Ten Philippine short films from the Likhang Mulat Film Movements Festival will be streaming on Cinemata from December 10 to 12 as part of Cinemata Visions, a new initiative that highlights social issue video endeavours initiated by film schools and learning institutions in the Asia-Pacific. The screening coincides with the international celebration of Human Rights Day on December 10 and the commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
To kick off the initiative, EngageMedia has partnered with the Far Eastern University (FEU) Department of Communication to stream ten of its students’ social advocacy films. The films will be available on Cinemata starting December 10 as part of the online screening of the festival.
Conducted under the FEU Screen program, Likhang Mulat (Socially Conscious Creations) is a social advocacy film festival and visual arts exhibit that aims to advance the discourse on social issues and human rights through progressive media content. The film festival is anchored on the theme “Forda Freedom: Matiwasay, Pantay, Ligtas, at Malayang Buhay” (For Freedom: A Secure, Equal, Safe, and Free Life). The festival will be held in collaboration with iDEFEND, FEU Studios, and Cinemata.
About Cinemata Visions
The online screening of the Likhang Mulat film festival kicks off EngageMedia’s partnership with the FEU Department of Communication for Cinemata Visions, a new initiative that spotlights notable works from film schools and learning institutions dedicated to cinema in the Asia-Pacific. Cinemata Visions highlights video endeavours such as workshops and competitions initiated by advocacy groups dedicated to the youth. It aims to harness creative film outputs and encourage young filmmakers to produce more social issue works by providing a free, independent, and secure video hosting platform beyond the usual corporate platforms.
EngageMedia developed Cinemata to support film initiatives like Likhang Mulat in highlighting essential yet underheard stories and inspiring collective action among Asia-Pacific audiences.