PPP recycles films for its first online edition starting tomorrow

Although the pandemic remains to be a threat anywhere in the world, most particularly to countries such as ours, with erratic government practices in mitigating any crises,  its film media arm, Film Development Council of the Philippines is pushing through the 4th Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) with its all-new online edition, and according to the agency is a response to the restrictions on the operations of cinemas given the current situation. The films can be watched on their film channel: www.fdcpchannel.ph

More than 100 films will be screened for one week. Liza Dino Seguerra flashily reported that in the last three years, the PPP has showcased 37 full-length feature films to more than 2.5 million audiences, which grossed over P420 million. Dino Seguerra, a former bit actress, proudly declared that the festival’s well-received top grossers are “100 Tula Para kay Stella” (2017) and “The Day After Valentine’s” (2018) both by the contentiously fluff filmmaker Jason Paul Laxamana, and “The Panti Sisters” (2019) by Jun Robles Lana. Some PPP films have been chosen as the country’s  representative  to the Academy Awards which include “Birdshot” by Mikhail Red in 2017, “Signal Rock” by Chito Roño in 2018, and “Verdict” by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez in 2019.

Accordingly, PPP will also feature Sine Kabataan short features from young filmmakers which focus on societal themes that in reality the present government fails to address.

“We certainly had high hopes and grand plans this year for PPP 4, especially since it would have coincided with the closing of the Philippine Cinema Centennial celebration. Although cinemas remain closed and there are no press conferences, premiere nights, PPP Grand FanCon, and block screenings, we at the FDCP still resolved to push through with the PPP no matter what. Tuloy na tuloy ang Pista!,” Dino Seguerra indicated in her press statement.

Amid the pandemic, the national film agency wishes to showcase the diversity of our local films. And as the country officially closed the celebration of One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema in September, the FDCP aims for the PPP to be the platform to gather the entire film industry together as it looks to the future of the next hundred years.

Aptly dubbed “PPP 4, Sama All!” the festival will recycle 145 titles (67 full-length films and 78 shorts) films previously screened in other local film festivals  such as the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, QCinema International Film Festival, Cinema One Originals Film Festival, Sinag Maynila Film Festival, CineFilipino Film Festival, ToFarm Film Festival, and Metro Manila Film Festival.  Films from CineMarya Women’s Film Festival will also be re-screened.

PPP Premium Selection

“The Helper” by Joanna Bowers

“Blood Hunters: Rise of the Hybrids” by Vincent Soberano

“Brutal” (restored) by Marilou Diaz-Abaya

“Cleaners” by Glenn Barit

“Itoshi No Irene (Come On, Irene)” by Keisuke Yoshida

“Ang Lakaran ni Kabunyan: Kabunyan’s Journey to Liwanag” by Kidlat Tahimik

“He Who Is Without Sin” by Jason Paul Laxamana

“Kintsugi” by Lawrence Fajardo

“The Highest Peak” by Arbi Barbarona

“Batch ‘81” by Mike de Leon

Special Screenings

“Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” by Lav Diaz

Romance

“Sakaling Hindi Makarating” by Ice Idanan

“Moments of Love” by Mark Reyes

“Ulan” by Irene Villamor

“Never Not Love You” by Antoinette Jadaone

“Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” by Joyce Bernal

“Una Kang Naging Akin” by Laurice Guillen

“Mga Mister ni Rosario” by Alpha Habon

Youth & Family

“Pepot Artista” by Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr.

“Family History” by Michael V.

“1st Sem” by Dexter Hemedez and Allan Ibañez

“Edward” by Thop Nazareno

“Dayo” by Robert Quilao

Classics

“White Slavery” by Lino Brocka

“Genghis Khan” by Manuel Conde

“Manila by Night” by Ishmael Bernal

“Balikbayan #1: Memories of Overdevelopment Redux VI” by Kidlat Tahimik

“Ang Panday” by Fernando Poe, Jr.

PH Oscar Entries

“Ma’ Rosa” by Brillante Mendoza

“Verdict” by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

“Sa Pusod ng Dagat” by Marilou Diaz-Abaya

“Saranggola” by Gil Portes

Genre

“Alpha: The Right to Kill” by Brillante Mendoza

“Instalado” by Jason Paul Laxamana

“Abomination” by Yam Laranas

“Dyamper” by Wes de Guzman

“Jose Rizal” by Marilou Diaz-Abaya

“El Presidente” by Mark Meily

“In Nomine Matris” by Will Fredo

Bahaghari

“Akin ang Korona” by Zig Dulay

“Billie and Emma” by Samantha Lee

“Ned’s Project” by Lemuel Lorca

“Ang Huling Cha Cha ni Anita” by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

“Rainbow’s Sunset” by Joel Lamangan

Tribute

“Deathrow” by Joel Lamangan (for Eddie Garcia)

“Adela” by Adolfo Alix, Jr. (for Anita Linda)

“Insiang” by Lino Brocka (for Mona Lisa)

“Muro-Ami” by Marilou Diaz-Abaya (for Marilou Diaz-Abaya)

“Filipinas” by Joel Lamangan (for Armida Siguion-Reyna)

“Sonata” by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes (for Peque Gallaga)

From the Regions

“Tanabata’s Wife” by Charlson Ong

“Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong” by Mes de Guzman

“Baboy Halas (Wailings in the Forest)” by Bagane Fiola

“Tu Pug Imatuy” by Arbi Barbarona

“Magkakabaung” by Jason Paul Laxamana

“Ari: My Life with a King” by Carlo Catu

“Salvi: Ang Pagpadayon” by TM Malones

Documentaries

“Nick and Chai” by Cha Escala and Wena Sanchez

“Lugta Ke Tamama (Land from God)” by Kevin Piamonte

“The Search for Weng Weng” by Andrew Leavold

“God Bliss our Home” by Nawruz Paguidopon

“Carving Thy Faith” by Hiyas Bagabaldo

PPP Retro

“Pauwi Na” by Paolo Villaluna

“Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus” by Dwein Baltazar

“Star na si Van Damme Stallone” by Randolph Longjas

“Paglipay” by Zig Dulay

“Circa” by Adolfo Alix, Jr.

