MANILA – The 8th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival is now accepting entries until July 30, 2016.
The Pandayang Lino Brocka is a yearly exhibition of audio-visual works gathered from independent filmmakers across the country.
As a tribute to internationally acclaimed filmmaker Lino Brocka – who depicted the plight of the oppressed in his films Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang, Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, Insiang, Bayan Ko, Kapit sa Patalim, Orapronobis, and many others – the festival is a gathering that aims to prompt the critical and progressive consciousness of its audience.
This year’s Pandayang Lino Brocka seeks films on “People’s Aspirations” that will arouse the people into discourse which will serve as a weapon to arm them in action.
In this year’s theme, film makers coming from different point of views will use their camera’s lens to showcase the aspirations of the common Filipino people.
People’s aspiration is the demand for higher pay and work benefits for every working class, the accessible education for every student and every Lumad, the just distribution of land and genuine agrarian reform for farmers, and the adequate job opportunities to bring back home millions of OFWs to the country.
But all these aspirations will remain ambitions only if we missed the opportunity to seize the LIGHTS, grab the CAMERA and most importantly take ACTION.
Lino Brocka had a share too of taking part and joining the struggle. He took action because he aspired for a Philippines liberated from the claws of the oppressors, and he sought it through his political films.
To continue the path trail-blazed by the filmmaker, Tudla Productions Inc., an alternative, non-profit group of filmmakers, students and cultural workers, has taken up the reins of organizing the event since 2009.
Since its inception, the festival has spearheaded political film production and distribution in the country, following Brocka’s belief that films and politics cannot be dissociated.
The festival is a manifestation of Brocka’s challenge to make films that will “hurt, films that will disturb, films that will not make you rest”.
Tudla Productions, Inc. will launch The 8th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festivalon September.
The festival does not end after a one-time screening in the University of the Philippines. The screened works will also be brought to universities, workplaces, urban poor and peasant communities.
As a festival of the arts, the Pandayang Lino Brocka does not aim to be merely a display of works. It strives to become a vehicle for socio-cultural reflection and an ideological weapon to liberate the minds of the people.
Interested filmmakers may submit their works until July 30, 2016 via e-mail or via courier.
Attached are the downloadable entry form and submission guidelines:
ENTRY FORM: http://bit.ly/29r1sui
FULL GUIDELINES: http://bit.ly/29mlYGx
The following are our official contact numbers should there be additional questions.
Contact Person: Joolia Angelica Demigillo, Festival Director, Pandayang Lino Brocka +639982933250