PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO

The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) is a nationwide week-long celebration which will exclusively screen Filipino films in all theaters nationwide from August 15-21, 2018. It is now on its second year and is in line with the Buwan ng Wika. This is organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in partnership with the theaters, and public and private partners.


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ELIGIBILITY

The event is open to all Filipino producers with finished films who may submit more than one (1) entry.

Eligible film entries must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. The film should have themes reflective of the Filipino sensibilities culture with wide audience appeal.
  2. The film should have been produced from 2017-2018.
  3. The film must have its Philippine premiere during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino and must not have been previously shown in any platform in the country. *Films which premiered internationally are eligible.
  4. The film should have a minimum of 75 minutes and a maximum of 180 minutes in length.
  5. The film must be submitted with English subtitles.
  6. As a technical requirement, the film must be mixed at least 5.1 audio format or higher.
  7. The producer must have a distributor. A distributor can be a distribution company, or an individual or group within the production team dedicated to the distribution of the film.
  8. The producer must have a marketing plan ready in the event of selection.

HOW TO APPLY?

Submission of Entries

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

  • April 20-May 6, 2018 – P 5,000.00
  • May 7-May 21, 2018 – P 7,000.00
  • 22- June 15, 2018 – P 10,000.00

Entry payments may be through cash or via manager’s check made to the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

A watermarked screener copy of the film (For Consideration: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino) must be submitted via seven (7) DVD copies AND a secured online link along with the following requirements:

  1. Duly Accomplished Entry Form
    1. Logline
    2. Summary of the film
    3. Lead Actor and Actress Filmography
    4. Director’s Filmography
    5. Background of production
  2. Notarized Certification Form

These should be sent via messenger or personal delivery in an envelope marked ‘Entry for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018’ to:

Film Development Council of the Philippines
855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila 1000


MECHANICS

Selection of Finalists

Eight (8) films will be selected for the PPP by the Selection Committee. Though production companies may submit more than one (1) entry, a maximum two (2) films only may be selected per production, including co-productions and distribution. Each film chosen to participate in Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will receive a Certificate and will have a guaranteed screening of seven (7) days from August 15-21, 2018 in selected cinemas. Extension of screening beyond the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be based on the box office performance of the film.

Commitment to Participate in PPP Activities

Film producers must be willing to commit their and their artists’ attendance and support to all major PPP-related promos and activities.

Marketing and Distribution Support

Selected films produced by independent film companies may apply for a marketing and distribution support from FDCP subject to evaluation. For approved applicants, there is a ceiling amount of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 500,000.00). However, the amount awarded may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the marketing and distribution budget cost.

International Film Market Support For Finalists

With the aim in mind that PPP shall be the springboard for which quality genre films with global appeal shall be selected, FDCP, as a next step, will be committing for all interested PPP finalists to be part of the roster of films to be brought by the Agency in international film markets to support the producers in securing international distributors and agents.

Assignment of Theaters

Theater assignments for the eight (8) films will be determined by the FDCP and the theaters involved. A minimum of around thirty (30) full screens will be assigned to each film upon the opening of PPP.

Assignment of Theaters

Theater assignments for the eight (8) films will be determined by the FDCP and the theaters involved. A minimum of around thirty (30) full screens will be assigned to each film upon the opening of PPP.

Special Feature Films

There will be special feature films to be invited by the FDCP as guest entries in selected theater branches with more than eight (8) screens.

Awards

On the 5th day of screening on August 19, the following awards will be given during the PPP Thanksgiving Night:

  • Audience Choice Award
  • Critics’ Choice Award
  • Special Jury Prize

 

*Reference: https://pistangpelikulangpilipino.ph