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Film Development Council of the Philippines – Film Incentives 2022 | Cycle 3

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), film incentive programs (Cycle 3) are open for applications until October 31, 2022. Interested filmmakers and production companies may apply to the following incentive programs: Film Location Incentive Program (FLIP), International Co-production Fund (ICOF), and ASEAN Co-Production Fund (ACOF).

About the FDCP:
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national agency under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines responsible for film policies and programs to ensure the economic, cultural, and educational development of the Philippine film industry. It aims to encourage the film industry to create quality films – from development to production, to distribution and exhibition – and to conduct film-related events that enhance the skills of Filipino talents. The agency also leads the film industry’s participation in domestic and foreign film markets and local and international film festivals to promote and position Philippine cinema to be globally competitive. It is also tasked to preserve and protect films as part of the country’s national cultural heritage through film archiving.

Film Location Incentive Program (FLIP)

The Film Location Incentive Program (FLIP) grants eligible international projects a 20% cash rebate on their qualified spend in the Philippines. By working with a Filipino line producer, post-production company or an animation studio, eligible foreign productions can take advantage of this considerable funding support apart from the automatic assistance that they can receive from the FilmPhilippines Office.

Eligible Projects:
– Foreign audiovisual content including feature films (live action, documentary or animation), short films, TV and VOD content (reality shows, series, unit), web content, music videos or virtual reality content.
– Foreign audiovisual content including feature films (live action, documentary or animation), short films, TV and VOD content (reality shows, series, unit), web content, music videos or virtual reality content. The project must begin principal photography/animation production/post-production within 6 months from the approval of the project.

Eligible Applicants:
– A service company organized and registered as a business in the Philippines and accredited by the FDCP National Registry which is engaged with a foreign production company on an international production can apply for FLIP.
The following are examples:
* Line production companies specializing in providing production services, such as location scouting, logistics, and onsite production
* Post-production companies
* Animation companies
* Other companies providing specialized services, such as visual effects, audio post-production, and the like.

Eligible Content:
– Any genre. Themes that are not pornographic or portraying the Philippines in a negative light.

Requirements:
– A completed FLIP Application Form and supporting documents.
– At least PHP 8 Million (or approx. USD 157,000) in Qualifying Philippine Production Expenditures (refer to QPPE Guidelines and Supporting Documents for more information).
– Project wholly or partly made in the Philippines for pre-production, production (studio, on-set shootings) and/or post-production (animation, visual effect, 3D conversion, editing, music and scoring, sound design, editing and mixing, voice overs, color grading, etc.).
– The project must apply for the first time to FLIP.

Evaluation:
– Projects will be evaluated and selected for awarding based on the following criteria:
* Degree to which the work promotes Philippine culture and locations
* Degree to which the work contributes to the Philippine film industry
* The global quality of the project

Support:
– Successful applicants receive a 20% cash rebate of the QPPE of up to PHP 10 Million (approx. USD 200,000).

Application Period:
From September 6 to October 31, 2022

To know more about this program please visit: http://www.filmphilippines.com/film-now/film-location-incentive-program-flip

To apply, send an email to filmphilippines(at)fdcp.ph

International Co-production Fund (ICOF)

Filipino producers who are working with international co-productions can avail of a selective fund of up to PhP 10 Million when they conduct their production, animation or post-production in the Philippines. For majority or minority Filipino co-production projects, the International Co-Production Fund spells significant savings in production, animation or post-production costs.

Eligible Projects:
– Feature and short films (live action, IMAX, documentary, animation), regardless of length with a majority or minority co-production agreement with the Philippines.
– The Filipino production company can be a majority or minority co-producer but must have a minimum co-production share of ten percent (10%) of the project.
– The project must begin principal photography/animation production/post-production within 6 months from the approval of the project.

Eligible Applicants
– A company organized and registered as a business in the Philippines and accredited by the FDCP National Registry which is engaged in an international co-production with a foreign production company can apply for ICOF.

Eligible Content:
– Any genre. Themes that are not pornographic or portraying the Philippines in a negative light.

