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Six Mapúan films to be showcased in 1st Korea Pinoy film fest in Seoul


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Six Mapúan films to be showcased in 1st Korea Pinoy film fest in Seoul

An emerging film school in the country, Mapúa University takes pride in its six student films that will be showcased in the first Korea Pinoy International Film Festival (KPIFF) this September 28 at the Arirang Cinema Center in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul.

Dubbed as the “Bests of Mapúa,” the following films will be featured in the KPIFF:

Disconnection Notice by Glenn Lowell Averia
NETPAC Award winner
Cinemalaya 2019 Short Film category

Nik-Nik by Nikkei Thea Bernal
Best LGBT Award winner
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2019

Ophelia by Celina Mae Medina
Festival de Cannes 2019 Short Film Corner featured film
Best Narrative Film and Best Cinematography winner
2019 UP Cinema’s Piling Obrang Vidyo (POV) XV’s Narrative category

Gatilyo by Harold Lance Pialda
Best Director, Best Sound, and Best Production Design winner
2019 UP Cinema’s Piling Obrang Vidyo (POV) XV’s Narrative category
Cinemalaya 2019 Short Film category finalist

Southbound by Zaira Daradar and Rhadney Reyes
Best Animation Film winner
CineMapúa 2018 Digital Student Film Festival

Pood by Gio Sallena
CineMapúa 2018 Digital Student Film Festival finalist

The Mapúa School of Media Studies (SMS), headed by Dean Benigno B. Agapito Jr., will introduce the films in the festival and will present the University’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film program in the event.

“Mapúan films showcased in various international and local film festivals reflect the kind of learning, skills, and knowledge the School of Media Studies has provided its students. It shows our commitment to producing filmmakers who do not only excel locally, but are also competitive in the global scene,” said Dean Agapito.

Mapúa’s SMS offers four other undergraduate programs, namely, Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Design, Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Media, Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism, and Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Sciences.


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