In this short talk, Patrick F. Campos, curator for Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND explains the framework and methodology that guided the selection of the 18 films in the programme. It unpacks the concepts of ‘inland’ and ‘island’ as alternative imaginaries to the fiction of national cinemas.
There will be a post-talk Q&A moderated by Viknesh Kobinathan, programmer at Asian Film Archive.
Get tickets and view the whole Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND programme here. Screenings at Oldham Theatre run from 4 March – 2 April 2022, with an online programme streaming online from 3 March – 2 April 2022.
About the Curator
Patrick F. Campos is a film scholar, programmer, and associate professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute and a member of NETPAC. His research investigates the intertwining of political and cinematic discourses and problematizes notions of ‘national’ and ‘regional’ cinema formations.
He is the author of The End of National Cinema (2016) and Scenes Reclaimed (2020), editor of Pelikula: A Journal of Philippine Cinema, and the special issues “Southeast Asian Horror Cinemas” for Plaridel, “The Politics of Religion in Southeast Asian Cinemas” for Situations, and “Contemporary Philippine Cinema” for Art Archive, among others.
Along with regional cinema scholars, he co-organizes the roving biennial Association of Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference, for which he recently put together the program Cinematic Counter-Cartographies of Southeast Asia. He has programmed for Guanajuato International Film Festival, Image Forum Festival, Minikino, Cinema Rehiyon, and curates the annual TINGIN Southeast Asian Film Festival in Manila.