Film Catalogue

20/20 FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

Active Vista presents cinema that challenges our visual acuity. In 20/20, we bring focus to narratives of different colors and stories at the margins of our sight to see the world in 20/20 — with an awareness of those in the peripherals, with sharpness and clarity of vision, with a depth of perception, and hopefully, through the lens of humanity.

FRONTLINES

Active Vista presents films on the frontlines that speak truth to power. These films banner the most relevant issues of our times, inviting us to look closer and beyond the headlines, and examine the social architecture and infrastructures that enable the horrors that haunt our nation.

HOME FRONTS

Active Vista presents stories at the home fronts that redefine battle lines. The films present varying narratives of personal struggles in the context of society, ushering us to a reflection of our quest for truth as an innately human act of liberation.

RESISTANCE IN MEMORY

Active Vista presents classic Filipino films that created cultural blueprints of our history. The films chronicle the periods and facets of our peoples’ struggles, imprinting a collective remembrance of our courage and resistance.

FRAMES

Active Vista features short films that tell compelling stories on different frames of human struggles.


ACTIVE VISTA IN FOCUS

Active Vista features films from Joseph Israel Laban, a filmmaker who has directed, written, and produced some of the most compelling and eye-opening films of our recent times.


ACTIVE VISTA FOREFRONT

Active Vista honors filmmaker Lav Diaz with its Active Vista Forefront for his mastery in telling the stories of the Filipino people’s narrative.