Requirements:
– A completed ICOF Application Form and supporting documents
– At least PHP 5 Million (or approx. USD 98,000) on Qualifying Philippine Production Expenditures (QPPE)
– Project wholly or partly made in the Philippines for pre-production, production (studio, on-set shootings) and/or post-production (animation, visual effect, 3D conversion, editing, music and scoring, sound design, editing and mixing, voice overs, color grading, etc.)
– The project must apply for the first time to ICOF

Evaluation:
Projects will be evaluated and selected for awarding based on the following criteria:
*Degree to which the work promotes Philippine culture and locations
*Degree to which the work contributes to the Philippine film industry
*Degree to which the Filipino producer’s participation in the creative production of the work.
*The global quality of the project
*The financial viability and potential success of the project
*The international distribution potential through festivals, theatrical release and other distribution platforms in order to reach international audiences

Support:
– Successful applicants of ICOF can receive up to  (40%) of their QPPE with a maximum of PHP 10 Million.
– The 50% of the Fund will be released 60 days prior to the confirmed first day of principal photography or animation production or post-production in the Philippines.
– The remaining 50% will be released within 30 days after the approval of Final Verification.

Application Period:
From September 6 to October 31, 2022

To know more about this program please visit: http://www.filmphilippines.com/international-co-production-fund

To apply, send an email to filmphilippines(at)fdcp.ph

ASEAN Co-production Fund (ACOF)

To support the production of original regional feature films, the FDCP launched the ASEAN Co-Production Fund for Filipino producers who are working with ASEAN co-producer(s). These projects can avail of a selective fund between PHP 2.5 Million (USD 50,000) to PHP 7.5 Million (USD 150,000) to conduct part of their production, animation and/or post-production in the Philippines.

Eligible Projects:
– Feature films which are more than 75 minutes in length (documentary, animation, live action) with a majority or minority co-production agreement with the Philippines and a director of ASEAN nationality.
– The Filipino production company can be a majority or minority co-producer but must have a minimum co-production share of 10% of the project.
– The project must begin principal photography/animation production/post-production within 6 months from the approval of the project

Eligible Applicants:
– A company organized and registered as a business in the Philippines and accredited by the FDCP National Registry which is engaged in an international co-production with an ASEAN production company can apply for ACOF.
– List of the ASEAN countries as per March 2020: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia

Eligible Content:
– Any genre. Themes that are not pornographic or portraying the Philippines in a negative light.

Requirements:
– Completed ACOF Application Form and supporting documents
– 10% of the full Fund must be spent for the Filipino producer and/or applicant company’s fee. 50% of the remaining Fund must be spent in QPPE
– Project wholly or partly made in the Philippines for production (studio, on-set shootings) and/or post-production (animation, visual effect, 3D conversion, editing, music and scoring, sound design, editing and mixing, voice overs, color grading, etc.)
– The project must apply for the first time to ACOF

Evaluation:
Projects will be evaluated and selected for awarding based on the following criteria:
* Degree to which the work promotes the ASEAN culture and territory
* Degree to which the work contributes to the ASEAN film industry
* Degree to which a Filipino producer participates in the creative production of the work
* The global quality of the project
* The financial strength and stability of the project
* The international distribution potential through festival, theatrical/VOD release and platform in order to reach international audiences

Support:
– Successful applicants of ACOF can receive a fund between PHP 2.5 Million (USD 50,000) to PHP 7.5 Million (USD 150,000).
– The Fund shall be released in two installments:
– The 50% of the Fund will be released 60 days prior to the confirmed first day of principal photography or animation production or post-production of the project.
– The remaining 50% will be released within 30 days after the approval of Final Verification.

Application Period:
From September 6 to October 31, 2022

To know more about this program please visit: http://www.filmphilippines.com/asean-co-production-fund-acof

To apply, send an email to filmphilippines(at)fdcp.ph

To know more about the FDCP programs please visit: http://www.filmphilippines.com/

Information extracted from the FDCP & FilmPhilippines website, AFF is not responsible for any changes in the rules and regulations during the application period.

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