CineMarya

“Daadaan Na (Her Walks)” by Julius Lumiqued

“Super-Able” by Arjanmar Rebeta

“Night Shift” by Mariel Ong

“Dalaginding na si Isang” by Nigel Santos

“Noontime Drama” by Kim Timan and Sam Villa-Real

“She’s Perfect” by Jochelle Casilad

“Hakab” by Mel Aguilar-Maestro

“Super Woman” by Angela Andres

“Winged Dreams to the Blue Heavens” by Aimee Apostol-Escasa

“Binakol sa Dahon” by Gary Tabanera

“Ola” by Mijan Jumalon

“Adira” by Jorzheema Hamid

PPP Short Films (free)

Sine Kabataan

“Sa Unang Araw ng Pasukan” by Arjen Manlapig

“Bato Bato Pik” by Lorys Plaza and Jaq Sanque

“Kalakalaro” by Rodson Suarez

Binisaya Film Festival

“Yawyaw” by Idden de los Reyes

“To Siomai Love” by Remton Zuasola

“Uwan Init Pista sa Langit” by Remton Zuasola and Keith Deligero

cineANIMO Ozamiz Short Film Festival

“Passion of Cries” by Earl Hendrix S. Reyes

“Bituin” by Jun Vincent C. Abao

“Trespas” by Reyan Christian C. Amacna

Cine de Oro Film Festival

“Baruganan” by Angelo Dabbay

“Ang Reyna nga walay Sapot” by James Murillo Elaco

“Mama” by Adrian Manapil

CineKabalen: The Kapampangan Film Festival

“Gulis” by Kyle Francisco

“Mis Da Ka” by Carlo Catu

“Kalinguan Tane Ing Lutunang Ima” by EJ Gagui

CineKasimanwa: The Western Visayas Film Festival

“Manggagarab” by Kyle Fermindoza

“Lumay” by Marcelo Tolentino IV

“Singkal” by John Rovic Lopez

Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

“Saop” by Julienne Ilagan

“Lazaro’s Trip” by Joy Dalman

“OctoGod” by Shievar Olegario

Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao

“Peste” by Kendrick Fernandez

“Black Sky” by Jen Balberona

“Chase” by Rosette Caoile

Lutas Negros Oriental Film Festival

“Abag” by Jomar Solania

“Tubod” by Geraldyn Acibron

“A Wakeful Sennight” by Andy Alvarez

Mindanao Film Festival

“Budots” by Jay Rosas

“Trabungko” by Joshua Casesar “Wowa” Medroso

“Anong Nangyari kay Andrew Magsilang?” by Ivan Cabanial, Cris Manero, and Neo Bryce

Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition (NABIFILMEX)

“Pasuon” by Bryan Jimenez

“Tami-Aw” by Mary Ann Gabisan

“Supot” by Jelford Teves

North Luzon Film Festival

“Dagiti Tallu a Birhen (The Three Virgins)” by Melver Ritz Gomez

“Ana Bikhayr (Okay Lang Ako)” by Hannah Ragudos

“Naianud a Gameng” by Marvin Coloma

Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival

“Pamalugu (in limbo)” by Ram Botero

“Inged: The Ukha Story Untold” by Hassanodden Hosni Hashim

“Maupay nga Aga, Puniti Kita” by Joi Villablanca

Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival

“Dalit” by Belle Loyola

“Jameson” by Kurt Soberano

“Buding ang Babaye nga Naglutaw” by Mark Raymund Garcia

SineBugsay: Caraga Region’s Film Festival

“Alindahaw” by Mary Claire Amora

“Ang Paghulat” by Christine Marje Mangayao

“Tabyog” by Junlou Tordos

SINEliksik: Bulacan DocuFest

“El Heroe Verdadero: Don Antonio Bautista” by Christopher Adriano

“Estasyong Itinanggi (s)” by Carl Angelo Espiritu

“Ang Naglalahong Kaharian ni Haring Kalabaw” by Andrew A. de Guzman

Urduja Film Festival

“Palaris: Samput ya Palbayani na Binalatongan” by Kristel Ann del Rosario

“Duyog (Magkasama)” by Rhea Esteban

“Balsakan (Rosary)” by Harvie C. Aquino

Northern Mindanao Film Festival

“Kasubo sa Kahidlaw” by Kenneth Sabijon

“Simulacrum” by Christian Alan Toring

“Plastic Mirror” by Daniel Clark Cabantan

Sundayag Film Festival

“Paralisado” by Yen Morales

“Garbo” by Alan Filoteo

“Handuran sa Kahilitan” by Amaya Han

Margaha Film Festival

“Paon” by Seb Valdez

“Inangtan” by JM Alconga

“Pinta” by Maureen Martin

Bantayan Film Festival

“Ako Guimbal” by Bob Perez

“Lisua ang Makasasala” by Lodrigo Basco

“Mga Binhi sa Palad ni Ruding” by Niño Maldecir

Bakunawa Film Festival

“Banaag” by Justine Ogapong

“Pula” by Therese Gomez

“Laagan” by Maria Elene Frida Apordo, Joven Cahaban, Renee Buenaobra, and Giac Ezekiel Apordo

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