CHED, UniFAST, FDCP launch short film lab and filmmaking workshop for RA 10931 beneficiaries

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST), and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) launched two (2) film projects for students to participate in film labs and vlog webinars that will hone and develop their skills in film production. In a virtual press launch, the short …

FDCP to Celebrate First Philippine Film Industry Month this September

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, AUGUST 26, 2021 — Beginning this year, the Philippines will officially celebrate and commemorate the heritage, significance, and legacy of Philippine Cinema through Philippine Film Industry Month in September, an annual month-long observation mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Film Development Council of Philippines (FDCP), as the lead agency in observing Philippine Film …

FDCP Holds Send-Off Press Conference for PH delegates to Locarno Film Fest

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, AUGUST 3, 2021 — As the Piazza Grande reopens in Locarno, 15 Filipino filmmakers are flying in to represent the country for this year’s Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland from August 4 to 14. One of the longest-running festivals in the world that is known as a hub for auteur cinema welcomes the …

FDCP, Quezon City Gov’t Kick Off Bakuna Nights for 1,500 Film & AV Workers

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 28, 2021 — A total of 1,500 film and audiovisual (AV) workers will be vaccinated during the “Bakuna Nights para sa Film at Entertainment Workers,” a partnership between the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Quezon City (QC) Government’s #QCProtekTODO program. Launched on June 24 at the Quezon City Hall …

Udine Film Fest in Italy Pays Tribute to Eddie Garcia as PH Cinema Icon

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 21, 2021 — Eight Filipino films, featuring five titles in the Eddie Garcia Retrospective section, are selected to participate in Italy’s Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine from June 24 to July 2 in a hybrid form with both in-person and online showings. FEFF is the largest festival in Europe specializing …

FDCP Celebrates Pride Month with Online PelikuLAYA: LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 1, 2021 — In celebration of Pride Month this June, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will hold the 2nd PelikuLAYA: LGBTQIA+ Film Festival online from June 4 to 30. With the theme “Sama-Sama, Lahat Rarampa!”, this year’s PelikuLAYA aims to further empower the members of the LGBTQIA+ community through …

FDCP’s FilmPhilippines incentives program grants over P27M to support 6 films for Cycle 1 of 2021

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, MAY 19, 2021 — The FilmPhilippines Office (FPO) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has selected six films to be grantees in the recently concluded Cycle 1 of the FilmPhilippines Incentives Program, bringing the total amount of incentives for 2021’s first cycle to at least PHP 27.4 million. The lone Film …

International Silent Film Festival Manila Launches Silent Film Competition on its 15th Year

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, MAY 12, 2021 — On its 15th year, the International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM) has stepped up efforts to promote silent filmmaking in the Philippines by establishing Mit Out Sound (MOS): International Silent Film Lab 2021. The ISFFM is a joint partnership among the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Embassy of France …