PH film gets French funding
Work on Filipino filmmaker Pepe Diokno’s second film “Above the Clouds” could finally proceed after it received financing from France’s World Cinema Support fund.
The film was one of 11 projects selected. Though the exact amount of the grant has yet to be finalized, the average is 100,000 euros (about P5.2 million), Diokno explained.
Diokno also won the Arte prize (6,000 euros or about P312,000) at the Berlin fest and the Asian Cinema Fund grant (US$10,000 or about P410,000) at the Busan fest for “Above the Clouds,” the follow-up to his debut “Engkwentro” which won the Lion of the Future and Orizzonti Prize at the Venice fest in 2009.
World Cinema Support aims to promote international coproduction with France and is managed by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée and the Institut Francaise.
Filipino filmmakers who want to apply for funding may contact Martin Macalintal, audiovisual attaché at the French Embassy in Manila, via email@example.com.
Bayani San Diego Jr.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94