This is a response paper to “On Poetics and Practice of Film Criticism in the Philippines – A Roundtable Discussion and Videos” published by the Plaridel Journal for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.
Film scholar Joel David presented key issues hounding the arrested development of Pinoy film criticism in this article published by The Manila Review.
It screens under the Special Curated Section of the festival entitled “Food for Thought” (films that relied with balloons, eggs, and various food as symbolism).
My first independent short film in 10 years is an experimental film for grad school. This is going to be my most personal film to date and it feels great to work on something new (aside from going back to my roots) after working on mostly branded shorts during my indie hiatus.
This term’s Filmmaker Focus in Forum (FFF) is entitled “One Shot: A Forum on Shooting Your First Feature Film” featuring Pepe Diokno and his first feature, the Cinemalaya film “Engkwentro.”
Indeed, Mr. Eric de Guia whom we dearly love as Kidlat Tahimik Jr. (because he said his son is the Sr.), lives up to the name he is best known for — two somehow contrasting but very powerful Filipino words rolled into one to create an even more powerful energy for its bearer.
This event entitled “CinePHlix,” features a Q&A with the filmmakers and a film forum about “the blurring line between cinema and television and the rise of online distribution.”
In celebration of the 100 years of Philippine Cinema, Filipino film workers organized the “Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference” at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (BenildeFilm) this September 2017.
This free event entitled “It’s More Fun in the PhiliFILMS” is open to the public. It kicks off with the screening of Ice Idanan’s critically acclaimed CineFilipino film “Sakaling Hindi Makarating,” followed by a forum on film tourism.
I couldn’t agree more when someone said that more woman filmmakers should be included in the syllabi of academicians, whether in major subjects of film students or any related media subjects and electives, especially those of mass communication and communication arts students. Academic papers, journals, books, and even blogs and vlogs that are easily accessible by everyone, should be able to find many female names to feature.