FDCP Awards P100K Film Grants to 10 Sine Kabataan Finalists

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, APRIL 13, 2022 — Ten (10) young filmmakers have been selected as finalists in the 5th edition of the Sine Kabataan Short Film Lab and Festival. Each finalist will receive a PHP 100,000 grant as funds to use in the production of their respective short films. Sine Kabataan is a youth film competition …

FDCP’s Film Ambassadors’ Night Returns to Physical Attendance; New Film Ambassadors Grace the Newly Reopened MET  

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, MARCH 3, 2022—After holding the Film Ambassadors’ Night virtually last 2021 because of the pandemic, the celebration finally returned as an in-person event at the newly renovated cultural treasure, the majestic Metropolitan Theater, last Sunday, February 27. Filmmakers, performers, artists, film workers, members of the media, and supportive friends and family celebrated a …

FDCP Counts Down to Film Ambassadors’ Night 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, FEBRUARY 26, 2022 – The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), in anticipation of the 6th Film Ambassadors’ Night, gathered friends from the press last February 22, 2022 in Quezon City. The FDCP welcomed more than 40 of their media partners at the Agency’s first in-person press conference after two years of …

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, 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 …

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ to have PH online premiere via FDCP Channel

2019 multi-awarded French historical drama movie ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is finally getting a Philippine release online via FDCP’s online platform fdcpchannel.ph starting June 4. In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day …

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 …