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Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino: A festival like no other

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By MA. LEONILA R. GARCIA

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) stages the fourth edition of its flagship event, the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP).


It’s a gathering of almost anything and everything Filipino featuring, as of press time, at least 145 titles — 67 full-length films and 78 short films falling under 14 sections: PPP Short Films, Romance, Youth & Family, Classics, PH Oscar Entries, Genre, Bahaghari, Tribute, From the Regions, Documentaries, PPP Retro, Special Screenings, CineMarya, and PPP Premium Selection.


PPP4 will be held from October 31 to November 15 on the FDCPchannel.ph platform for a 16-day Full Run Pass for only P599 with special discounts for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens (20%) and students (30%).


“As we face a global pandemic, I believe that the PPP will highlight the importance of coming together to support and keep the film industry alive through the continued appreciation and love of Philippine Cinema by showing classics, indies, and contemporary films,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.


“Despite the limited budget, FDCP is exhausting all efforts to support Filipino filmmakers in these challenging times by holding the PPP as a representation of unity and a solidarity event that gives back to the filmmaking community greatly affected by the COVID-19 crisis,” she added.


Meanwhile, 12 short films from the CineMarya Women’s Film Festival will have a special premiere during PPP 4. Launched by the FDCP in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Philippine Commission on Women, CineMarya aims to tell stories of Filipino women, particularly their strength and passion in rising above prejudice and overcoming societal struggles.


For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FDCPPPP.


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