The whole of the SMX Convention Center was bustling with love for Philippine cinema–filled with experts, celebrities, enthusiasts, and fans in a gathering like no other.
In a historic first, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), headed by Chair Liza Dino-Seguerra, mounted a Grand Fan Con to prelude the third Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino this 2019, gamely participated in by celebrities starring in the ten competing films in the festival.
With a running theme: Pamilya, Pagkakaibigan, Pag-ibig, the festival welcomed a diverse roster of films from arthouse gems, to mainstream blockbusters, giving an interesting lineup of audience-friendly films for Filipino film lovers.
For the first offering of Portraits by Rank, we joined the FDCP and the PPP to capture the men and women that make up this year’s remarkable gathering of industry stalwarts and newcomers–anchored all on the common mission of celebrating films by Filipinos, for Filipinos.
Produced and direction by Leo Balante
Photography by Advan Ramirez
Assisted by Marl Castro, Dee J Rieza, and Bhernn Saenz
Videography and editing by Jico Umali at QuickFilms
Additional clips by Bhernn Saenz
In partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines
THE PANTI SISTERS
Paolo Ballesteros, Martin Del Rosario, Christian Bables, and Via Antonio
Martin Del Rosario
Arci Munoz and JC Santos
LSS ( Last Song Syndrome)
Ben & Ben
Paulo Angeles, McCoy De Leon, Jameson Blake, Mark Oblea, Roxanne Barcelo, and Kira Balinger
Suzette Ranillo, Vince Ranillo, Alora Sasam
Adolfo Alix, Jr. (director) and Enchong Dee
Adolfo Alix, Jr.
Rod Marmol (director) and RK Bagatsing
Watch Me Kill
I’m Ellenya L