THE FDCP STORY
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) under the Office of the President of the Philippines was created by virtue of Republic Act 9167, “An Act Creating the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Defining its Powers and Functions, Appropriating Funds Therefore and for Other Purposes. Upon its creation in 2002, it replaced the Film Development Foundation of the Philippines, Inc., (FDFPI) and the Film Rating Board (FRB).
FDCP's mandate is pursuant to the State Policy to promote and support the development and growth of the local film industry. To this end, FDCP has served to formulate film policies and programs to ensure the economic, cultural and educational development of the Philippine film industry. It aims to encourage the production of quality films and to conduct film-related events that enhance the skills of the Filipino talents. The agency also leads the film industry’s participation in domestic and foreign film markets, and local and international film festivals, and is tasked to preserve and protect films as part of the country’s national cultural heritage.
- Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) - Republic Act 9167- 07 June 2002
- Film Development Foundation of the Philippines Inc. (FDFPI) - Executive Order No. 1051, s. 1985 (replacing ECP)
- Film Ratings Board - Executive Order No. 811, s. 1982
- Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP) - Executive Order No. 770, S. 1982