FIlm Development Council of the Philippines: Launches Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018

For the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the positive response to the first year of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) was the beginning of a tradition that not only celebrates Philippine Cinema but actively support its growth and development.

Launched in August 2017, PPP is a seven-day exclusive screening of quality genre Filipino films in all cinemas nationwide in line with the Buwan ng Wika. Now on its second year, FDCP aims to further maximize this time to holistically conduct a series of events and forms of support for Filipino films, from celebratory fiestas for the public to educational fora and conferences for film industry professionals. Pista will run from August 15-21, 2018. As with the usual industry practice, the gross sales from PPP shall be shared only between the film producers and theaters.

During the PPP Media Launch held last May 3, 2018 in Quezon City, FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño emphasized that these endeavors aligned with PPP would allow for Filipino films to truly grow and take the leap from local to international distribution. “PPP comes at an impeccable time especially now that we are celebrating the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema. FDCP believes that beyond this centennial, it is high time for us to show the world the best of our films by pushing for international distribution. We want to inspire our filmmakers to reach audiences beyond our borders by producing films that are quality-made, well-developed, and produced with a wide local and global audience in mind. PPP encourages this by becoming their jump-off point,” Diño said.

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TOFARM: All systems go for TOFARM Film Festival 2018

TOFARM Film Festival Philippines the only advocacy-driven film festival in the country and brainchild of Dr. Mila O. How, #TOFARM is set on its third run. It now includesa TOFARM Short Film Competition.

In the absence of Direk Maryo J. delos Reyes, the first TFF Director, Dr. Mila O. How sought the expertise of three seasoned film personalities who will stand as Festival Advisers, Ms. Bibeth Orteza and Mr. Joey Romero, with Ms. Laurice Guillen as Consultant. The Festival Director appointed is Director Bibeth Orteza.

#TOFARMFilmFestival 2018 will run from September 12 to 18, with the Awards Night slated on September 15.

Tje festival Committee is now accepting script entries for screening. Deadline is on April 20, 2018.

For more information: http://www.tofarm.org


Cinema Rehiyon X: Celebrating a decade of vital growth



In celebration of a decade of Cinema Rehiyon and the centennial of Philippine Cinema, the Festival Opening of Cinema Rehiyon X was held on February 25 at the Cinema 4 of the Evia Lifestyle Center, Las Pinas City.

Cinema Rehiyon X opened with the screening of Babylon by Keith Deliguero which is competing at the Berlinale Film Festival 2018 and The Ashes and Ghosts of Tayug 1931 (Dapol tan payawar na Tayug 1931) by Christopher Gozum, which was recently exhibited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.

The screenings were followed by a cocktail reception and by the industry forum, “Cinema X: The Future of Philippine Cinema”.

A solidarity dinner was also held to celebrate the momentous occasion.


FDCP: Hosts Film Industry Conference, Worshops and Rainbow Festival for QCinema

In support and in partnership with the Quezon City Film Commission, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is conducting the Film Industry Conference and the Film Producers’ Workshop Series this October 20-22, 2017 at Novotel Araneta Center, Quezon City. Bringing together big names from the international and local film industries, the Conference and Workshops will feature topics on international film production, distribution, and marketing of Filipino films.

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FDCP (2017): Pag-IBIG Fund & the FDCP partner for Social Protection of Film Workers

Pag-IBIG Fund & the Film Development Council of the Philippines partner for Social Protection of Film Workers.
FDCP expects over two thousand film industry workers to be provided with Pag-IBIG membership and benefits as a result of this partnership.


FDCP: Let’s support Cine Lokal and its films this July 2017

June 30 – July 6
Sa Aking Mga Kamay by Rory B. Quintos
July 7 – July 13
Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy Jr.
July 14 – July 20
The Janitor by Mike Tuviera
July 21 – July 27
Magtanggol by Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez
Screening schedules of all the films are 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM
These films will be shown on the following SM Cinema:

• SM Iloilo (Iloilo City)                                          • SM Fairview (Quezon City)

• SM Cebu (Cebu City)                                          • SM Megamall (Mandaluyong City)

• SM Bacoor (Bacoor City)                                     • SM Southmall (Las Piñas City)

• SM North EDSA (Quezon City)                               • SM Mall of Asia (Pasay City) ​

FDCP: Presents ‘Sining Sinta,’ an art exhibit this February 2017

It’s Sining’s month, Sinta!

In celebration of the love and arts month, the Film Development Council of the Philippines presents ‘Sining Sinta,’ featuring the arts and creation of our local painters, and artists.


Gala and opening of art exhibit is on Feb. 08, 2017 followed by a FREE film screening of ‘Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok’ (The Woman Behind the Tattoo Artist) directed by Lauren Marie Sevilla Faustino.

Exhibit is open for viewing until February 15, 2017 at Cinematheque Manila (855 T. M. Kalaw Ave., Ermita Manila)


FDCP: Disowns connections with Film ASEAN Inc.


The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has released an official statement disowning any connection to the non-government organization called Film ASEAN (Southeast Asia Film Development Foundation, Inc.).

Film ASEAN started as an FDCP program during the chairmanship of Briccio Santos but is now operating as a private organization. The Council has clarified that there are no ties between it and the Film ASEAN and that any agreements entered into by the organization are illegal and have no effect.

“FDCP is the sole agency that is empowered by law to enter into agreements with local and foreign agencies on matters relating to film or the cinematic arts, and the Film ASEAN is in no way connected to the Council,” said Liza Diño, Chairperson and CEO of the FDCP.

“If the public is aware of any Film ASEAN transactions relating to FDCP, please let us know as soon as possible,” she added.


FDCP: To host Film Ambassadors Night, an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation


In honor and celebration of the strides and victories of Filipino films in the past year, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will host the Film Ambassadors Night at the end of the month at the FDCP Cinematheque Manila Open Grounds, Kalaw, Manila.

Dubbed as an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation, the Film Ambassadors Night will recognize the award-winning filmmakers of 2016 who have continued the proud tradition of Philippine cinema and have brought not only prestige to the country but also raised the level of awareness to the craft and art of filmmaking.

Among the recipients of the FDCP Film Ambassador Award include Jun Robles Lana and Paolo Ballesteros for their work in Die Beautiful. Brillante Mendoza, Director of Ma Rosa, Philippines’ entry to the Oscar 2016, will be receiving the FDCP Artistic Excellence Award. Continue reading “FDCP: To host Film Ambassadors Night, an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation”


Moviemov: Italian Cinema Now 2016 with the Film Development Council of the Philippines

Moviemov 2016 Manila is likewise supported by San Miguel Corporation, Gourmet Farms, Rustan’s, Philippine Italian Association, Augustea Ship Manning, Elburg Ship management, Rina Academy, Fila, Trevi Foundations, L’Opera, Caruso, Cibo di M, and Ralph’s Wines. Music credits: Lands End by Clifford Brown

Ciao! The travelling Italian Film Festival “Moviemov: Italian Cinema Now” makes a home this year with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) at the FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila, following its string of successful editions in 2011, 2012, and 2014. Moviemov is organized by Playtown Roma and supported by the General Direction for Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Italian Trade Agency in Rome and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Rome, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in the Philippines and the FDCP.

The festival pays tribute to contemporary Italian cinema by travelling Asia, especially the Philippines, and screening the various works of art created by Italy’s impressive crop of talent. Moviemov makes a first in its run in our country by partnering with the FDCP and showing its films exclusively at the Cinematheque Manila this 2016. Continue reading “Moviemov: Italian Cinema Now 2016 with the Film Development Council of the Philippines”