Film Talk: How to Watch A Film?

"If true revolution begins in the imagination then the Active Vista explores how the procession of images in films inspires real world change by letting seasoned dreamers inspire their audiences on ways of seeing films."


Limited slots open to the public. Free registration for selected participants.
Deadline of application is on November 15, 2017.
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Sherad Sanchez, Filmmaker

Huling Balyan ng Buhi (2006. Cinema One Originals Best Picture, Director and Screenplay; Best First Work, Marseille Festival of Documentary Film; One Future Prize, Munich Film Festival, First Feature Presentation Award, Cinefan - Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema) | Imburnal (2008. Cinema of the Future Award, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema; Special mention, Bangkok International Film Festival; Best Picture and Screenplay, Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival; Lino Brocka Award, Cinemanila International Film Festival; NETPAC and Woosuk Award, Jeonju Film Festival) | Balangay (2010. Grand Jury Prize, Cinemanila International Film Festival) | Jungle Love (2012) | Salvage (2015)


Erik Matti, Filmmaker

Magic Temple (1996. Best Screenplay, Metro Manila Film Festival) | Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012) | Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 (2014) | On the Job (2013. Best Director, Best Screnplay, Best Story, FAMAS Awards; Best Story, Golden Screen Awards; Jury’s Choice Award, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival; Screenwriter and Director of the Year, Star Awards) | Honor Thy Father (2015. Best Asian Film, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival; Best Director, Metro Manila Film Festival) | Seklusyon (2015. Best Director, Metro Manila Film Festival)


Monster Jimenez, Filmmaker

Big Time (2005. Best Screenplay, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival) | Kano: An American and his Harem (2010. Best Documentary, Cinemanila International Film Festival; Best Documentary, Gawad Urian Awards; Best First Appearance, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) | Apocalypse Child (2015)


Philbert Dy, Film Critic

Online Editor and Writer, ROGUE Magazine | Former Writer at Large, Esquire Magazine | Film Critic, ClicktheCity.Com | Curator, New Filipino Cinema Program, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francsico