Monday, October 23, 2017

FDCP opens scholarship grants to IN schools

LAOAG CITY—The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is offering scholarship grants to budding Ilocano film makers in Region 1.

As part of their program to promote the local film making industry, Wilma Isleta, FDCP education and cultural engagement officer, said the scholarship is open to all schools in the region which had earlier participated in the basic workshop on film making held at the Teatro Ilocandia, Batac City on October 7-8, 2017.

With a theme: Planting Seeds: The Future of Philippine Cinema, over 200 students and teachers from the different schools of Ilocos Norte and its neighboring provinces in Region 1 attended the two-day activity.

Backed by the Ilocos Norte government and the Mariano Marcos State University, the FDCP is reaching out to the young Ilocanos to promote film education and to help local students develop their knowledge and skills on film making industry.

Due to limited slots, Ms. Isleta said the FDCP may accept at least two scholars per school. The scheduled workshop with acclaimed lecturers and directors is for five weekends at the Teatro Ilocandia in Batac.

Meanwhile, the FDCP is also eyeing the establishment of a cinematheque, a media hub to bring in local films to residents here.

The proposed site is at the Tabacalera building near the Taoid museum which they believe will give good access to everyone. (Leilanie G. Adriano)

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