To complete its final slate of films, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)’ Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) is extending the deadline for submission of finished films or films in post-production stage until June 15.
Last March 28, the Agency held a press conference at Gloria Maris at Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City to announce the first three projects in the advanced stage of development or production stage that were selected to join PPP3’s lineup of films.
Cuddle Weather by Rod Marmol from Project 8 corner San Joaquin Projects, LSS (Last Song Syndrome) by Jade Castro from Globe Studios, and The Panti Sisters by Perci Intalan from The IdeaFirst Company, Inc. rounded up the three of eight PPP films this year.
A co-production fund of up to two million pesos will be given to these projects, including one million pesos worth of production equipment sponsored by CMB Film Services.
For its call for the last five slots in the lineup, PPP is accepting entries from Filipino independent production companies and major film studios.
Selected films will receive a co-production fund of up to two million pesos. This includes one million pesos worth of publicity and promotion support from sponsors and up to one million pesos worth of finishing funds or marketing and distribution grant, as approved by FDCP.
Guidelines and forms may be downloaded from http://fdcp.ph/programs/pista-ng-pelikulang-pilipino.
“We always make sure that PPP showcases films that cater to the different tastes of various audiences every year. For its third year, the first three films that we chose for PPP really inspired us, and we expect the remaining five films to add more excitement to the event and to offer more variety to the films we already selected,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño.
PPP, a week-long event that exclusively screens quality Filipino genre films in all theaters nationwide, officially marks the “Sandaan,” the celebration of the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema. Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation 622 Series signed last November, FDCP, the country’s film agency, is assigned to lead the Sandaan. This Proclamation was declared in honor of Jose Nepomuceno’s Dalagang Bukid, which is considered the first Filipino-produced and directed film that was released on Sept. 12, 1919.
PPP will run in all theaters nationwide this September. Fire and Ice Productions and CMB Film Services are proud sponsors of the event.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.