Nick Deocampo

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Nicolas Armada Deocampo
Nick Deocampo, a noted Filipino film historian, director and writer

Nicolas Armada Deocampo (born 1959), best known as Nick Deocampo, is a multi-awarded Filipino filmmaker, film historian, film literacy advocate,[1] film producer,[2] author and the director of the Center for New Cinema.


Deocampo completed his basic education at West Visayas State University and finished salutatorian at Iloilo High School in 1976. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines (UP) in 1981.

Under a Fulbright Scholarship Grant, Deocampo earned his Master of Arts degree in Cinema Studies at the New York University in 1989. He was also a French government scholar for eight years and received his Certificate in Film at the Atelier du Formacion Au Cinema in 1989. He received another Fulbright grant as an international senior research fellow at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2001.

Among his many scholastic distinctions are:


He was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in 1992. A year later, he was recognized in Japan as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. His contributions were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS), and a Lamberto Avellana Award from the Film Academy of the Philippines. Deocampo also made it to the Who's Who of the 21st Century by the International Biographical Society in England.


Short Films[edit]

  • Emergence of a New Philippine Cinema (Communication Foundation for Asia, Manila 1985)
  • Beyond the Mainstream: The Films of Nick Deocampo (Winner, National Book Award for Screenplay from the Manila Critics Circle, 1997)
  • Lost Films of Asia (commissioned by the South East Asia Pacific Audio-Visual Archive Association and published by Anvil Publishing, Inc., 2006)


Deocampo authored and edited several books on cinema and its history.

He is currently working on a five-volume history of Philippine cinema. Its first installment is Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in the Philippines (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2003) which won him his second National Book Award. The second volume will focus on Philippine cinema during the American period.

Several of his articles have been published in international publications, such as:

  • Encyclopedia of Early Cinema, edited by Richard Abel (Routledge Press: London and New York)
  • Vestiges of War (The Philippine–American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999), edited by Angel Shaw and Luis Francia (New York University Press, USA)
  • Queer Looks, edited by Martha Gever, John Greyson and Pratibha Parmar (Routledge Press, London and New York)
  • Documentary Box, published by the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japan)
  • Making Documentaries and News Features in the Philippines, edited by James Kenny and Isabel Enriquez Kenny (Anvil Press, Philippines)
  • Sine Gabay: A Film Study Guide (Anvil Press, Philippines).


  1. ^ "UP Film Institute Nick Deocampo - UP Film Institute".
  2. ^ Martin, Fran (2008). AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities. University of Illinois Press. p. 184. ISBN 9780252033070. Retrieved 5 October 2014.

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