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Film director, screenwriter and professor Nick de Ocampo gives a series of talks on Philippine Cinema in June at the Ayala Museum in Makati. De Ocampo, known for being one of the early proponents of Independent and documentary film making in the country reunites with our new breed of film enthusiasts, students and fans as he talks about the common genres and trends in our cinema in PELIKULA: Talks on Philippine Cinema with Nick Deocampo.

Pelikula: Talks on Philippine CInemaJune 11, 2016 Saturday, 2:00 pm
Iyakan at Sampalan: Melodrama in Philippine Cinema
Melodrama is the “queen” of Filipino movie genres. It has dominated and permeated almost all mainstream cinematic forms ever known in the country. But a movie genre can only result from the habitual patronage by movie viewers of familiar story patterns and character types, resulting to a reciprocal relation between film artist and audience. Re-acquaint yourself with the familiar. By knowing your villains and martyrs in Filipino movies, get to know the society that breeds their reality.

June 18, 2016 Saturday, 2:00 pm
Bayani at Kaaway: Historical Film in Philippine Cinema
The historical film comes closest to mirroring Philippine history. Heroes and traitors come alive as conflicts spark the screen and reenact moments of great social relevance to us Filipinos. From biopics about Rizal and Bonifacio to Heneral Luna and the common indio, movies become bearers of our memories as a people. This way, too, historical movies become narratives of our nationhood.

June 25, 2016 Saturday, 2:00 pm
Mainstream vs Indie: Philippine Cinema at the Crossroads
The debate is on! Mainstream or indie? Which way forward for Philippine cinema? Find out the relations between commercial cinema and independent filmmaking. Where do they merge, how do they differ? In the age of Digital Technology, is there a way out from this binary opposition and what other alternative filmic expressions are there for cinema to assume in the Philippines?

Nick Deocampo is a multi-awarded filmmaker, writer, educator, and currently an associate professor at the U.P. Film Institute, College of Mass Communication at U.P. Diliman. Deocampo graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines (UP) in 1981. He studied filmmaking in Paris, France as a French Government scholar. Under a Fulbright Scholarship Grant, Deocampo earned his Master of Arts degree in Cinema Studies at the New York University in 1989. He has written prizewinning books on Philippine cinema. In 1992, he was names as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM). In the following year, Japan gave him the recognition of being  one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the World  for his contribution to film and education.

PELIKULA: Talks on Philippine Cinema with Nick Deocampo tickets prices are as follows:

  • P300 Regular
  • P270 Student, Member, AGC
  • P800 Season Pass

For inquiries and reservations please call 759 82 88, or email and

SOURCE: The Ayala Museum

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Orly S. Agawin

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Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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