Award winning filmmaking duo with a commitment to create Asian American content for Film and Television
A dynamic duo of intricate storytellers, Dexter Hemedez and Allan Ibanez are Los Angeles based, award-winning filmmakers whose works have been screened in theaters all over the world. With their films touching base in South Korea, India, Spain, Canada and all over the United States, Dexter and Allan have showcased their ability to create compelling stories that people from different parts of the globe can relate to.
Their full-length feature film 1st Sem has been screened at American Film Institute. It also had a successful theatrical run in the Philippines and is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Below is a list of selected accolades:
“FIRST SEM” (Directors, Writers, Producers)
∙ Grand Jury Award, San Diego Kids International Film Festival (California, USA)
∙ Best Debut Feature, All Lights India International Film Festival (Hyderabad, India)
∙ Best International Feature Film, Festival Angaelica (California, USA)
∙ Overall Best Picture and Best Feature Film, Comedy World Network International Film Festival (Las Vegas, USA)
∙ Audience Choice Award, Ellensburg Film Festival (Washington, USA)
∙ Gold Remi Award, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival (Texas, USA)
∙ Best Feature Film, Honorable Mention, Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival (New York, USA)
∙ Best Feature Film, Honorable Mention, California International Film Festival, (California, USA)
∙ Best Indie Film, Spotlight Awards (California, USA)
∙ Special Jury Award, Seoul Guro Kids International Film Festival (South Korea)
∙ Award of Recognition in Cinematography, Cinema Worldfest Awards (Ottawa, Canada)
∙ Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature Film, Nominee, Madrid International Film Festival (Madrid, Spain)
∙ Harvest of Honor Award, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Manila, Philippines)
∙ Film Ambassador Award, Film Development Council of the Philippines (Quezon City, Philippines)
∙ Indie Bravo Award, Philippine Daily Inquirer (Makati, Philippines)
∙ Indie Movie of the Year, Nominee, 33RD PMPC Star Awards for Movies (Quezon City, Philippines)
“HAPPINESS ISN'T CANCELLED” (Directors, Writers, Producers)
∙ Winner, Public Service Advertisement Category, Accolade Global Film Festival (California, USA)
∙ Special Jury Award, International Public Advertisement Festival of Seoul (South Korea)
∙ Winner, Advertisement & Promotional Video Category, Avalonia Festival (Florida, USA)
∙ Winner, Commercial & Advertisement Category, Druk International Film Festival (Paro, Bhutan)
∙ Universal Encouragement Award, Avalonia Festival (Florida, USA) ∙
“TAX SEASON” (Writers)
∙ Honorable Mention, Best Screenplay, Pasadena International Film Festival (California, USA)
“BE CAREFUL WITH MY HEART” (Episode Writer)
∙ Winner, Best Foreign Drama Series, 2014 Vietnam Television Awards (Vietnam)
∙ Finalist, Telenovela Category, 2013 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards (New York, USA)
∙ Winner, Best Daytime Drama Series, 2014 Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television
∙ Winner, Best Daytime Drama Series, 2013 Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television
“NASAAN KA NANG KAILANGAN KITA” (Episode Writers)
∙ Nominee, Best Daytime Drama Series, 2015 Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television
“ROSALKA” (Episode Writer)
∙ Winner, Best Daytime Drama Series, 2010 Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    Stepdad
    Screenplay
    Tax Season
    Television Script
    Will You Marry Me?
    Television Script
    STAY2023
    Web / New Media
    Stay2022
    Web / New Media
    The Reliever2021
    Short
    Happiness Isn't Cancelled2020
    Animation, Web / New Media, Other
    1st Sem2016
    Feature
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    STAY2023
    Web / New Media
    Stay2022
    Web / New Media
    The Reliever2021
    Short
    Happiness Isn't Cancelled2020
    Animation, Web / New Media, Other
    1st Sem2016
    Feature
  • Director (5 Credits)
    STAY2023
    Web / New Media
    Stay2022
    Web / New Media
    The Reliever2021
    Short
    Happiness Isn't Cancelled2020
    Animation, Web / New Media, Other
    1st Sem2016
    Feature
Audience Choice Award
1st Sem
Ellensburg Film Festival
Washington
2017
Special Jury Award - Cultural Exchange Award
1st Sem
Seoul Guro Kids International Film Festival
Seoul
2017
Special Jury Award - Best Feature Film, Honorable Mention
1st Sem
Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival
New York
2017
Best International Feature
1st Sem
Festival Angaelica
California
2017
Grand Jury Award
1st Sem
San Diego Kids International Film Festival
California
2017
Gold Remi Award, Best Supporting Actress
1st Sem
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2017
Best Debut Feature, Best Actress
1st Sem
All Lights India International Film Festival
Ramoji City, Hyderabad
Award winning filmmaking duo with a commitment to create Asian American content for Film and Television
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