DISASTER/EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF (DEAR) PROGRAM
The FDCP DEAR (Disaster Emergency Assistance and Relief) Program is a quick response fund of the Film Development Council of the Philippines that provides financial assistance to its stakeholders who are directly affected by a major natural disaster or public health emergency like the COVID-19 Pandemic. This disaster-triggered funding mechanism is activated every time the President of the Philippines declares a public emergency or a State of Calamity in the country.
Programs under the DEAR! Program
DEAR! Action (For Displaced Freelance Audiovisual Content Workers)
This program covers all eligible freelance audio-visual content workers from talents and on-camera performers (actors, voice actors, stunt people, etc.) to production staff (pre-production, production, and post-production) and technical crew (art, camera, sound, and production dept.) in various fields in the audio-visual industry — motion picture/film, television, advertising, animation, and new media.
DEAR! Press (For Displaced Freelance Entertainment Press)
This program covers all eligible freelance entertainment press workers included but not limited to writers, editors, reporters, photographers, and other members of the entertainment press working for newspapers, tabloids, or verified entertainment blogging sites in the National Capital Region.
DEAR! Live (For Displaced Freelance Audiovisual Live Performance Workers)
This program covers all qualified freelance audio-visual live performance workers from talents and performers (actors, singers, dancers, musicians, etc.) to production staff (backstage, floor, front of the house, etc.) and technical crew (stage, camera, sound, and production) in various fields in the audio-visual live performance industry — performing arts, live events, live gigs, and shows, etc.