The UP Film Institute congratulates Cha Escala, Kristoffer Brugada, Babyruth Villarama, and Max Canlas for their successes at the 2018 Docs by the Sea: International Documentary Forum.
Escala and Brugada won an IF/Then prize for completion fund and distribution contract for South East Asian projects for their Bullet-laced Dreams and a Dok Leipzig prize for An Elegy to Forgetting. The Docs Port Incheon prize which selects three recipients were given to Jayson Bernard Santos’ Press Play: How to Expose the Truth, which Brugada is producing, and to Villarama’s Touch the Colour. Villarama was also awarded an IF/Then project to be fully commissioned by Al Jazeera’s Witness progam for the same film. Lastly, Canlas also won a Dok Leipzig prize for Binibining Detainee (Ms. Universe in Jail).
Looking forward to the fruition of your projects Cha, Kristoffer, Babyruth, and Max. Congratulations!