Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino: Grand presscon at Seda Hotel Vertis North

Chair Liza Dino-Seguerra got emotional during Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s grand presscon. There has been a lot of controversies with the local film industry especially with the independent films genre and choosing entries of award-giving film festivals. Chair Liza calls for unity rather than promote division because in a span of a year, there has been so much development in terms of awareness, budget and support for FDCP and its partner-organizations.

Pista ng Pelikulanng Pilipino runs from August 16 to 22, 2017 in all cinemas.

In line with PPP 2017, they also launchesd an application called ‘PistApp’. Pistapp is now available for download in time for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino slated on August 16-22, 2017. You can see the infos, screening time even vote for your favorite out if the 12 featured films! Download it now and see you at the cinema!

National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra of the National Youth Commission was also at Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino grand presscon to introduce NYC’s chosen short film entries.


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.