PH Films win big at ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards

Filipino movies bagged three major awards during AIFFA held last April 27, 2019 in Malaysia Multi-awarded film, “Signal Rock” directed by Chito Rono won Best Film Kapuso child star Barbara Miguel received the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Carlo Obispo’s “1 2 3 (Wan-Tu-Tri)” The Philippine delegation for the fourth ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA) bagged three (3) major awards during AIFFA’s Red Carpet Gala Night held last April 27, 2019 at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia. This …

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Applications Open for Cannes Producers

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has partnered with Marche du Film to showcase the Philippine film industry as the Spotlight Country for this year’s Cannes Producers Network happening from May 15 to 21, and with it, the chance to feature Filipino production companies to international partners. Marche du Film, the biggest film market in the world, is held alongside the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has partnered with Marche du Film to …

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FDCP’s Call for Documentary Projects Extended

Following its open call for long feature fiction films, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has extended its deadline for submission of Filipino documentary projects for the First Cut Lab Docs to March 31, 2019. Along with its feature project counterpart, the First Cut Lab Docs is an international project and editing lab focusing on developing and elevating Filipino documentaries. Finalists and grantees of SineSaysay Documentary Lab and Showcase will participate and will get the chance to discuss their ongoing projects with selected …

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FDCP Opens Film Lab For Mindanao Filmmakers

The SOVOLAB, an intensive script and development lab for Mindanaoan filmmakers, is open to all filmmakers from Mindanao who are developing their first, second, and third feature films. Deadline of submission is on April 12, 2019. Two (2) projects will receive a co-production grant worth one million pesos. A new development platform for Mindanao stories has been created by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through the Southern Voices Film Lab (SOVOLAB). This is an opportunity to discover the diverse and unique stories …

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FDCP announces Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Mechanics

Following its announcement in January, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has officially released the mechanics of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2019. Now on its third year, the PPP will be held September 12 to 18, 2019, a week-long film exclusive screening of Filipino films in all cinemas nationwide. T his is in line with the celebration of the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema which starts officially in September this year. A call for applications has been released for this …

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FDCP brings First Cut Lab to the Philippines

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) furthers its programs to encourage Filipino filmmakers to develop and elevate their films and stories by international standard. First Cut is an international project development and editing lab dedicated to refining long feature fiction films in the editing phase that can transcend global borders. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) furthers its programs to encourage Filipino filmmakers to develop and elevate their films and stories by international standards by bringing the First Cut Lab to …

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FDCP Partners With French Embassy and ACPI to Bring Animation du Monde to Manila

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has partnered with the Embassy of France in Manila and the Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI) to collaborate with the Audiovisual Cooperation Department for Southeast Asia of the French Embassy in Singapore, Annecy, and the Annecy International Animation Film Market (MIFA) and bring Animation du Monde in Manila this February 18 to 22, 2019. Established by Annecy and the MIFA, the Animation du Monde aims to develop projects from countries where animation is emerging and with …

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Liza Diño responds to director Erik Matti regarding his concern for the local film industry

Liza Diño replied to Erik Matti’s statement regarding the FDCP Erik Matti stated that Liza Diño doesn’t seem to get his point and what really concerns him FDCP is celebrating the ‘100 years of Philippine Cinema’ in Hong Kong Liza Diño-Seguerra, chairperson of Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), made a statement in response to Erik Matti, after the director did not receive the recognition that was given to him by the council. Erik stated in his Facebook account that he doesn’t want to take pride …

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What FDCP has to say about Erik Matti’s concern

This concern was said by Matti following the decrease of interest of Filipinos to pay and watch in cinemas with the increase of the competition from online movie streaming “I think what we need to do is to work together as stakeholders, as NCAP, producer and FDCP are talking on how we can come up with a collective solution lowering prices (of tickets), creating a promo, creating event driven activities, so that we can drive everyone to the cinemas.” Liza Diño, chairperson of Film Development …

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Star Cinema’s ‘The Hows of Us’ expresses gratitude for winning the Camera Obscura award

‘The Hows of Us’ won the Camera Obscura award KathNiel, together with the team, expressed their gratitude to everyone who supported the film Star Cinema’s blockbuster film hit Php915-million in worldwide patronage The 2018 Philippine romantic drama film ‘The Hows of Us,’ directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, won the Camera Obscura award of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) last February 10. The film marked Garcia-Molina’s second collaboration with Bernardo and Padilla after the 2014 film “She’s Dating the Gangster.” The film is the highest-grossing Filipino …

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