I love films. I work hard. I save money so I can make films too.
Elvert Bañares is a film director, producer and multidisciplinary artist who shoots his films independently, acting as his own cinematographer, editor and production designer. He started making underground experimental films and video art since 1993 and has moved on to direct narrative shorts and documentaries starting from 2008 onwards.
He is a two time Urian Award nominee (given by the Maunuri, the Philippines’ longest-running Critics' Group); three time Cultural Center of the Philippines Winner for Independent Film; and, winner of 5 international awards during the pandemic years in Copenhagen, Berlin, Los Angeles and Ontario. His films and art have been selected in more 70 international film and art festivals in 30+ countries across 6 continents. In 2021, he was one of the invited guests of the 34th Tokyo International Film Festival for its Southeast Asian Conference of Filmmakers and Programmers.
His latest film "Sa Paglupad Ka Banog" is the first film in Philippine history to have been given consent by the Panay Bukidnon Elders to do a cinematic translation of portions of the indigenous Sugidanon Epics. The film had its World Premiere at the prestigious 42nd FANTASPORTO International Film Festival and its International Premiere as part of the opening day program at the Academy Award Qualifying 38th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at the Directors Guild of America Cinema. The film is, by far, selected at the 8th Maoriland Film Festival, 21st DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 16th Wairoa Maori Film Festival, 4th Film & Folklore Festival, 8th Festival Internacional Cine en las Montañas, 13th Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander and the 33rd São Paulo International Short Film Festival.
  • Director (24 Credits)
    A Flame in Our Midst2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Flame in Our Midst (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Experimental, Short
    Stroke / Woman2022
    Experimental
    The Flight of Banog2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Short
    Vertical2022
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Russian Subtitles)2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)2021
    Short
    Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind2020
    Short
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay2020
    Documentary
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay (Spanish Subtitles)2020
    Documentary
    The Author: Chapter Two 2020
    Short
    Dinner at Midnight2019
    Short
    No Flowers In The Afternoon2018
    Feature, Short
    Tata2018
    Feature, Short
    If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up2017
    Short
    If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up (Spanish Subtitles)2017
    Short
    Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper2017
    Experimental, Short, Other
    The Author2017
    Short
    Come Play With Me2016
    Experimental, Short, Other
    One2015
    Music Video
    Settlement2015
    Short
  • Writer (22 Credits)
    A Flame in Our Midst2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Flame in Our Midst (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Experimental, Short
    Stroke / Woman2022
    Experimental
    The Flight of Banog2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Short
    Vertical2022
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Russian Subtitles)2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)2021
    Short
    Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind2020
    Short
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay2020
    Documentary
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay (Spanish Subtitles)2020
    Documentary
    The Author: Chapter Two 2020
    Short
    Dinner at Midnight2019
    Short
    No Flowers In The Afternoon2018
    Feature, Short
    Tata2018
    Feature, Short
    If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up2017
    Short
    If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up (Spanish Subtitles)2017
    Short
    The Author2017
    Short
    One2015
    Music Video
    Settlement2015
    Short
  • Producer (19 Credits)
    A Flame in Our Midst2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Flame in Our Midst (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Experimental, Short
    Echoes From The Womb2022
    Short
    Stroke / Woman2022
    Experimental
    The Flight of Banog2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Short
    Vertical2022
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Russian Subtitles)2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)2021
    Short
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay2020
    Documentary
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay (Spanish Subtitles)2020
    Documentary
    The Author: Chapter Two 2020
    Short
    Dinner at Midnight2019
    Short
    Tata2018
    Feature, Short
    Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper2017
    Experimental, Short, Other
    The Author2017
    Short
    Come Play With Me2016
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Editor (12 Credits)
    The Flight of Banog2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)2022
