Film Industry Conference and Workshop Series @ PPP 3
The Global Perspective 
September 13-15, 2019 | Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City

Event Description

The Film Industry Conference: The Film Industry Conference (FIC), first conducted by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in 2017, brings together international experts and stakeholders to share and discuss the latest trends,  opportunities, platforms, and cooperation that Filipino producers and filmmakers can explore for the development, production, and distribution of their projects with the intent of crossing over beyond local borders. 

The Project Market: For the first time, the FIC is featuring the FDCP Project Market to encourage Filipino filmmakers to create more collaborations, both locally and internationally, especially with ASEAN partners, so they may fully assess and maximize platforms for the extensive development of projects even before its completion, thereby increasing their films’ quality and premium. 

The Project Market will curate fifteen (15) film projects and filmmakers from the Philippines and Southeast Asia and provide them the platform to explore collaborations through one-on-one meetings and networking events with decision makers made up of film producers, funds, investors, and film service companies. 

These events will be conducted alongside the celebration of the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema and the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019. 

Attendees: Open to the public for pre-registration

The FIC features:

• All-access to 3-day Conference with more than 15 panels for P 3,000
• Access to first day for P 1,000 and the second or third day for P 1,500
• Intensive Workshops 
o How to Apply to International Film Funds and Labs (P 5,000)
o Film Marketing and Distribution (P 1,000)
o Camera, Lighting, and Sound (P 1,500)
o The Filmmaker’s Guide to Legal Documents (P 1,000)
o Film Programming (P 1,000)

Sign up at (web form link). Deadline of registration on September 10, 2019. 

DAY 1 | September 13, 2019 

10:00 AM – 12:45 PM       Registration

Project Market

10:30 AM – 12:00 NN
Public Pitching with Projects

*Open access for decision makers and FIC-registered participants

12:00 NN – 12:45 PM


12:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Opening Remarks
Speaker: Mary Liza Diño | FDCP Chairperson and CEO

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Art of Script Development
Speaker: TBA

Description: The proper fleshing out of good script is a crucial element in film development, and is often the first step to pre-production which involves revisions, reworks, and editing. Learn more about its various stages and how to get your script to its final version and ready for filming. 

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Establishing Yourself as a Film Producer

Speaker: Lorna TEE | Producer, Head of Festival Management, International Film Festival Macao 
Description: For aspiring film producers out there it’s very important to know your role in the overall scheme of filmmaking. What does a producer do? How do you know what kind of producer you want to be and where do you start? Learn more about the role of a producer especially in the international film industry from one of the most well-known personality in Asia. 

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Panel on Tapping International Funds and Grants
Pom BUNSERMVICHA| Project Manager, Purin Pictures
Cynthia CHONG | Programmer, Singapore Film Commission
Katriel SCHORY | Senior Consultant and Former Executive Director, Israel Film Fund
Moderator: Lorna TEE | Producer

Description: As we encourage filmmakers to explore international collaborations, it also comes with opportunities and funds that can be explored. In addition to learning more about the available grants and funds for the development and production of your film, learn from experts on how your project can stand out from the crowd. 

DAY 2 | September 14, 2019 

Project Market

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
One-on-One Meetings

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
On Film Editing
Speaker: TBA

Description: A well-edited film delivers the most effective story. This talk will delve on the tricks and techniques that can help film editors and filmmakers alike to produce a visually well-crafted film. 

10:30 PM – 12:00 NN
The Story of Pop Aye: A Case Study
Weijie LAI | Producer 

Description: Pop Aye (Singapore, Thailand) was one of the most successful Asian film of 2018. Its success is remarkable from being a first feature film to winning World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting (Sundance Film Festival), the VPRO Big Screen Award (International Film Festival Rotterdam), and the Best Film Prize International Competition (Zurich Film Festival), in addition to being featured in numerous film festivals, as well as being selected as Singapore’s official entry to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film’s producer will discuss the film’s journey from its development to participation in film festivals, and distribution internationally. 

12:00 NN – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
From Bong Joon-Jo to Joko Anwar — Working with Korean Auteurs and Southeast Asian Indies
Kini KIM | Formerly EVP, Head of International at CJ Entertainment
Description: With the steady rise of Korean and Asian cinema across the world, Kini Kim shares about his experience in distributing films from auteur filmmakers, including Park Chan-wook (THE HANDMAIDEN, THIRST), Bong Joon-ho (MEMORIES OF MURDER, MOTHER, SNOWPIERCER), Lee Chang-dong (SECRET SUNSHINE), Kim Jee-woon (A BITTERSWEET LIFE and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD), Joko Anwar (A COPY OF MY MIND), among many others.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM 

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Changing Landscape of Film Financing
Michael WERNER | Producer
Moderator: Raymond Phathanavirangoon | Executive Director, SEAFIC Lab

Description: This talk will focus on film financing in the changing world of production and distribution of films and how to adapt one’s strategies to develop, finance and distribute films especially with the technological advances in the global industry. 

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
The Experience of Cinema
Speaker: TBA

Description: Trends and developments across the global market are steadily changing the way audiences consume content. Learn about how cinema exhibitors are adapting and evolving the experience of cinema and how they plan to move forward.

DAY 3 | September 16, 2019 

Project Market
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
One-on-One Meetings

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM


9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Creating Agile Policies for VOD Distribution: A Roundtable 
Speaker: TBA

Description: A timely dialogue will be held between the representatives of the biggest VOD platforms with representatives of government agencies as they weigh in on the current policies can adapt to the rapidly-expanding field of online distribution. 

10:30 PM – 12:00 NN
Low Budget Filmmaking
Katriel SCHORY | Senior Consultant and Former Executive Director, Israel Film Fund

Description: The talk will discuss how quality low budget feature films can be made from development, production, sales and distribution, taking advantage of the new technologies and international opportunities 

12:00 NN – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Fantastic Genre Films and Its Networks 
Thomas NAM | Managing Director, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 

Description: This talk will delve on the importance of specialized film festivals, such as those focusing on genre filmmaking, and its position on the global stage, as well as opportunities that filmmakers can take advantage with these events. 

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) Thanksgiving Night
6:00 PM - 11:-00 PM

Description: The most awaited part of the PPP is the Awards and Thanksgiving Night which culminates the whole industry event.  This is not an end, but rather a beginning for the Filmmakers to flourish their proud works around the world. The night also serves as a tribute to all the contributors and supporters of the industry.