FUND FOR POST-PRODUCTION

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 Post-Production is a selective fund of THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (Php 300,000.00) for production companies engaged with post-production companies registered under the FDCP National Registry for Companies.

FUND ELIGIBILITY
APPLICANTS

Any Filipino production company duly registered as a business in the Philippines and accredited by the FDCP National Registry for Companies: Click Here

ELIGIBLE FORMATS

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

  2. In English or Filipino only

  3. Film that already started/finished principal photography and ready for post-production with at least a 30-minute rough cut or 15-minute mid-length film.

  4. The film must be unfinished and never have been broadcasted.

  5. Planning for a theatrical, VOD and/or festival release within the Philippines.

  6. With at least an overall post-production budget of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 500,000.00)


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.

  • The project must have a Filipino Director.

  • The project must have an attached post-production company/companies registered under the FDCP National Registry for companies.

  • The fund must not exceed 60% of the overall post-production budget of the project.

  • The project must show a financing gap for post-production considering the overall cost of the film and the funding already obtained.

  • The applicant must have all necessary rights to produce and distribute the film.

  • The project must target a distribution guarantee or deal memorandum for theatrical, VOD and/or festival release in the Philippines.

  • The Project must apply for the first time to the CreatePHFilms Fund for Post-Production, but may have applied before to the CreatePHFilms Fund for Script Writing and/or Project Development and for Small and/or Large Budget Production.

  • The applicant must fill in and submit the CreatePHFilms Fund for Post-Production - 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. The FDCP 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 for the CreatePHFilms Selection Committee’s consideration.

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

  • The applicant must send a Progress Development Report within 6 to 8 months after the notification of selection of the project.

  • The applicant must submit the complete requirements for the final report within a year after notification of selection of the application. Should there be a delay in the post-production 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 and territory;

  2. The scope and ambition of the post-production work done in the Philippines;

  3. The financial strength for a successful completion of the film;

  4. The distribution potential through festivals, theatrical release and platform in order to reach

  5. domestic audiences; and

  6. The quality of the team and talent: producer and production company, scriptwriter, director,

  7. and post-production company 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.