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FAQs: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017


Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is a week-long celebration where theaters nationwide will exclusively screen Filipino films un kine with the Buwan ng Wika. This feetive event is organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in partnership with the following theaters nationwide:

  • Araneta Center
  • Ayala Malls Cinemas
  • Cash & Carry Cinemas
  • Century City Cinemas
  • Cinema 2000
  • Commercenter Alabang
  • Eastwood Cinemas
  • Festival Cinema
  • Fisher Mall Box Office
  • Gaisano Cinemas
  • Megaworld Lifestyle Malls (Uptown, Venice Grand Canal, Newport, Lucky Chinatown)
  • NCCC
  • The Podium
  • Promenade Greenhills
  • Robinsons Movieworld
  • Shang Cineplex
  • SM Cinemas
  • Sta. Lucia East
  • Starmall Cinemas
  • Vista Cinemas


Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino aims to provide a platform where Filipino films can connect to the wider Filipino audience through its nationwide release. As an audience -oriented event and a nationwide festivity, Pista will offer a variety of film genres to the Filipino audience and hopes  to create a venue for them to let the industry know what films move and appeal to them, thereby creating a dialogue between stakeholders. In addition to the nationwide screening, there will be caravans, audience surveys and forums to maximize the participation of stakeholders, from the theater owners, to the producers and filmmakers, and most especially, the Filipino audience.


As an event dedicated to the audience, the PPP intends to showcase genre films, ranging from family-oriented, to romantic comedy, horror, fantasy, and even historical films that emulate Filipino sensibilities and culture, while at the same time having commercial and even global appeal.


The event will take place from Wednesday the 16th to the following Tuesday the 22nd of August 2017 in ALL theaters nationwide.


Ten (10) to twelve (12) films will be selected and curated by a selection committe 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 screening during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino in over 700 screens all throughout the country.


Film entries are eligible based on the following criteria:

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


The selection committe will shortlist fifteen (15) films. The shortlisted films 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 eill receive a Certificate of Participation and will have nationwide guaranteed screening for three (3) days up to one full week in maximum of sixty (60) screens. Extension of screening beyond the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be at the discretion of the theaters involved.


The assignment of theater 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.


All films must be presented with English subtitles.


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


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) –  P5,000.00
  • June 2, 2017 (Friday) – P7,000.00
  • June 15, 2017 (Thursday) – P10,000.00

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


All selected films will be announced on June 21, 2017


Submission to Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino constituates agreement to all rules, regulations and conditions contained in this document and certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have veen 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

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