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Arts and culture activities you can join this Philippine Creative Industries Month

By Arry Assiddao
September 19, 2023

The Philippine Creative Industries Month (PCIM) has officially begun, and it offers a series of exciting events that you can participate in to celebrate Filipino creativity.

Mandated by Republic Act (RA) No. 11904, or the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act (PCIDA), September has been designated as Philippine Creative Industries Month. Following the two productive Creative Industries Summits in December 2022 and March 2023, the first-ever celebration of Philippine Creative Industries Month this year aims to amplify the promotion of the creative sectors in the country and recognize the successes of Filipino creative talents.

Here are some of the PCIM-organized and co-branded events that you can check out this September. For a complete schedule of events, visit

Sign up for pottery workshop

Organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Philippine Creative Industries Month Celebration features a lineup of workshops that cover all nine creative domains: Audiovisual Media, Digital Interactive Media, Creative Services, Design, Publishing and Printed Media, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Cultural Sites.

From shoemaking to songwriting, you will surely find a workshop here that is up your alley. If you’ve been wanting to try pottery for a long time, now is the time to tick it off your bucket list as they also have it in the program. The event will take place on September 17 at Rizal Park.

Interested participants can only choose one domain and must register here.

Laugh it off with a Filipino comedy film

To celebrate the 3rd Philippine Film Industry Month (PFIM) this September, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Cinematheque Centres will screen Filipino comedy films for free from September 6 to 28.

Under Sine Halakhak, the FDCP curated 17 beloved films that shaped Philippine cinema and enriched local popular culture, such as blockbusters Ang Tanging Ina and Praybeyt Benjamin, and indie gems Ang Babae sa Septic Tank and Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap. The showcase also features Filipino classic films starring Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon and Tito, Vic, and Joey.

is the complete schedule of the screenings. Simply walk into the nearest Cinematheque Centre to catch these films.

Have the best creative experience in Cebu

Described as a dynamic platform fostering cultural exchange, creative entrepreneurship, and community engagement, FiestaKucha aims to celebrate diverse talent across the country's regions.

FiestaKucha - Cebu boasts a diverse range of exciting and unique events that cater to different interests, including a game jam, a writers' conference, and a 48-hour film marathon. The festival is happening from September 8 to 30 in various locations.

To learn more about FiestaKucha - Cebu, follow them on Facebook.

Build your zine collection

If you like to attend zine events and small press expos, then the Cebu Art Book Fair is the place to go. Cebu Art Book Fair is a celebration of art-related publications, with a focus on self-published books, magazines, zines, comic books, poetry, and other printed materials. It aims to showcase self-published works by local creative talents, from artists, illustrators, and designers to writers and poets.

Check out the Cebu Art Book Fair at UP Cebu from September 9 to 10 to support local creatives.

Attend PCIM’s closing ceremony

Wrap up September by attending the grand closing ceremonies of Philippine Creative Industry Month. The culminating event will celebrate the vibrant and innovative spirit of the country's creative sectors.

The gathering will take place at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Reception Hall, Pasay City, from September 29 to 30, 2023. Visit for more details.

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