It’s going to be a happy long weekend for film enthusiasts nationwide, as Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino officially starts tomorrow. Organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the festival aims to promote locally-produced movies during a one-week exclusive screening from August 16 to 22, 2017. The films will be available in all cinemas nationwide.
Aside from the exciting stories that will be shown in this year’s festival, beautiful, talented actresses will also be there to keep your eyes glued to the screen. In case you need a guide to help you with your upcoming movie marathon, let these stunning artists from this year's entries guide your viewing experience.
Jessy Mendiola for Salvage
The Sexiest Woman for 2016 stars alongside JC de Vera in this exciting found footage horror flick. If you missed the former Country’s Finest, don't forget to watch this one!
Bela Padilla for 100 Tula Para Kay Stella
Former FHM muse Bela plays the rocker chick, Stella, in this romantic movie under Viva Films. If you're looking for that manic pixie dream girl who's into heartwarming poetry, this one's for you.
Ryza Cenon for Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B
The May 2013 cover girl shows her daring (and freaky!) side as a mysterious manananggal who’s in search of true love.
Kylie Padilla for Triptiko
Three funny stories + one flawless Kylie Padilla = a movie date to remember!
Dianne Medina for AWOL
See a different side of Dianne as she plays the wife of a lieutenant (Gerald Anderson), who goes on a quest to protect his family from the man who almost killed him.
Here are the other films included in the line up:
Producer: Tropic Frills, Inc.
Cast: Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, and Kean Cipriano
Director: Kip Oebanda
Producer: TBA Studios
Cast: Mary Joy Apostol, Arnold Reyes, John Arcilla, and Ku Aquino
Director: Mikhail Red
Patay Na Si Hesus
Producer: T-Rex Entertainment
Cast: Jaclyn Jose
Director: Victor Kaiba Villanueva
Producer: CPI/Cinema One
Cast: Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, and Sam Quintana
Director: Ralston Jover
Cast: Garry Cabalic, Anna Luna, Joan dela Cruz, and Marinella Sevidal
Director: Zig Dulay
Pauwi Na (Pedicab)
Producer: Universal Harvesters Inc.
Cast: Bembol Roco and Cherry Pie Picache
Director: Paolo Villaluna
Star na Si Van Damme Stallone
Producer: Unitel x Straight Shooters
Cast: Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Pingol, and Jadford Dilanco
Director: Randolph Longjas