Philippines Celebrate Alliance with Singapore; Presents Filipino Delegation at the Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film

CANNES, FRANCE — National film agencies Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Singapore Film Commission (SFC) celebrated their continued partnership and cooperation at the Philippine-Singapore Reception last May 21, 2022 at the 75th Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film. 

FDCP FILMPHILIPPINES INCENTIVES CYCLE 1 2022 IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, FEBRUARY 7, 2022 (Updated) — The Film Development Council of the Philippines’ FilmPhilippines Office is now accepting applications for this year’s Incentives Program Cycle 1. The call is open to international production companies in business with a Philippine film producer/company on an ongoing project.

PH Cinema’s Firsts in 2022: Two Filipino Films Win Sundance Awards

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 30, 2022 — Bringing the Philippines two of its first historic wins this year from an A-list festival, “Leonor Will Never Die” by Martika Ramirez Escobar, the first Filipina feature film director to win the Special Jury Award for Innovative Spirit, and  Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan’s “The Headhunter’s Daughter,” the first-ever short film to bag the Short Film Grand Jury Prize made their mark at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Filmmaker Arvin Belarmino Sole Filipino Selected for Cannes Festival’s Residence Program

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 11, 2022 — Filipino director Arvin Belarmino, with his feature film project Ria, has been selected to participate in the 44th Cinéfondation – Residence du Festival Programme of the Festival de Cannes in France from March 1 to July 15, 2022.

Full Circle Lab Philippines Opens Call for Applications with New Lab for Story Editors, Hybrid Workshop

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 10, 2021 —  The Full Circle Lab Philippines (FCL PH), a joint capacity-building program for Filipino and other Southeast Asian filmmakers of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and European production outfit Tatino Films, has opened the call for applications for this year’s edition. The 2022 edition will consist of four (4) labs that will directly benefit fifteen (15) projects and eleven (11) talents, with no less than ten (10) international mentors and industry advisors involved. The Story Editor’s Lab, a new section, will also be introduced and will be focusing on story development particularly in the script development stage. 

FDCP National Registry to Host Free Acting Workshop Series

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 7, 2022 — To further engage with film workers, and develop and enhance their skills in the local film and audiovisual industry, the National Registry (NR) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will hold a series of free acting workshops for NR-registered background actors, talents, professional actors, directors, producers, and writers, to be facilitated by Star Magic director and acting coach Rahyan Carlos and his team starting February. 

Full Circle Lab Philippines Renewed for New Three-Year Cycle (2022-2024); Set for January Kick-off

The Film Development of the Philippines’ flagship international film lab for Filipino and Southeast Asian films and filmmakers is set for an exciting three years. The Full Circle Lab Philippines has announced not only its latest edition with applications opening this coming January, 2022 as a part of its three-year vision that will culminate into the FCL Horizons, but will also be introducing a new section—the Story Editor’s Lab and a bigger Fiction Lab welcoming twelve participants, four more from the previous years’ eight. 

Berlinale Co-Production Market Opens Call for Filipino Producers for Visitors Programme 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 28, 2021 —  The Berlinale Co-Production Market of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), through the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), has opened the call for applications for the Visitors Programme 2022 for Filipino producers. 

Eight Filipino film projects, Five Films featured at the Singapore Media Festival 2021

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 10, 2021 — One of Asia’s biggest gathering of media industry leaders welcomed the Philippine delegation at Singapore Media Festival 2021 which started last November 25 and ended last December 5, 2021. 

Two Filipino Films To Compete in the Sundance Film Festival 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 10, 2021 — The largest independent film festival in the United States selects a Filipino feature film and a short film to take part in its 38th edition of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to be held from January 20 to 30, 2022.