Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 6 to Premiere Youth, Regional Shorts Competition Films


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines’ (FDCP) annual flagship film festival, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), will offer fresh narratives from the youth and the regions featuring free screenings of the finalists from the Sine Kabataan Short Film Lab and Festival and Sine Isla: LuzViMinda Short Film Competition on September 16 to 18 2022 at TriNoma Cinema in Quezon City, and from September 16 to 24 in Cinematheque Centres nationwide. PPP will hold the premiere and awards night on September 16 at Cinema 6 of TriNoma Cinema. 

Now on its sixth edition, PPP will showcase twenty (20) short films—ten (10) from Sine Kabataan, a platform for young aspiring filmmakers to showcase their talents, and ten (10) from Sine Isla, a nationwide short film competition that gives recognition to regional filmmakers. 

On September 16, the twenty short films will have their premiere at 1:00 PM, followed by the Awards Night at 6:00 PM. The night will be capped by the special screening of Sundance Special Jury Prize winner, Leonor Will Never Die by Martika Escobar. PPP: Sine Kabataan and Sine Isla will continue to hold free screenings at Cinema 6 of TriNoma Cinema from September 17 to 18 plus talkback sessions with the filmmakers and a special screening of the 2019 Cinemalaya Best Film John Denver Trending by Arden Rod Condez on the 18th. 

The fifth edition of Sine Kabataan, a program that provides a platform for the youth to develop their creativity while touching on relevant societal issues, chose ten (10) projects as finalists that have undergone intensive film labs and were awarded with production grants. The selection committee for Sine Isla: LuzViMinda chose ten (10) short films from filmmakers in the regions, in line with the goal of a more inclusive Philippine Cinema. 

The PPP: Sine Kabataan and Sine Isla screenings from September 16 to 18 at Trinoma Cinema are open to the public. To join the premiere and awards night on September 16, register through this link: https://bit.ly/PPP6Sept16

The PPP Classics section will also be screened together with Sine Kabataan and Sine Isla short films starting September 17 to 24 in all Cinematheques Centres (Manila, Iloilo, Davao, Negros and Nabunturan). 

The PPP 6: Sine Kabataan and Sine Isla: LuzViMinda is part of the celebration of the Philippine Film Industry Month this September. 

Below is the lineup of short films for PPP 6: Sine Kabataan and Sine Isla: 

Sine Kabataan 

  • Ami ug Migo by Karina Jabido
  • Anak ng Santol by Karen Israel
  • Back Home by Anna Katrina Velario
  • Boy Kilat by Faith Anne Aragon
  • Friends and Rainy Days by Raiza Masculino
  • Hm Hm Mhm by Kim Timan and Sam Villa-Real
  • Kalumbata by Ryan C. Cuatrona
  • No More Crying 毋通閣吼咯 by John Peter C. Chua
  • Tong Adlaw Nga Nag-Snow sa Pinas by Joshua Caesar Medroso
  • Unsolved Equation by Dexter Paul De Jesus

Sine Isla: LuzViMinda

Set A:

  • Huni Kang Pungaw by Edgar Joseph Derecho
  • Ang Pusil-Pusil ug ang DVD Player by Redh Honoridez
  • Silang mga Naligaw sa Limot by Vahn Pascual
  • Kasulaw by JM Hermoso
  • Roundtrip to Happiness by Claudia Fernando

Set B:

  • Tugbang sa mga Buhat (As to deeds) by Hiro Saint Joshua Apus
  • Aga-Hiw, The Dreamer by Jaime Morados
  • Mono by Rosalie Escala-Sharif
  • Ngohiong by Hanz Florentino
  • Transcript from Phone of the Wind by Jazz Sol