July 22, 2018, 11:57 pm
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8 exciting films make it to PPP lineup

Eight films have been selected by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) for this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP).

PPP offers a diverse set of films which pushes the envelope of the movie genres that Filipinos grew to love. FDCP Chair Liza Diño introduced the 2018 lineup directed by some of the country’s best: “Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi” by Jun Robles Lana under The IdeaFirst Company, “Bakwit Boys” by Jason Paul Laxamana under T. Rex Entertainment, “Madilim ang Gabi” by Adolf Alix Jr., under Deus Lux Mea Films, “Pinay Beauty” by Jay Abello under Quantum Films and Epic Media, “Signal Rock” by Chito Roño under Cape Signal Rock (CSR) Films PH, “The Day After Valentine’s” by Jason Paul Laxamana under Viva Films, “Unli Life by Miko Livelo under Regal Entertainment Inc. and “We Will Not Die Tonight” by Richard Somes under Strawdogs Studio Production. 

“The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino proved to be such a success especially in getting our Fillipino audiences to support a full lineup of Filpino films in one week of playdate, and we are proud that this year, we get to showcase more films of different and elevated genres that will not just entertain but will encourage discussions among the Filipino audience. There’s a film for everyone and we are looking forward to everyone’s support again to all of our films,” said Diño.

PPP will also have the Special Feature Section which will be screened in selected cinemas. Those included in the lineup are “High Tide,” directed by Tara Illenberger from TOFARM, “Paki,” directed by Giancarlo Abrahan from CinemaOne Originals, and “Tu Pug Imatuy,” directed by Arnel Barbarona from Sinag Maynila.

Short films will also be featured in PPP through Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition. Presented by Ice Seguerra, official ambassador of Sine Kabataan, the films include “Alas-Nuebe ng Tanghali” of Enalyn Legaspi,”Anonymous Student Vlog” of Christian Babista, “Bahay-bahayan” of Bryan Spencer Reyes, “Bato Bato Pik” of Ardinian Jaq Sanque and Lorys Plaza, “Isang Tula para sa Nawawala” of Rodemille Singh, “Koleksyong Pamalo” of Len Frago, “Masaya Ako” of Daniel Edwin Delgado and Tiara Angelia Nicolas, and “Runner” of Levi Jun Miscala.

PPP is presented in partnership with Unicef, Globe #PlayItRight, SOLAR Entertainment Corporation, Outpost Visual Frontier, ThinkBit, and Sequioa Hotel, and its major media partners include Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEED). It is also supported by The Manila Bulletin, Malaya, the Philippine Star, Wish 107.5 and Push.com, as well as by the following government partners, Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
Pista will run from August 15-21 in all cinemas nationwide.
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