VVS Collective celebrates women from the countryside with pop-rap crossover “Probinsyana”

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  Promising hip-hop quartet VVS Collective pays tribute to the women of the countryside whose distinct looks, effortless grace, and captivating intelligence redefine conventional standards of beauty. On their lilting anthem “ Probinsyana ,” the rap crew delivers a romantic serenade for every ‘country’ lass who took their breath away in recent years. “ Probinsyana is a feel-good track which many Filipinos can relate to,” the group describes the appeal of their latest single. “It’s about searching and pursuing that dream girl who lives in the suburbs or the province. It expounds on the qualities of a province girl who’s simple yet has everything you’re looking for in a girl. With the thousands of islands that the Philippines has, the track will surely transcend to all Probinsyanas all over the country.” What makes it extra special is their attempt to take a stand against urbanite snobbery and Manila-centrism in a song that celebrates women of all kinds, regardless of their geogra

The big picture in 13th Cinemalaya.

 Filmmakers, film critics, folks and fellas have gathered once more at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo lobby for the official media launch of the 13th edition of Cinemalaya. The annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival presented by the Cultural Center Of The Philippines in partnership with the Cinemalaya Foundation will be screened from August 4 to 13, 2017 at the various venues of the CCP.
The Film makers for Short Film Catgeory.
The winners of the festival will be announced on August 13, 2017 at the CCP Main Theater during the Cinemalaya Awards Night. Established in 2005, Cinemalaya has showcased critically acclaimed and award winning films in local and international competitions and festivals. 127 full feature independent films and 106 short films has been supported and promoted by Cinemalaya to date. With the theme " See The Big Picture, " the festival will screen nine full-length films and for the first time in the history of Cinemalaya, instead of the usual 10, there will be 12 short films to be featured.
Cast of "Ang Guro kong di marunong magbasa with Cinemalaya head Laurice Guillen.
The Film makers for Full Lenght Category.
Full Length Category
1. Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa by Perry Escano
2. Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha by Mes de Guzman
3. Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban
4. Bagahe by Zig Madamba Dulay
5. Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno
6. Nabubulok by Sonny Calvento
7. Requited by Nerissa Picadizo
8. Respeto by Alberto Monteras II
9. Sa Gabing Nanahimik Ang Mga Kuliglig by Iar Lionel Arondaing
Cast of "Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha.

The Film makers of  13th Cinemalaya
Short Film Category
1. Aliens Ata by Glenn Barit
2. Bawod by TM Malones
3. Fatima Marie Torres And The Invasion Of Space Shuttle Pilipinas 25 by Carlo Francisco Manatad
4. Hilom by P.R. Patindol
5. Islabodan by Juan Carlo Tarobal
6. Juana And The Sacred Shores by Antonne Santiago
7. Lola Loleng by Che Tagyamon
8. Manong Ng Pa-aling by E del Mundo
9. Maria by JP Habac
10. Nakauwi Na by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar
11. Nakaw by Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo
12. Sorry For The Inconvenience by Carl Adrian Echavez.
Cast of Kiko Boksingero.
This year's festival edition will pay tribute to legendary actress Lolita Rodriguez with the screening of Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (1974), Ina, Kapatid, Anak (1979) and Lucia (1992). Another tribute to the late acclaimed director Gil Portes is happening. Mulanay (1996), Mga Munting Tinig (2002) and Two Funerals (2010) will have a special screening.

Visit
www.cinemalaya.org

Call:
CCP Media Arts at 832-1125 local 1704-1705
CCP Box Office at 832-3704

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha 

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