With the theme “Ngayon Ang Bagong Sinemula,” the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) holds an annual month-long (September 1-30) observation of the first Philippine Film Industry Month to celebrate and commemorate the heritage, significance, and legacy of Philippine Cinema and to highlight the invaluable contribution and sacrifices of all stakeholders and sectors of the Philippine film industry this September as mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte under the Presidential Proclamation No. 1085.
To all film workers and fans, let us celebrate this month by supporting exciting events, special screenings, and programs prepared by FDCP as the lead agency in observing this inaugural celebration in the film industry.
#AngBagongSinemula and #TeamFDCP are the event’s hastags.
Last September 1, the FDCP officially began the Philippine Film Industry Month with the theme “Ngayon ang Bagong SineMula!” with the Opening Ceremony featured in the agency’s official online pages and FDCP Channel.
The opening program for Philippine Film Industry Month 2021 featured a presentation of the calendar of activities for the whole month of September and some highlights of its projects and activities for the film industry.
“Sa mga taga-industriya na katulad natin, napakahalaga ng selebrasyong ito. Ito’y isang buwan kung saan matutukan ng ganap na pansin ang pelikulang Pilipino at mga taong bumubuo nito. Ngayon lang nagkamit ng ganitong atensyon ang ating cinema, sa isang kakaibang panahon na puno ng mga pagsubok. Sa gitna ng isang pandemiya, mas ramdam natin ang kahulugan ng pagdiriwang na ito,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño-Seguerra in her opening remarks.
Meanwhile, the FDCP congratulates this year’s Full Circle Lab Philippines’ (FCL PH) line-up!
Out of 155 submitted applications, 24 projects and participants from different parts of Southeast Asia are selected for the third edition of FCL PH.
Eight (8 ) feature film projects in development, four (4) series projects in development, four (4) feature films in the editing stage, and eight (8 ) emerging creative producers will be nurtured in the labs happening from September 20 to October 1.
FCL PH 2021 is part of the celebration of the first-ever Philippine Film Industry Month, headed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines.