TOKYO and MANILA (February 17, 2017)
The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the University of the Philippines Film Institute will be holding an Exchange Program for Film Students in Asia entitled …and Action! Asia #03 in the Philippines from February 26 to March 10, 2017, in cooperation with Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Nineteen film students from the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia will come together and co-produce short films within an eight-day production schedule in Quezon City.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center, a unit within the Japan Foundation dedicated to conduct and support collaborative initiatives in Asia, launched …and Action! Asia in fiscal year 2014 with the aim of encouraging a new generation of filmmakers from Asia to achieve a greater understanding of film making in other countries, expand their networks in the region, and utilize their experience for their studies and future careers.
About the Japan Foundation Asia Center
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal independent administrative institution dedicated to carrying out cultural exchange initiatives throughout the world. The Asia Center, established in April 2014, is a division within the Foundation that conducts and supports collaborative initiatives with its Asian—primarily ASEAN—counterparts. Through interacting and working together in Japanese-language education, arts and culture, sports, and grassroots and intellectual exchange, the Asia Center pursues to develop the sense of kinship and coexistence as neighboring inhabitants of Asia. http://jfac.jp/en/
About the University of the Philippines Film Institute
The University of the Philippines Film Institute is the film degree-granting unit under the College of Mass Communication of the country’s premier state university. It counts among its faculty renowned professionals and scholars committed to provide a well-rounded education for the advancement of film all at once as academic discipline, creative practice and enterprise. Degrees offered include one pertinent to Bachelor of Arts Film and another for Master of Arts Media Studies in Film. The BA Film program introduced in 1984 has since progressively evolved to boast now of a curriculum designed for an exhaustive scrutiny of all aspects of the phenomenon of film. The MA Media Studies in Film program focuses on the study of film in the context of increasingly urgent issues of globalization and emergence of new media technologies. Through the years, UPFI has produced graduates who have continuously made their mark in their field garnering plaudits for their art locally and internationally and earning the highest esteem of their industry peers.