PH film ‘Verdict’ to premiere in Toronto Int’l Film Festival

The only Filipino feature film selected at this year’s TIFF A product of Armando Lao Found Story School of Filmmaking and the Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop Produced by director Gutierrez’s mentor and film auteur Brillante Mendoza Following its announcement as competition film under the Horizons (Orizzonti) section at the 76th Venice Film Festival, crime drama feature “Verdict” by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez continues to make rounds in international film festivals as it will have its Canadian premiere at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this …

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PPP3 launches Grand Fancon at the SMX Convention Center this August!

The chance to get up close and personal with your favorite artists A week-long celebration and exclusive screening of quality and diverse films from September 13 to 19, 2019 First 100 attendees to be able to complete the activities will automatically win festival passes Get the chance to get up close and personal with your favorite artists! Take a selfie, jam, and dance along with top celebrities as the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2019 launches the PPP3 Grand Fancon at the SMX Convention Center …

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Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s ‘Verdict’ at the 76th Venice Int’l Film Festival

Venice Int’l Film Festival selects PH Film for competition  Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s “Verdict,” the only film from Southeast Asia that made it to the 76th Venice Film Festival official selection The film that follows the steps of Lav Diaz’s “Ang Babaeng Humayo” Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s Filipino feature film “Verdict” produced by international film festival-favorite Brillante Mendoza will be vying for Best Film under the Horizons (Orizzonti) section at the 76th Venice Film Festival, which will run from August 28 to September 7, 2019 at Venice …

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PH Cinema Celebrates 100 Years in Biggest Int’l Film Festival in Mexico

Philippines has been announced as this year’s Spotlight Country at the 22nd Guanajuato International Film Festival he festival will run from July 19 to 28, 2019 in World Heritage sites Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will help spearhead the Philippine Spotlight Program and the Philippines’ Guest Country participation at the GIFF in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), ABS-CBN Films (Star …

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FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño speaks up on her credit grabbing issue

FDCP Chair Liza Diño-Seguerra was accused of credit grabbing by MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago It happened after Liza posted about Bong Go’s plan on her Facebook account which she allegedly took credit for Liza finally gave her statement about this issue Former beauty pageant winner and incumbent Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Liza Diño-Seguerra was accused of being a “credit-grabber” and an “epal” by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago. This happened after Liza posted …

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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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