6th Pandayang Lino Brocka Theme: Social Movements

 

Those who do not move do not notice their chains

-Rosa Luxemburg

 

The Philippines has been ever changing since written history, some drastic but most are hardly felt by most of its people. Toil and social movements have led to these changes. From the struggles fought by the Great Plebian Andres Bonifacio against Spanish colonizers, the guerilla warfare against Japanese occupation, the resistance against the Marcos totalitarian rule and how the Filipinos proved that despite a repressive and fascist government, true power still rests among the people, the ouster of another President in what would later be popularly known as People Power II, impeachment of a magistrate, and so on, and so forth.

The ever pulsating movements of the society have pushed for all the changes not just in the Philippines but for the rest of the world – the Greek uprising against austerity measures, Occupy Wall Street movement, and the renewed Arab Spring to name a few. In the country, different movements have been made from all sections of the political spectrum, people from different socio-economic standing, and of different initiatives, which has led to ‘changes’ and reforms in the whole country just recently. The latest of those is the massive and popular anger of the Filipinos over the so-called ‘Pork-Barrel’ Scam. The nationwide fury and dissatisfaction has led into mustering tens, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of people all over the archipelago into condemning government corruption.

Social movement is not a choice of the people – it is their mandate. For whatever situation the Philippines and the rest of the world has gone through and will face in the coming ages, it has always been, and will always be the people who wield the power; as the saying goes, “A people united, will never be defeated.” To contend and defy a repressive, crooked, and corrupt system is a mandate need to be fulfilled by the people and film and new media has a role to play in carrying out these social movements. A surge of different forms of communication, presentation of facts, and all other forms of media primarily or wholly aimed in educating the people and encouraging them into partaking in a social movement is now the mandate of the artists in making their art relevant to the people.

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.

Requirements:

  • 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:

pandayanglinobrocka@yahoo.com

 

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

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

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

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

Film Selection: Sounds of a New Hope by Eric Tandoc


Synopsis:

Documentary | 40 minutes

Tackles the life and music of Filipino-American MC, Kiwi, as he moves from the streets of Los Angeles to the Excelsior District of San Francisco. His devotion to hiphop and commitment to social change which took him to the urban barrios of Caloocan City and Metro Manila. Through hip-hop, he bridges gaps in language and culture and connects the struggles of Filipinos across the world. It also documents the growing use of hip-hop as an organizing tool in the ongoing people’s struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy in the Philippines.

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Eric Tandoc is a community organizer, filmmaker, DJ, and chairperson of the progressive Filipino youth organization, Anakbayan Los Angeles. He began making short narrative films in high school and was drawn to social justice documentary filmmaking as an undergrad through the Center for EthnoCommunications at UCLA. In 2004, he went on an exposure trip to the Philippines hosted by the progressive media arts organization, Southern Tagalog Exposure. He integrated with oppressed and exploited communities that are organizing for systemic change and conducted video production trainings with human rights workers. In 2008, he graduated from the Social Documentation M.A. program at UC Santa Cruz where he produced Sounds of a New Hope, a documentary film about the life and music of Filipino American emcee Kiwi and the growing use of hip-hop as method for youth organizing in the people’s movement for genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines. He is currently touring the film around the US as a multi-media stage production, utilizing video DJing technology to manually re-edit the film live while incorporating musical performances in-between scenes.

Film Selection: Bajau sa Makabagong Panahon by University of Assumption-Pampanga


Synopsis:

Documentary | 15 minutes

Bajau sa makabagong panahon is a community-related documentary film which tackles about how the Sama-Bajau tribe journeyed from the vast waters of Mindanao to the remote plains of Apalit, Pampanga and how this event brought changes to their culture and lifestyle in general. This documentary film revolves around the preservation of their identity as Sama-Bajaus in their struggle to cope up with the new challenges brought about by the modern day, their search for education, acceptance and respect from the greater population and their dream to be recognized as a fully functioning member of the Filipino society.