In celebration of National Arts Month 2023, the Provincial Tourism and Culture Office of Nueva Vizcaya organized an event with the theme “DIY Content Making for Film and Social Media with Mes De Guzman,” held at the Sacred Heart Center, SMU-Bayombong on Friday, March 3.
A total of 32 ACians participated in the said event; 28 from the Basic and Tertiary Education levels. Mostly from The Paragon and Information Technology students. They were accompanied by 4 faculty members.
Meanwhile, the event began with opening remarks by Mr. John Carlo Calingdan, a PTCO staff who was appointed by Ms. Marichelle O. Costales, the Acting PTCO Officer.
It was followed by the lecture of an award-winning filmmaker who won International and National awards, Director Mes De Guzman.
“Ang Vizcaya ay parang balon na kinukuhanan ko ng inspirasyon para gumawa ng pelikula,” said Dir. De Guzman.
During the event, Direk Mes showed his very first film entitled “Ang Batang Trapo” that was done in 2001 which won several awards in both national and international festivals.
Same is through with his film in 2005 entitled “Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong.” Both of which were portrayed by local child stars.
Moreover, the event was very interactive as Direk Mes smartly answered all questions thrown at him by students of the different schools in the province.
It was indeed a noteworthy happening and paticipants learned a lot in the whole day affair.
Report by: Arielle Monique D. Lacbayan
Photos by: Marydhel Hope S. Evardone, Senior Photojournalist
Lilibeth D. Pulista