MA Broadcast Communication, UP Diliman
Certificate in Film, New York University
Courses Taught: Film 158 (Directing), Film 258 Film 203 (Film Scriptwriting), Film 199 (Research in Film), Film 100 Introduction of Film),
Ed Lejano is a senior UPFI faculty & currently heads its theater & extension division, the UP Film Center. He finished his BA & MA Broadcast Communication degrees in UP Diliman & a Certificate in Filmmaking in New York University. As a member of the international Asian jury association, NETPAC, he has been a jury member in various film festivals including Rotterdam, Vesoul, Antalya, Singapore, Busan.
As a writer/director, he has 3 feature films to his credit which include SEROKS (CinemaOne 2007 Best Cinematography) & QWERTY (FDCP Sineng Pambansa 2012 Grand Jury Prize). His screenplays have won awards to include SINUNGALING NA BUWAN (Grand Prize, 2001 FDCP Scriptwriting Competition) & HABAGAT (2014 FDCP Genre Scriptwriting Finalist). As episode director for The Melissa Roxas Story (GMA-7’s Case Unclosed), he was bestowed a Finalist Award in the 2010 New York Festivals Film & Television Awards.
He was the former Academic Director of the International Academy of Film & TV (Bigfoot/IAFT) & the former VP for Training & Development of CILECT-Asia Pacific. He is the current Executive Director of the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC) & the Festival Director of the QCinema International Film Festival.