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iAcademy launches film production grant, mentorship with Netflix support

IAcademy is calling on young Filipino filmmakers especially those with roots in the regions to submit "compelling short film concepts" they can bring to life through a mentorship program and a production grant in partnership with streaming service Netflix.

IAcademy has launched its iNdiegenius program, which encouraged "emerging Filipino filmmakers with regional backgrounds or regional roots to submit their film concept and finally bring them to life."

Applicants may submit their entry at on or before March 20, 2023.

INdiegenius will select 10 finalists who will go through a series of workshops and two winners will be awarded production and scholarship grants.

“We’re always in pursuit of opportunities where we can provide space that invites diversity and inspires inclusivity," iAcademy COO Raquel Perez said.

"We’re humbled that Netflix shares and believes in this same value that iAcademy holds and we are very grateful for their generosity," she added.

"By supporting the next generation of filmmakers in the Philippines through iAcademy's iNdiegenius program, we hope to increase representation in front of and behind the camera and support authentic stories that showcase the talent and skill of young filmmakers from across the Philippines," said Amy Sawitta Lefevre, Netflix's Head of External Affairs, Asia-Pacific.