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Philippine Cinema: 5 trends to watch out for in 2021

Manila Times — 10.1.2021

The columnist at the QCinema Special Edition Opening in November. The hybrid festival that had socially distanced outdoor events along with online screenings, is setting the trend for 2021 film festivals.

We all heaved a sigh of relief when 2020 finally ended and welcomed the new year with optimism and hope. While the new normal of the previous year has carried over and will most likely happen for the rest of the year, there is a stronger determination now in the Filipino film industry to overcome the Covid-19 crisis.

The challenges of cinemas closing down, productions being put at a halt, and films having limited distribution and exhibition channels seemed to be insurmountable, but Philippine Cinema tried its best to bounce back by going digital and continuing operations while in compliance with the government’s health and safety protocols.

As we look forward to a much better and brighter 2021, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) vows to continue to support the film industry in its efforts for recovery and success amid the pandemic.

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