Patrick Campos
Associate Professor
University of the Philippines

Patrick F. Campos is Asst. Prof. at the University of the Philippines (UP) Film Institute. He is Associate Editor of Humanities Diliman and Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication and Media and a consultant at the Open University of Malaysia. He was formerly the Coordinator of the UP Film Center, where he directed international film festivals and the longest running film workshop in the Philippines. He was also the former College Secretary and then the Director of the Office of Extension and External Relations at the UP College of Mass Communication, where he is currently the Director of the Office of Research and Publications.

His publications and presentations have been preoccupied with polylocalities and how contemporary Philippine cinema has engendered nation and nationalism. In the same vein, he also has an ongoing research project, “Adaptation Criticism of Screen Rizal as Metacriticism,” which seeks to understand the continuous mediation and mediatization of the Philippines’ national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

More recently, his research interest has shifted to the wider circle of Southeast Asian cinemas, specifically the cinemas of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. On the one hand, the focus has been to problematize how mainstream cinemas complicate, if not unravel, transnational relations. On the other hand, the question has been how apparently unconnected independent films are able to conceive an alternative imagination of a region.



“Ghostly Allegories: Haunting as Constitution of Philippine (Trans) National (Cinema) History”

“Manila by Night as Thirdspace”
“Noli on TV: Adaptation Criticism as Metacritism”