The Active Vista Film Festival is organized by DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism.
Active Vista is an avenue to promote a vision of society that respects, upholds and values the dignity, rights and freedom of its people.
It challenges to define a spectrum in the use of cinema as a powerful tool in shaping the consciousness of a new generation into the importance of knowing and understanding human rights as an integral foundation of responsible citizenship and nation building.
Active Vista encourages critical thinking and dynamism in views as fundamental requirements in addressing methods and directions of social transformation. It allows an opportunity to debate, discuss and shape society as we arrive at a collective understanding of human rights as the backbone of the development of a nation.
It also aspires to bring its audience to this understanding through the cinematic experience itself – the ability of cinema to convey a thousand meanings with a single visual imagery. By shaping a revolution on the minds of the Filipino audience, Active Vista becomes a step towards their education as citizens.
While Active Vista recognizes that no film, no song, no painting, no novel or no poem has ever stopped a tank, prevented a bullet, fed a hungry child or overthrown a corrupt government, the power of every art form cannot be rivaled. While art may not change the world, it can change the way we view the world.
True revolution begins in the imagination.