Thirty companies, composed of film and content producers, buyers, distributors, animation companies, and service providers, will be participating in this year’s Singapore Media Festival (SMF), announced Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chairperson Liza Diño, who will lead the delegation.
The Singapore Media Festival (SMF) is where the industry meets to discover the latest trends, talents and content in Asia for film, TV and digital media, she explained in a statement.
“We are incredibly honored to once again have the support of an international festival, this time, from Singapore… This time, we focus on the industry side of cinema for SMF, especially by bringing content producers and filmmakers who are geared and ready to buy, sell, and develop titles not just for local, but foreign content,” said Diño.
Incidentally, the Philippines is this year’s Country of Focus at the SMF. It is also celebrating two important milestones in its history–the 100th year of Philippine Cinema and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Singapore for the following year.
The FDCP would also host a “Philippine booth” at the Asia Television Forum (ATF) and then bring thirty producers and filmmakers, added Dino.
Moreover, executives from TV5 and Cignal TV will be participating in the ATF Leaders’ Summit on a panel that puts spotlight on the Philippines and its landscape as it adapts to the digital revolution, said Dino.
The ATF is Asia’s leading entertainment content market, “which lets delegates tap into the growth potential of Asia’s entertainment content industry for buyers and sellers,” Dino said in a statement.
The ATF also gives valuable market insights from some of the industry’s most illustrious experts and open doors to potential business opportunities through a dedicated series of both intimate networking sessions to large-scaled ones, added the statement.
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is also celebrating Filipino films as it brings together emerging filmmakers from Asia and Southeast Asia while paying tribute to acclaimed cinema legends.
There are four short films in competition, three official selection and a world premiere from the Philippines this year.