The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) continues its thrust to strengthen regional cooperation for the development of the audiovisual industry through its support and participation in the proposed establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Republic of Korea (ROK) Film Organisation (ARFO) as initiated by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). 
The purpose of ARFO is to exchange information between ASEAN member countries and ROK film industries, and to further promote and carry out cultural exchange within the Asian film industry through support cooperation. It also seeks to expand beyond the status of the relevant regional cooperative body in the film sector among member countries and to an international organization in charge of film cooperation across Asia when conditions are arranged in the future.
The efforts to form ARFO is backed by the various successes of ASEAN-ROK and Southeast Asian initiatives that FDCP has been ardently supporting. Among these are the ASEAN-ROK FLY Film Lab and Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC). FDCP has also mounted its own Project Market and Film Industry Conference with the goal of connecting Filipino talents to ASEAN counterparts. 
Most recently, FDCP hosted the ARFO Workshop Series as a part of the International Film Industry Conference 2021. 

  • Republic of Korea

  • Brunei Darussalam

  • Kingdom of Cambodia

  • Republic of Indonesia

  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Malaysia

  • Union of Myanmar

  • Republic of the Philippines

  • Republic of Singapore

  • Kingdom of Thailand

  • Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

  • Upgrades in skills and technology

  • Opportunities in talent exchange

  • Sharing of resources

  • Collaborations in production and film distribution

  • Developments in policy-making

  • Enhancements in educational programs

  • More incentives in film location promotions

  • Reinforcements in film archiving

  • Possible establishment of an ASEAN Film Fund

  • Bangkok, Thailand (July 2019) 

  • Cebu, Philippines (August 2019) 

  • Busan, South Korea (November 2019)

  • Clarke Quay, Singapore (January 2020)

  • Online Session (October 2020)

  • Workshop Series (July and September 2021)