(SPOT.ph) The local film industry takes another step forward with the Philippines being chosen as a Spotlight Country at the 2019 Marché du Film's Cannes Producers Network, to be held in France, from May 15 to 21.
An event which brings together filmmakers from across the globe, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is taking this opportunity to bring our industry to the global market. More than 300 international industry players will gather during a series of breakfast meetings, with the Philippines slated to lead on May 21.
Five production companies will be presenting to the assembly, to be led by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). These are Michael Tuviera of APT Entertainment, Inc. which gave us the award-winning Die Beautiful; Armi Rae Cacanindin of Globe Studios which gave us the historical drama Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral; Perci Intalan of The IdeaFirst Company which gave us the 2019 FAMAS Best Picture Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus; Joyce Bernal of Spring Films which gave us the romantic comedy Kita Kita; and Paul Soriano of Ten17P which gave us the thrilling drama Transit. Joining them will be special guest Enrico Santos of ABS-CBN Films, currently the country's biggest film production company.
This is the second time the Philippines was featured at the event. The 2018 meetings were also attended by FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño, with local producers and directors.
"Cannes is an exceptional platform for our filmmakers and film companies to share our stories to global audiences," said Diño. "We can’t wait for them to collaborate with filmmakers from all over the globe and help them turn their dream film projects into reality through international co-productions."