Make the Cut! Film Editing Workshops at the Cinematheques

Starting this August 2016, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in partnership with the National Film Archives of the Philippines, Mowelfund and the Film ASEAN, will have a series of film editing workshops that will be held at all FDCP Cinematheques across the country. smallStudents, cineastes, and young film professionals who have the desire to tell stories through film, beyond the camera lens, are invited to join and, make the cut!

The 5-day workshops will tackle topics such as: A) the Power of post-production, B) File management and a more systematic workflow, C) Storytelling through editing, D) Non-linear editing techniques, and culminate in a presentation of students’ edited outputs.

The workshops will be headed by multi-awarded professional editors. The course instructors include Abbie Lara, a seasoned editor for television (I-Witness) and documentary films in the Philippines; Zurich Chan and Sheron Dayoc, independent filmmakers and film editors known for films; Women of the Weeping River, Teoriya, Boca and Trails of Water; Bagane Fiola and Willie Apa Jr., both known as seasoned cinematographers and active independent filmmakers (Sonata Maria); Tara Illenberger, a multi-awarded film editor and director with awards from Gawad Urian, Cinemalaya, FAMAS and many more; Carlo Francisco Manatad, an active film editor who works on various Filipino films and television series for ABS-CBN Network (The Trial, Boy Golden, Badil); and Charliebebs Gohetia, director of I Love You, Thank You (Honorable Mention, Rio Festival of Gender and Sexuality in Cinema).

Workshop dates are as follows:

  •  August 24- 28, 2016

Cinematheque IloIlo (Tara Illenberger)

  • September 9 to 12, 2016

Cinematheque Baguio (AbbieLara)

  • September 21 to 25, 2016

Cinematheque Centre Manila (Carlo Francisco Manatad and Charliebebs Gohetia)

  • November 21 to 25, 2016

Cinematheque Zamboanga (Zurich Chan and Sheron Dayoc)

  • December 2016

Cinematheque Davao (Bagane Fiola and Willie Apa Jr.)

Deadline for submissions are 3 days before the respective workshop start-date (i.e. Cinematheque IloIlo deadline for submissions is on August 21, 2016).

The necessary editing equipment will be provided by the workshop.

Each workshop can only accommodate 15-50 participants on an application evaluation basis. Registration may be done at the regional Cinematheques or sign up at










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