3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka at PUP to be held on September 1-2

Other school venues for the 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival will take off at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila this September 1-2, 2011. Activities for the festival will be held at the Bulwagang Balagtas.

This leg of the festival  is sponsored by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and PUP Film Center.

For more information, please contact 09228975766 or 709-4156.

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Opening day of the 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka successful

The 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival successfully launched it’s opening program yesterday, August 10, 2011. The launch started with a forum on the “Filipinization of Mass Media” with Dean Roland Tolentino of University of the Philippine’s College of Mass Communications and Prof. Danilo Arao, UP’s Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs.

Screening of the selected films for the festival started in the afternoon and the special citations were awarded and a short tribute to Lino Brocka was given in the evening. The following are the winners:

The Filmmakers during the awarding of certificates and trophies

Regional Language Award (from the Office of 2nd District of Valenzuela Representative Magtanggol “Magi” Gunigundo)
“Panaw Kalinaw” by Arnel Mardoquio

Rotary Club of Manila-Kalaw’s Choice Award
“Obra ng Lipunan” by Hector Calma

Viewer’s Choice Award for the 2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka
“Hulagway” by Gerry Jumawan

Jury’s Choice Award
“43” by Southern Tagalog eXposure

Breakthrough Film Award
“Ka Bel” by Mayday Multimedia

The evening ended with Lino Brocka’s film Dung-aw, a story about the life of Filipina heroine Gabriela Silang.

A seminar on script writing will be conducted on the second day of the festival and film screening on the afternoon.

After the launch of the 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka, the festival will be brought to other schools, urban poor communities, workplaces and peasant communities to reach a wider audience to inspire and motivate more film makers to create artistic, truthful and relevant films.

Other festival venues:

Schools:
August 19 – Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa
September 1-2 – Polytechnic University of the Philippines | Bulwagang Balagtas
September 8 – University of Makati
September 22 – Philippine High School for the Arts

Urban Poor Communities:
August 13 – Payatas, Quezon City
August 14 – Sitio San Roque, Brgy. Central, Quezon City
August 20 – Camarin, Caloocan City
August 20 – Espleta, Muntinlupa City

Workplaces:
August 28 – Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Konstruksyon (SAMAKO)

Peasant Communities:
October 22-23 – Lemery, Batangas

3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka carrying the theme nationalism to launch on Wednesday

NEWS RELEASE
August 8, 2011

The Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival is now on its 3rd year in gathering student, amateur and independent film makers and film collectives in the hopes of finding a new generation of film makers following the footsteps of Lino Brocka, one of the greatest film makers in the Philippines. The festival’s theme this year is nationalism.

According to Jessamin Montuya, Project Director of Pandayang Lino Brocka, “the festival aims to inspire the creation and popularization of truthful, artistic and socially relevant audiovisual works to enlighten. It also intends to cultivate critical consciousness of the mass audience by bringing the festival closer to the people by screening the films in different schools and communities.”

Twelve films, a collection of documentaries, short films and poetry in motion, were selected for the festival: [documentaries] 43 by ST eXposure, Aktibista by Karen Camille Gutierrez, Bajau sa Makabagong Panahon by the University of the Assumption Pampanga, Ka Bel by Mayday Multimedia, Sounds of a New Hope by Eric Tandoc, [short films] Halas by Rob Jara, K-1 by Christopher Nazareno, Lesson Plan by Gerry Jumawan, Panaw Kalinaw by Arnel Mardoquio, [poetry in motion] Dugo ang Iniluluha ng mga Bulaklak by Rom Factolerin, Obra ng Lipunan by Hector Calma, and Salute by JL Burgos.

A forum on the ‘Filipinization of Mass Media’, seminar on scriptwriting, a special tribute to Lino Brocka and screening of Brocka’s Dung-aw will also be held during the festival.

Pandayang Lino Brocka will launch on Wednesday, August 10 and will run until August 11 at the University of the Philippines Film Center. After the launching, the festival will be brought to other schools, workplaces, urban poor and peasant communities until October this year. Free admission for the whole duration of the festival.

The 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival, organized by Tudla Productions in partnership with the U.P. Film Institute, is supported by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Visit https://pandayanglinobrocka.wordpress.com for the schedule of screenings and updates or contact (02) 709-4156.

References:

Jessamin Montuya
3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Project Director
+639489287063

Chantal Eco
3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Publicity Officer
+639308498497