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FDCP Brings First Cut Lab to PH and Opens Call for Projects

By FDCP — 8.03.2019

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) furthers its programs to encourage Filipino filmmakers to develop and elevate their films and stories by international standards by bringing the First Cut Lab to Manila this April.

First Cut is an international project development and editing lab dedicated to refining long feature fiction films in the editing phase that can transcend global borders. Now on its fifth year, it has helped develop film projects from countries such as Slovenia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia—many of which have made their premiere in A-list film festivals, including Toronto, Berlinale, and Cannes.

Two (2) Filipino film projects in post-production stage will be screen tested and assessed regarding their progress and direction, while six (6) to eight (8) projects in development will undergo an intensive four-day project development workshop that focuses on script and production. Deadline for submission of entries is on March 11, 2019.

Selected participants will be personally mentored by international consultants that consist of award-winning producers, script consultants, screenwriters, and film editors.

Phot Credit: The Film Development Council of the Philippines

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