The University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) and the UP Integrated School (UPIS) Parent Teacher Association of Batch 2024, in partnership with Star Cinema ABS-CBN Productions, Inc., are organizing a film literacy for children project dubbed READING FILM: A FILM LITERACY ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN on October 19, 2013 (Saturday) at the UP Film Institute Film Center (aka Cine Adarna). The project aims to enable children to understand how the film and moving image texts that they consume make meaning, encourages them to watch films from a variety of sources and inspires them to create films of their own. In so doing they are empowered to be culturally literate — to be able to ‘read’ the films and moving image texts they see every day and ‘write’ their own for others to watch too. Additionally, the project aims to raise funds for the improvement of the UPIS Kinder to Grade 2 (K-2) building. Through the support of Star Cinema, we are screening RPG METANOIA (2010, Philippines, Luis Suarez), a film of our children’s time that contains core Filipino values with a story that has as its backdrop a cyberworld called Metanoia.
In this endeavor, the UP Film Institute and the UPIS PTA Batch 2024 we are looking for partners who share our belief in providing our children with the opportunities to watch a wide range of films and encourage them to learn, and have a degree of critical understanding, debate and conversation about films and the issues and emotions that these films raise. Our film literacy facilitator is MR. RAMON BAUTISTA, who is a writer, actor, college teacher, and multimedia personality who loves to communicate and interact with children.
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