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Philippines’ FDCP Announces Grants For ICOF, FLIP & CreatePHFilms

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Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has announced a raft of grants for both local productions and international co-productions under its various funding programmes.

Two projects have been awarded grants under the FDCP’s International Co-production Fund (ICOF) – James Robinson’s First Light, a co-production between the Philippines and Australia, and Jerrold Tarog’s US-Philippines co-production The Sacrifice.

FDCP’s Film Location Incentive Program (FLIP) has awarded one project – Survivor Quebec Season 2, which Philippines Film Studios is producing with Canada’s Production Suprenantes. Announcing the grants on Facebook, FDCP said FLIP and ICOF are designed to promote the Philippines as a highly viable filming destination for international productions.

No ASEAN co-productions have been awarded grants in this funding cycle. FDCP announced last year that it was combining its ICOF and Asean Co-production Fund (ACOF) into a single ICOF fund. 

FDCP has previously supported films from Filipino filmmakers co-produced with other Southeast Asian countries, such as Joseph Mangat’s Divine Factory and Kenneth Dagatan’s In My Mother’s Skin, as well as co-productions from other countries’ filmmakers, including Autobiography, from Indonesia’s Makbul Mubarak, and Arnold Is A Model Student, from Thailand’s Sorayos Prapapan. 

FDCP also announced a raft of grants under its CreatePHFilms for Filipino projects, with separate funds for development, post-production and production across small budget and large budget features. Small budget features receive grants of up to PHP1m (US$18k), while large budget projects can receive funding of up to PHP5m (US$90k). See full list of grantees below: 

FILMPHILIPPINES INCENTIVES CYCLE 2:

INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION FUND (ICOF): 

First Light
Director: James Robinson
Clou Media Production (Philippines)
Majella Productions (Australia)
Good Thing Productions (Australia)

The Sacrifice
Director: Jerrold Tarog
C’est Lovi Production (Philippines)
Kind Hearts Entertainment (US)

FILM LOCATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM (FLIP):

Survivor Quebec Season 2
Director: Guillaume St-Arnaud
Phillipines Film Studios (Philippines)
Production Suprenantes Inc (Canada)

CREATEPHFILMS:

DEVELOPMENT FUND CYCLE 1: 

Change Oil (Waverly Pictures)
Director & Producer: Don Gerardo Frasco

Dedlayn (Solar Pictures Inc)
Director: Roni Bertubin
Producer: Butch Ibanez

Ewa (Kino Arts)
Director: Keith Sicat
Producer: Sari Dalena

Green Hills (Project 8 Projects)
Director: Geo Lomuntad
Producer: Anna Velario

Hyped (CVY Corporation)
Director: Chad Vidanes
Producer: Kevin Gerard Vidanes

Mando’s Better World (Arkeofilms Inc)
Director: Joel Ruiz
Producer: Rajiv Idnani

Ria (Clayshop Inc)
Director: Arvin Belarmino
Producer: Kristine Joy De Leon

Violet Flower (Fusee Media Production)
Director: Jerome Zamora
Producer: Wilfredo Manalang

DEVELOPMENT FUND CYCLE 2:

Midnight Crisis (Southern Lantern Studios)
Director: Mikael Joaquin
Producer: Sonny Calvento

My Neighbor The Gangster (This Side Up)
Director: Mario Cornejo
Producer: Monster Jimenez

Pepito (Megavision Integrated)
Director: Wilfredo Manalang
Producer: Chris Dumalo

Philippine Operation (Dogzilla Film Production)
Director: Alberto Monteras II
Producer: Monster Jimenez

Diwalwal (The Boy And The Fight Of Spiders) (Los Otros)
Director: Jarell Serencio
Producer: Alex Poblete & John Torres

Hyacinth And The Tangled Tales Of A Boatman (Origane Film Production)
Director: Bagane Fiola
Producer: Keisha Halili

LARGE BUDGET PRODUCTION FUND CYCLE 1:

Fruitcake
Director: Joel Ferrer
Production company: Create Cinema Inc
Producer: Pam Reyes

Lost Memories In Transit
Director: Austin Tan
Production company: KT House Production Company
Producer: Stelle Laguda

LARGE BUDGET PRODUCTION FUND CYCLE 2:

Sunshine
Director: Antoinette Jadaone
Production company: Project 8 Projects
Producer: Geo Lomuntad & Dan Villegas

The Remotes
Director & Producer: John Torres
Production company: Los Otros

SMALL BUDGET PRODUCTION FUND CYCLE 1: 

Touch The Color
Director: Baby Ruth Villarama
Production company: Voyage Film Studio Inc
Producer: Chuck Gutierrez

SMALL BUDGET PRODUCTION FUND CYCLE 2:

Etched Echoes
Director & Producer: Jean Claire DY
Production company: RRDM Timewrap Film Production & Stories Beyond

Magnetic Letters
Director: Demie Dangla
Production company: Archipelago (Binisaya Movement Inc)
Producer: Gale Osorio

POST PRODUCTION FUND CYCLE 2:

Bago Maglaho Ang Gabi (Joint Process Media Inc)
Director: King Abalos
Producer: Kris Kenneth Abalos

Sweet Escape (Re-Entertainment Production)
Director & Producer: Rommel Ricafort

Pamilya Sa Dilim (ADCC Film Production
Director: Joselito Altarejos
Producer: Arturo Cruz