Film Literacy Program

Film Literacy Program

CNC outlines Pedagogy and Methodology in using Film for Education.

Avail The Program for your School

On the occasion of Nick Deocampo’s 30th anniversary in documentary filmmaking, the award-winning filmmaker and film scholar, with support from The Center for New Cinema (CNC), launches the Film Literacy Program. The program seeks to make use of film as a tool for education. Featuring twenty-four of Deocampo’s prizewinning documentaries and eight of his ground-breaking film books, CNC offers YOUR SCHOOL with an audio-visual program aiming to supplement your curricular activities with film screenings and lectures. The program is aimed to help enhance the teaching skills of your teachers and enrich the learning capacity of your students in major subject areas like History, Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Communication, Teaching of Filipino, Environment and Science, Gender Studies, Literature, Values Education, and other related fields for Basic Education (K-12) and Collegiate level.

The Film Literacy Program offered to YOUR SCHOOL includes a Faculty Seminar on the Pedagogy and Methodology of using Film as Educational Tool as well as the option to screen educational films to your students.

About The Film Literacy Program

Simply defined, film literacy is the act of acquiring knowledge and values through the use of film or other audio-visual media. Beyond conventional print literacy, the audio-visual media (such as film) is vested with the power to produce knowledge of academic as well as practical nature and purpose. This is made more relevant in the 21st century when the world is ruled by moving picture culture such as that seen to proliferate in mass media, computers, and digital technology.

The program believes that motion pictures, like the alphabet, are coded messages which carry meanings that go beyond the literal sense to encompass cognitive and affectual understanding of the symbols that govern our lives and the realities surrounding us. To understand the workings of media and how they affect our lives, the proponent has devised a FILM LITERACY PROGRAM which seeks to promote the skills and benefits of audio-visual learning.

For more Information, contact The Center for New Cinema.

Film Literacy Program

CNC outlines Pedagogy and Methodology in using Film for Education.

Avail The Program for your School

On the occasion of Nick Deocampo’s 30th anniversary in documentary filmmaking, the award-winning filmmaker and film scholar, with support from The Center for New Cinema (CNC), launches the Film Literacy Program. The program seeks to make use of film as a tool for education. Featuring twenty-four of Deocampo’s prizewinning documentaries and eight of his ground-breaking film books, CNC offers YOUR SCHOOL with an audio-visual program aiming to supplement your curricular activities with film screenings and lectures. The program is aimed to help enhance the teaching skills of your teachers and enrich the learning capacity of your students in major subject areas like History, Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Communication, Teaching of Filipino, Environment and Science, Gender Studies, Literature, Values Education, and other related fields for Basic Education (K-12) and Collegiate level.

The Film Literacy Program offered to YOUR SCHOOL includes a Faculty Seminar on the Pedagogy and Methodology of using Film as Educational Tool as well as the option to screen educational films to your students.

About The Film Literacy Program

Simply defined, film literacy is the act of acquiring knowledge and values through the use of film or other audio-visual media. Beyond conventional print literacy, the audio-visual media (such as film) is vested with the power to produce knowledge of academic as well as practical nature and purpose. This is made more relevant in the 21st century when the world is ruled by moving picture culture such as that seen to proliferate in mass media, computers, and digital technology.

The program believes that motion pictures, like the alphabet, are coded messages which carry meanings that go beyond the literal sense to encompass cognitive and affectual understanding of the symbols that govern our lives and the realities surrounding us. To understand the workings of media and how they affect our lives, the proponent has devised a FILM LITERACY PROGRAM which seeks to promote the skills and benefits of audio-visual learning.

For more Information, contact The Center for New Cinema.

List of Seminars and Workshops

Package 1

Half-Day Faculty/Student Seminar: Topic - Film Literacy

Seminar Price: P3,000 (100 pax maximum)

Program Includes:

  • Lecture on Film Literacy: "Pedagogy and Methodology of Film Literacy"
  • Power Point Presentation
  • Video Excerpt Screenings

Free Educational Materials:

  • FREE One (1) Copy of SineGabay: A Film Study Guide (includes faculty guides to 100 local films; Given the "National Book Award" by The Manila Critics Circle, 2008)
  • FREE to ALL participants copies of Literacy Flyers and Study Guides
  • FREE One (1) Copy of Instructional Video Manual

NOTE: Above choice of topic for film seminar may be changed to any of the following:

