To complete its final slate of films, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)‘s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) is extending the deadline for submission of finished films or films in post-production stage until June 15, 2019.

Last March 28, the Agency held a press conference at Gloria Maris at Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City to announce the first three (3) projects in the advanced stage of development or production stage that were selected to join PPP3’s lineup of films. “Cuddle Weather” by Rod Marmol from Project 8 corner San Joaquin Projects, “LSS (Last Song Syndrome)” by Jade Castro from Globe Studios, and “The Panti Sisters” by Perci Intalan from The IdeaFirst Company, Inc. rounded up the three (3) of eight (8) PPP films this year.

A co-production fund of up to 2 million pesos will be given to these projects, including 1 million pesos worth of production equipment sponsored by CMB Film Services.

For its call for the last five (5) slots in the lineup, PPP is accepting entries from Filipino independent production companies and major film studios.

Selected films will receive a co-production fund of up to 2 million pesos. This includes 1 million pesos worth of publicity and promotion support from sponsors and up to 1 million pesos worth of finishing funds or marketing and distribution grant, as approved by FDCP.

Guidelines and forms may be downloaded from http://fdcp.ph/programs/pista-ng-pelikulang-pilipino.

“We always make sure that PPP showcases films that cater to the different tastes of various audiences every year. For its third year, the first three films that we chose for PPP really inspired us, and we expect the remaining five films to add more excitement to the event and to offer more variety to the films we already selected,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño.

PPP, a week-long event that exclusively screens quality Filipino genre films in all theaters nationwide, officially marks the “Sandaan,” the celebration of the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema. Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation 622 Series signed last November, FDCP, the country’s film agency, is assigned to lead the Sandaan. This Proclamation was declared in honor of Jose Nepomuceno’s “Dalagang Bukid,” which is considered the first Filipino-produced and directed film that was released on September 12, 1919.

PPP will run in all theaters nationwide this September 2019. Fire and Ice Productions and CMB Film Services are proud sponsors of the event.