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

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