FDCP Partners with Theaters to Hold the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

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The selection committee of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino and National Cinema Association of the Philippines (NCAP)


In honor of the Buwan ng Wika, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is partnering with commercial theaters to exclusively screen Filipino films nationwide on August 16-22, 2017 dubbed as Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

“Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be a big celebration of Filipino films for our audience – a festivity with a wide variety of genre films to choose from nationwide,” said FDCP Chair and CEO Liza Diño in a press conference held April 26. “We are grateful for the support and partnership of the National Cinema Association of the Philippines and SM Lifestyle Entertainment have graciously dedicated over seven hundred (700) of their screens for the Pista. This really is an incredible opportunity for our Filipino audience to reconnect with meaningful Filipino films that move and appeal to them in an exclusive platform,” she added.

The event is open to all Filipino filmmakers who may submit films on or before June 15, 2017. Ten (10) to twelve (12) films will be selected by a Selection Committee headed by the FDCP with genres ranging from family-oriented, to romantic comedy, horror, fantasy, and even historical films that emulate Filipino sensibilities and culture. Each film will be screened at a minimum of sixty (60) theaters.

In addition to the screenings, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will include caravans, audience surveys and forums to maximize the participation of film stakeholders, especially for the audience.

For more information, filmmakers may email FDCP at chairliza@fdcp.ph.



 Ayala Malls Cinemas

 Cash & Carry Cinemas

 Century City Cinemas

 Cinema 2000

 Commercenter Alabang

 Eastwood Cinemas

 Festival Cinema

 Fisher Box Office

 All Gaisano Cinemas in the Provinces

 Gateway Alimall Cinemas

 KCC Cinemas

 Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

 NCCC Cinemas

 Power Plant Cinema

 Promenade Greenhills

 Robinsons Movieworld

 Shang Cineplex

 SM Cinemas

 Sta. Lucia Cinemas

 Starmall and Vista Cinemas





Selection of Participating Films

Ten (10) to twelve (12) local films will be selected and curated by a Selection Committee designated by the Chairman of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. The FDCP Chairman will serve as the Chair of the Committee. The films will be screened during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino in over 700 screens all throughout the country.



Film entries are eligible based on the following criteria:

a. The film should have themes reflective of the Filipino sensibilities culture with wide audience appeal.
b. The film should have been produced from the year preceding the event.
c. The film should not have been previously commercially released in the Philippines.
d. The film should not been exhibited on the Internet.
e. The film should be at least 75 minutes in length.

The event is open to all Filipino producers. They may submit more than one entry but only one film will be selected per producer, including co-productions.


Shortlist of Films

The Selection Committee will shortlist fifteen (15) films. From these fifteen (15) films, producers must present a marketing plan for their screening at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Of these, ten (10) to twelve (12) finalists will be selected.



Each film chosen to participate in Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will receive a Certificate of Participation and will have nationwide guaranteed screening for three (3) days up to one full week in minimum of sixty (60) screens. Extension of screening beyond the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be at the discretion of the theaters involved.


Assignment of Theaters

The assignment of theaters locations for the ten (10) to twelve (12) films chosen will be at the discretion of the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the theaters involved.


Language and Subtitles

All films must be presented with English subtitles.


Audience Choice Awards

On the 4th day of screening on August 19, the top three films will be given the Audience Choice Awards based on audience votes from the previous three (3) days.


Submission of Entries

The films to be submitted for selection must reach the FDCP office by the following dates with the corresponding entry fees:

 May 19, 2017 (Friday) – P 5,000.00
 June 2, 2016 (Friday) – P 7,000.00
 June 15, 2017 (Thursday) – P 10,000.00

The following documents should also accompany the DVD of the film (watermarked with For consideration: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino) to be submitted:

a. Logline
b. Summary of the film
c. Lead Actor and Actress Filmography
d. Director’s Filmography
e. Background of production

These should be sent in an envelope marked ‘Entry for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino’ to:

Film Development Council of the Philippines
855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila


Announcement of Finalists

All selected films will be announced on June 21, 2017.



Submission to Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino constitutes agreement to all rules, regulations and conditions contained in this document and certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained (in accordance with existing copyright laws). By submitting, the filmmaker agrees not to withdraw the film from the event after it has been selected.


For further information, please contact:
Film Development Council of the Philippines
855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila
(02) 256-9948 local 104