    Short
    Vertical2022
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Russian Subtitles)2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)2021
    Short
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay2020
    Documentary
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay (Spanish Subtitles)2020
    Documentary
    The Author: Chapter Two 2020
    Short
    No Flowers In The Afternoon2018
    Feature, Short
    The Author2017
    Short
    Come Play With Me2016
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Cinematography (9 Credits)
    A Flame in Our Midst2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Flame in Our Midst (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Experimental, Short
    The Flight of Banog2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Short
    Vertical2022
    Short
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay2020
    Documentary
    Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay (Spanish Subtitles)2020
    Documentary
    No Flowers In The Afternoon2018
    Feature, Short
  • Acting (7 Credits)
    The Author: Chapter Three2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Russian Subtitles)2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)2021
    Short
    The Author: Chapter Two 2020
    Short
    Dinner at Midnight2019
    Short
    No Flowers In The Afternoon2018
    Feature, Short
    The Author2017
    Short
  • Costume Design (5 Credits)
    A Flame in Our Midst2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Flame in Our Midst (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Experimental, Short
    The Flight of Banog2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Short
  • Production Design (5 Credits)
    A Flame in Our Midst2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Flame in Our Midst (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Experimental, Short
    The Flight of Banog2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)2022
    Short
    The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Short
  • Sound Design, Recording, Editing & Mixing (2 Credits)
    A Flame in Our Midst2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Flame in Our Midst (Spanish subtitles)2022
    Experimental, Short
  • Cinematographer (2 Credits)
    The Author: Chapter Two 2020
    Short
    The Author2017
    Short
  • Photographer (1 Credit)
    Pagkatapos ng Ulan sa unang Araw ng Mayo (After the Rain During the First Day of May)2021
  • Microfilm Design (1 Credit)
    Vertical2022
    Short
  • Sound Collage (1 Credit)
    Stroke / Woman2022
    Experimental
  • Distributing Producer (1 Credit)
    Scorch2019
    Short
  • Sound Design (1 Credit)
    No Flowers In The Afternoon2018
    Feature, Short
  • Camera (1 Credit)
    Come Play With Me2016
    Experimental, Short, Other
Official Selection, VedoVerticale Competition
Vertical
Linea d’Ombra Festival
Salerno
2022
Official Selection, UltraShort Competition
Stroke / Woman
6th MalatestaShort Film Festival
ForlìCesena
2022
Official Selection, Competition
Stroke / Woman
5th Cinemaking International Film Festival
Dhaka
2022
Southeastern European Premiere
Stroke / Woman
9th Mister Vorky Film Festival
Ruma
2022
Official Selection, Artist Film
Stroke / Woman
4th MicroActs • Artist Film Screening
London
2022
Official Selection, "Mutedom"
Stroke / Woman
3rd ALC videoart festival
Alicante
2022
WINNER, Golden Kinabalu Award for Besr Indigenous Film [Top Prize]
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
13th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Kota Kinabalu
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
13th DAUPARÁ - Muestra de Cine y Video Indígena en Colombia
Bogotá
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
50th CURTAS - Festival do Imaxinario Vilagarcía de Arousa
Pontevedra
2022
Nominee, Cine10 Filmmakers Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
13th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Kota Kinabalu
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
2nd Filipino San Diego Film Festival
San Diego
2022
Official Selection, In Competition, Narrative Shorts
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
9th Festival Internacional de Cine de La Paz
La Paz
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
15th IndiFest Festival de Cinema Indigena de Barcelona
Barcelona
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
16th Native Spirit Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection, In Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
8th Festival Internacional Cine en las Montañas
Salento, Filandia
2022
Official Selection, In Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
33rd São Paulo International Short Film Festival
São Paulo
2022
Official Selection, Videocreación (Competition)
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
13th Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander - Picknic Film Festival
Santander
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
11th Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Ottawa
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
21st DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Washington, DC
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
9th Maoriland Film Festival
Ōtaki
