The Ateneo Interdisciplinary Studies Department celebrates the centenary of national artist Lamberto V. Avellana

August 24, 2015

Lamberto V. Avellana“Lamberto Avellana @ 100: Portrait of the Artist as an Atenean” celebrates the life and work of National Artist for Film and Theatre Lamberto V. Avellana. The month-long celebration will kick off on September 3 with an exhibit and presentation of Avellana films at the Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University. A screening of his 1956 crime film Anak Dalita will follow.  

Other activities include free lectures at the Rizal Library:  Dr. Vina Lanzona (September 10, 4:30 p.m.); Dr. Nicanor Tiongson (September 17, 4:30 p.m.); and Dr. Clodualdo del Mundo (September 23, 4:30 p.m.).  The September 23 lecture will also include a SOFIA roundtable discussion on film archiving programs and prospects. The unveiling of Lamberto Avellana Film Collection is also part of the day’s activities.
Free screenings of Avellana’s films will also be held at the Rizal Library: Huk sa Bagong Pamumuhay (September 10); Badjao (September 17); Kundiman ng Lahi (September 23); and Portrait of an Artist as Filipino (October 1).

A scene from "Huk sa Bagong Pamumuhay" A scene from "Badjao"
A scene from "Kundiman ng Lahi" A scene from "Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino"

The month-long celebration will culminate with the launch of the Lamberto Avellana Commemorative Stamp and the presentation of the monograph “Lamberto Avellana @ 100: The Artist as an Atenean.
For reservations, please email with your name(s) and the event(s) you wish to attend.  You may also call Ms Racky Tizon at 426-6001 local 5340.
For inquiries, please email Dr Rofel G Brion at or Dr Nikki Briones Carsi Cruz at
Lamberto Avellana @ 100: Portrait of the Artist as an Atenean is organized by the Interdisciplinary Studies Department of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Humanities, the Ateneo Art Gallery, and the Rizal Library, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Society of Filipino Film Archivists, and the Avellana family.