CALL FOR ENTRIES: 6th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival

6th PLB A4 Call for Entries Poster

Student, independent or amateur filmmakers and film collectives (also referred here as entrants) are encouraged to submit their works for selection and possible screening in the festival. Submission of entries is until June 30, 2014.

Entries accepted:

  • Works from varying categories: documentary, narrative, experimental, animation, motion graphics, music video, public service advertisement (PSA), and other forms of audio-visual new media.
  • Works should be about the theme Social Movements.
  • Works produced from year 2007 onwards. Works already submitted to the film festival during previous years need not be submitted again.
  • Special attention will be given to works on children’s situation and participatory video/media production as long as it is related to the theme.
  • Works screened in other festivals or awarded prizes previously are accepted.
  • Works submitted must be produced or directed by individual or groups of Filipino descent and/or produced in any parts of the Philippines.

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4th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival Official Film Selection

The following are the official film selection for the 4th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival:

A La Juventud Filipina by Placido Falsario II | Experimental | 10 minutes

Agree Ka Ba? by Liezl Manatad | Public Service Announcement | 2 minutes

Memories of a Forgotten War by Sari Lluch Dalena | Documentary | 62 minutes

Old News by JL Burgos | Public Service Announcement | 1 minute

Pinaglabanan by Tudla Productions | Documentary | 43 minutes

Politics of U.S. Occupation by Richard Concepcion | Documentary | 30 minutes

Puso ng Lungsod by Ilang-ilang Quijano | Documentary | 49 minutes

Women at the Forefront by Kodao Productions | Documentary | 20 minutes

Pandayang Lino Brocka now on its 3rd year

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

According to Sam Montuya, Pandayang Lino Brocka Festival Head, “this year’s festival is not just to raise consciousness on the political situation of our country and look for new Lino Brockas, but this is also a tribute to the namesake of the festival, Lino Brocka.” The group, Tudla Productions, plan to conduct a special program during the festival to honor the life and works of Lino Brocka.

This year, the group will have a special screening of Lino Brocka’s film “Dung-aw”. The film is about the story of the famous Filipina revolutionary hero, Gabriela Silang, which was produced and starred by Armida Siguion-Reyna.

“We decided to screen ‘Dung-aw’ this year because 2011 is the 100th anniversary of women’s struggle throughout the world and Gabriela Silang is an icon in the Philippines of women fighting for their country’s liberation,” Montuya said. Continue reading

Official selection of films for the 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka released

The official selection of films for the 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival has been released. The festival, which is in its third year, is a cultural gathering that aims to inspire the creation and popularization of truthful, artistic and relevant audio-visual works to enlighten and cultivate critical consciousness of the mass audience. The festival’s theme for this year is nationalism or love for our country.

This year’s selection is a collection of documentary, animation, experimental and short films. The films were selected based on the entries’ quality and content in relation to the theme. The jury for the final film selection was composed of film critics and representatives from different sectors. Continue reading