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educational program

The Institute is a response to the need to raise consciousness among filmmakers and audiences for a better film culture in the country. It adheres to the following objectives:

▪ Develop a wider base of filmmakers
▪ Develop alternative film venues
▪ Develop wider film usage


The MOWELFUND FILM INSTITUTE (MFI) is the educational arm of the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation, Inc. (MOWELFUND). It is a unique film training center in Southeast Asia that caters to the needs of the mainstream film industry and independent cinema.

Since its inception in 1979, MFI is proud of its dedication to film education, its willingness to innovate, and its passion for film, not only as a medium of
entertainment, but as a very powerful visual and communication art form always in evolution. Distinguished local and foreign lecturers are invited to conduct
workshops and seminars, which attract students from top universities,
professionals from the film industry and film enthusiasts.

Mowelfund Film Institute (MFI) is proud of its students who overcome limitations and make films that are short but full of independent visions and newfound voices. In educating the young artists, it approaches the fulfillment of this dream. Within its embrace, a new movement in Philippine Cinema is born – the Cinema of the Young.

Its alumni have won awards for their innovative works in local and international short film festivals. A number have figured prominently in mainstream cinema and independent cinema, among others, Cannes Film Festival awardees
Raymond Red, Brillante Mendoza, and other headliners Nick Deocampo, Lav Diaz, Yam Laranas, Mark Meily, Joey Agbayani, Armando “Bing” Lao, Jon Red, Rox Lee, Topel Lee, Neil Daza, Robert Quebral, Mel Bacani, Ellen Ramos, Paolo Villaluna, Ricky Orellana, Auraeus Solito, Cesar Hernando, Larry Manda, Odyssey Flores, Sari Dalena, Kiri Dalena, Ogie Sugatan, Mike Alcazaren, Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, Ditsi Carolino, Jo Atienza, Regiben Romana, Albert Banzon, Shane Sarte and Rica Arevalo.

In its pursuit to educate the young filmmakers and to elevate the quality of cinematic art in the country, the MFI is active in the following programs:
Education, Workshop Productions and Outreach Program through its Cinema Mobile.