FDCP and SM Cinema to Launch Cine Lokal with Pres. Duterte



The Film Development Council of the Philippines, in partnership with SM Entertainment will launch Cine Lokal on April 19, 2017 with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the Guest of Honor. The event will be heled at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City with cocktails at 6 PM and the main program at 7 PM. Cine Lokal is a partnership between the Film Development Council of the Philippines which dedicates eight (8) commercial theatres for the exclusive screening of FDCP-curated independent and award-winning films. The launch will be the first film-related event that the President is attending since he assumed office in July 2016.

“We are beyond honored and grateful for this show of support by no less than our President,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Dino. “This reaffirms the government’s support to the development of the Philippine cinema. We are confident that Cine Lokal is just the start of the government and  the film industry coming together to further cultivate a culture of film appreciation that goes beyond entertainment value. This is in line with the President’s vision of using culture and arts as key elements in nation-building, as film is a powerful medium that can instill the concept of culture and identity among Filipinos,” she added.

FDCP will be programming content every month with a running theme to further encourage discourse among the audience. For April, films for Salve Pelikula will be screened, including the following titles: Spotlight, Himala, Iadya Mo Kami, and Of Sinners and Saints. Salve Pelikula will showcase these films that focus on faith, religion, and humanity’s take

Salve Pelikula will run starting April 21, 2017 in Cine Lokal theaters.


Cine Lokal Page Liked · April 17 · Edited · Cine Lokal is a program of which they will screen and showcase independent, award-winning films and FDCP programs to selected SM Cinema branches across the country starting this April 21, 2017. This April, CineLokal will launch "Salve Pelikula" film series---- a themed programming on faith-based films which will be screened in lieu of Lenten Season this April 21, 2017. CineLokal will feature the following films this April: Spotlight (Best Picture 2015 Oscars), Himala (Ishmael Bernal), Of Sinners and Saints (Ruben Soriquez), and Iadya Mo Kami (Mel Chionglo). We will also be having a grand launch this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 where we will officially open CineLokal to the public. Let us support and make CineLokal known to everyone! Iangat natin ang pelikula ng ating bansa! #CineLokal #CineLokal2017 #SalvePelikula