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Film lab to hone skills of aspiring filmmakers

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To fulfill its mandate of “upgrading the craft of filmmaking in the country and to escalate it to a new level,” the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has tied up with a private movie production outfit to create the “Reality Film Lab,” a practical training ground for aspiring film practitioners.

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12 Filipino interns in Van Damme film

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JEAN-Claude Van Damme. AP

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has sent 12 aspiring filmmakers to Guangzhou, China, for a month-long internship on the set of a Hollywood production featuring action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, FDCP chairman Briccio Santos announced during the weekend.   “They were picked by the council’s technical panel,” Santos told the Philippine Daily [...]

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A ‘Philippines Day’ at HK int’l film fest

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FDCP chair Briccio Santos and acting Philippine Consul General Rosanna Villamor-Voogel (1st and 2nd from left, respectively) accept the donation from HKIFF executive director Roger Garcia and actress Catherine Deneuve (1st and 2nd from right, respectively).
 Photo courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

Organizers of the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) marked its first “Philippines Day” on March 30 by donating HK$25,000 (P145,132.25) to the Philippine Red Cross for the rebuilding of areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

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Genre fest aims to spur film industry’s growth

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PRESENT during the recent FDCP-initiated Genre Script Presentation and Awarding Ceremony were (from left) FDCP Executive Director Ted Granados; winning scriptwriters Hector Fernandez, Jose Eduarte, Ed Lejano Jr. and Agustin Sugatan Jr.; FDCP Chair Briccio Santos; winning scriptwriters Edgardo Vinarao, Reuben Canoy, Jerome Zamora, Juvy Galamiton and Mario Mendez Jr., and FDCP Executive Director Miguel de la Rosa.

Aimed at “enlivening and accelerating the growth of the industry,” the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) recently organized a film-financing meet that was attended by representatives of local and foreign production outfits, announced FDCP chair Briccio Santos.

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Cinematheque opens in Zamboanga

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JUN URBANO and the statue of his father, the late filmmaker Manuel Conde. photo by Rodel Rotoni

To provide another alternative screening venue for independently produced movies, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will open its fifth cinematheque in Zamboanga City on Wednesday.

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They came, they saw…

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Like in all inaugural endeavors, there was this persistent fear: Will people show up? Will they even care?

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Actors ask court to order MMDA to release MMFF proceeds

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Chairman Francis Tolentino (INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO) and actor Leo Martinez (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

The country’s organization of movie actors asked on Wednesday the Quezon City court to compel the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), which organizes the annual Metro Manila film festival, to release some P82.7-million worth of proceeds from screenings in previous years to their rightful beneficiaries.

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FDCP vows full support for Ang Lee film in PH

Ang Lee. AP FILE PHOTO

In his speech after the screening of “Life of Pi” at the SM Aura on November 28, Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee told the audience of his intention to shoot a film in the Philippines.

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2nd Int’l Film Expo introduces PH to world

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VILMA Santos in “Ekstra”

Aiming to promote Filipino films in the international market, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is hosting the 2nd International Film Exposition, which starts Friday.

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Master director to make dream movie about bamboo flowers

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MARYO J. de los Reyes: “We’re still very much part of this industry.”

TV and film director Maryo J. de los Reyes sees the latest Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) project that provides seed funds for veteran filmmakers as a “fitting tribute to those who helped carve the history of Philippine movies.”

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The dream need not be a nightmare

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There are signs that the dream of a National Film Archive in our country will be realized. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has started to build a temporary facility that, by sheer will, is referred to as the National Film Archive of the Philippines (NFAP).

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Twelve masters’ fest

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has announced the names of the 12 filmmakers included in next year’s Sineng Pambansa: Master Directors’edition.

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