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MANILA, PHILIPPINES, MARCH 14, 2023 — To gather and nurture a community of emerging filmmakers from the student body, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will officially launch the Academic Film Society (AFS) program on March 18 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Launching its new campaign tagline “Tell your Stories in our Islands,” the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ FilmPhilippines Office officially opens the applications for the first cycle of the FilmPhilippines Incentives (FPI) program this 2023. The call is open to foreign production companies in business with a Filipino production company or producer on an ongoing project.
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, NOVEMBER 7, 2022 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines joined the worldwide celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage through talks and film screenings at the Cinematheque Centre Manila last October 27, 2022. A two-day screening of Asian heritage films was also held at the same venue as part of the festivities last November 3–4, 2022.
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.
Chairman 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.