CineMapúa is now an International Student Short Film Festival

Posted: December 27, 2022, 11:04 A.M.

CineMapúa on its 20th year anniversary this 2022 becomes an international student film festival for the very first time. CineMapúa received 2,892 submitted film entries from 108 countries around the globe after the deadline for submission of entries last September 30, 2022. 

Only 50 finalists were selected to be the official entries in 4 different categories, 20 finalist for World Film Section (International Category); 15 finalists for Collegiate (Local Category); 10 finalists for All Mapúans (Local Category); and 5 finalists for High School (Local Category). These short film finalists will compete for Cardinal Gold Film Awards on March 13-18, 2023.   

“CineMapúa is highly recognized by various student filmmakers around the globe as a platform for delivering socio-cultural stories and conveying concepts that can influence people’s lives. By going international, we embrace global cultures, experiences, film techniques, visual styles, and different languages. It is an added excitement in celebrating CineMapúa’s 20th year this 2022,” said Benigno Agapito Jr., dean of Mapúa’s School of Media Studies and the founder of CineMapúa.  Read More>

MAPUA Media Studies Dean Receives Exemplar Digital Educator Award

Posted: November 2, 2018, 2:10 P.M.

Dean Benigno Agapito Jr. of Mapúa University’s School of Media Studies (SMS) was given the Exemplar Digital Educator Award in the 2018 YAEEHADEMIC Awards held at the UP Cine Adarna, UP Diliman last August 11. 

“Learning is not confined within the four walls of the classroom. It can be achieved even outside through digital media,” said Dean Agapito. Dean Agapito’s ongoing campaign, the “‘Sang Minutong Salaysay,” is a testament to his feat wherein media studies students are required to create a minute-long narrative video depicting the struggles, culture, and other relevant issues in the present Philippine setting. Videos created by the students are uploaded on the school’s Facebook page to impart lessons to and spark creativity in its online viewers.

MAPUA Multimedia Arts Student Wins FAMAS Grand Jury Prize

Posted: November 2, 2018, 2:03 P.M.

BS Multimedia Arts and Sciences student Beverly Anne Ramos bagged the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film in the recently concluded 66th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards. 

Ramos received the award for her work “Dory,” a documentary about a 101-year-old transwoman named Dory who walks around the streets of Tondo, Manila, where she works as a beautician. Despite the discrimination she is facing every day, Dory continues to live on her own ways. “We are all human, we are not perfect, and we commit mistakes; but we always have a choice on how we will live our life,” Ramos shares, pertaining to the message she wants to send through her work.