Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The 6th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival, an annual festival of critical and cultural audio-visual works, is set to be launched on August 29, 2014 at the University of the Philippines Film Institute Cine Adarna.

The film festival is a tribute to internationally acclaimed Philippine cinema legend Lino Brocka, who produced countless films depicting Philippine social reality, among many are the timeless Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang, Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, Insiang, Bayan Ko, Kapit sa Patalim, and Orapronobis.

Brocka’s untimely death saw a decline in political cinema in the mainstream. Thus, in order to continue the trail blazed by the great filmmaker for the next generation, Tudla Productions Inc., an alternative, non-profit group of filmmakers, students and cultural workers has taken up the reins of organizing the annual film festival since 2009.

The festival does not stop after a one-time screening at the University of the Philippines. The film festival is a two-part event that will be also brought to various universities, workplaces, urban poor and peasant communities following its launch at Cine Adarna.

The festival believes that cinema and new media in the 21st century are powerful tools capable of raising social awareness regarding the plight of the masses. The Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival does not aim to be merely a display of works; rather, it aims to be a vehicle for socio-cultural reflection and as an ideological weapon to liberate the minds of the people.


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UP Film Institute is located at UP Film Center, Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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