The second year mass communication students of Ateneo de Davao Universty showcased their videos and documentaries in their two-day film festival at J301, last March 17 and 18.
The two-day film festival entitled “Le Rouge Et Le Noir” by section MC2B and “Veritas” by section MC2A featured videos about the impact of media sensationalism in Philippine society and documentaries featuring the different social issues affecting Filipinos made by the second year mass communication students.
Each section composed four videos focused on media sensationalism in the Philippines and four videos about the different social issues they chose from.
Mrs. Christine Faith Avila, a mass communication professor who facilitated for the two-day event, explained the goal for the said film festival.
“The objective is to showcase the students’ interpretation on conflict-sensitive journalism. So, these students need to be equipped of what is high-quality journalism because there is a need to not really change, but, to really make the media landscape a better one,” Mrs. Avila said.
There were students from other schools, such as the Holy Cross of Davao College and Davao City National High School, that attended the said film festival to gather information about the current media landscape in the Philippines.
The videos and documentaries were evaluated by a panel of judges composed of mass communication teachers from different schools and current media practitioners.
For the second year mass communication students, their long sacrifice and hard work had paid off as the judges were all impressed. They hope that this will guide them to become media practitioners later.