FDCP to Confer Lifetime Awards to Selected Showbiz Names

For dedicating their lives in pursuit of mastering
their craft and for their significant contributions to the development of Philippine Cinema,
the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will confer the Lifetime
Achievement Award to Ms. Vilma Santos, Mr. Nick Deocampo, Ms. Lily Yu Monteverde, and
to Cinemalaya at the “Parangal ng Sining,” an invitation-only event, which will be held on
April 23 in Seda Hotel.

“Parangal ng Sining” (Honor of the Arts) is FDCP’s initiative to give homage to Filipino
filmmakers, artists, and institutions who continue to achieve and strive for excellence leading to acclaim in international film festivals across the globe.

Known as the Star For All Seasons, Vilma Santos is undeniably one of the most successful
and most influential actresses of her generation. From multiple box office hits to high-rating
television shows, she has grown into the icon that she is today. Her influence, not just in the
entertainment industry, transcended into public service as she became a public servant.

For transcending stardom into becoming a symbol of resilience and professionalism, a
shining example of what it means to be a beacon to the public, the FDCP will confer the
Lifetime Achievement Award to Vilma Santos.

Lily Yu Monteverde, most commonly known as Mother Lily, is one of the first producers
who pioneered the production of some Filipino blockbuster films in the country.

As the matriarch of Regal Entertainment, Inc., the oldest movie production company in the
Philippines, Mother Lily led the production of the “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” franchise which
has become one of the most popular and most iconic horror franchises in the country.

For tirelessly navigating the decades of changing trends in Philippine cinema and for giving
life changing opportunities to young directors and writers to find their voices in
mainstream movies, the FDCP will confer the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lily Monteverde.

A film professor, a film archivist, and a film historian, Nick Deocampo dedicated his life to
the scholarship of Philippine Cinema. He significantly contributed to the discovery and
restoration of many Filipino films, which many have thought have been already lost.
His extensive research on Philippine cinema also led to the discovery of many tales and
fascinating stories about the country’s cinematic history, allowing the younger generation
to reflect and further build on our very own cinematic past.

For his consistent output of tireless studies of Filipino films that help future generations of
Filipinos to understand the roots and directions of the art, the FDCP will confer the Lifetime Achievement Award to Nick Deocampo

Established to help develop and support the production of cinematic works of Filipino
independent filmmakers and to inspire Asian filmmakers by showcasing the Philippines as
the cinematic center of creativity and free artistic expression, the Cinemalaya Foundation
has been steadily contributing to the growth of the local film industry.

For 18 years, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Cinemalaya
Foundation’s core project, has provided a platform for both independent filmmakers and
independent films which allowed them to reach a wider audience and showcase their
unique perspectives through feature films and short films.

For providing the platform for cinema artists—whether in front or behind the camera—to
be recognized for their priceless talent, the FDCP will confer the Lifetime Achievement
Award to Cinemalaya.

Through “Parangal ng Sining,” the FDCP aims to encourage and motivate the creatives and
stakeholders of the Philippine Film Industry, including the filmmakers, artists, workers,
distributors, cinema owners, and audiences to come together and continue celebrating the role and importance of cinema in distilling the nation’s cultural identity, and our own
identity as Filipinos.

The awarding ceremony, an invitation-only event, will be held on April 23 in Seda Vertis