(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Irma Faith Pal, Dumaguete City
WHILE SOME PEOPLE REFER TO THE FILM industry as a dying industry in the Philippines, Jonah A. Lim sees infinite possibilities.
In fact, this 40-year-old film professor at the Silliman University School of Communication is just starting to make waves in the international experimental and short films scene.
His short film, Kaibigan (Friend) was awarded Best Foreign Film at last months 6th Annual Christian WYSIWYG (What-you-See-is-What-you-Get) Film Festival in San Francisco, California.
The honor came as a pleasant surprise to Lim because he made the film to use it as a teaching aid in his TV production class to explain how a short film is made.
Lim has been a film and audio-visual communications professor of the Silliman University School of Communication here for nine years.
This Manila-born and Manila-raised professor relocated to Dumaguete in 1996 because he said he was tired of the fast-paced life in Manila.
Lim said it has become his habit to surf the Internet to look for updates on the video …