Cinema Rehiyon X Coms to CAS
The National Committee on Cinema of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) is celebrating its 10th Cinema Rehiyon Film Festival from Feb. 25-28. It aims to be the platform for critical conversations in shaping the future of Philippine Cinema and highlight the value of cultivating regional cinema and its contributions to the national development of cinema. The event is a part of celebrating activities of National Arts Month of NCAA this February. Filmmakers, delegates and participants from all over the country will convene during this four-day festival for a series of film screenings, forums, workshops and activities, free of admission.
Day three of the festival is co-hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Arts and Communication together with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts in partnership with Dakila and Alta Vitsa. With its theme Cinema RehiyonX : One Country, One Cinema, One Future, it features free film screenings at UP Manila Theater from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m today, February 27. This is not however, the first time for the College. In 2015 and 2016, the Department of Arts and Communication organized Cinema Rehiyon Reloaded screenings during the National Arts Month.
CAS under the leadership of Dean Leonardo R. EstacioJr, wholeheartedly accepted the opportunity to co-host the event this year.”Our humble effort of bringing cinema to our students, is the overall aim of contributing to film audience development, and has always placed a great premium on regional cinema. UP Manila has always been: One Country, One Cinema, One Future,” said Prof Rosemarie Roque, faculty member of the Department of Arts and Communication at CAS, in her welcome message. In his message, Dean Estacio mentioned that that one of the aspiring filmmakers is only in Grade Ten. He expressed the College’s support for the festival as a platform for the promotion of regional cinemas and recognized its contribution for the growth and development of Philippine cinema, in general.