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Producing a Film

From concept to the screen. Get to know how a film gets made from the other side of the lens—through the producer’s lens.

This course will equip the participants with tips and tools to deal with financiers and at the same time protect their rights as filmmakers. It will also introduce the local filmmaking scene and other means of producing a film – international co-productions and applying for film grants.

By the end of the course, participants will learn that filmmaking doesn’t stop in film festivals screenings! Films have to be sold to be able to reach a wider audience, and to be able to make their next film.

The course will also include one-on-one consultation regarding their own project.

What will be covered
  • Basics
    • Types of producers
    • Creative management
    • Hiring writers, directors, actors and crew
    • Rights and ownership
  • Local Festivals
    • Ownership
  • International Co-Productions
  • Different Grants
    • Kinds of grants
    • What to include in your dossier
    • Think of your reader/audience
    • Director’s statement
  • Business Plans, Recoupment Plans
    • Budget and financing plan
  • Case Study: short film showing and Q & A
  • Film Festivals
    • Film Markets
    • Pitching Platforms
    • Script Labs
  • Sales & Distribution
    • Sales Agent vs. Distributor
    • Delivery
  • Documentary
    • Similarities and differences with producing fiction
    • Grants and funding applicable to documentary
Expected Outcome

By the end of the workshop, participants are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the financial aspect of filmmaking
  • Analyze contracts with regards to ownership
  • Prepare dossier for financiers/funding bodies
  • Understand the differences of local film festivals
  • Understand sales and distribution
  • Know the similarities and differences of producing a documentary and fiction
March 4 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
March 4 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
March 11 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Who should attend
  • Graduates and students of Film, Mass Communication and related courses who need practical tips to complement their education.
  • Members of the Production Industry wanting in-depth insight into film production and how to get funding for their film projects
  • Aspiring producers, film investors and enterprising individuals who need to understand the financial aspect of production.
  • Filmmakers who have done a few films but would like to learn more on how to earn from them.

This course is designed to be easily understood by novices. Film or video production management and business background is an advantage.

About the Instrutor

Dos Ocampo is a filmmaker and advertising producer. His first film was part of the full-length competition of the 2016 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. He recently finished a course on International Film Business from the prestigious Busan Asian Film School and is now preparing for his next feature film to be shot entirely in South Korea.


  • to be announced

9:00 AM to 12:00 NN
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


PhP 4,950 (USD 110)

Includes materials and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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