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
4th Film and Folklore Festival
Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo
2022
Official Selection, International Indigenous Short Film
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
16th Wairoa Māori Film Festival
Nuhaka, Wairoa
2022
Official Selection, Pacific Cinewaves
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
38th Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival 2022
Los Angeles
2022
Official Selection, Competition, Fantastic Shorts
The Flight of Banog (Spanish subtitles)
42nd Porto International Film Festival FANTASPORTO 2022
Oporto
2022
WINNER, Golden Kinabalu Award for Besr Indigenous Film [Top Prize]
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
13th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Kota Kinabalu
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
13th DAUPARÁ - Muestra de Cine y Video Indígena en Colombia
Bogotá
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
50th CURTAS - Festival do Imaxinario Vilagarcía de Arousa
Pontevedra
2022
Nominee, Cine10 Filmmakers Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
13th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Kota Kinabalu
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
2nd Filipino San Diego Film Festival
San Diego
2022
Official Selection, In Competition, Narrative Shorts
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
9th Festival Internacional de Cine de La Paz
La Paz
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
15th IndiFest Festival de Cinema Indigena de Barcelona
Barcelona
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
16th Native Spirit Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection, In Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
8th Festival Internacional Cine en las Montañas
Salento, Filandia
2022
Official Selection, In Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
33rd São Paulo International Short Film Festival
São Paulo
2022
Official Selection, Videocreación (In Competition)
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
13th Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander - Picknic Film Festival
Santander
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
11th Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Ottawa
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
21st DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Washington, DC
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
9th Maoriland Film Festival
Ōtaki
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
4th Film and Folklore Festival
Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo
2022
Official Selection, International Indigenous Short Film
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
16th Wairoa Māori Film Festival
Nuhaka, Wairoa
2022
Official Selection, Pacific Cinewaves
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
38th Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival 2022
Los Angeles
2022
Official Selection, Competition, Fantastic Shorts
The Flight of Banog (French Subtitles)
42nd Porto International Film Festival FANTASPORTO 2022
Porto
2022
Winner, Best Sound Design
Echoes From The Womb
Nos Vemos en 16:9 Festival de Cortometrajes
Bogotá
2022
Official Selection, Competition
Echoes From The Womb
Nos Vemos en 16:9 Festival de Cortometrajes
Bogotá
2022
WINNER, Golden Kinabalu Award for Besr Indigenous Film [Top Prize]
The Flight of Banog
13th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Kota Kinabalu
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
13th DAUPARÁ - Muestra de Cine y Video Indígena en Colombia
Bogotá
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
50th CURTAS - Festival do Imaxinario Vilagarcía de Arousa
Pontevedra
2022
Nominee, Cine10 Filmmakers Competition
The Flight of Banog
13th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Kota Kinabalu
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
2nd Filipino San Diego Film Festival
San Diego
2022
Official Selection, In Competition, Narrative Shorts
The Flight of Banog
9th Festival Internacional de Cine de La Paz
La Paz
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
15th IndiFest Festival de Cinema Indigena de Barcelona
Barcelona
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
16th Native Spirit Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection, In Competition
The Flight of Banog
8th Festival Internacional Cine en las Montañas
Salento, Filandia
2022
Official Selection, In Competition
The Flight of Banog
33rd São Paulo International Short Film Festival
São Paulo
2022
Official Selection, Videocreación (In Competition)
The Flight of Banog
13th Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander - Picknic Film Festival
Santander
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
11th Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Ottawa
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
21st DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Washington, DC
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
9th Maoriland Film Festival
Ōtaki
2022
Official Selection, Competition
The Flight of Banog
4th Film and Folklore Festival
Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo
2022
Official Selection, International Indigenous Short Film
The Flight of Banog
