DOKYU Filmmaking sa Panahon ng Truth, Trolls, atbp!

Uploaded on: Oct 30, 2020
About DOKYU Filmmaking sa Panahon ng Truth, Trolls, atbp!

8 Fierce Filmmakers. 1 Roundtable.
Sa panahon ng pandemic, fake news, terror bill...paano ba hinahanap ang katotohanan?

Hosted by: Monster Jimenez (“Kano”, “Respeto”)
Ramona Diaz (“A Thousand Cuts”, “Imelda”)
Baby Ruth Villarama (“Sunday Beauty Queen”, “Jazz in Love”)
Kara Magsanoc Alikpala (“Batas Militar”, “Call Her Ganda”)
Alyx Arumpac (“Aswang”)
Ditsi Carolino (“Riles”, “Bunso”)
Sari Dalena (“Ka Oryang”, “The Guerilla is a Poet”)
Jewel Maranan (“Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang”, “Tundong Magiliw”)

See their bio below.

Creative team:
Creative Producer: Ellen Ongkeko Marfil
Project Manager: Aimee Bertulfo
Technical Officer: Xavier Exconde
Pelikulove FB Page Manager: Mica Flores, Aimee Bertulfo
Promo Officers: Mica Flores, Mitch Malubay
Promo and Opening Video Editor: Deanne Capiral
Additional Graphics and Replay Video Editor: Jham Tejome
Cover Photo: Abby Taniegra

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Filmmaker Bios:

Ramona S. Diaz is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened at Sundance, the Berlinale, Tribeca, the Viennale, IDFA, and many other top-tier film festivals. All of Ramona’s feature-length films – Imelda (Sundance Winner, 2004), The Learning (2011), Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (2012) and, Motherland (2017) – have been broadcast nationally in the US, on either the POV or Independent Lens series on PBS. Her latest film, A Thousand Cuts, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was a Grand Jury Prize nominee. It recently had a 24-hour premiere screening in the Philippines brought by Frontline (PBS). Updates on theatrical release have yet to be announced.

Emmy nominee, Humanitas IDA nominee; Winner at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (2013), the Guggenheim (2016), Women at Sundance (2017), Chicken and Egg Pictures Filmmaker Award (2017); Creative Capital (2019); and the United States Artist (2019) to name a few. She was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) in 2016.

Baby Ruth Villarama has been involved in international co-production for more than 10 years as producer and director. She started creating documentary contents for local television before eventually co-producing independent films where some have been championed in key international festivals. She directed the much-celebrated film Sunday Beauty Queen (2016), the first documentary to win Best Picture at the Metro Manila Film Festival which was established in 1975.

Baby Ruth earned her Master’s Degree for Film Marketing and Distribution at Birmingham City University in the UK as a Chevening Scholar, where she won the British Council’s Global Alumni Social Impact Award 2018 for her works such as Jazz in Love that generate national conversations and international awareness of issues such as human rights, slavery and equality. She’s part of a team that puts up Voyage Studios, Film Producers Society and Fil Docs that push Filipino stories reach more audience.

Member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Cinema committee, a board officer of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, and the newest member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) class of 2019 voting for the Oscars.

Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala is a broadcast journalist and filmmaker. She co-founded the video production company Storytellers International Inc. She is a contributing producer for CNN International, ARD German Radio and is a member of the Global Impact Producers Group.

She produced the critically acclaimed documentary Batas Militar (Martial Law, 1997), the highest rated documentary broadcast on Philippine Television to date. The documentary swept all major awards in the Philippines, screened at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA), and was a finalist at the New York Film Festival. She recently produced Call Her Ganda that premiered in 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs.

She produced documentaries for History Channel, the Australian Broadcasting Company, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, ABS CBN, GMA 7, and the Probe Team. She was a reporter for Voice of America, Skycable News, forerunner of the ANC (the ABS CBN News channel) and contributing reporter to PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). She was a member of Good Pitch Southeast Asia in Jakarta.

Kara is also a cancer patient advocate. She founded the ICANSERVE Foundation, an NGO promoting early breast cancer detection. She’s Vice President of the Cancer Coalition of the Philippines, prime mover behind the passage in 2019 of the National Integrated Cancer Control Act.

