FDCP’s funding program awards P17.3M to 28 film projects

October 24, 2021 Ian F. Fariñas 166 views

To show its continued support for the production and development of Filipino films, the CreatePHFilms, the public funding initiative of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), has selected 28 Filipino film projects as recipients of CreatePHFilms funding program amounting to a total of P17.3 million of selective funds.

Under the CreatePHFilm Funds for Development, the 10 chosen projects will each receive a selective, non-refundable fund of PHP 100,000 for Scriptwriting: 6th Finger by Sheron Dayoc; Posthouse by Nikolas Red; Safari Paraiso by Glenn Barit; At the Break of Dawn by Janice Perez; Mga Banggi nin Pantomina by Arjanmar Rebeta; Symphonies from the River by Arvin Belarmino;

The Gospel of the Beast by Sheron Dayoc; Ms. Mama Mary by Sonny Calvento; Dalisay by Joseph Mangat; and The Merman in Koh Sichang by Arden Rod Condez.

The CreatePHFilm Fund for Project Development is a selective and non-refundable fund of P200,000 for production companies. These are the six selected projects that will each be given P200,000: Pony Boys by Daluyong Studios; After Autumn by Southern Lantern Studios; The Underneath by TEN17P; Makapili by Voyage Film Studios; Stray Cats by Southern Lantern Studios; and The Black Dog Which Causes Cholera by Jim Jasper Lumbera and Joey Alexis Singh.

The CreatePHFilm Fund for Small Budget Production is a selective recoupable fund of P1 million for production companies. The three films selected are:

People of the Lake by Shirin Bhandari; Retirada by Milo Alto Paz and Cynthia Cruz-Paz; and Yellowfin by E del Mundo.

Two films will receive a selective equity investment fund of P5 million from the CreatePHFilm Fund for Large Budget Production: Topakk by Richard Somes; and Boldstar by Antoinette Jadaone.

Five projects will be granted the CreatePHFilms Fund for Post-Production of P300,000, a selective fund granted to its engaged post-production company:

Alimungaw: The Ominous Wind of Uncertainty by Bagane Fiola; Balaan: Sacred Voices, Sacred Lands by Bagane Fiola; Bukal by Jeffrey “Epy” Quizon; Ginhawa by Christian Paolo Lat; Rangtay Papan Idjaybangir by Ferdie Balanag, Kawayan de Guia and Padma Perez.

The CreatePHFilms Fund for Distribution has selected two films to receive a selective fund of P300,000 for its local and overseas distribution: Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago by Martika Escobar; and

Whether the Weather is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon) by Carlo Francisco Manatad.

“Despite the major setbacks brought by the pandemic, I hope our programs to support our Filipino filmmakers will further inspire and encourage them to keep creating and honing their masterpieces. The agency will continuously give its best to discover and develop creative talents equipped for the future of Philippine Cinema,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.
CreatePHFilms 2021 Cycle 2 will soon open later in the month.

Eligible applicants must be Filipino filmmakers and companies accredited by the FDCP’s National Registry, while eligible projects must have a Filipino director.

Additionally, 100 percent of the funds must be spent in the Philippines for eligible expenses.