The Philippine Film Industry, the State, and Cultural Policy

  • Michael Kho Lim


This chapter describes the roles of the state and the industry in relation to cultural policy. It begins with defining what an industry is and how film is regarded as an industry in the Philippines. The chapter then illustrates the general conceptual confusion about creative industries and demonstrates how the government’s mis/understanding of the phrase has led to a more disorganised way of classifying film as an industry. The chapter also scrutinises the state’s cultural policy, other related statutes, and industry strategies. It also looks into the state of cultural policy in the Philippines and the political entanglement that policies go through, including the politics of state institutions that further complicate policymaking.


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  • Michael Kho Lim
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  1. 1.Department of CommunicationDe La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.School of Media, Film and JournalismMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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