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MANILA, PHILIPPINES, NOVEMBER 8, 2022 — In line with its goal to bring world cinema to the Philippines, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is set to screen Cannes Film Festival official selection titles in the QCinema International Film Festival from November 18 to 25.
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, 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.