Ika-33 Gawad Alternatibo Now Accepts Competition Entries

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THE CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division is now open for submission of entries for the Ika-33 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Deadline of submissions is on or before April 19, 2021, not later than 12am. Open to all Filipino filmmakers (based in the Philippines and abroad), Gawad Alternatibo accepts entries that are strictly independent works and not produced for commercial screening.   School-based works (i.e. theses) are eligible.   The entries must have been completed not earlier than March 14, 2020, and must not exceed 45 minutes running time. Interested participants must complete the following requirements: a) duly accomplished entry form; b) film format in AVI, MP4, or MKV only (film size must not exceed 1GB), with filename in the following format – FilmTitle_FilmDirector; c) additional film information such as synopsis (not more than 200 words), genre, running time, rating, full production credits in Word or PDF format; d) Two (2) photos from the film

A Game Of Trolls: A Satirical Musical About Martial Law

Makibaka, Huwag Matakot!

Forty-five years after its declaration, several theater productions has been staged about Martial Law, the dark age in Philippine History. With the support from the National Historical Commission Of The Philippines (NHCP), Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani Foundation and DAKILA: Philippine Collective For Modern Heroism, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) with its mission to use the arts to reflect peoples' stories and to examine our history through artistic and cultural means is staging " A Game Of Trolls. " A repeat performance of #aGOT is playing at the PETA Theater Center the whole month of September, the same month when the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire Philippines under Martial Law. 

This musical featuring the concepts of modern day technology and social media is dedicated to the millenials to #NeverForget and # NeverAgain to Martial Law. Written by Liza Magtoto and directed by PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda, it revolves on the story of Hector, a troll working in a troll center managed by Bimbam. He was later haunted by the visiting ghosts (Martial Law victims) in his clouds and his relationship to Tere, a former Martial Law Activist who taught him to reflect on his beliefs.

Myke Salomon and TJ Valderma playing alternately as Hector. Upeng Galang -Fernandez and Gail Guanlao - Billones as Tere. Vince Lim as Binbam. Gold Villar - Lim as Cons. Lemuel Silvestre and Joseph Madriaga as Makisig. Kiki Baento as Jude. Gilbert Onida as Bobby dela Paz. John Moran and Juan Miguel Severo as Eman Lacaba. Norbs Portales as Ed Jopson. Roi Calilong and Jasper Jimenez as Macli-ing Dulag. Ada Tayao as Sister Mariani. The ensemble, Lea Espallardo, Icee Po, Nieves Reyes, Dan Cabrera, Jason Barcial and Justin Castillo.
Experience heroism and history as #aGOT runs from 1st to 30st of September 2017 at the PETA Theater Center situated at #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. Ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at 891-9999. Log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph or www.petatheater.com for show buyer information.

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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