FULL LIST: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino entries

FULL LIST: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino entries
The Film Development Council of the Philippines announces the 12 films that will be shown during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino in August

MANILA, Philippines – The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) announced on Friday, June 30, the 12 films that will participate in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, scheduled from August 16-22.

The line-up is a mixture of different genres, with some films making their Philippine screening debut. Other films have been shown commercially on cinemas.

Here’s the list of films:

1. 100 Tula Para Kay Stella


Director: Jason Paul Laxamana

Starring: Bela Padilla, JC Santos


2. Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B


Director: Prime Cruz

Starring: Ryza Cenon, Martin del Rosario, Vangie Labalan




Director: Enzo Williams 

Starring: Gerald Anderson


4. Bar Boys


Director: Kip Oebanda

Starring: Rocco Nacino, Carlo Aquino, Enzo Pineda, Kean Cipriano


5. Birdshot


Director: Mikhail Red

Starring: John Arcilla, Ku Aquino, Arnold Reyes, Mary Joy Apostol


6. Hamog


Director: Ralston Jover

Starring: Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, Sam Quintania, Bor Lentejas


7. Paglipay 


Director: Zig Madamba Dulay

Starring: Garry Cabalic


8. Patay na si Hesus


Director: Victor Villanueva

Starring: Jaclyn Jose, Melde Montanez, Chai Fonacier


9. Pauwi Na


Director: Paolo Villaluna

Starring: Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano, Jerald Napoles, Chai Fonacier


10. Salvage


Director: Sherad Sanchez

Starring: Jessy Mendiola, JC de Vera, Karl Medina


11. Star na si Van Damme Stallone


Director: Randolph Longjas

Starring: Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Pingol, Acey Aguilar 


12. Triptiko



Director: Miguel Franco Michelena

Starring: Albie Casiño, Joseph Marco, Kean Cipriano, Kylie Padilla


The films were chosen by a panel composed of Manet Dayrit, Oggs Cruz, Ricky Lee, Erik Matti, Jose Javier Reyes, Iza Calzado, and Lee Briones. 

The directors, producers, and some of the cast members of the films also attended the announcement.

PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO. The committee, producers, directors, and stars of the film attend the announcement on June 30. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

In an interview with reporters after the announcement, FDCP chairperson Liza Diño-Seguerra  said that the cinema owners are supportive of the event and they event suggested to hold it in August, since the summer movies from the US have already been shown. It was also timing for Linggo ng Wika.

Ito sakto na sakto…and actually the cinemas chose it for us also. ‘Bakit hindi mo gawin ng Linggo ng Wika.’ I’m happy,” she said. 

(It falls exactly [on the Linggo ng Wika], and actually the cinemas chose it for us also. They said ‘why don’t you do it on Linggo ng Wika.’ )

Liza said that they will have a motorcade on August 13, where they will have an all outdoor fiesta themed event in Luneta.They will also have a gala opening premiere night on August 15 where they will screen the movie Zamboanga, a 1937 film starring Fernando Poe Sr, in celebration of the 100 years of Philippine cinema.  

A thanksgiving and awards night, where they will award a Critics Choice Award and Audience Award, will be on August 19.

The venue will be announced soon. – with a report from Alexa Villano/Rappler.com

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