The International Film Studies Assistance Program (IFSAP) provides support to Filipino filmmakers who are developing both their crafts and projects by participating and being exposed to the best filmmaking practices of other countries. FDCP believes in the importance of collaboration and continued learning, and hence, encourages more Filipino filmmakers to discover various opportunities by participating in international film study programs, labs, and workshops.

Through the program, filmmakers accepted as participants in these international film programs are given financial assistance to support their participation in their accepted programs and activities.


A Filipino filmmaker who has been accepted as a participant in established international film studies programs, film, and talent labs, and registered at the FDCP National Registry for Audiovisual Workers: Click Here


Financial assistance program open to all eligible Filipino filmmakers who applied on their own and got accepted in internationally recognized film programs, labs, and workshops. Financial assistance is given to each qualified applicant.


A support program open to all eligible Filipino filmmakers who applied and got accepted to an FDCP-partnered International Film Studies Organization. Financial assistance or travel grant may be given to qualified applicants.


  • The individual must be a member of the FDCP National Registry. If not yet a member, the individual can apply for membership via the FDCP website.

  • The individual must have a clear record with the FDCP and must not have outstanding clearance issues from other FDCP assistance programs.



  • Copy of FDCP National Registry Membership ID.

  • Accomplished Application Form (FD-IFSAP Form No.1)

  • Copy of the official letter of invitation or email confirmation from the International Program organizers

  • Background and Briefer of the Study and the Market

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae

  • Scanned copy of the passport

  • Copy of visa (if applicable)

  • Clearance certification from previous FDCP assistance availed (if applicable)

  1. SUBMISSION OF REQUIREMENTS. The above mentioned requirements must be submitted via email within seven (7) working days after receipt of the confirmation letter or notice from the festival or up to four (4) weeks before the first day of the study program. Send applications to [email protected] with the subject [Application] IFSAP (Full name). Applications made AFTER the completion of the studies and market will not be accepted.

  2. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE EVALUATION. Once all requirements have met, the FDCP Technical Committee will evaluate the application. During the evaluation, the committee may require further details if deemed necessary.

  3. DECLARATION AND AGREEMENT. Upon approval of the application, the proponent commits to comply with all post-program requirements to receive financial assistance. The proponent further commits to rendering a return service as part of his compliance with the program. 


***The process may take 7-14 working days from the time of submission of COMPLETE requirements. ***