Filmmaker Arvin Belarmino Sole Filipino Selected for Cannes Festival’s Residence Program

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 11, 2022 — Filipino director Arvin Belarmino, with his feature film project Ria, has been selected to participate in the 44th Cinéfondation – Residence du Festival Programme of the Festival de Cannes in France from March 1 to July 15, 2022.

Full Circle Lab Philippines Opens Call for Applications with New Lab for Story Editors, Hybrid Workshop

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 10, 2021 —  The Full Circle Lab Philippines (FCL PH), a joint capacity-building program for Filipino and other Southeast Asian filmmakers of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and European production outfit Tatino Films, has opened the call for applications for this year’s edition. The 2022 edition will consist of four (4) labs that will directly benefit fifteen (15) projects and eleven (11) talents, with no less than ten (10) international mentors and industry advisors involved. The Story Editor’s Lab, a new section, will also be introduced and will be focusing on story development particularly in the script development stage. 

FDCP National Registry to Host Free Acting Workshop Series

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 7, 2022 — To further engage with film workers, and develop and enhance their skills in the local film and audiovisual industry, the National Registry (NR) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will hold a series of free acting workshops for NR-registered background actors, talents, professional actors, directors, producers, and writers, to be facilitated by Star Magic director and acting coach Rahyan Carlos and his team starting February. 

Full Circle Lab Philippines Renewed for New Three-Year Cycle (2022-2024); Set for January Kick-off

The Film Development of the Philippines’ flagship international film lab for Filipino and Southeast Asian films and filmmakers is set for an exciting three years. The Full Circle Lab Philippines has announced not only its latest edition with applications opening this coming January, 2022 as a part of its three-year vision that will culminate into the FCL Horizons, but will also be introducing a new section—the Story Editor’s Lab and a bigger Fiction Lab welcoming twelve participants, four more from the previous years’ eight. 

Berlinale Co-Production Market Opens Call for Filipino Producers for Visitors Programme 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 28, 2021 —  The Berlinale Co-Production Market of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), through the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), has opened the call for applications for the Visitors Programme 2022 for Filipino producers. 

Eight Filipino film projects, Five Films featured at the Singapore Media Festival 2021

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 10, 2021 — One of Asia’s biggest gathering of media industry leaders welcomed the Philippine delegation at Singapore Media Festival 2021 which started last November 25 and ended last December 5, 2021. 

Two Filipino Films To Compete in the Sundance Film Festival 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 10, 2021 — The largest independent film festival in the United States selects a Filipino feature film and a short film to take part in its 38th edition of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to be held from January 20 to 30, 2022. 

Czech Republic Docu Fest Features the Philippines as Country in Focus in 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 6, 2021 — One of Europe’s leading documentary film festivals spotlight the Philippines for the upcoming Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (IDFF)  in Jihlava, Czech Republic, in 2022. 

FDCP Opens Call for Emerging Producers to Attend Rotterdam Lab 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 3, 2021 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is offering an opportunity for budding producers to attend the international training and networking workshop Rotterdam Lab online of the 51st International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in the Netherlands from January 24 to 28, 2022.

Alien Cat Plots New Plan to Conquer Planet Earth on Final ‘Heneral Tuna’ Episode on FDCP Channel

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, NOVEMBER 29, 2021 — After spending a substantial amount of time on Planet Earth learning and experiencing the culture of the “earthlings,” Heneral Tuna plots a new evil plan to successfully take over the planet in the last episode of “Heneral Tuna” on the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Channel.