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MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 20, 2022 — Originally set as an in-person event in Park City, Utah, Sundance Film Festival will premiere its Filipino films in competition Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago) by Martika Escobar and The Headhunter’s Daughter by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan online from January 20 to 30.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 14, 2021 — In continuing its support to the development of quality Filipino films, CreatePHFilms, the film funding program of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) returns with another cycle to provide assistance to Filipino filmmakers in the development and production of their films.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 22, 2021 — Fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to observe mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines, so long as they present a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result within three days before leaving their country of origin, effective on October 14.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 — As tribute to his 50-year legacy in the filmmaking industry, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)’s Philippine Film Archive (PFA) showcases free screenings of nine (9) films from the seminal works of Elwood “El Maestro” Perez on the FDCP Channel from September 25 to 30.
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The Cinematheque is one of the vital projects of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) under the Exhibition Division which aims to promote programs and activities for audience development and film appreciation thereby creating a film culture across the country.
The Cinematheque Centres are designed to be an alternative and accessible venue to expose audience to both conventional and non-conventional forms of film and programs directed to developing new filmmakers and upgrading the skills of existing ones.
Mary Liza B. Diño, the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, shares her opinions, statements, and other thoughts on the current state of the Filipino film industry. From behind-the-scenes exclusives to in-depth discussions about relevant topics, read here to learn more about film in the Philippines and get inspired by others' experiences.