Tres, the first Sine Panitik film trilogy produced by the Film Academy of the Philippines featuring adaptations of classic Filipino short stories, were shown in five school campuses in Manila and Rizal last August, the country’s Buwan ng Wika. The campus bookings were the first in the new school year.
The campus screenings were as follows:
August 11 (Tuesday)—San Beda College in Mendiola, Manila with two screenings;
August 17 ((Monday)—Adamson University in San Marcelino, Manila with four screenings;
August 19 (Wednesday)—Binangonan Catholic College in Binangonan, Rizal with two screenings;
August 20 (Thursday)—Assumption College in Antipolo, Rizal with four screenings;
August 26 (Wednesday) and August 29 (Saturday)—Lyceum of the Philippines in Intramuros, Manila with three and two screenings respectively.
Prior to its campus run, Tres had three screenings during the Quezon City International Film Festival. It was shown at Trinoma Cinema 3 on November 8 and 10. The filmfest was moved over to the Ayala Fairview Terraces where Tres was again screened on Nov. 12.
The film had its first campus booking at the Up South School in Sucat, Parañaque last Nov. 25.
On Dec. 12, the film was shown at the Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Parañaque. On Dec. 15, the film was shown at the Padre Vicente Garcia Memorial Academy in Rosario, Batangas.
Tres includes the film adaptations of Faith, Love, Time and Dr. Lazaro by Gregorio Brilliantes (directed by Jose N. Carreon), Tata Selo by Rogelio Sikat (directed by William Mayo) and Sandaang Damit by Fanny Garcia (directed by Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao).
The film was submitted to the Cinema Evaluation Board where it received a B rating which entitles it to a 65 percent rebate of the amusement taxes generated during its commercial run in theaters all over the country.
Tres was produced with the support and cooperation of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC), and the Department of Education (DepEd).
Then Gov. E.R. Ejercito of Laguna and Mayor Tito S. Sarion of Daet, Camarines Norte also assisted the Academy by providing the sites and locations for the shooting of the film project.
Others who supported the FAP were PAGCOR, Fernando Ortigas, Joseph Calata, Ignacio B. Gimenez, Gerry Apolinario, Gerry’s Grill, Sogo Hotel and Eurotel.
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