6th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival Call for Workshop Applicants

6th PLB A4 PosterWe are calling on Filipino student, amateur and independent filmmakers and film collectives to apply for the 6th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival intensive workshops. The series of workshops include scriptwriting, directing, digital cinematography, non-linear editing and sound design. Each workshop will last for 2 to 3 days each which will be conducted from May to June 2014. The workshops are for free. Slots are limited to 5 applicants only.

Deadline of application is on May 17, 2014.


  • Accomplished application form (download here);
  • Story concept for a short film or any audio-visual work based on the festival’s theme (social movements);
  • Synopsis if work is already under production. The work should also carry the festival’s theme;
  • Short biography of filmmaker or short orientation of film collective/organization;
  • Photo of filmmaker/logo of film collective/organization;
  • Title and link to works uploaded online (if available);
  • Signed Terms and Conditions (download here)


Send application requirements to any of the following:

Via e-mail:



Via courier:

Flor Chantal Eco

Unit C3, 9/F, City Tower Condominium

Aurora Boulevard, Brgy. Kaunlaran

1109 Cubao, Quezon City



For details contact the following:


Mobile No: 09359207053; 09107509757 (Ariel)

E-mail Address: pandayanglinobrocka@yahoo.com; tudla_productions@yahoo.com

Facebook: fb.com/pandayanglinobrockafestival; fb.com/tudlaproductions

Twitter: @tudlaprod

Website: http://www.pandayanglinobrocka.com; http://www.tudlaproductions.com

Blogsite: http://www.pandayanglinobrocka.wordpress.com

“We must expose and fight what is wrong.” ~Lino Brocka

Response Speech by Lino Brocka upon receiving the 1985 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts

The filmmaker, like his peers in the other media, now realizes that the artist is also a public person. He no longer isolates himself from society. Instead of working in his ivory tower he is a citizen of the slums, of the streets, of the battlefields if need be. The artist is becoming a participant. He tries to be true, not only to his craft but also to himself. What he says on the screen, he also says in the streets. For it is the supreme duty of the artist to investigate the truth no matter what forces attempt to hide it. And then to report this truth to the people, to confront them with it. Like a whiplash it will cause wounds but will free the mind from the various fantasies and escapist fares with which “the establishment” pollutes our minds.

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Featured Film: Dung-aw (1975) by Lino Brocka

Dung-aw is a historical and musical film that glimpses into the heroism of 18th century revolutionary leader Gabriela Silang (Armida Siguion-Reyna). Scriptwriter Mario O’Hara depicts the courage and compassion of Gabriela, despite limited information about her. Set in the time of Spaniards’ usurpation of land, products and the indulto de comercio, landowning couple Diego and Gabriela resorts to tricking the colonizers with the aid of their people. A farm hand betrays them, leading to the assassination of Diego. Diego’s death leads Gabriela to pick up her long knife and lead the revolution herself despite great odds. She is eventually captured and publicly executed. A young revolutionary in Gabriela’s army keeps his knife and awaits for the coming of a second Gabriela.

Dung-aw refers to an Ilocano tradition of extolling a deceased person’s good deeds, much like a pasyon in Lent. In the film, Gabriela’s dung-aw cries out her bravery and continuing quest for freedom.

Screening on August 10, 7pm at the UP Film Center as part of the 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival. Free admission (or avail of the P10 donation ticket).

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