MANILA, Philippines ─Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)and SINE KABATAAN of National Youth Commission in partnership with commercial theaters screened different Filipino films produced by local filmmakers nationwide, dubbed as the PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO which started last August 16 until August 22, 2017.

This festive event is a week-long celebration of Filipino films in line with the BUWAN NG WIKA (August) month-long celebration. Organized by FDCP and other aforementioned organizations headed by FDCP chairperson Liza Diño-Seguerra, PPP gives platform for Filipino films and filmmakers to associate their films to a wider Filipino audience through a nationwide release.

Films that were selected in the said festival features a variety of genres, with some films making this event as their Philippine screening debut. The line-up were chosen by a panel composed of some of the best and critically acclaimed names in the  industry, Manet Dayrit, Oggs Cruz, Ricky Lee, Erik Matti, Jose Javier Reyes, Iza Calzado, and Lee Briones.

The following are the films that were chosen for the PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO

  1. 100 Tula Para Kay StellaImage may contain: 1 person, shoes and text

Director: Jason Paul Laxamana

Producer: Viva Films

Cast: Bela Padilla and JC Santos


  1. Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23BImage may contain: 2 people, text

Director: Prime Cruz

Producer: The IdeaFirst Company

Cast: Ryza Cenon and Martin del Rosario


  1. AWOLImage may contain: 1 person, text

Director: Enzo Williams

Producer: Skylight

Cast: Gerald Anderson and Dianne Medina


  1. Bar BoysImage may contain: 2 people, people smiling

Director: Kip Oebanda

Producer: Tropic Frills, Inc.

Cast: Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, and Kean Cipriano


  1. BirdshotImage may contain: 3 people, text

Director: Mikhail Red

Producer: TBA Studios

Cast: Mary Joy Apostol, Arnold Reyes, John Arcilla, and Ku Aquino


  1. HamogImage may contain: 1 person, text

Director: Ralston Jover

Producer: CPI/Cinema One

Cast: Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, and Sam Quintana


  1. Paglipay (Crossing)Image may contain: text

Director: Zig Dulay

Producer: TOFARM

Cast: Garry Cabalic, Anna Luna, Joan dela Cruz, and Marinella Sevidal


  1. Patay Na Si HesusImage may contain: 4 people, people standing and text

Director: Victor Kaiba Villanueva

Producer: T-Rex Entertainment

Cast: Jaclyn Jose


  1. Pauwi Na (Pedicab)Image may contain: cloud and text

Director: Paolo Villaluna

Producer: Universal Harvesters Inc.

Cast: Bembol Roco and Cherry Pie Picache


  1. SalvageImage may contain: one or more people and text

Director: Sherad Anthony Sanchez

Producer: CPI/Cinema One

Cast: Jessy Mendiola and JC de Vera


  1. Star na Si Van Damme StalloneImage may contain: 1 person, smiling, text

Director: Randolph Longjas

Producer: Unitel x Straight Shooters

Cast: Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Pingol, and Jadford Dilanco


  1. Triptiko

Director: Miguel Franco Michelena

Producer: Michelena Brothers Production

Cast: Kylie Padilla, Kean Cipriano, Albie Casino, and Joseph Marci


PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO is not just a celebration of Filipino film but also honoring and giving credits to the artistic works of local filmmakers here in the country.

These films are now on their 4th day of screening in almost 700 cinemas nationwide. Moreover, top 3 films will be awarded (August 19, 2017) as the Audience Choice Awards based on audience votes from the previous 3 days of screening.


Reported by: Jhonpaul Lacson, Bill Germinal

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