The MOWELFUND Intensive Filmmaking Workshop is still open for interested persons who may still avail themselves of the remaining two weeks of lectures and hands-on practicum with more resource pesons, including 12 directors, scheduled for next week. Late participants will have to pay a P8,000 registration fee (instead of P15,0000 for the remaining schedule from May 17 (Saturday) to May 31 (Saturday).
Director Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao, MOWELFUND board director and worklshop manager, said that a total of 36 participants began the workshop last Monday, May 12. He added that two members or officers of the different guilds under
the Film Academy of the Philippines are also entitled to send two members free of charge.
Vinarao, also a board director of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines Inc. (DGPI), said that the workshop has already gone through lectures on scriptwriting, production management and production design and has already started its three-day schedule on cinematography.
Armando ‘Bing’ Lao was the resource person for scriptwriting. Paolo Villaluna, Celso de Guzman and Andy Andico lectured on production management while Manny Morfe and Cesar Hernando spoke on production design. The cinema-tography lectures started yesteday, May 15, with Surf Reyes as resource person. Jun Pereira of the Filipino Society of Cinematographers and Raymond Red are the resource persons for May 16 and 17 respectively.
The workshop will be covering all aspects of filmmaking, from acting to animation. Daily workshops and seminars are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with Sundays as the only breaks). All participants have free meals daily.
The remaining two-week schedule with the resource persons is as follows:
May 17 (Saturday)—Cinematography.Raymond Red, resource person.
May 19 (Monday)—Acting.Gina Alajar, resource person.
May 20 (Tuesday)—Editing. Jess Navarro and Manet Dayrit, resource persons.
May 21 (Wednesday)—Editing. Danny Añonuevo and Jay Ramirez, resource
May 22 (Thursday)—Directing. Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Mark Meily and
Emmanuel Borlaza, resource persons.
May 23 (Friday)—Directing. Eddie Romero, Tony Reyes and Lav Diaz,
May 24 (Saturday)—Directing. Maryo J. de los Reyes, Mes de Guzman and
Joel Lamangan, resource persons.
May 26 (Monday)—Directing. Mel Chionglo, Celso Ad. Castillo and
William Mayo, resource persons.
May 27 (Tuesday)—Sound Record and Mix Class. Roly Ruta, resource person.
May 28 (Wednesday)—Musical Scoring and Direction. Mon del Rosario and
Jong Cuenco, resource persons.
May 29 (Thursday)—Distribution and Marketing. Robbie Tan, Ric Camaligan and
Wilson Tieng, resource persons.
May 30 (Friday)—Animation. Gerry Garcia, Benjie Marasigan and
Nelson Caliguia, resource persons.
May 31 (Saturday)—Group Project Viewing and Graduation.
The seminar-workshop is actually undertaken by the MOWELFUND Film Insitute (MFI). The MFI was established in 1979 with a long term commitment to
the democratization of filmmaking through film literacy in response to the need
to raise consciousness among filmmakers and their audience to foster a better film culture in the country.
The MFI is a one-of-a-kind film training center that caters to the needs of both mainstream and independent cinemas, adhering to the objectives of developing
a wider base of filmmakers, alternative film venues, and wider film usage.
Since 1979, the MFI has been conducting summer workshops in filmmaking, particularly in the fields of scriptwriting, production design and art directrion, cinematography, acting, editing and directing.
Director Vinarao said they will be holding specialized workshop-seminars
throughout the year with an editing seminar as priority as they have already acquired state-of-the-art editing equipment.