16th Wairoa Māori Film Festival
Nuhaka, Wairoa
2022
Official Selection, Pacific Cinewaves
The Flight of Banog
38th Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival 2022
Los Angeles
2022
Official Selection, Competition, Fantasy Shorts
The Flight of Banog
42nd Porto International Film Festival FANTASPORTO 2022
Porto
2022
Official Selection, Microfilms
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Upstate New York Film Festival 2022
New York
2022
Official Selection, Competition (Nano and Mobile Film categories)
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Moinho Cine Fest
Porto
2022
Official Selection, Microfilms
The Author: Chapter Three
Upstate New York Film Festival 2022
New York
2022
Official Selection, Competition (Nano and Mobile Film categories)
The Author: Chapter Three
Moinho Cine Fest
Porto
2022
Official Selection, International Films
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Surf City Festival
Huntington Beach
2022
Official Selection, International Short Films
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
BUEIFF CHANNEL
Buenos Aires
2022
Official Selection
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
FLICKFAIR Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2022
Honorable Mention
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Asia South East-Short Film Festival
Phnom Penh
2022
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
17th 60 Second or Less Video Festival
Chestertown, Maryland
2021
Official Selection, Competition Films
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Minute Madness Toronto
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
12th Mobile International Film Festival
Bitola
2021
Official Selection, International Short Fiction
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Festival Internacional de Cine con Medios Alternativos FICMA
Mexico City
2021
Winner, Best in Category (Get To The Point)
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Copenhagen Web Fest
Copenhagen
2021
Official Selection, International Short Film
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Ojo Móvil Fest 2021
Lima
2021
Winner, Extreme Scream Award, Scream Fest (Halloween Edition 2021)
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2021
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Copenhagen Web Fest
Copenhagen
2021
Semi-Finalist, Nominee, Best Cast (1-5 Minute Film Category)
The Author: Chapter Three (Spanish Subtitles)
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2021
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Three
17th 60 Second or Less Video Festival
Chestertown, Maryland
2021
Official Selection, Competition Films
The Author: Chapter Three
Minute Madness Toronto
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Three
12th Mobile International FIlm Festival
Bitola
2021
Official Selection, International Short Fiction
The Author: Chapter Three
Festival Internacional de Cine con Medios Alternativos FICMA
Mexico City
2021
Winner, Best in Category (Get To The Point)
The Author: Chapter Three
Copenhagen Web Fest
Copenhagen
2021
Official Selection, International Short Film
The Author: Chapter Three
Ojo Móvil Fest 2021
Lima
2021
Winner, Extreme Scream Award, Scream Fest (Halloween Edition 2021)
The Author: Chapter Three
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2021
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Three
Copenhagen Web Fest
Copenhagen
2021
Semi-Finalist, Nominee, Best Cast (1-5 Minute Film Category)
The Author: Chapter Three
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2021
Official Selection, Competition
Scorch
Living Skies Student Film Festival
Regina, Saskatchewan
2021
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Two
Bad Film Festival 2021
New York
2021
Quarter Finalist
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
National Film Festival - The Montazu Virtual Cinema
2021
Official Selection, Competition
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Festival Internacional de Marbella
Marbella, Andalusia
2021
Semi-Finalist
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
Palermo
2021
Finalist, Best Screenplay Category
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Osaka International Film Festival (OIFF)
Osaka
2021
Finalist, Best Director Category
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Osaka International Film Festival (OIFF)
Osaka
2021
Official Selection, Competition
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Osaka International Film Festival (OIFF)
Osaka
2021
Official Selection
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Accord Cine Fest 2021
Mumbai
2021
Official Selection, Short Films Category
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
4th Photometria in Motion Ioannina
Ioannina, Epirus
2021
Official Selection, Competition
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
Palermo
2021
Official Selection, Competition (Horror Film Category)
No Flowers In The Afternoon
Spring Ding Film Festival 2021
Metaline Falls, Washington
2021
Semi-Finalist
Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper
Lisbon Film Rendezvous
Lisbon
2021
Official Selection, Short Documentary Competition
Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay (Spanish Subtitles)
7th Festival Mundial de Cine de Veracruz
Veracruz
2020
Official Selection, Short Documentary Competition
