This October, part of U.P. Film Institute’s celebration of the experimental form, the UP Film Institute and the Film Development Council of the Philippines bring you this month’s Pelikula Lektura with Anne G. de Guzman
Discover the unconventional mode of found-footage film in her lecture this October 15 (Tuesday). Prof. de Guzman will also show several of her works in found-footage style.
For interested participants, you may register at: https://tinyurl.com/PelikulaLekturaADG
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
Date: 15 October 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Room 202, UPFI Media Center Bldg.
Title: The Missing Found-Footage Films
Classically, found-footage film is a “collage or ‘archival’ cinema in broad filmmaking”(Adrian Danks)*. Its main purpose is to recontextualize an existing footage into a new visual environment. There, new meanings are created from the archival or appropriated footages made integral into the filmmaker’s intention.
I was most surprised to find out that not since the film of Luis Quirino and Donna Sales’, “True Blue Coconut Grove (gawa sa Pilipinas), a wonderful piece of found footage experimental film that the technique and genre was not fully embraced by the local experimental filmmaking community.
I aspire to generate a consciousness of the beauty of this particular mode of filmmaking through some found footage shorts by humble means of found-footage experimental shorts I’ve formed.
Anne Marie G. de Guzman majored in filmmaking (BFA) and studied photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She received her Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) degree, Studio Arts from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She is devoted to the cinematic form of short films and experimental films. She is at present committed on crafting images using archival and other sources of found footage and photographic stills to attain abstract overtones using digital applications. She is still admittedly a work in progress regarding her newfound re-entry from a self-imposed absence from producing moving visual works. Her concern, at this time is to persist on experimenting in having to construct short films of a second to a minute using particularly at this time found footage to achieve a maturity of thought in visual brevity.
She is a previous winner at the CCP Alternative Film and Video Competition, and has presented drawing portfolios at the Galleria Duemila, and the Ayala Museum.
She is faculty and former director of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. (UPFI).