They say film is a powerful medium to convey a message to its viewers. So, for the third year in a row, Dakila—Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, will use this powerful tool to relate the importance of knowing and understanding issues of human rights.
Started in 2008, Active Vista Film Festival aims to promote "a vision of society that respects, upholds, and values the dignity, rights, and freedom of its people."
"Cinema with a conscience," further described Dakila co-founder Lourd de Veyra during his speech at the opening of Active Vista Film Festival last July 20 at the Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong City.
This year, Dakila will be screening more than 20 films in 17 provinces nationwide. These include classic works like Orapronobis and Insiang and award-winning independent movies such as Lola, Ploning, Tribu, and Kinatay.
There will also be seminars, workshops, and discussion not only about film making but also other major issues affecting certain areas in the country.
Active Vista Film Festival will culminate on December 10, International Human Rights Day, wherein the 10 Best Short Films will be awarded at the same time.
Active Vista Film Festival Screening Schedule:
July 22 University of the Philippines Visayas, UP Visayas Auditorium
July 22 University of San Carlos (Main Campus), Buttenbruch Hall
July 23 University of San Carlos (Talamban Campus), CAFA Theater
July 26 University of the Philippines Cebu, Conference Hall
July 27 University of Southern Philippines, Moot Court
July 29 Holy Angel University, University Theater
August 4 Palawan State University, Performing Arts Center
August 5 Palawan State University, Performing Arts Center
August 6 Holy Trinity University, HTU Auditorium
August 11 University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, Mutien Marie Building Auditorium A
August 17 Aquinas University, Daragang Magayon Hall
August 18 Aquinas University, Daragang Magayon Hall
August 18 Ateneo de Naga University, Arupe Hall
August 19 Ateneo de Naga University, Arupe Hall
Cagayan de Oro City
August 20 Xavier University, Auditorium
August 21 Xavier University, SM Cagayan de Oro
August 25 University of the Philippines Los Banos, NCAS Auditorium
August 26 University of the Philippines Los Banos, NCAS Auditorium
August 26 Lyceum of Calamba, Auditorium
October 14 De La Salle-Canlubang
August 27 De La Salle-Lipa, Sentrum
August 30 University of the Philippines Mindanao, Lorenzo Hall
September 3 Holy Cross of Davao
September 4-5: HASIK Mindanao
September 6 Mindanao State Universisty - IIT, MSU IIT Gymnasium
September 7 Silliman University, Luce Auditorium
September 8 Silliman University, Luce Auditorium
September 9 Silliman University, Luce Auditorium
September 10-11 HASIK Visayas
September 14 University of Baguio
September 15 University of Baguio
September 16 University of the Philippines Baguio
September 18-19 HASIK Luzon
General Santos City
September 22 Mindanao State University - General Santos
September 23 Mindanao State University - General Santos
September 28 West Mindanao State University
September 30 Unibersidad de Zamboanga
(November 15 to December 4)
Far Eastern University
La Consolacion College
Ateneo de Manila University
University of the East
Mapua Institute of Technology
Jose Rizal University
December 6-9 UP Film Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
December 10 Festival Closing
*Metro Manila Festival Program is yet to be finalized.
*Venues and Films are subject to change