Pres. Duterte to Attend SM Cinema & FDCP’s Cine Lokal Launch

The Film Development Council of the Philippines, in partnership with SM Entertainment will launch Cine Lokal on April 19, 2017 with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the Guest of Honor. The event will be held at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City with cocktails at 6 PM and the main program at 7 PM. The Philippine premiere of Director Mel Chionglo’s award-winning film Iadya Mo Kami will follow the program, … Continue reading Pres. Duterte to Attend SM Cinema & FDCP’s Cine Lokal Launch

FDCP heads Philippine Delegation to Hong Kong Filmart

In fulfillment of its mandate to undertake activities that will promote the Filipino local film industry in foreign markets, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is heading the country’s delegation to the 2017 Hong Kong Filmart on March 13-17 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibit Centre. As one of Asia’s largest entertainment market, the HK Filmart boasts of around 800 exhibitors from 60 counties and … Continue reading FDCP heads Philippine Delegation to Hong Kong Filmart

FULL LIST: Winners of the 89th Academy Awards

And the Oscar goes to.. Here are the winners of the 89th Academy Awards: BEST PICTURE: Moonlight BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Emma Stone (La La Land) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis (Fences) BEST IN DIRECTING: Damien Chazelle for La La Land BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: … Continue reading FULL LIST: Winners of the 89th Academy Awards

Guillermo Del Toro Confirms “Hellboy 3” Isn’t Happening

Last month, writer-director Guillermo del Toro promised he would talk to Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and star Ron Perlman on making the long-awaited, fans-clamored third installment of the Hellboy series. Now, del Toro has taken to Twitter to announce that the sequel will not happen. Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final … Continue reading Guillermo Del Toro Confirms “Hellboy 3” Isn’t Happening

Smurfs Team Up with UN in 2017 for a Happier, More Peaceful and Equitable World

(New York, NY – 15 February, 2017) – The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched today by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation. Watch the featurette “International Day of Happiness 2017 – Small Smurfs Big Goals”  The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed … Continue reading Smurfs Team Up with UN in 2017 for a Happier, More Peaceful and Equitable World

FDCP Partners with Optical Media Board for International Festivals

The Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Optical Media Board on February 7, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Agreement to mainstream the release of clearances for Filipino films participating in international festivals and film featured for cultural exchange programs. Signed by FDCP Chair Liza Diño and OMB Chair Anselmo Adriano, the Agreement would allow for faster processing of OMB clearances for Filipino films … Continue reading FDCP Partners with Optical Media Board for International Festivals

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com Advances Via Globe Telecom, Inc.

Ayala Land, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. recently signed a partnership for the development of Ayala Malls Cinemas’ online movie ticketing site, www.sureseats.com.  With this joint endeavor, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ SureSeats will be more up-to-date and user-friendly as moviegoers navigate to book the most anticipated films and choose their preferred seats.  Globe’s technological advancement will help create a wonderful experience as more exciting features will be … Continue reading Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com Advances Via Globe Telecom, Inc.

State-of-the-Art Venice Cineplex Now Open at Venice Grand Canal

The country’s most romantic mall just got more exciting with a first-rate movie viewing experience giving shoppers and movie enthusiasts more reasons to celebrate the season at McKinley Hill’s premier lifestyle destination. Located at the 3rd floor of Venice Grand Canal, the state-of-the-art Venice Cineplex opens to the movie going public beginning December 3. Five world-class movie theaters with plush and comfortable seats and equipped … Continue reading State-of-the-Art Venice Cineplex Now Open at Venice Grand Canal

Mikhail Red’s “Birdshot” Wins at Tokyo International Film Festival

Independent film “Birdshot” by acclaimed director Mikhail Red bagged the Best Asian Future Film award at the recently concluded 29th Tokyo International Film Festival. The awarding and closing ceremony was held on November 3. Red alongside producer Pamela L. Reyes and lead actors Mary Joy Apostol and Arnold Reyes received the trophy. “Birdshot” is a mystery-thriller that tells a story of a young Filipina farm … Continue reading Mikhail Red’s “Birdshot” Wins at Tokyo International Film Festival

“Be A Fellow 2017,” Study in Korea for Free

The Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Busan Film Commission and Busan Asian Film School, offers our budding film producers the valuable opportunity to study in a fellowship in South Korea for free and learn how to better market and promote our local cinema. Film practitioners may be in for the chance of a lifetime in becoming a fellow of the … Continue reading “Be A Fellow 2017,” Study in Korea for Free