Critically-acclaimed film Ophelia can now be viewed online for free, as part of a campaign to raise donations for medical frontliners.
Mapúa University alumna, Celina Mae Medina, hopes that the film would be an active instrument to contain the virus by supporting medical frontliners. The filmmaker plans to keep her film up online for as long as there are people willing to watch, to help as many medical workers as she can.
“May this film be a reminder for everyone to take care of their mental health, as well as their physical health during this difficult time,” Medina said. “Personally, I donated monetary donations to VP Leni’s Healthworker’s drive. I’m still thinking of what else I can do to help especially since this cause is close to my heart because my mother is a doctor herself,” she added.
Ophelia depicts the struggles of a college student, who is suffering from depression, in seeking psychiatric help. This film garnered several recognitions in both local and international film scenes. In 2019, it was among the featured films in the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner.
It was also recognized in various international film festivals including Los Angeles CineFest 2019, The Monthly Film Festival in United Kingdom, Alternative Film Festival in Toronto Canada and That Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
Medina is a Digital Cinema graduate of Mapua University and is now a part-time professor at the Mapúa School of Media Studies for Digital Film.
Stream Ophelia here: https://t.co/5STCBUgVMN?amp=1
Visit these links to donate:
bit.ly/forCOVID19frontliners – Frontliners Assistance Drive
http://bit.ly/AKSDonation – Angkas Donation Drive for Health Workers against COVID-19