A one-day interschool video competitors hosted by UP Cinema, a movie group based mostly within the College of the Philippines Diliman, Piling Obrang Vidyo (POV), marked its sixteenth 12 months with ‘limitless boundaries’ final February 1, 2020 at UP Cine Adarna. As one of the anticipated annual movie competitions for younger and aspiring filmmakers from completely different universities nationwide, POV XVI featured narrative, documentary, and experimental cinema. For this 12 months, UP Cinema had acquired virtually 100 movie submissions in these classes. Nonetheless, solely a complete of 20 quick movies (10 narrative, 5 documentary, and 5 experimental) acquired to be the finalists which primarily got here from Far Japanese College (FEU), College of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), Mapua College, De La Salle – School of Saint Benilde (DLSU-CSB), College of Santo Tomas (UST), College of San Carlos (USC), Asia Pacific Movie Institute (APFI), and College of Makati.
Because the Philippine Cinema celebrated 100 years of filmmaking in 2019, POV XVI welcomes the New Yr with the long run – “a recent set of other narratives ready to be captured and informed to a bigger viewers”. And these faculties and universities have confirmed the prowess of scholars in telling a narrative, breaking the medium, and creating a brand new cinema. Alongside the brilliance of pupil filmmaking, the experience of individuals within the trade was put into problem as they meticulously judged the POV finalists. The occasion was attended by the likes of Richard Bolisay, JP Habac, Meryll Soriano, Giancarlo Abrahan, Dwein Baltazar, Khavn Dela Cruz, and plenty of extra filmmakers of Philippine Cinema.
After the movie exhibition of this system, a number of awards got to the entries that demonstrated distinctive deserves. The Greatest Narrative was Eklipse by Jessa Doydora, FEU; the Greatest Documentary was Tister Gennie by Elijah Prades, College of Makati; and the Greatest Experimental was decisively awarded to 2 finalists: Window Buying by Maryjoy Abrazado and Routinary by Miggy Arnonobal – each from UP Diliman. Window Buying additionally earned the Jury Prize and Greatest Director. Garing by Dan Pablo, UST, had the Greatest Efficiency; whereas the Greatest Modifying was given to When the Sea Turns Pink by Brian Caacbay, FEU. Remarkably, Proj. Imakulada by Jan Michael Bernardino, Mapua College, achieved the Greatest Screenplay, Greatest Cinematography, Greatest Manufacturing Design, Greatest Musical Rating & Sound, and earned the Cinemaster’s Alternative Award (chosen by the UP Cinema themselves). Lastly, Proj. Imakulada additionally shared the Viewers Alternative Award with Window Buying.
The occasion didn’t completely finish at recognizing the skills of our future filmmakers and celebrating pupil quick movies in UP Cine Adarna. UP Cinema prolonged this system to an After Celebration at Skyro Bar & Grill in Kalayaan Ave. Diliman the place the finalists, audiences, and Cinemasters (UP Cinema members and alumni) gathered and rejoiced the profitable 16th Piling Obrang Vidyo. The movie competitors and after occasion have been a convention which frequently serves a fruitful area for the scholars and colleges, for constructing connections and sharing tales, and naturally for the humanities and the Philippine cinema! Might UP’s Piling Obrang Vidyo at all times be a vital venue for pupil filmmaking the place different narratives are explored and which life’s luminosity is pushed by the medium of cinema.
See you on the subsequent POV!