Mapua University to Showcase Student Films in the First Filipino Film Festival in Seoul, Korea

Six student films from the Mapua University will be showcased in the first Korea Pinoy International Film Festival (KPIFF) to be held at the Arirang Cinema Center in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul from September 27 to 29, 2019. Mapua’s slot, dubbed The Best of Mapua University Student Films, will be on Saturday, September 28, at 5:00 P.M. The said festival was founded by Nash Ang, a Filipino filmmaker and media practitioner based in Seoul.

The six films to be featured from Mapua are Disconnection Notice by Glenn Lowell Averia, Gatillyo by Harold Lance Pialda, Nik-Nik by Nix Bernal, Ophelia by Celina Mae Medina, Pood by Gio Sallena, and Southbound by Zaira Daradar and Rhadney Reyes.  The said films have been featured and have won awards from various festivals both local and international.

Prof. Benigno B. Agapito, Jr., dean of Mapua’s School of Media Studies, will be introducing the films and will be talking about Mapua’s film program. Mapua University is a partner school of Chung-Ang University and Sungkyunwan University, both based in Seoul.

Mapua’s School of Media Studies faculty member Prof. Roberto Reyes Ang will also accompany Agapito and will have his short film, TNT – Tago Nang Tago (Always on the Run), featured in the Director’s Showcase along with the works of other filmmakers to be held on September 29, Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the same venue.

Posted: September 9, 2019, 5:35 P.M.