It’s National Women’s Month with UPFI Film Center screenings this March. Films in exhibition spanning studio releases, full-length docus and student works all underscore the imperative of diversity and inclusivity that has propelled women to be masters of the house and craft of cinema.

In its second year, the UP Film Institute brings you SineMaestra: Women’s Masterclasses! Enroll in our 5 masterclasses as we celebrate Women’s Month this coming March. Dip in various aspects of the film scene like planning, shooting, and promoting films! SineMaestra is open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Five highly accomplished communicators will receive the 2019 Glory Award given to outstanding University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) alumni. To be recognized at the college’s alumni homecoming are Carolyn Arguillas for journalism; Nona Andaya-Castillo and Samira Gutoc for social advocacy; Jeffrey Jeturian for film and visual communication; and Florencio “Floy” Quintos for performing arts.

In celebration of UP College of Mass Communication (CMC) Week, the Office of Research and Publication and UP Film Institute present a lecture by Daniel Rudin on People/Power: Counter/Publics of Work, Cinema, and Video this coming April 27 (Saturday) at the Film Studio, UPFI Media Center bldg., UP Diliman Q.C.

In celebration of the National Literature Month, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the U.P. Film Institute will hold a conference entitled Interseksiyon: Panitikan, Pelikula, at Wikang Filipino. The conference, directed by film scholar Patrick F. Campos, surveys the rich intertwinings between Filipino literature and cinema, from its inception a hundred years ago until the present. It will also try to show how these interactions across the disciplines helped popularize and spread Filipino language. Films that testify to these intersections will also be shown at the UPFI Film Center – Cine Adarna.

Celebrate April as the birth month of Lino Brocka with the late National Artist’s most accomplished films that continue to resonate with this year’s conduct of Philippine elections, namely, Gumapang Ka sa Lusak, Sa Kabila ng Lahat, Miguelito, Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita and Hahamakin Lahat.

The Pelikula Lektura: UP Film Institute Philippine Cinema Centennial Lecture Series supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines continues with the former Dean of the UP College of Mass Communication and the current director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino—February 28, 2019 (Thursday) 9:30 AM at the UPFI Film Center – Cine Adarna in UP Diliman.