FDCP’s Local Funding Program Opens 2022 Cycle for Development, Production, and Post-Production

In continuing its support to the development of quality Filipino films, CreatePHFilms, the film funding program of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) returns with another cycle to provide assistance to Filipino filmmakers in the development and production of their films.

CreatePHFilms 2022 Cycle 1 announced its Call for Applications open from December 3, 2021 to March 3, 2022 with five funding programs for mid-length or feature films that could be fiction, documentary, or animation:

● Scriptwriting - A selective and non-recoupable fund of PHP 100,000.00 per project for Filipino scriptwriters or filmmakers

● Project Development - A selective and non-recoupable fund of PHP 200,000.00 per project for Filipino production companies

● Small Budget Production - A selective and recoupable fund of PHP 1 million for Filipino production companies

● Large Budget Production - A selective equity investment fund of PHP 3 million up to PHP 5 million for Filipino production companies

● Post-Production - A selective fund and recoupable fund of PHP 300,000 to be applied for by the Filipino production company

Eligible applicants must be accredited by the FDCP’s National Registry and eligible projects must be directed by a Filipino. Additionally, 100 percent of the fund must be spent in the Philippines for qualified production expenses.

“While the local film industry is still recovering from the setbacks brought by the pandemic, CreatePHFilms is among our programs that would hopefully encourage more of our Filipino filmmakers and producers to continue with the development and production of their projects. There are so many stories worth telling from the Philippines, and through our public funding support, we look forward to their production so we may share them both locally and internationally,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.

Last 2021 Cycle, FDCP awarded PHP 17.3 million to 28 grantees: 10 for Scriptwriting, 6 for Project Development, 3 for Small Budget Production, 2 for Large Budget Production, 5 for Post-Production, and 2 for Film Distribution.

Sundance Film Festival 2022 film entry Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago by Martika Escobar and internationally-acclaimed film Whether the Weather is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon) by Carlo Francisco Manatad were part of the CreatePHFilms Cycle 1 of 2021 batch of grantees.

Launched in September 2020, CreatePHFilms aims to enhance the Filipino film industry’s reputation in global cinema by expanding economic opportunities for local workers and service providers.

For inquiries on how to apply for the CreatePHFilm Funds for Development (Script Development and Project Development), Production (Small Budget and Large Budget), and Post-Production, visit CREATEPHFILMS Program.