The film fest’s 6 competing entries

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KAKAMPI20160608Kakampi is a true story of a cab driver named Ben, who takes on passenger Jun for a nostalgic ride. Ben recalls an incident that happened five years ago when he was sent to his home province Camiguin Island to perform an indigenous farming ritual that was no longer being practiced. Written and directed by Victor Acedillo Jr., the film stars Neil Ryan Sese in the lead, and thespians Gloria Sevilla, Felix Roco, Suzette Ranillo, Kate Brios, and Perry Dizon.

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PILAPIL20160608Pilapil, written and directed by Jojo Nadela, tells of a man who wants to escape the farm life to seek greener pastures, and a young boy who considers it his paradise. In one stroke of fate, their lives cross. Completing the cast are James Blanco, David Remo, Pancho Magno, Diva Montelaba, Bonbon Lentejas, Orlando Sol and Rez Cortez.

PITONG-KABANG-PALAY20160608Pitong Kabang Palay is written and directed by Maricel Cariaga. On the rice fields of Isabela, the Dela Cruz family lives a simple, frugal life, devoid of electricity or any luxury, making ends meet by planting rice and gathering what the season offers. The film features Arnold Reyes, Sue Prado, Micko Laurente, Alfonso Ynigo Delen, and Precious Miel J. Espinosa.

FREE-RANGE20160608Free Range, written and directed by Dennis Marasigan, is the story of Chito, son to the owners of a lodge in Coron, Palawan. Because of a shortage in eggs in the town, he gets encouraged to go into growing organic chickens. Just when the business is about to take off, his father suffers a stroke. Paolo O’Hara, Jackie Rice, Mads Nicolas, Michael de Mesa, Jojit Lorenzo, Leo Rialp, and Anna Feleo complete the cast.

PAUWI-NA20160608Pauwi Na, written and directed by Paolo Villaluna, follows an ailing man, a thief, a dog, a blind pregnant woman and Jesus Christ while they go through a tragi-comic journey of self-discovery as they decide to pedal their way from Manila to Bicol. The film features Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano, Chai Fonacier, Jess Mendoza, Jack the Dog, Boots Anson Roa, Gio Alvarez, and Tessie Tomas.

PAGLIPAY20160608Paglipay, written and directed by Zig Dulay, focuses on Atan, an Aeta from Baytan village in Zambales, who makes a living from the traditional farming system called kaingin and hunting on the foothills of Mt. Pinatubo.

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