THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
GET the chance to get up close and personal with your favorite artists! Take a selfie, jam, and dance along with top celebrities as the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2019 launches the PPP3 Grand Fancon at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay on August 31, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the PPP3 Grand Fancon is an interactive and one-of-a-kind experience that will let you and your family and friends have a memorable time with your favorite stars and the biggest names in the industry.
The entire venue will be filled with interactive booths and mock-up sets of each PPP 2019 film entry which will allow you and your barkada to immerse into the world of the films and your favorite artists’ characters.
The PPP 2019 Grand Fancon will be packed with activities and stage performances that will consecutively run the whole day, including the stars’ live music performances of the PPP 2019 movie theme songs. In addition, there will be various talks, makeup 101s, meet-and-greets, Q and As, and even karaoke singing sessions.
The star-studded event will feature celebrities and artists of PPP 2019 films top-billed by Sue Ramirez and RK Bagatsing from “Cuddle Weather” by Rod Marmol; Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, and Ben & Ben from“LSS (Last Song Syndrome)” by Jade Castro; Paolo Ballesteros, Christian Bables, and Martin del Rosario from “The Panti Sisters” by Jun Robles Lana; McCoy de Leon, Jameson Blake, Paulo Angeles, and Mark Oblea from “G!” by Dondon Santos; Maris Racal and Iñigo Pascual from “I’m Ellenya L.” by Boy 2 Quizon; JC Santos and Arci Muñoz from “Open” by Andoy Ranay; Jean Garcia, and Jay Manalo, and introducing Junyka Santarin from “Watch Me Kill” by Tyrone Acierto; Anita Linda, Gina Alajar, Laurice Guillen, Jacyln Jose, Elizabeth Oropesa, Ricky Davao, and Enchong Dee from “Circa” by Adolfo Alix, Jr.; Angie Ferro, Yves Flores, Meryll Soriano, and Maria Isabel Lopez from “Lola Igna” by Eduardo Roy, Jr.; and Gloria Sevilla, Vince Ranillo, Suzette Ranillo, and Alora Sasam from “Pagbalik” by Hubert Tibi and Maria Ranillo.
Whether you’re jowa-less or happily in love, you are sure to get kilig as the night will be capped off with a romantic concert by “LSS (Last Song Syndrome)” lead stars Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, and indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben.
Fans will also have the chance to win cool freebies and merchandise from different PPP 2019 films. There will also be exciting games and special performances by surprise guest artists.
But wait, there’s more! In line with the celebration of Sandaan: the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema, the first 100 attendees who will be able to complete the activities will automatically win festival passes!
Up to 500 PPP festival passes—which will let you watch all 10 PPP 2019 film entries—are up for grabs when you win the bingo, hourly raffle, or other fun activities at the PPP3 Grand Fancon.
Themed “Pamilya, Pagkakaibigan, Pag-ibig,” PPP 2019 will be a week-long celebration and exclusive screening of quality and diverse films from September 13 to 19, 2019 in all cinemas nationwide. PPP 2019 will be the grand kickoff for Sandaan.
The PPP3 Grand Fancon is presented by FDCP and co-presented by Frontrow Entertainment in partnership with the Cinema Exhibitors Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and sponsored by CMB Film Services. Other sponsors include Fire and Ice Productions, ThinkBIT Solutions and with media partners PEP.ph, Inquirer.net, InqPOP!, and Solar Entertainment.
Admission price is at P99 only, which will provide all-day access to the event’s simultaneous activities and a chance to win PPP festival passes, freebies, and merchandise.
Tickets can be purchased through SM Ticket outlets. Admission guidelines will be announced soon.