66th FAMAS Awards: List of Final Nominees

~ The Final List of Nominees for the 66th FAMAS Award nominees after the jump ~

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FIlm Development Council of the Philippines: Launches Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018

For the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the positive response to the first year of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) was the beginning of a tradition that not only celebrates Philippine Cinema but actively support its growth and development.

Launched in August 2017, PPP is a seven-day exclusive screening of quality genre Filipino films in all cinemas nationwide in line with the Buwan ng Wika. Now on its second year, FDCP aims to further maximize this time to holistically conduct a series of events and forms of support for Filipino films, from celebratory fiestas for the public to educational fora and conferences for film industry professionals. Pista will run from August 15-21, 2018. As with the usual industry practice, the gross sales from PPP shall be shared only between the film producers and theaters.

During the PPP Media Launch held last May 3, 2018 in Quezon City, FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño emphasized that these endeavors aligned with PPP would allow for Filipino films to truly grow and take the leap from local to international distribution. “PPP comes at an impeccable time especially now that we are celebrating the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema. FDCP believes that beyond this centennial, it is high time for us to show the world the best of our films by pushing for international distribution. We want to inspire our filmmakers to reach audiences beyond our borders by producing films that are quality-made, well-developed, and produced with a wide local and global audience in mind. PPP encourages this by becoming their jump-off point,” Diño said.

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Film Development Council of the Philippines organized the Sandaan: Pinay sa Pelikula Recognizing the Woke Pinays and launched CineMarya

In celebration of the 100th year of Philippine Cinema, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) organized the ‘Sandaan: Pinay sa Pelikula Recognizing the Woke Pinays’.

This is also in line with the Philippine Women’s Month and it is a great opportunity to combine these two important themes through cinema.

Also, a Panel Discussion of the Restrospective and Film Showing of Lupita Kashiwahara’s Film Featuring Minsa’y Isang Gamu – Gamo.


FDCP (2017): Quality Genre Films Featured in FDCP’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino


With only days to go, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is geared and ready for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), a one-week exclusive screening of Filipino films from August 16-22, 2017 in all cinemas nationwide. This fiesta-themed celebration of Filipino films features a diverse set of quality genre films which audiences nationwide may choose from.

·         100 Tula Para Kay Stella

By Jason Paul Laxamana

–          Viva Communications, Inc. –          JC Santos, Bella Padilla
·         Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B

By Prime Cruz

–          The IdeaFirst Company –          Ryza Cenon, Martin Del Rosario
·         AWOL

By Enzo Williams

–          Skylight –          Gerald Anderson, Dianne Medina, Bembol Roco
·         Bar Boys

By Kip Oebanda

–          Tropic Frills, Inc. –          Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, Kean Cipriano, Odette Khan
·         Birdshot

By Mikhail Red

–          TBA Studios –          Arnold Reyes, Mary Joy Apostol, Ku Aquino, John Arcilla
·         Hamog

By Ralston Jover

–          CPI/ Cinema One –          Zaijian Jaranilla, Therese Malvar
·         Paglipay (Crossing)

By Zig Dulay

–          TOFARM –          Garry Cabalic, Joan Dela Cruz, Anna Luna
·         Patay Na Si Hesus

By Victor Villanueva

–          T-Rex Entertainment Production –          Jaclyn Jose, Chai Fonacier, Vincent Viado, Mailes Kanapi, Melde Montanez, Sheenly Gener, Olive Nieto
·         Pauwi Na (Pedicab)

By Paolo Villaluna

–          Universal Harvester Inc. –          Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryl Soriano, Jerald Napoles, Jess Mendoza, Chai Fonacier
·         Salvage

By Sherad Sanchez

–          CPI/ Cinema One –          Jessy Mendiola, JC De Vera
·         Star na Si Van Damme Stallone

By Randolph Longjas

–          Unitel x Straight Shooters –          Paolo Pingol, Candy Pangilinan, Sara Brakensiek, Ebong Joson
·         Triptiko

By Miguel Michelena

–          Michelena Brothers Production –          Albi Casino, Joseph Marco, Kean Cipriano, Kylie Padilla

“We are very proud of this incredible roster of films that we are showcasing for Pista. As this is the first time that we are partnering with all the theaters for massive event for the whole country, we hope that we get the support of all Filipinos by watching the films,” said FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño during the Grand Press Conference held last August 3, 2017 at SEDA Vertis North. Quezon City in partnership with Globe.  “This is not just a film showing event, but really a celebration of films that are distinctly ours and which we can connect and identify with. We are glad that we have the support and advocacy partnership with Globe for their anti-piracy campaign to make PPP more meaningful,” she added. Continue reading “FDCP (2017): Quality Genre Films Featured in FDCP’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino”


FDCP: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s 12 chosen films slated to be shown August 16-22

100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA (Jason Paul Laxamana)
Fidel and his crushie Stella go through college together and we watch as he struggles to confess his feelings for her.

“Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B” is a love story… but with a creature from Philippine folklore. Ryza Cenon of “Ika-6 Na Utos” plays the titular character who has to keep emotions at bay or risk transforming into a winged creature.

AWOL (Enzo Williams)
Lt. Abel Ibarra goes after the man who tried to kill him and his family.

BAR BOYS (Kip Oebanda)
Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, Carlo Aquino and Kean Cipriano star as four law students and the sacrifices they make as they inch closer to their dream of passing the bar and becoming lawyers.

BIRDSHOT (Mikhail Red)
After unintentionally shooting a Philippine Eagle, Maya is forced to flee and hide in a forest — where violence and other threats lurk in the dark.

HAMOG (Ralston Jover)
Four kids try to survive the mean streets of Manila. Kapuso teen actress Therese “Teri” Malvar received Moscow International Film Festival Best Actress award for her performance in this film.

PAGLIPAY (Zig Dulay)
An Aeta crosses the river to go to town and find a wife. On the way he meets a woman who grew up in the city and the encounter creates a lasting impact.

PATAY NA SI HESUS (Victor Villanueva)
Cannes best actress Jaclyn Jose plays mother Iyay, who takes her kids on a road trip, traveling from Cebu to Dumaguete, to attend the funeral of her estranged husband.

PAUWI NA (Paolo Villaluna)
A sickly man, his nagging wife, a blind and pregnant woman, “Jesus Chirst”, and a dog ride a pedicab out of Manila to find greener pastures in the province. “Pauwi Na (Pedicab)” was awarded Best Film at the Shanghai Film Festival.

SALVAGE (Sherad Anthony Sanchez)
A news crew reporting on alleged mythical creatures in Mindanao are chased by an armed groups into the forest.

A child with Down Syndrome dreams of being a star, prompting his struggling family to hustle some more and help turn his dreams into a reality.

TRIPTIKO (Miguel Franco Michelena)
A three-panel film that unearths the mysterious happenings in the lives of a playboy who runs out of luck, a model whose skin-deep curse reaches a boiling point, and a musician chasing after light-footed love



FDCP: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino launch

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino August 16-22, 3017 in all cinemas nationwide

Emmanuel Borlaza (MTRCB), Aiza Seguerra (NYC) and Liza Diño (FDCP) signs MOA for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino slated to run from Aug. 16-22, 2017 in all cinemas nationwide.


FDCP January 03, 2017: Mediation between PAWS and Oro production and withdrawal of Oro’s FPJ Memorial Award


FDCP Chair Liza Dino-Seguerra posted this today:


Yesterday, the MMFF Executive Committee met with representatives from both the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the production team of Oro.

MMFF execom acted as mediators for this inquiry. Let me enumerate the things that were established by the two parties:

1. PAWS has received numerous reports about the killing of a real dog during the filming of ORO.
2. They believe members of ORO production violated RA 8485- the Animal Welfare Act And should be held accountable if proven guilty
3. They are still gathering their own evidence and what they have right now are admission from some members of ORO production team (they can’t assure yet if those will testify against ORO)
4. PAWS said in the course of our dialogue that it did not have any affiant-witness to present (who has direct personal knowledge).
5. If proven to have committed a crime, they are requesting the MMFF executive committee to have the film pulled out and awards withdrawn.
6. PAWS brought a legal counsel to represent them.
7. Counsel for PAWS admits that he has not seen the film.

1. The representative of ORO who was present during the EXECOM screening of ORO admitted to lying to us and those present when she said they used a goat and prosthetics during the dog scene. They said it was out of panic. Continue reading “FDCP January 03, 2017: Mediation between PAWS and Oro production and withdrawal of Oro’s FPJ Memorial Award”