The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national agency under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines responsible for film policies and programs to ensure the economics, cultural and educational development of the Philippine Film Industry. It aims to encourage the film industry to create quality films - from development, to production, to distribution and exbihition - and to conduct film - related events that enhance the skills of the Filipino talents. The agency also leads the film industry's participation in domestic and foreign film markets and local and international film festivals to promote and position Philippine cinema to be globally competitive. It is also tasked to preserve and protect films as part of the country's national cultural heritage through film archiving.
As a program under the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the National Registry aims to organize a veritable database of all active film and television workers, audio-visual companies, audio-visual organizations, and film festivals all over the country, and open avenues for opportunities and activities that will promote the growth and development of the local audio-visual industry and promote its participation in both domestic and world markets.
NR also seeks to consolidate efforts as an empowered community of stakeholders so that film and audiovisual workers’ voices may be heard and real action may be realized through the development of legislation and policy, education, social welfare, training, protection of intellectual property (IP), and freedom of expression, with active participation from all the sectors and stakeholders in the audiovisual industry.
- Institutionalize a database to monitor and promote the professional services of registered members
- Facilitate access of registered members to available government social services (Philhealth, SSS, Pag-Ibig Fund)
- Provide avenues for registered audio-visual workers to understand their professional rights through free legal consultations
- Participate in policy making platforms for the industry
- Improve the global competitive advantage of audiovisual workers through organized workshops, skills training, seminars, and lectures, with exemplary mentors and experts from here and abroad
- Strengthen the advocacy on promoting Philippine culture and heritage globally through the development of the local audio-visual industry and its workers
- Encourage the development, production, promotion, distribution and the protection of intellectual property (IP)
The National Registry envisions itself as an internationally recognized program that holds the database for all active film and television workers, audio-visual companies, audio-visual organizations, and film festivals in the Philippines.
- To open opportunities for its registrants that will promote the growth and development of the local audio-visual industry in both domestic and world markets.
- To empower its community of stakeholders by making their voices heard through the development of legislation and policy, education, social welfare, training, protection of intellectual property (IP), and freedom of expression.
- To develop a national job fair database available for local and foreign production searching for cast, crew, or companies in the Philippines.