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Vahn Pascual (Sina Alexa, Xander, at ang Universe (2020))

Vahn Pascual

Sina Alexa, Xander, at ang Universe (2020)

Vahn Leinard C. Pascual is a Filipino film director, producer, writer, and actor. He’s currently studying at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, taking Bachelor of Arts in Digital Filmmaking. Despite being a student, Pascual has already made more than twenty short films, so far, and most of them have been officially selected and won several awards in different film festivals worldwide. He was recognized as Film Ambassador at Film Ambassador's Night by the Film Development Council of the Philippines. And he was also awarded with Ani ng Dangal or "Harvest of Honors" by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, an agency under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Kim Timan (Noontime Drama (2020))

Kim Timan

Noontime Drama (2020)

Kim Timan is a creative producer, film director, and alumna of NAFF Fantastic Film School 2021 in Bucheon, South Korea. She’s a free-spirited creative who has a childlike sense of wonder. The knowledge that she gained from the School of Slow Media's "Human-Centered Storytelling" workshops has largely influenced her and the way she creates and views films. Her most recent short Noontime Drama (2020) won Best Picture and Best Screenplay at the first CineMarya Women’s Short Film Festival in 2020 and was nominated for Best Short Film at the 44th Gawad Urian. It has been traveling to various festivals all over the world.

Sam Villareal (Noontime Drama (2020))

Sam Villareal

Noontime Drama (2020)

Sam Villareal is a Film graduate of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. A creative spirit navigating the corporate landscape, she tries to find emancipation through the art of filmmaking. Sam is a video editor by trade but mostly by passion. She is constantly searching for the pulse of everyday life and the silence in the entropy of existence, while half-mindedly brewing a cup of coffee.

Leyvie Santos (In-Tay (2018))

Leyvie Santos

In-Tay (2018)

Leyvie Santos, 25 years old graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Filmmaking at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Currently working as an associate producer for TVC and Entertainment productions.

Jan Pauline Dacop (Mara (2022))

Jan Pauline Dacop

Mara (2022)

Raised in Paranaque City, Philippines, Jan Pauline Dacop takes interest in visual storytelling. Her accidental experience being the director for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as part of her class requirement back in junior high school sparked a more defining path in pursuing filmmaking. Now, a film major graduate from Mapua University, she channeled her passion in the arts to contribute in issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ community through her thesis film depicting the range of emotions a closeted queer woman experience. As someone who identifies as bisexual, she understands the importance of genuine representation to combat prejudices and negative attitudes towards such community. Currently, Pau is also a freelance video editor.

Jasper Villasis (Sampung Minuto (2022))

Jasper Villasis

Sampung Minuto (2022)

Jasper is a young performer, performance maker, and director. His performances are mostly street and theater performances, collaborating with various student and professional theater groups and grassroots organizations. He facilitates and directs performances for his home student theater organization and the University Performing Group for Philippine Theater, The UP Repertory Company. He directed several plays for the company – Usapang Puki (2022), Da Digital Serye (2020), Ang Mga Kataga at Mga Bula ni Sandali (2020), and DADA: The Chikka Minutes (2019), among others. Process is really important for him that is why most of his works are research-heavy and are mostly documentary in nature.

Carlo Paulo Pacolor (Mga Transitibong Lambing (2017))

Carlo Paulo Pacolor

Mga Transitibong Lambing (2017)

Carlo Paulo Pacolor writes fiction. They have have recently come out with their first story collection, "Ang Kompedio ng mga Imposibleng Bagay"

Yong Tapang Jr. (Doon Sa Isang Sulok (2019))

Yong Tapang Jr.

Doon Sa Isang Sulok (2019)

Yong Tapang, Jr. is a director and producer for ad and public relations, an events director, and a TV and Theater Writer and Director.

Gio Potes (Mark & Lenny (2017))

Gio Potes

Mark & Lenny (2017)

Gio is a Filipino filmmaker, dramaturg, researcher, writer and occasional actor from the University of the Philippines Diliman. A graduate of the UP Film Institute, he is active in campus theater particularly with The UP Repertory Company and the UP Dulaang Laboratoryo, and for his short films that focus on narratives about the LGBTQIA+ community namely Mark & Lenny (2017), Sunugin ang Aparador (2018), Dating Nick (2019), and Julie (2020).

Gabriela Serrano (Dikit (2021))

Gabriela Serrano

Dikit (2021)

Gabriela Serrano, born 1996, is a filmmaker, editor, and artist from Las Piñas City. She is a graduate of the Multimedia Arts program at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, and an alumna of the Ricky Lee Scriptwriting Workshop. In 2022, she was named one of CNN Philippines Life’s “Eight emerging Filipino directors to watch out for.”

Mark Gabriel Legaspi (Purr (2022))

Mark Gabriel Legaspi

Purr (2022)

Mark Legaspi is a filmmaker who had a big shift of student career from being a STEM student during his SHS to a college film student. He was born and raised in Bulacan by a single mother. He believes that he has great stories to tell and filmmaking is the best tool to share them.

Gabb Gantala (Baklaak (2021))

Gabb Gantala

Baklaak (2021)

Gabb Gantala took Fine Arts in Far Eastern University - Manila for only a semester and immediately transferred to his hometown province to pursue education as a literature and language teacher in Mariano Marcos State University. Though he didn't have any formal education in filmmaking, his dream of becoming one never faltered, he continued writing stories and making films throughout his college years. After he earned his license as a professional teacher, he has wholeheartedly concentrated in fulfilling his aspiration of becoming a fervid writer-director. He is presently studying Master of Arts in Media Studies major in Film at the University of the Philippines - Diliman.

Rhadem Musawah (TULIPA (2022))

Rhadem Musawah

TULIPA (2022)

Rhadem Musawah is a documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. He is also a member of PhilSilat Association under Philippine Olympic Committee, Changemaker Alumnus of Thomson Reuters Foundation, Core Member of Vote Pilipinas under the Philippine Commission on Election, and board member of MUJER LGBT+ Organisations. He also serves as a consultant for the international government on humanitarian programs in the Philippines.


Marie Tayag, Eliza Santos, & Danette Orlido

Wa, Nan (2018)

Marie Tayag, Eliza Santos, and Danette Orlido are Communication Arts graduates from De La Salle University - Manila. Together, they are the group behind the short film, "Wa, Nan".