Not everyone has the privilege to attend film school. Participating in discussions on cinema can feel a bit intimidating, too—what with the fear of sharing the room with veterans and film snobs. Thankfully, certain organizations offer a space for beginners. Case in point: Panday Sining.
The mass org’s multimedia arm, SIPAT (Sine Patriyotiko), is open for enrollees for its free virtual film school. Announced yesterday, Mar. 9, SIPAT’s series of events is composed of short courses and roundtable discussions running from Mar. 20 to Apr. 11. Classes are free for all—just prep your internet connection, ID and Discord account.
Film school na libre? LIBRE? Opo. LIBRE TALAGA? Opo. SINO PO PWEDENG SUMALI? Lahat po. KAHIT ESTUDYANTE PA LANG? Lahat…
Among the subjects listed in the mini curriculum are photojournalism and video editing. We also have a chance to deep dive into Third Cinema, a political cinematic movement in Third World countries that emphasizes realistic portrayals of social issues. Above all, these classes aim to dissect how on-screen narratives can also be a force in social change—because like every art, movies are political.
Tell your friends and register here.
Art by Zaila Urmeneta