Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino 3 Starts With Revelation of First Three Films

The Film Development Council of the Philippines just recently announced the first three films included in the upcoming Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino or PPP and is now on its 3rd year. The announcement came early as the productions of these films would require time and also funding from the FDCP.

The selected films are among the entries pitched to the selection committee which are assigned by FDCP and led by FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño, the Chair of the Commitee. Each of these film projects will receive a co-production fund of up to 2 milion pesos.

The three (3) PPP finalists are Rod Marmol's Cuddle Weather from Project 8 corner San Joaquin Projects, Perci Intalan's The Panti Sisters from The IdeaFist Company, Inc., and Jade Castro's LSS: (Last Song Syndrome) from Globe Studios.

Cuddle Weather centers on two (2) sex workers who form an odd romantic setup as "cuddle partners." 

LSS: (Last Song Syndrome) stars Khalil Ramos, Gabbi Garcia, Tuesday Vargas, Elijah Canlas and indie folk-pop band Ben and Ben. The film revolves around dreamers Zak and Sarah who have a shared love for the band Ben and Ben and eventually get into a whirlwind romance. 

The Panti Sisters is top-billed by Paolo Ballesteros, Martin del Rosario, and Christian Bables. This family comedy film is about three (3) gay brothers whose dying father wishes for each of his sons to produce an heir in exchange for an inheritance. 

FDCP is the assigned lead agency in celebrating the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation 622 Series signed last November. This was announced in honor of Jose Nepomuceno's Dalagang Bukid, the first considered Filipino-produced and directed feature film.

Now on its third installment, PPP, FDCP's flagship program, is a week-long celebration that exclusively screens quality Filipino genre films in all cinemas nationwide. This year, it runs from September 13 to 19.

Five (5) finished films that will complete PPP 3's lineup of eight (8) films will be announced by June. Film production companies still have time to submit their finished films or films in post- production until May 31, 2019.

No comments:

Post a Comment