Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino a celebration of local films

Filipino films will be exclusively screened in commercial theatres when the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) hosts “Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP),” a national festival that will bring Filipino films to nationwide audiences.

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The Pinoy films exclusive screening will be held August 16 – 22 in celebration of the country’s “Buwan ng Wika.”

The FDCP Selection Committee will be choosing 10 to 12 films, to screened in at least 60 theaters, with genres ranging from family-oriented, romantic comedy, horror, fantasy, and even historical.

FDCP will be accepting film submissions for the festival until June 15, 2017.

FDCP Chair and CEO Liza Diño said that the festival is a “great opportunity for the Filipino audience to relink themselves to meaningful Filipino films in an exclusive platform.”

“Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be a big celebration of Filipino films for our audience – a festivity with a wide variety of genre films to choose from nationwide,” she added.

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino screenings will be complemented with caravans, audience surveys and forums to maximize the participation of film stakeholders and audiences.

The PPP is hosted in partnership of National Cinema Association of the Philippines and SM Lifestyle Entertainment.

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.