Selected Video Works (POV), UP CinemaThe annual sponsored film festival, returns for its 19th year showcasing short films by student filmmakers from across the country. The festival will run from March 13-24, 2023 online and, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, onsite.
With the theme, “New S19lo: The Story Is Ours,” POV XIX aims to reclaim the narrative of the people by giving a platform to Filipino youth to showcase their stories on Cinemata (an online streaming website) from March 14-23, 2023, and in a big screen on UP Film Institute’s Film Center – Cine Adarna on March 24, 2023.
The regular ticket price for the onsite screening is P150.00, while the discounted ticket for students, senior citizens, and PWD is P120.00.
With short films in the narrative, documentary, and experimental genres, POV XIX encourages young filmmakers to take up space in the local film scene by challenging imperialistic narratives that silence the story of the people.
Below is the Selected Works on Video XIX finalists who passed the selection process since its call for entries on November 18, 2022:
- Alingasgas of Crickets (Vahn Leonard C. Pascual, De La Hall-College of Saint Benilde, Manila)
- Pempem and the Bomba Magazine (Migs S. Ruallo, Far Eastern University- Manila)
- Kokuryo: The Untold Story of Bb. Undas 2019 (Diokko Manuel P. Dionisio, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde)
- Black Rice Canary Root (Leonard Ian B. Billones, University of the Philippines – Visayas)
- Bucket and Brush (Josh L. Mutia, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde)
- The Quest for the Mountain Woman (Leia Amidala N. Santos, From the College of Saint Benilde)
- elegy for memories (Ryan Miguel M. Capili, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde)
- The Secret Band of Thebes (Augustine – De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde)
- mind body (Josh Van Ulric S. Campo, Far Eastern University – Manila)
- Internal conflicts of a Machine (Bianca Maxine M. Villanueva, Rei Lamb – Mapua University)
- PEOPLE FADE LIKE COLORS (Josef Edward J. Tafalla, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde)
- self-portrait (Daphnee Gail S. Ferrer, University of the Philippines – Diliman)
Finalists will compete for major awards such as Selected Working Video XIX Award (Best Film), Jury Prize, Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Experiment. The winners of these major awards will receive cash prizes, trophies, and certificates.
There are also special awards such as Best Direction, Best Production Design, Best Performance, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Editing, Best Music/Original Score, Cinematographer’s Choiceand Viewer Selection. The winners of these special awards will receive a certificate.
This year’s jury is a diverse mix of esteemed filmmakers viz Adjani Arumpac (Assistant Professor and Documentary), Mariah Reodica (Writer, Filmmaker, and Musician), That’s Fadul (Production Designer), KHAVN (Artist, Writer, and Filmmaker), Pepe Manikan (Musical Scorer, Sound Designer, and Audio Producer), Keith Deligero (Film Director & Festival Programmer), and Jewel Maranan (Documentary Filmmaker, Producer, & Cinematographer).
The following is the complete event line-up of the film festival:
March 13, 2023 – Opening Program (Facebook live)
March 14-23, 2023 – Online Streaming (Movie)
March 20-22, 2023 – Talkback Session (Zoom and Cinemata)
March 24, 2023 – Onsite Screening and Awards Night (Cine Adarna at UPFI Film Center) + Afterparty
Selected Video Works presented by UP Cinemaa student film organization based in the College of Mass Communication on University of the Philippines Diliman which promotes progressive and alternative cinematic practices in various film disciplines such as filmmaking, film appreciation, and film criticism.
It is co-presented by UP Diliman OICA and Cinemata, in collaboration with DAKILA, Active Vista, and Screen Asia.
Its organizational partners include UP Cinema Arts Society – UP CAST, PLM Independent Film and Arts, FEU Film Society, 24 Frames – CIIT Film Organization, Film Aficionados Circle, Mapúa •MOVE, CINEMATA, UP CMC FST Konse ug Kalasag, with special thanks to UP Cineastes’ Studio, SineDulaang Agustino, and Silip Lente – Adamson University.
The media partners of the event are the Asian Film Festivals, Radyo Katipunan 87.9 FM, and BLOG-PH.com.
For more information, visit Piling Obrang Vidyo’s official Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/UPCinemaPOV) or follow them on Twitter (@UPCinemaPOV) and Instagram (@upcinemapov).