RTD on Poetics and Practice of Film Criticism in the Philippines

The Office of Research and Publication invites you to the Poetics and Practice of Film Criticism in the Philippines.


Nick Deocampo
Patrick Flores
Eulalio Guieb III
Bienvenido Lumbera
Carlo Pangilinan
Nicanor Tiongson
Rolando Tolentino


Patrick Campos

CMC Auditorium, UP College of Mass Communication
19 March 2014, 1:00 PM

Open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Limited seats only.

About the RTD
Cinema in the Philippines has, by now, had a long history, and recent changes in local cinema has also been remarkable. Certainly, film criticism in the Philippines is not static. It is continually developing, partly in response to the changes in cinema, but, beyond that and more importantly, as a discrete field. The RTD is an opportune venue to reflect on the poetics and practice of film criticism in the Philippines. In particular, following broad questions would hopefully be addressed:
What has been the history of film criticism in the Philippines?
In your view as a critic, where is it or should it be going?
What have been the principles and presuppositions of your own critical practice, through the years, that could shed light on the foregoing questions?