The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is holding a nationwide scriptwriting and film competition to help develop the local film industry.
Filmmakers and scriptwriters who have not made more than 3 films prior to this contest are eligible to join.
The competition has 2 stages:
A. he Scriptwriting Competition for Feature Film, Full-length Documentary, and Animated Short Film Competition in August 18, 2011 to November 15, 2011.
B. The National Feature Film Competition which will gather all the films produced from the winning scripts of the Feature Film Scriptwriting Competition, Full-length documentary Competition, and the Animated Short Film Competition in January 20 to May 2012.
For the feature film and full-length documentary categories, there are three divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The participants’ entries must be set in the geographic location corresponding to the division, and must be in a language or languages indigenous to the setting.
FDCP will reward the finalists with seed money to translate their stories into quality films for local and even foreign exhibitions. Finalists for the feature film competition will receive 600,000 pesos each, while finalists in the full-length documentary competition will be given 300,000 pesos each.
Three finalists for the nationwide animated short-film competition will be awarded 100,000 pesos for their storyboards.
Midnight of November 15, 2011 is the deadline for submission of screenplays. Announcement of finalists will be on December 20, 2011. The filming is scheduled for January 2012. Final submission of films is on April 15, 2012. The festival will be held in May 2012 in Davao City or Cebu City
Visit http://www.fdcp.ph/ for the complete guidelines.