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MANILA, PHILIPPINES, AUGUST 11, 2022 — Hollywood-based international film festival, HollyShorts Film Festival will be showcasing seven (7) Filipino short films on August 11-20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The Philippines is this year’s Country Spotlight at the 18th edition of the Academy-qualifying festival of global short films.
CANNES, FRANCE, MAY 23, 2022 — During its hosting of the Philippine-Singapore Pavilion at the 75th Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film, the FilmPhilippines Office (FPO) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) announced six recipients of its FilmPhilippines Incentives Program First Cycle of 2022 who will be receiving over PHP 42 M (approx. 803,000 USD) worth of production funding. The announcement came during the Daily Networking Hour hosted by the Agency where it officially launched FilmPhilippines.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 22, 2021 — Fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to observe mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines, so long as they present a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result within three days before leaving their country of origin, effective on October 14.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 4, 2021 — A total of 18,222 audiovisual materials from the Presidential Broadcast Staff – Radio Television Malacañang or RTVM were formally handed over to the Philippine Film Archive (PFA) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in a ceremony held last Thursday, June 2 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila. The event was attended by the FDCP staff and RTVM management committee, and Research and Archive employees.
Featured on Cinematheque Centres
The Cinematheque is one of the vital projects of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) under the Exhibition Division which aims to promote programs and activities for audience development and film appreciation thereby creating a film culture across the country.
The Cinematheque Centres are designed to be an alternative and accessible venue to expose audience to both conventional and non-conventional forms of film and programs directed to developing new filmmakers and upgrading the skills of existing ones.
Chairperson and CEO Tirso Silvano Cruz III is the current head of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. He took his oath as head of the national film agency upon the appointment of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. last July 5 at the Malacañan Palace. He assumed office on July 21.
The veteran actor is bringing to the Agency more than six decades of experience in the film and entertainment industry.