Kilig

"Kilig" is a Filipino word used to describe if someone is feeling intense excitement about someone they are in love with. This film is what happens when that feeling comes out and how a boy will handle these emotions towards his true love.

  • Isabela Mendoza
    Director
  • Isabela Mendoza
    Writer
  • Isabela Mendoza
    Producer
  • Mark Pudleiner
    Project Supervisors
  • Colin Giles
    Project Supervisors
  • Adam Rogers
    Project Supervisors
  • Jim Inkster
    Project Supervisors
  • Marv Newland
    Project Supervisors
  • Matthew Thomas
    Project Supervisors
  • Rob Wood
    Project Supervisors
  • Todd Leblanc
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Dieter Mueller
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Tzanko Tchangov
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Neil Wedman
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Andy Bartlett
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Patti Munro
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Jason Moffat
    Additional Project Instructors
  • David Convery
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Keith Blackmore
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Scott Hanley
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Sasha Duncan
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Vanessa Marshall
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Victoria Wong
    Additional Project Instructors
  • Colin Giles
    Vancouver Film School Classical Animation Administration
  • Kerry Edwards
    Vancouver Film School Classical Animation Administration
  • Vincent Franklin
    Vancouver Film School Classical Animation Administration
  • Mark Pudleiner
    Vancouver Film School Classical Animation Administration
  • Bradley Hardy
    Vancouver Film School Teaching Assisstants
  • Kyla Inocencio
    Vancouver Film School Teaching Assisstants
  • Carlos Manalo
    Music Composer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, comedy, Romantic Comedy, 2D Animation
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 17, 2021
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Vancouver Film School
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival

    Greece
    Best Student Film for February 2022
  • Lift-Off Global Network: First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2022

    United Kingdom
    Official Selection for March 2022
  • London International Monthly Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    Honourable Mention for March 2022
  • Art Film Awards

    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    Finalist for April 2022
  • Seoul International Monthly Film Festival

    Korea, Republic of
    Finalist for April 2022
  • Lift-Off Global Network: First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2022

    United Kingdom
    Finalist for May 2022
  • Linoleum Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival

    Ukraine
    September 7, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Sofia Art Film Awards

    Bulgaria
    Best Student Film for September 2022
  • Lonely Wolf 2022 Winter Filmfest
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 23, 2022
    Top 10 Nominee for Best Student Film
Director Biography - Isabela Mendoza

Isabela Molina Mendoza, or Isabela Mendoza, is a Filipino 2D animator. With her love for illustration and story telling, she graduated in 2021 at Vancouver Film School under the Classical Animation program. During her studies, she was able to incorporate the things she loves in her first animated film, Kilig.

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Director Statement

Making a film was such an experience and hopefully I can make more in the future. I hope you have fun watching it as much as I had fun creating it.