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.
3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Project Director
3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Publicity Officer