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Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino: Grand presscon at Seda Hotel Vertis North

Chair Liza Dino-Seguerra got emotional during Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s grand presscon. There has been a lot of controversies with the local film industry especially with the independent films genre and choosing entries of award-giving film festivals. Chair Liza calls for unity rather than promote division because in a span of a year, there has been so much development in terms of awareness, budget and support for FDCP and its partner-organizations.

Pista ng Pelikulanng Pilipino runs from August 16 to 22, 2017 in all cinemas.

In line with PPP 2017, they also launchesd an application called ‘PistApp’. Pistapp is now available for download in time for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino slated on August 16-22, 2017. You can see the infos, screening time even vote for your favorite out if the 12 featured films! Download it now and see you at the cinema!

National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra of the National Youth Commission was also at Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino grand presscon to introduce NYC’s chosen short film entries.

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FDCP: Disowns connections with Film ASEAN Inc.

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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.

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

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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”

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FDCP: Off to Korea for 21st Busan International Film Festival

The FDCP supports the ten local films participating in the 21st Busan International Film Festival.
The FDCP supports the ten local films participating in the 21st Busan International Film Festival.

Accompanying the ten Filipino films representing the best of our local culture at the 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) this October 2016 is the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), taking the trip to South Korea in an extension of support and celebration for the filmmakers in their display of fantastic works to the international audience, many of the films premiering for the first time at the festival.

The filmmakers of these brilliant works were the first recipients of the FDCP’s travel assistance program to help filmmakers in their attendance of international film festivals abroad. And on October 10th, the FDCP, lead by Chair Liza Diño, will be hosting a Philippine night at the BIFF to celebrate the triumphs of Philippine cinema at the festival together with the Filipino filmmakers as well as the Embassy of the Philippines in South Korea, with H.E. Ambassador Raul S. Hernandez. Festival directors and international distributors will also be invited to the event, to be introduced in the “Shoot in the Philippines” campaign with the FDCP’s Philippine Film Export Service Office (PFESO) program, an effort to bring international filmmakers to the country for their production and promote our local talent and tourism.

More after the jump Continue reading “FDCP: Off to Korea for 21st Busan International Film Festival”

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2nd Danish Film Festival: A collaboration between Embassy of Denmark Manila, FDCP and Shang Cineplex

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Following a successful first run of its festival and in celebrating seventy years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Philippines, the Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines presents its 2nd Danish Film Festival, beginning anew this 29th of September to the 2nd of October at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong.

With the partnership of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through its Film Cultural Exchange Program and Shangri-La Plaza, the Embassy of Denmark aims to further local interest in Danish culture and history. On the press conference of the festival on the 20th September, FDCP Chair Liza Diño was present to open the festival’s second year with Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines, Jan Top Christensen, with Diño recognizing the event as a valuable means for the two countries to reinforce its cultural ties with each other, through the medium of cinema. Also present at the festival was acclaimed local independent actress Mercedes Cabral, who was starring in Rosita, a Danish film making its special gala debut at the Danish Film Festival.

The 2nd Danish Film Festival runs from September 29 to October 2 at the Shang Cineplex, with screenings offered for free on a first-come, first-served basis. The festival was made possible by the Danish Film Institute, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and Shang Cineplex.

More about the festival after the jump Continue reading “2nd Danish Film Festival: A collaboration between Embassy of Denmark Manila, FDCP and Shang Cineplex”

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FDCP Goes to the Regions: Visayas and Mindanao Film Forums

FDCP Chair Liza Diño wants to hear from you!

The new chairperson and the FDCP are coming this August to the Visayas and Mindanao regions and inviting all from the regional film communities for a film forum to discuss the needs and concerns of filmmakers, film academics and students, and enthusiasts in country.

Davao Film Forum (August 27)

Sit down for a talk with us at the Mindanao Film Forum on August 27, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm at the Cinematheque Davao, Palma Gil St., Davao City.

Visayas Film Forum (August 28)And for those in Iloilo, the Visayas Film Forum happens on August 28, Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm, at the Cinematheque Iloilo, B&C Square Bldg., Iznart cor. Solis Sts., Iloilo City.

The forums are free and open to all filmmakers and to everyone in the film community! Make your voice of cinema be heard!

And if you are unable to attend, feel free to voice out through chairliza@fdcp.ph or through our Facebook pages @FDCP.ph and @FDCPChairLiza. Stay up to date by visiting our website at www.fdcp.ph or our social media pages.

Join us as #FDCPGoesToTheRegions