5 EASY STEPS TO FILMING IN THE PHILIPPINES
Look up our directory of National Registry-certified Production Companies and choose your local partner Line Producer who will represent your company in all local business and government transactions, and assist you in all your logistic requirements in the Philippines. Fill up the FilmPhilippines Application Form indicating your timetable and budget (Form_FF_001) and submit online to firstname.lastname@example.org
(or via post or courier) along with a copy of your working script. Applicant must be able to demonstrate capacity by making a professional portfolio accessible to FDCP (via IMDB or other legitimate online platforms). A duly signed non-disclosure agreement (NDA) will be issued to you upon receipt of the script.
Within 5-10 working days after receipt of your completed application requirements, PFESO / FDCP will evaluate for eligibility based on criteria and feasibility. Upon approval, PFESO will notify Applicant of said status and will propose to calendar a pre-production conference with Applicant and Line Producer to begin collation and scheduling of requirements for necessary permits and production support items.
PFESO issues a General Endorsement from FDCP CEO to facilitate expedited processing of requests and requirements with partner government agencies, as required by the production. All applications for government permits and licenses will be accomplished by a PFESO officer together with a representative of the Line Producer, except in cases where only the PFESO officer is required. PFESO will assist Line Producer with obtaining available incentives or discounts with production expenses (for instance, waived fees for permits and access to locations, hotel accommodation discounts, service provider discounts, and any other incentives which may be available at the locale, etc.)
Line Producer must submit a full sequence treatment, a fully-detailed production schedule and timetable (the “Production Timetable”), a location list with maps and plotting, and a finalized list of cast, technical crew and production staff along with their document information. No changes in the in the “Production Plan” can be made without prior discussion with and approval from PFESO (i.e. any changes that may affect the conduct of the shoots and/or disrupt the regular flow of business or traffic in a public area, etc.)
As production of the project commences, PFESO will undertake set visits for monitoring of assistance and compliance of the production team with the agreed Production Plan. The production team must provide PFESO with a daily Production Report detailing notable items in the conduct of the shoots. The production team must provide PFESO with behind-the-scene (BTS) photos (at least 20 images in jpeg format), and BTS videos and highlights (at least 5 clips of 3 minutes each, in mp4 format) for use in promotions and documentation only. The production team shall include the following text in the Opening or Closing Credits of the film or TV program, including the official logo image of the institutions. – “Film Development Council of the Philippines”, and “Philippine Film Export Services Office”.