In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Far Eastern University Film Movements Festival organized by the Department of Communication of the Institute of Arts and Sciences, presents the 13 official selections which nurture conversations on social issues.
FEU Film Movements Festival (a.k.a. Likhang Mulat) advances the discourse on human rights and sustainable development goals through progressive and alternative cinema—in line with the department’s mantra: “may alam, may pakialam.”
The three-day film festival in its fifth edition was held at the 2nd floor Arts Building from Dec. 11 to 13. It was made possible through the partnerships between DepCom’s FEU SCREEN program, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement, Cinemata, FEU International Relations Office, FEU Film Society, FEU Communication Society, Tudla Productions, Truth Cinema Film Festival, and the Southeast Asian Media Studies Association.
The festival showcased film finalists from sophomore students taking their Introduction to Film course this semester.
This latest edition added a World Cinema Section that featured select films from the partner universities, such as Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (Indonesia) and Escuela Nacional de Artes Cinematográficas (Mexico). Meanwhile, the social advocacy films from the political film collectives were screened in the Truth Cinema Section.
The Likhang Mulat: Gabi ng Parangal 2023 was conducted last Dec. 13 at the University Conference Center where “Revise” by Earl Christian Justimbaste and CinemaSining Studios won Best Short Film, among other awards.
The rebranding of the Likhang Mulat Film Movements Festival as FEU Film Movements Festival was announced by Department Chair and Festival Director Herwin B. Cabasal during the awarding ceremony.
Finalists are now streaming on Cinemata until Dec. 22.