Cannes Producers Network spotlights Philippines’ film industry

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FDCP brings the country’s best Filipino producers and filmmakers to Cannes. Credits to FDCP.

The prestigious Marché du Film’s Cannes Producers Network is putting the spotlight on the Philippine film industry as one of the 7 countries in focus during the world’s biggest film market gathering in France.

The producers market happens alongside the Cannes Film Festival which will be featuring Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s “Hupa” starring Piolo Pascual.

Celebrating Philippine cinema’s centennial year, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is leading the Philippine film delegation at the Marché du Film’s Cannes Producers Network slated from May 15 to 21.

The spotlight event for the Philippines is scheduled for May 21 where FDCP will present the country’s biggest film industry players to more than 300 international partners:

  1. APT Entertainment, Inc.
  2. Globe Studios
  3. The IdeaFirst Company
  4. Spring Films
  5. TEN17P

ABS-CBN Films, the biggest film production outfit in the Philippines, will have a special participation as the Guest of Honor.

Feature Filipino Producers

FDCP is also supporting the promising producers who are participating in the event with their latest projects for international co-production:

  1. Monster Jimenez from Arkeofilms
  2. Treb Monteras from Dogzilla
  3. Maria Madonna Tarrayo from UXS, Inc.
  4. Dan Villegas from Project 8 corner San Joaquin Projects
  5. Kriz Anthony Gazmen from Black Sheep
  6. Michaela Tadena from Media East Productions
  7. Pamela Reyes from Create Cinema
  8. Arleen Cuevas from Cinematografica Films

“This is our second year as the Spotlight Country at the (Cannes) Producers Network, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase our voice in the international film scene through the biggest film market and one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

Cannes is an exceptional platform for our filmmakers and film companies to share our stories to global audiences, and we can’t wait for them to collaborate with filmmakers from all over the globe and help them turn their dream film projects into reality through international co-productions,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño in a media release.

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The Philippines’ flag flies over Cannes starting May 14. Credit to FDCP.

The producers and production companies are featured in the Philippines’ Marché du Film Pavilion along the Village International Riviera from May 14 to 23, 2019. They will be joined by BlackOps Studios Asia, Concept One, Epicmedia, Rocketsheep Studio, Sine Olivia Pilipinas, TBA Studios, Unitel Productions, Inc., and Visioncapture to build partnerships and network with content buyers and sellers.

The Philippine Pavilion is at Pavilion 114 in Village International Riviera. The Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 14 to 25, 2019, while Marché du Film will happen from May 14 to 23, 2019.

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