Experimental Cinema of the Philippines
The Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP) was a government-owned corporation of the Republic of the Philippines created to promote the growth and development of the local film industry. Created in 1982 after the first Manila International Film Festival through Executive Order 770, the ECP was primarily known as a production company. However, it was created among other things; to hold the Manila International Film Festival, to manage the Manila Film Center, administer a film rating and classification system and to establish and operate the National Film Archive. It was also mandated to provide financial assistance to select motion pictures through a film fund.
For purposes of policy coordination, it was placed under the Ministry of Tourism. While its initial films were critically acclaimed, the ECP was accused of producing sex-oriented or “Bomba” films later in its history until it was dissolved in 1986.
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