Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino – if you don’t know what this is, you better check your local cinema to find out. But, in a nutshell, it’s a celebration of Filipino Films. Based on a Facebook post by Mell T. Navaro, “the Film Development Council of the Philippine (FDCP) is partnering with commercial theaters to exclusively screen Filipino films nationwide on August 16-22, 2017 dubbed as PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO 2017 (Year 1).” You can read the full article here.
A Delight to Filipino Cinemaphiles
As a cinemaphile in my own right, all I have to say is it’s about time. I have always enjoyed foreign movies but I’ve also always had this hankering for good films by my countrymen (Pinoy slapstick comedies are entertaining but they are not in my list of good films, FYI). There’s plenty out there, of course, like Bliss, the entire 2016 Manila Film Festival line up, and so much more. My problem is that award-worthy films like these aren’t shown often enough. This is why I am ecstatic that we are now having the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (only until August 22).
Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Complete Line Up
1. 100 Tula Para Kay Stella
Producer: Viva Films
Cast: Bela Padilla and JC Santos
Director: Jason Paul Laxamana
2. Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B
Producer: The IdeaFirst Company
Cast: Ryza Cenon and Martin del Rosario
Director: Prime Cruz
Cast: Gerald Anderson and Dianne Medina
Director: Enzo Williams
4. Bar Boys
Producer: Tropic Frills, Inc.
Cast: Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, and Kean Cipriano
Director: Kip Oebanda
Cast: Mary Joy Apostol, Arnold Reyes, John Arcilla, and Ku Aquino
Director: Mikhail Red
Cast: Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, and Sam Quintana
Director: Ralston Jover
7. Paglipay (Crossing)
Cast: Garry Cabalic, Anna Luna, Joan dela Cruz, and Marinella Sevidal
Director: Zig Dulay
8. Patay Na Si Hesus
Cast: Jaclyn Jose
Director: Victor Kaiba Villanueva
9. Pauwi Na (Pedicab)
Cast: Bembol Roco and Cherry Pie Picache
Director: Paolo Villaluna
Cast: Jessy Mendiola and JC de Vera
Director: Sherad Anthony Sanchez
11. Star na Si Van Damme Stallone
Cast: Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Pingol, and Jadford Dilanco
Director: Randolph Longjas
Cast: Kylie Padilla, Kean Cipriano, Albie Casino, and Joseph Marci
Director: Miguel Franco Michelena
Get a P50 Discount on Your Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Ticket
Press Release – In line with the partnership between Globe Telecom and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) for the first Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, more Filipinos will now be able to purchase tickets for their chosen participating movies via the GMovies app.
By downloading the GMovies app for free on Google Playstore or on the App Store, first time GMovies users get ₱50 off their movie ticket/s to any Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) film by using the promo code PELIKULA.
“We fully support FDCP in their major initiative of giving Filipinos this ground breaking movie festival. Through accessibility of tickets on the GMovies app, we hope to encourage moviegoers to catch all PPP films, and movies in general, through legitimate sources whether in movie houses or in authorized streaming platforms,” says Glenn Estrella, Vice President for Digital Ventures, the innovator of GMovies.
This effort forms part of the company’s #PlayItRight campaign that sheds light to piracy and legitimate content consumption to provide an opportunity for local movies and film-makers to grow their business and expand to more audiences.
Movie fans can easily book and buy their top PPP movie picks in just these easy steps: pick the movie on the app, select the cinema, time, date and preferred seat/s, and finally choose the payment method. Users can choose among various payment options such as via credit card, claim code, GCash, bank payment, or M-Pass for Ayala Cinemas.
GMovies is the Philippines’ only movie ticketing app that aggregates over 100 cinemas nationwide. Its partner cinemas include Ayala Malls Cinemas, SM Cinema, Robinsons Movieworld, Theatre Mall & Promenade Greenhills Cinemas, and Power Plant Cinema. It provides notifications on ticket availabilities with exclusive movie promos and ticket discounts. It also showcases the movie trailers and reviews.
Customers can also get ₱50 off their first ticket to Birdshot through SMS via Globe Rewards and Globe Stores. They may avail of the discount using the promo code HARIBON through Globe Rewards and the promo code BIRDSHOT through Globe Stores.
All promos are valid for a minimum of two tickets at SM Cinemas, Robinsons Movieworld, Theater Mall and Promenade Greenhills, Power Plant Cinemas, and participating Ayala Malls Cinemas (Abreeza, Ayala Center Cebu, Bonifacio High Street, Centrio, Glorietta, Greenbelt 1 and 3, Harbor Point, Market! Market!, MarQuee, and TriNoma). Promos are from August 14 to 22, 2017.
From August 16 to 22, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will screen 12 chosen local films in over 790 theaters nationwide. The 12 participating films include Hamog, Pauwi Na, Bar Boys, Patay na si Hesus, Star na si Van Damme Stallone, Triptiko, 100 Tula Para Kay Stella, Paglipay, AWOL, Birdshot, Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B and Salvage.
Birdshot, top-billed by John Arcilla is also supported by Globe Studios, the original productions arm of Globe, through a co-marketing partnership with TBA Studios.
Just follow Globe Telecom on Facebook or @enjoyGLOBE on Twitter for more updates. For the screening schedules of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, visit its official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/fdcpppp