Magliwaliw sa Haraya

Lahat tayo may lugar sa mundo. Baka dito sa Pelikulove ang sa ’yo!

We put the ‘Love’ in Pelikulove! There are a lot of things that hinder us from doing art. Our passion is for you to find your place doing what you love. Along with the best mentors in the industry, we’ll help you free yourself from what constrains you and reach your true potential with likeminded artists.

Sky is not even the limit, let us explore new worlds together!

Magliwaliw sa Harayà

Lahat tayo may lugar sa mundo. Baka dito sa Pelikulove ang sa ’yo!

We put the ‘Love’ in Pelikulove! There are a lot of things that hinder us from doing art. Our passion is for you to find your place doing what you love. Along with the best mentors in the industry, we’ll help you free yourself from what constrains you and reach your true potential with likeminded artists.

Sky is not even the limit, let us explore new worlds together!

Writing
Pinas Film
Commentary

Writing Pinas Film Commentary is a FREE Course on Philippine Film Writing and will be conducted similarly to a master program. This Course will be taught by none other than the renowned Filipino Film Critic, Joel David, PhD.

About the Instructor

Joel David is a Professor of Cultural Studies at Inha University and was founding Director of the UP Film Institute. He has a PhD in cinema studies at New York University and is the 2021 recipient of the UMPIL Balagtas Award for Film Criticism. He has written several books on Philippine cinema, with his latest, a short manual titled Writing Pinas Film Commentary.

Mentorship Programs

Palayain ang imahinasyon!

In Pelikulove, we believe that you have the power to inspire, move people, and break chains and it starts with taking that leap of faith. It is never too late to pick up the pen and start your journey with us. 

Learn with some of the best artist-mentors of our time!

Joel David on Film Criticism

Joel David on Film Criticism

Ice Idanan on Cinematography

Ice Idanan on Cinematography

Sigrid Bernardo on Film Directing

Sigrid Bernardo on Film Directing

Joel David on Film Criticism

Joel David on Film Criticism

The only Filipino author internationally awarded for his film scholarship and criticism provides a short manual for laypersons who are interested in creating responsible and effective critical writing for film.

Ice Idanan on Cinematography

Ice Idanan on Cinematography

Ice Idanan graduated with honors from the University of the Philippines Film Institute. Her thesis film, Limang Libo, was the National Winner for the Kodak Filmschool Competition

Sigrid Bernardo on Film Directing

Sigrid Bernardo on Film Directing

Sigrid Andrea Bernardo is a Filipino film director, screenwriter, producer, and actress best known for directing Kita Kita (2017).

SCRIPTWRITING

Ricky Lee

2021 National Artist for Cinema Nominee and the most-awarded scriptwriter in the Philippines.

PLAYWRITING

Rody Vera

Rody Vera is a dramaturg, theater extraordinaire, and an award-winning playwright; a ten-time recipient of the coveted Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards, as well as Gawad Urian, and Dangal ni Balagtas Awards among countless other prestigious achievements.

With a career in the arts spanning from the ‘70s, award-winning writer Rody Vera has masterfully crafted dozens upon dozens of progressive, exciting, and colorful stories that have been transformed into well-received plays, scripts, films, and songs.

2021 National Artist for Cinema Nominee and the most-awarded scriptwriter in the Philippines.

TESTIMONIALS

Let's hear what our students
have to say

Arvin John H. Laudit
Self-Employed

“Sir Ricky, because of you I finally realized that the writing world is the world I want to spend the rest of my life in. This is my purpose.

As a first time Ricky Lee workshopper in Pelikulove, I can say the whole community is very welcoming and kind to one another. Makikita mo na everyone cares about their fellow writers.”

Jose Mojica
College Lecturer

“What makes this different is the Filipinoness, truly for Filipino writers.

The exercises are also very useful because they compel student writers to think differently, to explore possibilities. I’d continue doing the given exercises because they’re also useful for my other writing (script and fiction).”

Beryl Lao
Virtual Assistant

“This course is probably worth P5,000 and up just for the video lessons and handouts.

I know it’s worth more because you’ll really learn a lot. Actually, it will inspire you to just start writing. It reminded me of all the things I love about theater.”

Christine Marie Magpile, LPT
University Research Associate II

“I congratulate Prof. Joel David and the organizers of Pelikulove for offering this Masterclass. Kindly support their other classes and courses such as scriptwriting.

Surely, participants will learn a lot from well-respected professors-scholars and distinguished directors.”

Rimar Joe C. Reynado
ATRIEVIT Center for the Blind

“Grabe, napakasustansya po ng workshop na ito.

Ako bilang bulag ay nag-enjoy sa workshop na ito,

natutunan ang […] mga techniques sa paggawa ng isang tauhan […] at tignan ang isang istorya sa napakaraming perspektibo. Maraming salamat po sir Ricky Lee.”

Nastassja Ariele C. Braceros
Student

I’ve learned a lot that isn’t taught before and learned new unfamiliar terminologies related to writing. I could definitely use the lessons discussed in the workshop on my course and in the future.

It was a pleasant experience exchanging ideas and techniques with people I haven’t met before and I can say that it was one of the greatest experiences I ever had.

