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FDCP to host First Cut Lab International film conference

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.

FDCP to host First Cut Lab International film conference
Award-winning local film directors (from left) Pepe Diokno, Pedring Lopez, Armi Cacanindin, and Carlo Manatad
The conference, which will be held at the Alliance Française de Manille, Makati City, will 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.

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.

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

Participants can register until April 10 by sending an email indicating why they want to attend the Conference to [email protected] with the subject: FIRST CUT LAB LECTURE SERIES REG. In the email, they must include their complete name, profession, mobile number, email address.

Topics: Film Development Council of the Philippines , First Cut Lab International Film Conference , Pepe Diokno , Pedring Lopez , Armi Cacanindin , Carlo Manatad
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