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                  The 19th International Women`s Film Festival hosted by University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) is an annual festival composed of exhibition of films by and about women , film competition, recognition of women film practitioners , and film congress , among other events.
               This year`s theme is CLAIMING SPACES FOR WOMEN’S VOICES. The International Women`s Film Festival is the first and only long-running women`s film festival of it`s kind in the Philippines held during women`s month.It aims to highlight the importance of raising women`s consciousness , promoting women`s rights and empowerment primarily through cinema . The festival started in 1990 in collaboration with the Women`s desk of the concerned artists of the Philippines and the UP Center for Women`s Studies with the cooperation of participating embassies , local producers and distributors.


For details about the 19th International Women’s Film Festival and the Film Congress kindly get in touch with Dr. Armi V. Santiago at PLDT 63-2-920-6863 or through email at armisan2004@yahoo.com or through Mr. Nonoy Lauzon at PLDT 63-2-926-3640.

PROGRAMME:

MARCH 9 / TUESDAY
Venue: Cine Adarna
8:30 am : Registration
9:00 am : Opening of Film Congress
10:00 am –12:00 nn : Forum/Dialogue Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Estrada Claudio
12:00 nn : Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 pm : Forum/Dialogue Speaker: Dr. Odine de Guzman

Venue: Videotheque

2:30-5:30 pm : Forum/Brown Bag - Session with South African Producer : Ms. Bridget Pickering

Venue: Cine Adarna
7:00 - 10:00 pm : Opening Ceremonies :Conferment of Diwata Awards
Opening Film: Courting Justice
Director: Jane Thandi Lipman
Courtesy of the South African Embassy
Film to be introduced by producer Bridget Pickering


MARCH 10 / WEDNESDAY
Venue: Cine Adarna
9:00 am : Registration
10:00 am –12:00 nn : Forum/Dialogue : Speaker: Dr. Judy Taguiwalo
12:00 nn : Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm : Forum /Dialogue : Speaker: Prof. Roselle Leah Rivera


Venue: Cine Adarna
2:30 pm : UPFI New Women Shorts

Venue: Cine Adarna
5:00 pm : Film Screening: SERBIS
Starring Gina Pareño
Director: Brillante Mendoza
Courtesy of Centerstage Productions


7:00 pm : Film Screening: IN MY LIFE
Director: Olivia Lamasan
Courtesy of Star Cinema


MARCH 11 / THURSDAY
Venue: Cine Adarna
9:00 am : Registration
10:00 – 12:00 nn : Forum/Dialogue :
Speakers: Atty. Joji Alonso (Producer of KUBRADOR) and
Ms. Bridget Pickering (Producer of COURTING JUSTICE)
12:00 nn : Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm: Forum/Dialogue : Speaker: Prof. Brian Bantugan


Venue: Cine Adarna
2:30 pm Film Screening: KUBRADOR
Starring Gina Pareño
Director: Jeffrey Jeturian
Courtesy of MLR Films

Venue: Cine Adarna
5:00 pm Film Screening: COURTING JUSTICE
Director: Jane Thandi Lipman
Courtesy of the South African Embassy

Venue: Cine Adarna
7:00 pm: Festival Closing Ceremonies
Film Screening: SANA MAULIT MULI
Director: Olivia Lamasan
Courtesy of Star Cinema

*Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
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