  1. On History
    • Pelikula bilang Batis ng Kasaysayan
    • The Teaching of History through Film
    • The History of Cinema and the Filipino Nation
    • Representation of Heroes in Philippine Cinema
    • Jose Rizal, Filipino Nation and Film
    • (Other Topics suggested by Your School.)
  2. On Cinema and Communication Arts
    • History of Philippine Cinema, or Spanish/American Beginnings of Philippine Cinema
    • Filipino Indie Filmmaking, or Alternative Cinema in the Philippines
    • Cinema during the Period of Martial Law
    • Cinema and Society
    • Cinema in the Seventies: Films of Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, et. al.
    • (Other Topics suggested by Your School.)
  3. Humanities and Filipino Culture
    • Cinema and Filipino Identity through the Paintings of Victorio Edades
    • Literature and Cinema
    • The Arts and Cinema
    • Teaching Cultural Literacy through Film
    • (Other Topics suggested by Your School.)
  4. On Teaching Filipino Language
    • Pagtuturo ng Literasiyang Pampelikula
    • Wika at Pelikula sa Paghubog ng Pambansang Kamalayan
    • Pelikula at Bayani: Si Rizal, Bonifacio at Samu't-saring mga Bayani
    • Pagsulat ng Dulang Pampelikula
    • Linggo ng mga Wika
  5. Nature and Environment
  6. Gender Studies
  7. Religion and Spirituality
  8. Documentary Filmmaking in the Philippines
  9. Values Education

Or a chioce of one workshop:

Half-Day Faculty WorkshopLiteracy

Seminar Price: P3,000 (100 pax maximum)

  1. Basic Scriptwriting, or Story Development
  2. Basic Film Directing
  3. Basic Documentary Filmmaking
  4. Research and Film History Writing

Package 2

One-Day Faculty Seminar / or Workshop

Seminar Price: P6,000 (100 pax maximum)

Program Includes:

  1. Lecture on Film Literacy: "Pedagogy and Methodology of Film Literacy" plus one more topic
  2. Power Point Presentation
  3. Video Excerpt Screenings

Free Educational Materials:

  1. FREE Two (2) Copies of SineGabay: A Film Study Guide
  2. FREE to ALL participants a copy of Literacy Flyers and Study Guides
  3. FREE Two (2) Copies of Instructional Video Manual AND DVD Teaching Module of Chosen Topic

Choice of seminar and workshop topics same as in Package 1.


Package 3

Film Screenings

Minimum Guaranteed Audience:
(a) 500 pax;
(b) 1,000 pax;
(c) 2,000 pax

Admission Fees Scale:
(a) P100 (500 pax minimum);
(b) P75 (1,000 pax minimum); (c) P50 (2,000 pax minimum)

List of Films to Show to students: SEE FILM CATALOG

Program Includes:

  1. Short Lecture on Film Literacy before Film Screenings begin
  2. Introduction of Chosen Film (Power Point Presentation on what to look for in the Film)
  3. Film Screening

Free Give-Aways:

  1. FREE A Choice of One (1) Copy of Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in the Philippines or Film: American Influences on Philippine Cinema
  2. FREE Study Guides to ALL student viewers

Nick Deocampo New Film Releases

Newly released full-length documentaries by one of the Philippines' leading documentary filmmakers. Make them a part of your Film Literacy tools for classroom teaching.

History of Philippine Cinema in 3D Animated Documentaries

Outstanding documentaries tracing cinema's early growth in the Philippines during the periods of Spanish and American colonization. Cinema's history mirrors the history of the Filipino nation. Both documentaries are based on Deocampo's prizewinning books.

Film: American Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

Film: American Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

The second episode in Nick Deocampo’s continuing saga on the history of Philippine cinema, this documentary recreates through 3D-rendered animation the evolution of motion pictures during the period o...
Cine>Sine: Spanish Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

Cine>Sine: Spanish Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

This hour-long digital documentary recreates the beginning of motion pictures in the Philippines. By tracing the origin of cinema, it sheds light on Manila as the birthplace of motion pictures. Based on...

Asian Environmental Documentary Series

Six full-length documentaries about the ecological challenges faced by Asia's endangered natural habitats and the struggle put up by local communities to counter man-made and natural disasters.

Shot in Batanes (Philippines), Biwako (Japan), Kali Code (Indonesia), Khiriwong (Thailand) and Tasik Chini (Malaysia).

Batanes: A Documentary on the Environment in the Philippines

Batanes: A Documentary on the Environment in the Philippines

Visiting the Philippines' northernmost island, Batanes, the documentary discovers a world of "hiwaga," or enchantment, wrapping the island's human, physical and spiritual ecologies. While documenting the...
Cross Currents: Journey to Asian Environments

Cross Currents: Journey to Asian Environments

With water as central theme and imagery, the documentary takes its viewers across five Asian ecological sites and shows how local inhabitants, often without scientific help, have developed indigenous ways...
Biwako: A Documentary on the Environment in Japan

Biwako: A Documentary on the Environment in Japan

Following the flow of water from melted ice, the documentary journeys from the mountain forests of Harihata near Kyoto in Japan to the rice fields of Mukugawa valley, where a group of fellows from the...
Kali Code: A Documentary on the Environment in Indonesia

Kali Code: A Documentary on the Environment in Indonesia

Kali Code is a disaster-prone area in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that sees its land and river community continually disrupted by natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions coming from Mount Merapi resulting...
KHIRIWONG:: A Documentary on the Environment in Thailand

KHIRIWONG:: A Documentary on the Environment in Thailand

Khiriwong is a site that is constantly visited by destructive floods, a seasonal calamity that may be traced to the geology of the place. Khiriwong, a valley surrounded mostly by a mountain range made...
TASIK CHINI: A Documentary on the Environment in Malaysia

TASIK CHINI: A Documentary on the Environment in Malaysia

Tasik Chini is a dying lake in Malaysia. Once before, it was known for its beautiful lotus flowers and water lilies. But now, the lake is slowly dying from pollution due to many factors like open-pit mining,...

