Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement.
FDCP Channel aims to be one with the LGBTQIA+ community in celebrating the Philippine Pride month through PelikuLAYA : LGBTQIA+ Film Festival is a virtual film festival that aims to uphold the essence of celebrating Pride Month in the form of LGBTQIA+-centric virtual film screenings, panel discussions, and events.
PELIKULAYA 2021: SAMA-SAMA, LAHAT RARAMPA
June 04-30, 2021
Thank God, It’s PRIDE DAY!
Audiences were treated to a night of performances and prizes as Chairperson and CEO, USEC. Liza Dino-Seguerra, Hon. Risa Hontiveros, Host DJ Jhai Ho, and singer Jimi Marquez officially opened Pelikulaya LGBTQIA+ Film Festival on FDCP Channel.
|Free Screening of Joel Lamangan’s LIHIS
June 4, 2021
Audiences were able to enjoy the one-time free screening of Lihis, the film that highlighted the power struggle of the marginalized sector because of their homosexuality while fighting a bigger war against social injustice.
|FDCP Film Talks on Pelikulaya: My Coming Out Story
June 12, 2021
A panel discussion on the inspiring stories that helped us understand our community’s differing expressions and celebrations of freedom with panelists Kim Timan, Miguel Odron, Zar Donato, Rod Singh, Fifth Solomon, and moderator Phi Palmos.
|FDCP Film Talks on Pelikulaya: In His/Her/Their Shoes
June 13, 2021
|A panel discussion on how transcending on-screen portrayals of LGBTQIA+ characters help us understand the “real and reel” themes and issues that relate to the members of the LGBTQIA+ community with panelists Angeli Bayani, Anthony Falcon, Adrian Lindayag, EJ Jallorina, Petersen Vargas, and moderator Jade Castro.
|PPP Film Talks: Explicit and Realistic Depiction of LGBTQIA+ Characters in Films (Replay
June 19, 2021
|A replay of the PPP Film Talks session where members of the audiovisual industry discussed how they develop and empower LGBTQIA+ characters.
|PPP Learn: Philippine Queer Cinema Lecture by Nick Deocampo (Replay)
June 19, 2021
|A replay of the PPP Learn session with Nick Deocampo that aims to explore how Queer Cinema has always been present in Philippine Cinema history and how it has and evolved through the years.
|Yo! Gay: A Drag Yoga Session
June 20, 2021
|An extra-special, extra-colorful, and extra-fabulous yoga session with instructor Brian Moreno that aimed to provide the health and wellness needed by viewers in these extraordinary times we’re in.
|FDCP Film Talks on Pelikulaya: P’wedding Pwede Na Ba?
June 26, 2021
|A panel discussion on how the seemingly controversial conversations about same-sex unions and the SOGIE Equality Bill are being handled, processed and interpreted by the members and the non-members of the LGBTQIA+ community with panelists Ice Seguerra, Andoy Ranay, Noel Escondo, Perci Intalan, and moderator John “Sweet” Lapus.
|FDCP Film Talks on Pelikulaya: To Love Some Buddies
June 27, 2021
|A panel discussion on how important it is for the members of the LGBTQIA+ community to have significant support systems as they embark on their personal journeys of coming into terms with their real selves with panelists Kiko Dacanay of Love Yourself, Pat Bringas of Babaylanes, Inc., Angel Romero of LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Chase Tolentino of Transman Equality and Awareness Movement, and moderator Mela Habijan.
|AWRA! : Mga AWit at RAmpa Para Sa Ating Makulay Na Komunidad (Closing Program)
June 30, 2021
|A night filled with musical performances and exciting prizes for the audience ended the month-long celebration of PelikuLAYA: LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. Among the special guests were host DJ Jhai Ho, FDCP Chairperson and CEO, USEC. Liza Dino-Seguerra, Jimi Marquez, Lucas Garcia, and Ice Seguerra; while Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Congresswoman Geraldine Roman sent in their messages of support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
|Sagip Pelikula on Pelikulaya : Danny Zialcita’s T-Bird at Ako
June 30, 2021
|Audiences were able to enjoy the one-time free screening of the digitally restored and remastered version of Danny Zialcita’s Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos-starrer T-Bird at Ako, courtesy of ABS-CBN Film Restoration.