Dear friends, partners, and fellow art advocates,

With support from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), we are inviting you to our upcoming Shout Out: Maghayag at Lumikha, An Online Film and Theater Mentoring Festival of Hybrid Shorts, to open on September 19-25, 2022.

Shout Out Festival is a seven-day culminating program featuring 9 film and theater shorts from the enrollees of the National Artist for film and broadcast Ricky Lee and Palanca Hall of Fame Awardee Rody Vera’s writing masterclasses.

The event is organized and hosted by Pelikulove, a multi-arts portal which aims to provide arts education and a platform for showcases to harness the power of arts and culture in building communities.

Be part of virtual discussions, talkbacks, and Q&A with the artists and mentors, and get yourself and your constituents FREE ebooks, access to self-paced courses on playwriting, scriptwriting, and a one-year membership to our site once you partner with us!

The festival is FREE but due to the platform’s limitations, only selected audiences can join through prior arrangements. We would like to give you and your students to join us and participate in the festival. Register ahead of time and get e-books of Ricky Lee for FREE! To help you learn more about the event we have attached the primer of the festival.

If you have any questions feel free to message us back or call us at (+63) 923 359 6286, or through our social platforms:

Thank you so much and hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Raffy Tejada
Program Director, Pelikulove

Ellen Ongkeko Marfil
Founder and Chief Creative Producer, Pelikulove

SCHEDULE

Black Box

Ma-inspire sa mga kwentong Pelikulove!

Experience the arts online and showcase your work to our ever-growing community!

WHO WE ARE

Bakit kami nagmamahal?

Pelikulove is a portmanteau of the words Pelikula (Filipino for “film”) and Love. Because we believe both art and love have the power to change the world. Combining the two makes it even more powerful. 

We started out in 2015 as a promo page for our film Lakbay2Love, but quickly realized the promise of the internet as the new frontier. After all, at no time in history can artists dream of putting up their own channel. We originally wanted to create a video channel for Pinoy indie artists and even cinematically shot plays on video to share with a larger online audience. But in studying other start-up companies, we found an alarming lack of access to arts education. We had to do something about it.

So in 2019, we launched the first playwriting course of its kind, the Rody Vera Online Playwriting Course which was met with good reviews and hundreds of students. When the pandemic hit in 2020, we affirmed how important art is in reviving the country’s spirit and in bringing people together towards a worthy cause.

So our team marched on to produce the following videos which served as inspirational and educational content, even fundraising efforts for fellow cultural workers and frontliners. All of this we’re sharing with you, free of charge.

Become a member of the Pelikulove Community

Join our community and get the following benefits and more:

  • Watch original Filipino short films & videos
  • Experience a hybrid form of theatre with Plays On Videos
  • Get to know how renowned artists think about issues surrounding the industry and advice with exclusive video interviews & talkbacks.
  • Avail of courses, workshops and live events exclusively for you!
  • Get to watch exclusive content from our artist-mentors
  • Join groups and become a member of the Rody Vera, Trip2Quiapo  and Pelikulove communities
  • Become a LIFETIME member of pelikulove.com (valued at P2999/year)

      Join today & get these for FREE!

Become a member of the Pelikulove Community

Join our community and get the following benefits and more:

  • Watch original Filipino short films & videos
  • Experience a hybrid form of theatre with Plays On Videos
  • Get to know how renowned artists think about issues surrounding the industry and advice with exclusive video interviews & talkbacks.
  • Avail of courses, workshops and live events exclusively for you!
  • Get to watch exclusive content from our artist-mentors
  • Join groups and become a member of the Rody Vera, Trip2Quiapo  and Pelikulove communities
  • Become a LIFETIME member of pelikulove.com (valued at P2999/year)

      Join today & get these for FREE!

There is an alarming lack of access to Philippine Art Education.

Pelikulove is working to bring Art Education to every Filipino.

Every Filipino deserves to have a voice. Help us make this possible.

Pelikulove Community

Trip to Quiapo

Pelikulove Playwrights

Lahat tayo may lugar sa mundo!

Be part of the Pelikulove Community

Pelikulove would not have survived all these years and continue to do so without its loving community–the support of artists, mentors, students, volunteers and staff who believe in the power of arts and culture. 

Pelikulove works as a social enterprise and we hope that someday we are able to create and sustain a community where artists are the stakeholders, where artists can own their work, and profit is shared fairly amongst the people who work on it.

Let us build a community of kindred spirits! A safe space to share your art, a venue to grow together as artists and collaborate with other like-minded creators.

Lahat tayo may lugar sa mundo. Baka dito sa Pelikulove ang sa ’yo. 

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Become an Intern!

Learn on the go as you experience working on creative projects right here in Pelikulove

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Join as a Volunteer!

Come with us in our journey to create a better society through arts and education

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Become a Mentor!

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SULAT is a creative writing space that aims to provide a venue for collaboration and support for emerging writers of South east Asian descent based in the U.K. Functioning under Philippine Studies at SOAS and the SOAS Centre for South East Asian Studies, it operates a varied program of fellowships and workshops that seek and support South East Asian creatives.

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