Davao City Chamber eyes creative industries
DAVAO CITY Sept. 28 (PIA)–The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries is looking at improving the creative industries such as filmmaking and animation in Davao City.
Gracing the recent Club 888 Media Forum at Marco Polo Davao, Marilou Monterverde M.D. chairperson of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries Incorporated said the board has discussed and approved the creation of a creative industries committee in the chamber.
Monteverde said that Davao City already has talented filmmakers and animation artists seeing the potential growth of this industry and also creative industries can help bring more positive image for Davao complementing its new branding campaign.
Currently the City Chamber is partnering with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in coming up with the planned Davao City Film Festival which is eyed to be held in the second or third quarter of next year.
Peter Lat, FDCP coordinator in Davao City said that FDCP’s goal is to regionalize the film industry across the country. He said that filmmaking is becoming popular in Davao with the people becoming more aware and creative in this field.