Film and Faith Seminar – The First of Its Kind to be Held in Asia

OCT 18TH 2006

Film and Faith is a seminar on the use of popular films for evangelization and values education, open to all media educators, communication students, catechists and movie buffs of all ages and backgrounds. The seminar will be held at the CFA Auditorium on January 15-17, 2007.

This seminar, the first of its kind to be held in Asia, will be given by Fr. Peter Malone, MSC, an internationally-known film critic and film festival juror. Fr. Malone is an International Consultant to the Bishops’ Committee for Film in the Philippines. He is former President of the International Organization for the Cinema (OCIC) and SIGNIS.

“Film and Faith” is basically a two-part seminar. Part One focuses on Jesus and Cinema and Christ-Figures. It is an exploratory travel through time—discussing the history of Jesus films and probing into Christ-figures and their evolution in cinema. The first part also features major changes in theology and spirituality in the 20th century.

Part Two is on the Pastoral Use of Cinema. It is aimed at training participants to better appreciate films in their contemporary form and content. Participants are led to a discovery of ways through which films today can make an impact on various audiences. To achieve these objectives, a significant number and variety of films will be shown.

Aside from being a film reviewer and speaker, Fr. Malone is also the renowned author of several film books. In his 36 years of study and practice of film criticism, he has written about 25 books, including Movie Christs and Anti-Christs, “The Film” and “Films and Values.” He is co-author of Lights, Camera…Faith!, a 3-volume movie lectionary.

Persons interested in attending the seminar may get in touch with CFA’s Training Department at training@cfamedia.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone/fax 713 2732. A minimal registration fee will be charged, to cover meal expenses and seminar materials.