University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI)

University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI)

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Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI)
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI)
Year of Foundation:
2003
Name of Director:
Prof. Roehl L. Jamon
Address :
UPFI Film Center, 2/F Cine Adarna bldg. Magsaysay and Osmena Ave.,UP Diliman, Quezon City
Country:
Phillipines
Website:

Mission & Strategy

The UP Film Institute (UPFI) of the Premier State University is the only internationally-accredited academic institution in the country offering film courses for both undergraduate and master’s degrees. It is attached to the UP College of Mass Communication. Established in March 2003 by the UP Board of Regents, the UPFI merges two units: the former UP Film Center and the Film and Audiovisual Communication Department of the UP College of Mass Communication.

The UPFI’s academic programs aim to contribute to the development of genuinely Filipino national cinema by producing graduates with a well-rounded liberal arts education as well as creative and technical skills and a keen sense of social responsibility. It seeks to instill increased professionalization in Philippine film practice and upgrade local film scholarship.

The BA Film program, which started in 1984, is still the only one in the Philippines that offers a holistic approach to the art and scholarship of film. Leaders in the local mainstream film and media, advertising, television, public information and relations, and corporate communications are graduates of this program.

The MA Media Studies - Film Program, started in 2004, focuses on the study of film vis-á-vis the increasingly urgent issues of globalization and new media technologies, as it provides Filipino scholars with a means of closely inspecting and evaluating film as a complex social, cultural and economic phenomenon.

Financing

Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total

Degree areas

Bachelor of Arts (Film, Full-Time)
Master of Arts (Media Studies - Film, Full-Time)

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
Yes
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
No
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
No
Advanced Training of Professionals:
Yes

Student incentives

Staff

Full-time
Part-time
Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
15
12
Teaching Assistants:
0
0
Industry Professionals:
0
0
Administrative Staff:
12
0
Technical Staff:
6
1

Key teaching staff (Tenure Staff and/or Industry Professionals)

Facilities, equipment & production

Area:

Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.

Total Annual Production:

Hours
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