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ICOMM: Moving Beyond Boundaries

 

Proving that truly, excellence is their passion, Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Institute of Communication continuous to regain its glory. Over the past years, The Institute of Communication, collectively known as ICOMM continues to unfold and spread its capabilities towards the boundary of greatness. Unfolding truths and telling stories in every angle of day-to-day experience in the real world and the world of fiction by touching people’s lives through the Institute’s creative masterpieces in the field of documentaries and short films.

Photo courtesy of Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Photo courtesy of Colegio de San Juan de Letran

The institute proves that in whatever condition one may be, it doesn’t affect anything as long as you’re willing to work hard for it and through this comes your glory. Recently, Plan Z Productions’ SUKAT was named Best Documentary and The Most Gender-Sensitive Film in the International Category at the 3rd Singkwento International Film Festival held at Tanghalang Leandro Locsin of National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Intramuros Manila last February 21. This documentary tackles the story of a mother who is a midget with a disability but still continues to provide everything and do anything she can for her granddaughter despite all of the trials. Not only that, “SUKAT” also won 2nd place at the recent Cinemalaya held last August 2015 at the CCP Complex and an addition to that “SUKAT” was ranked as the 6th placer in The Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015 Film Festival last August 2015.

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Photo courtesy of The Catholic Mass Media Awards

Another world-class masterpiece of the institute was a documentary entitled “HATAW SA KATAHIMIKAN” by Kwadro Alas Productions who won Best in TV Production in one of the most prestigious Award- Giving Body in the country, The Catholic Mass Media Awards popularly known as the CMMA, held last November 2015 at The Star Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City. This documentary tells the story about a group of dancers who doesn’t let their deafness affect their passion in dancing and in doing what they want to do to pursue in life.

Photo courtesy of Rainbow X
Photo courtesy of Rainbow X

Students from ICOMM, continues to give honor not just only to the College of Liberal Arts but also to the Colegio. Concepts of short films such as this one entitled “RAINBOW X”, a story about an actor who was tasked to play a role of a hate crime victim in the situation wherein there are rising cases of hate crimes towards the Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexual, Transgenders, Intersex and Queer commonly known as the LGBTIQ was granted with the Top Award in the Student Division of The Philippine Quill Awards last 2014.

Truly, The Institute of Communication will never stop in showing and demonstrating world-class media practitioners and with the help of the ICOMM Gurus who taught them well the concept of originality, creativity, and uniqueness. They strongly hold on to the principle of striving hard to reach your goal and to know your product’s purpose whether it is in documentary or in short-film. Brilliant minds, determination, and commitment will always be the key to the institute, never mind those sleepless nights because once this institution and all the people behind it unleash their inner force and eagerness to provide excellence, they will surely move beyond boundaries.

 

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