FILM LITERACY AND CRITICISM
Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino
Dr. Roland B. Tolentino is currently a Professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute in Diliman. He has been a fellow at the UP Institute of Creative Writing since 2000, and has also taught at the University of California Berkeley, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, and National University of Singapore as a Visiting Professor.
He completed his PhD on Film, Literature, and Culture at the University of Southern California on a Fulbright Grant in 1997, and since then has written extensively on Philippine cinema, literature, and popular culture producing more than 90 publications. Some of his works include “Like/Unlike: Kuwentong Facebook at Politika ng Agam-agam” (2014), “Almanak ng Isang Aktibista” (2011), and “Sakit ng Kalingkingan: 100 Dagli sa Edad ng Krisis” (2005).
He has received numerous prestigious awards both locally and internationally such as the UP Press Centennial Publication Award, National Book Award, Obermann Summer Research Fellowship, Manila Critics Circle Award, and the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
Dr. Tolentino is a member of Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino and the Film Development Council of the Philippines. He previously served as the Dean of UP College of Mass Communication from 2009 to 2015.