The University of the Philippines Diliman campus hosted the first day of the international conference, “Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference”, on September 14 at the UP Film Institute (UPFI) Cine Adarna, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Held in celebration of 100 years of Philippine cinema, the two-day event started with inspiring messages from UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan, UP College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) Dean Elena Pernia, and UPFI Director Sari Dalena. Professor Wimal Dissanayake of the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawaii delivered the keynote address that focused on “Nationhood, Cinema and the Public Sphere”.