Music Before the Sun Sets at Paoay
7th Festival Mundial de Cine de Veracruz
Veracruz
2020
Official Selection, Competition
Scorch
Lift-Off Global Network, Sessions 2019
Pinewood Studios
2020
Official Selection
Scorch
Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 4
Metro Manila
2020
Official Selection
Scorch
Cinema Rehiyon 2020
Naga
2020
Jury Prize Winner
Scorch
CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival
Iloilo City
2020
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Two
60 Second International Film Festival
Islamabad
2020
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Two
Varese International Film Festival
Varese
2020
Official Selection, Competition
The Author: Chapter Two
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2020
Semi-Finalist, Nominee, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy International Short Film
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto and Ontario
2020
Winner, Special Mention, Short Film Competition
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
One-Reeler Short Film Competition
Los Angeles
2020
Finalist, Shorts Competition
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
One-Reeler Short Film Competition
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection, Competition
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Cyber Shorts: A VR Film Festival
Nevada
2020
Winner, Best Screenplay
Dreams Aren't Made by the Wind
Cyber Shorts: A VR Film Festival
Nevada
2020
Silver Tier, Short Film Category
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up (Spanish Subtitles)
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
Seattle, WA
2020
Official Selection, Competition
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up (Spanish Subtitles)
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
Seattle, WA
2020
Official Selection, Competition
Tata
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2020
Semi-Finalist
Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper
Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival
Moscow
2020
Official Selection
Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper
Midwest Video Poetry Fest 2020
Madison, Wisconsin
2020
Silver Tier, Short Films Category
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
Seattle, WA
2020
Official Selection, Competition
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
Seattle, WA
2020
Official Selection, Competition
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up (Spanish Subtitles)
Panama Horror Film Fest
Bellavista
2018
Semi-Finalist, Nominee, Best Director
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2018
Official Selection, Competition, Cortometrajes
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up
Panama Horror Film Fest
Panama
2018
Official Selection, Competition
Settlement
CineSeptiembre
Mazatan, Sinaloa
2018
Official Selection, Competition
Settlement
Cefalu Film Festival
Palermo
2018
Curated Screening
Settlement
CineMet at Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Manila
2017
Official Selection, Curated
Settlement
QCinema International Film Festival
Quezon City
2016
Official Selection, Competition
Settlement
SABC Ekurhuleni International Film Festival
Ekurhuleni
2016
Official Selection, Competition
Settlement
TIF Video Challenge
2016
Official Selection, Competition
Settlement
indieWISE Free Virtual Film Festival
Miami, Florida
2016
Official Selection
Settlement
Manila Spanish Film Festival
Manila
2016
Official Selection
Settlement
18th Antimatter Media Art
Victoria, British Columbia
2016
Official Selection
The Author: Chapter Two
Dumbo Film Festival 2020
New York
Nominee, Best Director, International Shorts
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up (Spanish Subtitles)
ALTFF Fall 2018
Toronto
Nominee, Best International Short Film
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up (Spanish Subtitles)
Move Me Productoons Belgium Online Film Festival
Antwerp
Official Selection, Competition
No Flowers In The Afternoon
Cefalu Film Festival 2019
Palermo
Nominee, Best Cinematography
No Flowers In The Afternoon
ALTFF Summer 2019
Toronto
Semi-Finalist
No Flowers In The Afternoon
ALTFF Summer 2019
Toronto
Official Selection, Competition
Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper
FACINE 25 Annual Filipino International Cine Festival and Competition
San Francisco
Official Selection
Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper
Charlotte Asian Film Festival 2017
Charlotte
Nominee, Best Short Film
Listen to the Poems I WIll Whisper
42nd Gawad URIAN (Philippine FIlm Critics)
Quezon City
Nominee, Best International Short Film
If You Feel Sleepy, Never Wake Up
Move Me Productions Belgium Online Film Festival
Antwerp
Film Market
Settlement
31st Marche Du Film Court De Clermont-Ferrand
Clermont-Ferrand
Film Market
Settlement
Asian Film Market , Busan International Film Festival
Busan
Finalist
Settlement
ALTFF Summer 2017
Toronto
Finalist
Settlement
FACINE 24 Annual Filipino International Cine Festival and Competition
San Francisco
College
West Visayas State University
BS Mass Communication, Major in Broadcasting
19911995
High School
SMCS - Ateneo de Iloilo
19891991
Birth City
Iloilo City, Philippines
Current City
Manila, Philippines
Gender
Male
I love films. I work hard. I save money so I can make films too.