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MPSPC bags major awards in ‘Takilya sa Akademya’

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE--- The Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) bagged various awards in the “Takilya Sa Akademya”, the first short film festival among higher education institutions in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).


MPSPC ‘s entry  “Kasiyana”, (All is Well) won the following awards :  Best Short Film, Best in Cinematography, Best Director and Best Film Portrayal of Casts  during the awarding at  University of the Cordilleras auditorium recently.


It is among the six short film entries for "Takilya sa Akademya: A Sine Kordilyera CARES" organized by the  Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-UniFAST CAR to develop the passion  of Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education student-beneficiaries  interested  the film industry.


In an interview with Roger Federico, the director of “Kasiyana”, he said the film was inspired by the story of Karen, a lady from Bukidnon who got married to an Igorot, and was able to study in MPSPC because of the CHED Scholarship Program.


He shared that to be able to bring the audience to believe in the story, they went to visit Karen’s residence and tried to recreate everything that happened in her life including their house, and the situations  she was in.


“As a member of the indigenous people myself, when we make films  we must be respectful in the context of our culture so it won’t be misrepresented,” he said.


Federico also hopes that more IP members will venture in the film industry, sharing that to become one, one has to watch a lot of films and to be not afraid to explore and experiment.


The Takilya sa Akademya is a non-commercial short-film festival that promotes convergence of messages across multi-variate levels of intention to inspire students, promote government appreciation, encourage political support, encourage learning, share expertise and promote artistry and advocacy, among others.



In an interview with Roger Federico, the director of “Kasiyana”, he said the film was inspired by the story of Karen, a lady from Bukidnon who got married to an Igorot, and was able to study in MPSPC because of the CHED Scholarship Program.


He shared that to be able to bring the audience to believe in the story, they went to visit Karen’s residence and tried to recreate everything that happened in her life including their house, and the situations  she was in.


“As a member of the indigenous people myself, when we make films  we must be respectful in the context of our culture so it won’t be misrepresented,” he said.


Federico hopes that more IP members will venture in the film industry, sharing that to become one, one has to watch a lot of films and to be not afraid to explore and experiment.

Photo by: Art Tibaldo
Photo by: Art Tibaldo
Photo by: Art Tibaldo

The Takilya sa Akademya is a non-commercial short-film festival that promotes convergence of messages across multi-variate levels of intention to inspire students, promote government appreciation, encourage political support, encourage learning, share expertise and promote artistry and advocacy, among others.(JDP/VJLT_PIA CAR, Mountain Province)

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