actors communicate in the Philippine language but translated versions exist.
Tambayan films arose from the language barrier between the Philippines and people who communicate in English. They have a wide collection of movies that have appealed to people of other languages. This has led to the need for translators to help the Philippine community source revenue by showing their movies to wider audiences.
Tambayan Films have also won awards outside their country. Epic movies such as ‘Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon’ have won the ‘Golden leopard’ award at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival.