CSSH holds Literature to Filmmaking Seminar Workshop

by Rossel Audencial, MIE
CSSH seminar

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), in partnership with the Cultural Affairs Office (CAO), the Mindanao Creative Writers Group, Inc. (MCWG) and the National Commission of Culture and Arts (NCCA), conducted the first Literature to Film SeminarWorkshop on January 24, 2019, at the Audio-Visual Room of the MSU-GSC University Library. The workshop aimed to upgrade the skills of the faculty and to help improve the students’ understanding of literary appreciation, film-making, and literature transformed into film especially in the context of Mindanao.

Dr. Christine F. Godinez Ortega, President of MCWG and Director of Iligan National Writers Workshop served as one of the resource speakers and discussed ‘Mindanaon Literature for Classroom Use.’ Historian Karlo Antonio Galay David, MA in Creative Writing also talked about the ‘Literatures of Mindanao Settlers.’ Likewise, a writer, filmmaker, and director also graced the event in the person of Ferdinand Santiago S. Diokno, MCWG Chairman of the Board who presented ‘From Literature to Film: Production Process and Techniques’ and, Director of Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival, Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan, Editor, New Durian Cinema shared his ‘Insights on Production of Films in and about Mindanao.’ The workshop is an initiative of MCWG and NCCA to conduct a series of forums in different institutions in Mindanao.

Prof. Maulawi Calimba, Dean of CSSH, in coordination with the College English Club of the English Department, spearheaded the event attended by the students and faculty from CSSH and the College of Education.