By Edan Sam G. Pancho | News Writer
Vol. XCI No. 4
Silliman University (SU) Filipino department launched SINELIKSIK, a first documentary film fest, in celebration of Buwan ng Wika. Nineteen out of 133 entries were presented during the film fest.
One entry is chosen from nineteen sections, the following entries are BULONG; MANOS; TAPON; PANGARAP; HALALBAN; PILI; COSA YA PASA CON TIGO; ILAD; PAMINAW; DISCONECTADO; SORDO; SUSUKO KA NA BA?; LIBUD; OKAY RAKO; LAROY; PAGMULAT; TINTA; LANGIT LUPA; SABTA KO.
SINELIKSIK was organized by the Filipino department headed by Asst. Prof. Ronald Kinilitan and Samahang Maharlika, a group of Filipino major students. Entries are limited only to college students taking up GE 13: Sinesosyedad.
The film festival is a celebration of collaborating ideas and creative expression among the youth through short movies. This year’s theme is about finding solutions to social issues with goals that encourage people to take action for a better future.
The festival aims to “promote the Filipino language and to raise awareness on social issues,” said Kinilitan. Depression, poverty, crime and other social issues are highlighted in the film entries. He also added that it encourages students to take action in addressing social problems and he hoped to hold the event annually.
The film showing was originally scheduled on Aug. 12 at the Audio-Visual Theater but was suspended due to a holiday on the same date. The department eventually decided to present the chosen film entries of each section in their respective classes.