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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”