fund for SCRIPTWRITING

CreatePHFilms is a funding program administered by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to encourage the production of quality films and the artistic creation of Filipino filmmakers through financial support for project development, production, post-production, and distribution.

The CreatePHFilms Fund for Scriptwriting is a selective nonrefundable fund of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (Php 100,000.00) for Filipino filmmakers/scriptwriters.

FUND ELIGIBILITY
APPLICANTS

A Filipino citizen or permanent resident, scriptwriter or filmmaker of the project, registered at the FDCP National Registry for Audiovisual Workers: Click Here

ELIGIBLE FORMATS

  1. Filipino narrative mid (at least 40 to 79 minutes) to feature-length film scripts (at least 80 minutes) (fiction, documentary, or animation)

  2. In English or different Filipino languages

 

ELIGIBLE CONTENTS

  1. Any genre except for pornography.

  2. The project must not contain issues that insult, offend, and/or portray the Philippines in a negative light as well as threaten national security.

  3. The project must not promote violence.

  1. If already set, the project must have a Filipino Director.

  2. The project must spend 100% of the fund in the Philippines for eligible expenses.

  3. The applicant must hold or share intellectual property rights of the project.

  4. The project must apply for the first time to the CreatePHFilms Fund for Scriptwriting.

  • The applicant must fill in and submit the CreatePHFilms Fund for Scriptwriting - Call for Application Form and all required documents to [email protected] during one of the two application cycles per year.

  • The FDCP will verify all the documents and may ask the applicant to provide further supporting documents, should the FDCP decide that the submitted documents contain inadequate details.

  • After confirming the completion of the application, the FDCP will then submit the applicant’s project to the following CreatePHFilms Selection Committee’s consideration.

  • The applicant will then be notified of the result of the Selection. He/she will receive either a rejection letter with arguments or an approval with the fund amount.

  • If approved, an e-meeting will be held with the FDCP to discuss the project and sign the Memorandum of Agreement. The applicant will receive the first sixty percent (60%) down payment of the fund within sixty (60) days after signing of the Memorandum of Agreement.

  • The applicant must submit a Progress Development Report to the FDCP within six to eight (6-8) months after the notification of selection of the project, as well as the latest version of the script.

  • The applicant must submit the complete requirements for the final report within a year after the notification of selection of the application. Should there be a delay in the writing timeline, the applicant must notify the FDCP and give a clear and reasonable explanation for the delay.

DEADLINES

2021 Application Period

  • Cycle 1: April 6, 2021 to May 31, 2021, 6:00PM

  • Cycle 2: December 2021


PROJECT EVALUATION 
 
The project will be evaluated on the following:

  1. Degree to which the work promotes the Philippine culture & territory;

  2. Compelling and engaging ideas with the potential to be great films;

  3. Degree to which the project targets local audience; and

  4. Quality of the script, scriptwriter, and director attached to the project.


In due process and if necessitates, FDCP will seek the advice of one or more independent film production consultants on a strictly commercial-in-confidence basis to provide an independent assessment on the expenditures and budget of the project.

The decision of the Committee is final and irrevocable. The FDCP is not obliged to give any further explanation for the results.


CONSULTATIONS
 
In addition to financial support, the FDCP will offer at least two (2) sessions of script consultations with regard to concept, creative issues, and developing the screenplay.