That’s the Philippine Educational Theater Association, not the animal rights group. 😉
Okay, just a quick rundown of the exciting things to expect from this excellent theater group.
*** PRECIOUS PELIKULA ***
In April 2016, Precious Pages Corp., the publisher of Precious Hearts Romances, called on amateur filmmakers nationwide to participate in this momentous project. A total of 40 applicants, from students to film enthusiasts sent in their portfolio in the hopes of being able to enter the competition. Ten out of the 40 were shortlisted. They chose from a selection of PHR titles on which they formulated a film concept as out-of-the-box as they could while still maintaining the romantic personality that Precious Hearts Romances has embodied. From their pitches, five applicants and a ‘wild card’ were granted a much-coveted spot. Each were given P15,000 to produce their respective films by August 12, 2016.
The filmmakers who made the cut are:
- Marco Mata of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Fallin’ For You by Heide Colette;
- Ian Abaya of Asian Pacific Film Institute – Her Own Brand of Hero by Sofia;
- Paolo Pascual of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Angel Bautista’s Dreams Café 4: Dream Master;
- Miguel Potestades of Collosus Films – Mga Apo Ni Rustica: The Girl in His Arms by Rose Tan;
- Richmond Cadsawan of Far Eastern University – Me, Myself and Peregrine by Jamie Black; and
- Carl Ruiz of De La Salle College of St. Benilde – Kensi’s Unconventional Love.
On September 3, 2016, 2pm, the films will be screened for the public at the SM Manila Cinema 4, and then uploaded online as the readers are called to vote for their favorite.
The top three films will be awarded at the Manila International Book Fair on September 18, 2016.
Mechanics for the Passes
Complimentary passes will be distributed in Precious Pages outlets at SM Manila, SM North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia. Buy any 3 of the 6 books included in the competition from August 19 to August 31, 2016, and they will automatically receive one (1) complimentary pass for the screening.
*** BATANG LAMPARA, BATANG KWENTISTA ***
On its fifth year, Lampara Publishing House and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) are once again hosting Batang Lampara, Batang Kwentista, a storytelling competition with creative workshops designed to enhance the participants’ storytelling and performance skills.
Open to children within school ages of Grade 1 to 7, the competition hopes to provide participants with an unforgettable experience that enhances children’s life skills in addition to improving their storytelling capabilities.
Registered participants will be joining a 4-hour workshop to be held at the PETA Theater Center. The performance showcase at the end of the workshop shall determine the 10 finalists for each category. Announcement of finalists will be on September 5, 2016.
Finalists will be invited to join a 1-day storytelling workshop on September 9, 2016 to be conducted by PETA ARTIST-TEACHERS to prepare them for the finals which will be held during the Manila International Book Fair on September 16, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia SMX Convention Center. Cash prizes, trophies, certificates and gift packs from Lampara Publishing House, Inc. await the winning storytellers and their respective coaches
*** TRAFFIC JAM ***
Traffic jam • Noel Cabangon • Chuck Taylor • Friday Night– killer combo for a chill night in the car, on EDSA, and with a multitude of cars ahead! Grab your tickets now!
*** AKO SI JOSEPHINE ***
Ladies and gents, Karaoke-loving Filipinos of the world! Here comes a musical that’ll make you feel all the love song feels!
For tickets, visit Ticketworld or take note of the following showbuyer contact details:
Ako Si Josephine! The Musical! will run on all weekends (Fridays to Sundays) from September 8 to October 9. So IKAW, get ready to Hawak Kamay with your friends and feel like you’re all in the same fever dream.