In celebration of the centennial of Philippine cinema, the University of the Philippines Film Institute, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, and in partnership with De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, will be holding Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference. The event will be held on September 14-15, 2017 in two venues—at the UP Film Institute Cine Adarna and the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Theater.

Spanning a hundred years of filmmaking in the country in the hands of native-born filmmakers starting with Don Jose Nepomuceno in 1917 (with the establishment of his company, Malayan Movies), the history of Philippine cinema has gone through varied, and often tumultuous, periods. Starting during the colonial period under Spanish and American rulers, it has survived a cataclysmic war under the Japanese, enjoyed a boost during the postwar independence, went through the period of martial law, and has transformed in the contemporary digital era. The international conference seeks to address these periods which helped define Philippine cinema.

Sandaan brochure

5 participants (mix of teachers and students) from academic institutions can attend one or two days of the conference. The conference can only accommodate 5 delegates from each institution for the pre-registration. If you wish to add more participants, they will be included in the waitlist to be prioritized for walk-in registration.

To be able to secure sure slots for your delegates, they must be pre-registered through this online form:

For inquiries, please contact the Sandaan Secretariat via the ff:

Tel. Nos. 926.27.22 / 926.36.40 / 981.85.00 loc. 4286