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FDCP to hold online Film Ambassadors Night

February 22, 2021 - Monday 2:02 PM by PIA

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DAVAO CITY (PIA) -- The Film Development Council of the Philippines will be holding an online Film Ambassadors Night on Feb. 28 which can be viewed at the website. 

The 5th Film Ambassadors Night will have 60 honorees and special awardees. The FAN recognizes Filipino film industry creatives, artists, filmmakers, and films of various formats that gained recognitions from established international film festivals and award-giving bodies in the past year.  

Leading the 60 luminaries are filmmaker Lav Diaz and Rafael Manuel. 

Rafael Manuel was awarded the Berlinale Shorts Silver Bear Jury Prize for “Filipiñana” at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany while Lav Diaz won the Orizzonti Award for Best Director for “Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan)” at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in Italy.  

FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño said this year’s FAN honors the resiliency of Philippine cinema which never wavered despite the onslaught of COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Philippine Cinema continues to thrive amid the pandemic because Filipino filmmakers and artists did not allow the global health crisis to derail them from sharing our stories to the world. Through the Film Ambassadors’ Night, we celebrate their efforts and laud their achievements,” Diño said.   

Apart from honorees from cinema, the night also will showcase world-class Filipino talent with performing artists such as the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamboo, Tres Marias (Bayang Barrios, Cooky Chua, and Lolita Carbon), Bituin Escalante, Beverly Salviejo, Karla Gutierrez, Lawrence Jatayna, and The Pogi Boys. 

A special number featuring Ice Seguerra, Juris Fernandez, Princess Velasco, Sitti, Richard Poon, Kean Cipriano, and Duncan Ramos will also take place during the event. PIA XI/RG Alama