Monster Jimenez is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who has worked in newspapers, magazines, television and film. In 2003, she joined Arkeofilms, an independent film production company where she is the Managing Director. She is one of the Festival Directors of Daang Dokyu, a documentary festival that celebrates 100 years of documentary filmmaking in the Philippines.

She directed KANO: AN AMERICAN AND HIS HAREM, which won the First Appearance Award in IDFA 2010. In 2015, she produced and co-wrote APOCALYPSE CHILD. In 2017, she produced RESPETO, a hiphop political drama that swept major awards locally and abroad. She is currently in producing RETURN OF THE OWL, an absurd action drama directed by Martika Escobar.
At present, she is also running THIS SIDE UP, a content creation house that produces stories for brand and entertainment.

Alyx Ayn Arumpac is a documentary filmmaker. She studied film at the Docnomads Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (in Lisbon, Budapest, and Brussels) and the University of the Philippines. Aswang is her debut feature. Aswang is the winner of IDFA’s 2019 International Critics Award (FIPRESCI Prize) and Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival’s 2020 Amnesty International Human Rights Award.

Ditsi Carolino is an award-winning documentary director/producer based in Manila. She studied Sociology at the University of the Philippines and documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in the United Kingdom. Her student film, Life on the Tracks (2002), was an intimate portrait of a couple who live in the slums of Manila. It screened at IDFA, Sheffield, HotDocs and won the Royal Television Award for Best Student Factual Film in the UK, Best Documentary at Cinemanila and was acquired for broadcast by the BBC. In 2004, Bunso (The Youngest), won Best Director at the One World International Film Festival in Prague, the Youth Jury Prize at the Human Rights Film Festival in Nuremberg, and the Grand Prize at the EBS Int’l Doc Film Fest in Seoul. In 2005, Ditsi received a grant from the Asian Cultural Council to explore documentary filmmaking in New York. She is presently working on a documentary film amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sari Dalena is a filmmaker and educator. She graduated from the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman with an undergraduate degree in Film and obtained her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Film Production at the New York University through a Fulbright Scholarship. She was the recipient of the New York Asian Cultural Council Fellowship and NYU-Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) Graduate Fellowship. Her short films Asong Simbahan (Church Dogs) and Mumunting Krus (Little Crosses) won Best Short Film prizes at the Gawad URIAN.

Dalena has also been the recipient of the prestigious 13 Artists Award at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, UP CMC Glory Award in Film, the FDCP's Luminary for the Sine Sandaan and the UP Artist awards for excellence in film. Dalena's films have been screened in numerous local and international film festivals, exemplary of which are Memories of a Forgotten War (2001) and Rigodon (2006), both films screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Her first full-length film, Ka Oryang was awarded Best Picture and Best Director prizes at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival in 2012. Her other notable works include White Funeral (1997), The Guerrilla is a Poet (2013), The Women of Malolos (2013), and Dahling Nick (2015). Sari is also Producer and Production Designer of award-winning films Woman of the Ruins (Sicat, 2013) and science-fiction film, Alimuom (Vapours, 2018). Sari is faculty member and former Director of the UP Film Institute and is working on two documentary projects on important Filipino writers in America and Asia’s first super heroine.

Jewel Maranan is a documentary filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer. Her deep interest is in the ways by which history inches through ordinary life. Her creative documentary works are crafted in this pursuit – Tundong Magiliw (2011) which won the Gawad Urian Best Documentary award in 2012, and Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang (2018), the first documentary to be awarded Best Film and Best Cinematography by the Young Critics Circle, and the Gawad Urian Best Documentary in the same year among other local and international distinction.

She concurrently works as a producer and creative consultant for documentary films by directors in the Philippines and in Asia and has recently produced the Vietnam-Philippine production The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil and the Iran-Philippine production The Silhouettes. For her directing, producing and distribution works, Jewel has been a recipient of support from the Asian Cinema Fund, Sundance Documentary Film Program, Ford Foundation, Visions sud est, Doha Film Institute, Purin Pictures, IDFA Bertha Fund and Movies That Matter.

Jewel is the founder and executive director of Cinema Is Incomplete, an alternative center for film production, distribution and initiatives, with projects in the country and the Asian region. She studied film at the University of the Philippines and holds a master’s degree in documentary directing from DocNomads, a consortium of three universities in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. She is presently working on a documentary film amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“Lakan” means “chieftain” and so, “Lakambini” means “woman leader”. The meaning only changed to “muse” later on.

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