Adrian D. Mendizabal is a Filipino media studies scholar based in Manila, Philippines. He is completing his degree on MA Media Studies (Film) at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI). He is recently a contributing film reviewer of VCinema. He has contributed several essays on Philippine cinema and the local media industry to various publications like Asian Politics & Policy, Plaridel Journal, Kino Punch, NANG 2, La Furia Umana, New Durian Cinema, Transit Journal, Sinekultura Film Journal and MUBI Notebook and is currently working on a research project exploring the relationship of time and Lav Diaz’s cinema. His main interest is film-philosophy.
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M.A. Media Studies (Film), College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2014-present)
B.S. Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2006-2011)
Writer/AVP Editor, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Information and Fisherfolk Coordination Unit. Manila, Philippines. (Aug 2016-present.
Technical Writer, DILG-Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) Survey – Metro Manila. Department of Interior and Local Government: Manila, Philippines. (Apr-May 2015)
Field Data Enumerator & Operations Head, PROJECT HUSTISYA. Berkman International, Inc.: San Juan, Metro Manila. (May to Aug 2014)
Technical Writer, a certain DOE Project. Philippine Information Agency: Quezon City. (Mar to Aug 2014)
Technical Writer, a technical blog. FEECO International, Inc. (Mar to April 2014)
Technical Assistant, various projects w/ EMB-DENR. Innogy Solutions, Inc. (Feb to Dec 2013)
Licensed Chemical Engineer, Professional Regulation Committee. (April 2012 – present)
Blog Editor, Cinema and Moving Image Research Assembly (CAMIRA) Blog – ‘CAMeRa‘. (2014-present)
Editor-in-Chief, Indiocine: A Journal on Philippine Cinema. (Aug – Dec 2011)
Contributing Film Reviewer, Next Projection. (June – Dec 2011)
Essays and Articles
“What is a Scar?: A Spectral Study.” NANG 2 (2017 – upcoming): 20-28. Print.
“Lav Diaz and Time: Emergence of the Open Image.” Kino Punch 3 (2015): 30–35. Print. [HTML] [PDF]
“The Nonface in Class Picture.” Kino Punch 3 (2015): 10–13. Print. [HTML] [PDF]
“The Monstrosity of Ars Colonia.” La Furia Umana (Paper Issue) 8 (2015): 90–96. Print. [PDF]
“Time and Cinema.” New Durian Cinema 1.1 (2014): 21–30. Print. [PDF,edited]
“Without a Face, Without a Name.” Sinekultura 6 (2014): 45–49. Print. [HTML] [PDF]
“Raya Martin and His Visions of Postcolonial Realities.” MUBI Notebook. N.p., 2012. Web. [HTML] [PDF]
Conferences, Panels and Talks
“The Epistemology of the Open.” The 2016 UP CMC Graduate Student Conference on Communication and Media Studies. Quezon City: University of the Philppines – Diliman, forthcoming – April 2016.
“Lav Diaz’s Open Image as a War Machine: The Gift of Nomadic Time in the Digital Era.” Digital Divide: Departures, Ruptures, & Futures. Quezon City: University of the Philippines – Diliman, June 2015.
“Lav Diaz and Time: A Cartographic Sketch of Critical Possibilities.” Graduate Research Colloquium. Quezon City: University of the Philippines – Diliman, Mar 2015.
Panel Moderator. Intellectuals, the Public Arena, and the Nation. Quezon City: University of the Philippines – Diliman, Sept 2014.
Speaker. Amalgam: Unauthorized Introduction to Contemporary Visual Surplus. Quezon City: Discussion Lab, Sept 2014.
Radio guest. Tinig Kabataan. Santolan, Quezon City: DWDD (1134 kHz Metro Manila, “Ka-Tropa Radio”). July 2014.
The Constitution of Time in Lav Diaz’s Cinema. Quezon City: N.p., 2015. Web.
Three Opening Scenes of Lav Diaz. Quezon City: N.p., 2014. Web.
Lav Diaz: A Critique of Time. Quezon City: N.p., 2014. Web.
Nov 2015 — Jury Member, Asian Cinema Section, SalaMindanaw Asian (International) Film Festival 2015, General Santos and Cotabato Cities, Philippines.
Nov 2015 — Jury Member, Asian Shorts, Binisaya Film Festival 2015. Cebu, Philippines.
Oct 2014 — Jury Member, Asian Shorts, Binisaya Film Festival 2014. Cebu, Philippines.
Oct 2012 — Judge, UPFI Black Beret Awards 2012. Quezon City: University of the Philippines – Diliman.
Dec 2011 — Judge, UP CINEMA: Piling Obrang Video 8. Quezon City: University of the Philippines – Diliman.
Oct 2011 — Judge, PUP Film Aficionados Circle: “SSHH…” Silent Short Film Festival 2011. Sta Mesa: Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Philippine Delegate. Cinema and Moving Image Research Assembly (CAMIRA), 2014- present.
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last update: March 28, 2017