Produced by The Nippon Foundation and Asian Public Intellectuals in cooperation with The Center for New Cinema.

Exhibition of these API environmental documentaries is governed by TNF/CNC agreement. Contact CNC for exhibition policy.

Nick Deocampo Complete Film Catalog

Film: American Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

Film: American Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

The second episode in Nick Deocampo’s continuing saga on the history of Philippine cinema, this documentary recreates through 3D-rendered animation the evolution of motion pictures during the period o...
Cine>Sine: Spanish Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

Cine>Sine: Spanish Beginnings of Philippine Cinema

This hour-long digital documentary recreates the beginning of motion pictures in the Philippines. By tracing the origin of cinema, it sheds light on Manila as the birthplace of motion pictures. Based on...
Edades: Victorio C. Edades And Moderism In Philippine Art

Edades: Victorio C. Edades And Moderism In Philippine Art

Painter Victorio C. Edades is featured with his life and works in this biographical documentary. As a painter, Edades is recognized for revolutionizing the art of modern painting, thus earning for himself...
The Sex Warriors and The Samurai

The Sex Warriors and The Samurai

A candid story about a Filipino transvestite who works in Japan’s entertainment center in order to support his family. In the daytime, Joan attends to his daily training to prepare him for work as entertainer i...
Junkzilla

Junkzilla

A family witnesses the transformation of their garbage into a monster. The rubbish they throw out of the window turns it into a harmful creature that threatens the whole metropolis. Ordinary people become...
A Legacy of Violence

A Legacy of Violence

The documentary essays the periodic violence marking the evolution of the Filipino nation. Dwelling on the events after the Edsa revolt, it traces the role played by media in shaping politics, and politics,...
Continuing Lives: Women of the Bases

Continuing Lives: Women of the Bases

When Mt. Pinatubo erupted forcing the largest American military base outside of the U.S. mainland to close down, Olongapo’s entertainment industry was threatened and with it the livelihood of thousands o...
Isaak

Isaak

Based on a painting by Rembrandt, “The Sacrifice of Isaac,” the film is a meditation on the complex relations between fathers and sons. In two parallel stories, a son’s desire to be free is shown as he...
Let this film serve as a manifesto for a new cinema

Let this film serve as a manifesto for a new cinema

Born out of the social turbulence of the time, this chronicle of the alternative cinema movement in the Eighties put together the leading young filmmakers of the time and their works shot in Super 8. The...
Memories of Old Manila

Memories of Old Manila

A short, syncretic vision of a city that was once the envy of the Orient but has now sunk into despair – Manila. In this short film, a historian (Behn Cervantes) travels through time from the swampland t...
Mother Ignacia

Mother Ignacia

This film is about a community of native women in 17th century colonial Philippines and how they struggle to attain religious freedom during the past three hundred years. The founder of this community...
Oliver

Oliver

Oliver is a female impersonator who supports his family by performing in Manila’s gay bars. He is Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, and Spiderman all rolled into one. He lives in Tondo and raises his child t...
Private Wars

Private Wars

An autobiographical story of the filmmaker’s search for his missing father. Leaving Manila for Iloilo, the filmmaker (Nick Deocampo) reflects on his life in the city and how he has turned his back from h...
Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song

Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song

A historical and social view of Filipino life caught in the throes of poverty, prostitution, and revolutionary change. It is a chronicle of the filmmaker’s personal history as it intersects with the s...
Tuklas Sining/Panitikan: Spanish Influence on Philippine Literature

Tuklas Sining/Panitikan: Spanish Influence on Philippine Literature

An episode in a series of documentaries about Philippine arts focusing on the Spanish influences on Philippine literature.
Tuklas Sining/Pelikula: Philippine Cinema, 1961–1992

Tuklas Sining/Pelikula: Philippine Cinema, 1961–1992

An episode in a series of documentaries about Philippine arts focusing on Philippine cinema from the Sixties to the Nineties.
Ynang-Bayan: To be a Woman is to Live in a Time of War

Ynang-Bayan: To be a Woman is to Live in a Time of War

A documentary film, which focuses on the subject of women’s movement in the Philippines. Myth and legend overlap with history and politics as the women’s struggle is laid to bear in the individual sto...