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FDCP To Host 1st Cut Lab Int'l Film Conference in Manila

FDCP To Host 1st Cut Lab Int'l Film Conference in Manila
By Franz Sorilla IV
By Franz Sorilla IV
April 08, 2019
To take advantage of the film industry experts from Italy, Poland, France, and South Africa coming to Manila for the First Cut Lab to help develop and elevate selected Filipino projects, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is hosting the First Cut Lab International Film Conference from April 11 to 13 at the Alliance Française de Manille, Makati City to introduce international film production and co-production to more Filipino filmmakers, professionals, and film enthusiasts.

With the first-ever First Cut Lab in Manila, FDCP is bringing in a Europe-based project development and editing lab which mentors and guides filmmakers in developing and producing globally competitive films. Now on its fifth year, the original Lab has supported films from Lithuania, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine, and many of these films have made their premiere in A-list film festivals, like Toronto, Berlinale, and Cannes.

The slate of international speakers will include the First Cut Lab director, former TorinoFilmLab artistic director, and film festival programmer Matthieu Darras, and film editors, screenwriters, script consultants, and producers Giovanni Pompili, Izabel Igel, Charlotte Deflassieux Viguier, and Mmabatho Kau.

Armi Cacanindin
Carlo Manatad
Charlotte Deflassieux-Viguier
Giovanni Pompili
Izabel Igel
Matthieu Darras
Mmabatho Kau
Pedring Lopez
Pepe Diokno

Local award-winning directors and producers Pepe Diokno, Pedring Lopez, Armi Cacanindin, and Carlo Manatad will also deliver their panel discussions on their experiences. Moreover, film screenings will be held featuring films which were developed and produced through international labs and co-productions.

The schedule for the three-day conference are as follows:

April 11, 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Alliance Française de Manille

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Co-Producing with Europe with Giovanni Pompili

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
My Experience Producing with Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) with Pepe Diokno

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Screening of Above the Clouds directed by Pepe Diokno

April 12, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Alliance Française de Manille

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Distributing Non-European Films in Europe with Izabel Igel

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Maria’s Fight: Get Your Film Distributed by International Production with Pedring Lopez

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
How to Apply for Grants at CNC, Cinema du Monde, and More with Charlotte Deflassieux Viguier

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Film Screening

April 13, 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Alliance Française de Manille

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Journey of Whether the Weather is Fine: A Case Study on International Co-Productions with Armi Cacanindin and Carlo Manatad

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Screening of The Imminent Immanent directed by Carlo Manatad

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Developing Original Content Locally – South Africa Case with Mmabatho Kau
Labs, Markets, and Festivals – A Panorama with Matthieu Darras

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
The Creative Economy and the State: A Roundtable Discussion with FDCP, Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), Creative Economy Council of the Philippines (CECP), and Intellectual Property Office (IPOPHIL)

For interested participants, the Conference rates are P1,200 for full access (three days), P500 for one (1) day, and 50% discount for students.

Participants can register until April 10, 2019 by sending an email indicating why they want to attend the Conference to with the subject: FIRST CUT LAB LECTURE SERIES REG with the following details:

Complete Name:
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