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Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 entries announced

pista ng pelikulang pilipino 2018 entries

Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño-Seguerra announced the (number) entries to participate in the second edition of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP).

Here are the films joining the second edition of the festival, revealed during its grand launch at Sequoia Hotel:


• ANG BABAENG ALLERGIC SA WIFI by Jun Robles Lana


ang babaeng allergic sa wifi jun lana


A girl develops an allergy to Wi-Fi and is forced to live in a remote province, pushing her to reevaluate her relationships and the boy she believes is her one true love.

• BAKWIT BOYS by Jason Paul Laxamana


BAKWIT BOYS Jason Paul Laxamana


Four brothers known as the Bakwit Boys get a shot at their dreams when a rich city girl discovers their music talent.

 MADILIM ANG GABI by Adolfo Alix Jr.


MADILIM ANG GABI Adolfo Alix Jr.


A couple is caught up in a drug war when their son goes missing.


 PINAY BEAUTY by Jay Abello


pinay beauty movie

Pinay Beauty is about the perennial quest of a typical Filipino to look Caucasian and the cost they entail.

 SIGNAL ROCK by Chito Rono


signal rock christian bables


Intoy, a carefree no-hoper in a small town decides to help his sister in Finland win a child custody battle.

 THE DAY AFTER VALENTINE'S by Jason Paul Laxamana


THE DAY AFTER VALENTINE'S Jason Paul Laxamana

A distraught man named Kai meets Lani, a woman who helps him mend his brokenness and soon tags her as his “Ms. Repairman.”

 UNLI LIFE by Miko Livelo


unli life miko livelo

Benedict, a famous podcast DJ is given several chances to travel back in time to change events that affects his lovelife whenever he drinks ‘wishky’ in a bar called “Turning Point.”

 WE WILL NOT DIE TONIGHT by Richard Somes


we will not die tonight richard somes

Kray is a stuntwoman, aspiring actress and an all-around racketeer who can’t seem to get a break. A botched deal goes total haywire and will challenge her principles and skillset as she fights for her life.


Special Features Section* (a showcase of films from film festivals from last year):


HIGH TIDE by Tara Illenberger


high tide tara illenberger


• PAKI by Giancarlo Abrahan


paki giancarlo abrahan


• TU PUG IMATUY by Arnel Barbarona


TU PUG IMATUY Arnel Barbarona


• BALANGIGA: HOWLING WILDERNESS by Khavn dela Cruz

balangiga howling wilderness


• GUSTO KITA WITH ALL MY HYPOTHALAMUS by Dwein Baltazar

gusto kita with all my hypothalamus


• KIKO BOKSINGERO by Thop Nazareno

kiko boksingero


 The festival serves a nationwide celebration of Philippine cinema, participated by all cinemas locally, excluding special venues such as IMAX and 4DX, to screen Filipino films exclusively. 

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2 is running from August 15 to 21, 2018.


The first year of PPP released the likes of 'Birdshot' by Mikhail Red and 'Patay Na Si Hesus' by Victor Villanueva, both received acclaims internationally. 


* Screening at select cinemas only



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