Twelve films have made it as finalists to the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), the very first one-week exclusive screening of Filipino films from August 16-22, 2017 in all cinemas nationwide. During a press conference held last June 30, 2017 at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City, the following finalists were officially revealed:
- 100 Tula Para Kay Stella by Viva Communications, Inc.
- Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B by The IdeaFirst Company
- AWOL by Skylight
- Bar Boys by Tropic Frills, Inc.
- Birdshot by TBA Studios
- Hamog by CPI/Cinema One
- Paglipay by TOFARM
- Patay Na Si Hesus by T-Rex Entertainment Production
- Pauwi Na (Pedicab) by Universal Harvester, Inc.
- Salvage by CPI/Cinema One
- Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone by Unitel x Straight Shooters
- Triptiko by Michelena Brothers Production
“We are very proud and happy to announce this incredible roster of films that we are showcasing for Pista. Thanks to our reputable and highly-regarded members of the PPP Selection Committee, we have a diverse set of quality films that I believe our moviegoing public will love,” said Liza Diño-Seguerra, FDCP Chairperson and CEO.
The members of the PPP Selection Committee were Manet Dayrit (renowned editor), Oggs Cruz (film critic), Ricky Lee (award-winning screenwriter), Erik Matti (director), Jose Javier Reyes (director), Iza Calzado (actress), and Lee Briones (cinematographer). “Through PPP, we are pushing the fold and giving the public a different kind of genre of films—fresh, engaging, and uniquely Filipino—and those are truly something that we should celebrate,” Diño added. The finalists are in various genres, ranging from family oriented to coming-of-age, romance, horror, and even action films.
PPP is a celebration of Filipino films in partnership with all cinemas nationwide, also in line with the Buwan ng Wika. The public can look forward to national mall caravans and school tours in promotion of PPP starting July. Learn more about the Pista from Iza Calzado herself here:
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