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Women Cinemakers I don’t really know how to answer this (haha!) But yeah. I am such an observant person and I like writing down stories of random, ordinary people I see in ordinary places. I am mostly interested in stories about old people, or very young people, because I think they have the most stories to tell. I see random acts and my mind would just wander around, thinking about how to tell their stories. That’s why I take a lot of photos and write notes and journals. These stories and photographs inspire me every day. It makes my boring everyday life a little more fun. That’s why I love cinema. Your works have been presented and screened in several occasions: how much importance has for you that you receive in the festival circuit? And how do you feel previewing a film before an audience? Haunted is my first feature film and my first documentary. When Cinema One Originals is having its annual selection process for films to produce for its festival, I took the risk and submitted the concept. Even before the film finishes, the selection panel already critiqued and made feedback on my film. Even more when it was first shown in the Philippines. It was a weeklong festival screening, and even though only a few people watched it (because documentary films are not well-screened in the Philippines), critics and film reviewers voiced out their opinions. It was a mix of great and not so great reviews - mostly great - but it opened me to more possibilities about the film. I felt ecstatic reading about good reviews and at first, it saddened me when not so good reviews about my film popped up.

WomenCinemakers // Special Edition  
WomenCinemakers // Special Edition  
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