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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 26, 2018

Why Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino Was More Successful Last Year, The Two Competing Local Film Festivals For October

WE’RE NOT SURPRISED that the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino this year is not as successful as the first one last year. The biggest factor is the fact that it came right just after the Cinemalaya filmfest ended. The tickets for Cinemalaya cost only P150, a discounted price compared to the PPP charges ranging from P260 to P280 per ticket. Earlier on, we already said that one filmfest will suffer and it did. Too bad for the PPP.

Now, they’re making the same mistake again in October, with two film festivals coming right after the ToFarm Filmfest that runs from September 12 to 18. These local festivals are Cinema One Originals that will run from October 12 to 21, and QCinema Filmfest that will run from October 21 to 30.

QCinema has a good track record, having spawned such a big commercial and award-winning hit like “Patay na si Hesus”, and also last year’s best picture winner that also won in the FAMAS and the Urian, “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness”. This year, their entries include: “Billie and Emma” by Samantha Lee, another love story between two girls from the director of “Baka Bukas”, also a love story about two girls. “Dog Days: Pinoy Hoop Dreams” by Timmy Harn - about a half Pinoy, half black basketball player named Michael Jordan Ulili. “Hintayan ng Langit” by accomplished director Dan Villegas - about a woman in purgatory who’s waiting to move to the next level for two years but cannot move on due to bad behavior. “Masia a Papanok” by Teng Mangansakan - about a giant bird that mysteriously appears in Maguindanao to foretell the rise and fall of colonial empires. “Oda sa Wala” by Dwein Baltazar - about an old maid who feels hopeless until she meets a dead body in their embalming business that changes her life. “Panata sa Bundok Gulsuk” by Jordan de la Cruz - the coming of age tale of a teenage boy in Naga City who has to journey to Mt. Gulsuk to look for the cure to his pregnant girlfriend’s incurable disease.
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