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.
MANILA, Philippines — Now on its 16th edition, the annual Cine Europa Film Festival, once again, opens its doors to free public screenings of compelling European film titles for Filipinos.
Whether you intend the film to be watched for commercial purposes or you want it to be merely seen and touch lives of people for non-commercial film screenings and festivals, you need to let the people know that there is something to watch out for.
The realms of CGI and 3D technology on this age of filmmaking are definitely starting to write their own history already. From the initial experimentations to the developing of the medium to the hype of the format, both the filming process and the theatrical playing field prove that the evolution of cinema technology is really revolutionizing our film experiences in various levels.
“If you truly want to be a professional director, you will stick to filmmaking in all weathers. That’s all. That’s the only thing I want to tell you.”- Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Dean, Asian Film Academy 2009