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Film Entries, and Filmmakers

2022 Judges

Yaser Talebi

Yaser Talebi was born in Sari, North of Iran, in 1982. Yaser Talebi is an Iranian film director, producer, screenwriter, Editor, and a documentary director. Yaser Talebi is known as a documentarian who makes poetic and social environmental films.


He already teaches in movie training institutes and makes documentary series and telefilm for Iranian TV channels. He travels around his home town meeting its people and exploring the environment, history and culture of the different regions.


He has been famous as an innovative and creative director and aesthetic expert. He has been the planner and advisor in many advertisement projects for big companies. Beside producing and directing advertisement trailers, he teaches directing and editing courses. He has also worked as cameraman and editor in many projects. Yaser Talebi is also an active member of Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association (IRDFA).

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Vic Tiro

Vic Tiro is known for The Herald and the Horror (2021), Juan Balucas at ang Bayabas (2018) and Huramentado (2016).

A graduate of Psychology in Rizal Technological University in Boni Mandaluyong City. He started his acting career during his college days by joining Linggo Ng Wika as actor and director. Then he began his professional theater acting in 1998 with Director Jo Gruta and Cez Aldaba as his acting mentor. Then he joined Entablado Filipino in 2002 under the Late Rusty Sanggalang.

Vic Tiro ventured to independent film making as actor and director. In 2005 he started his film making career as he joined the Pre fest film making in Cultural Center of the Philippines.Then he acted in Cinemalaya in 2006 in ROTONDA DIRECTED by Ron Bryant and in 2008 in Cinemalaya short film "Ang Ibang mga Pamilya" directed by Joel Ruiz and produced by Arkeo Films. Then Vic Tiro acted also in numerous thesis short film in different universities and colleges.


In 2011 he was hired as fight director and actor of an international film " THE GRAVE BANDITS" shot in Zambales Sta.Cruz and produced by a Filipino-American in Chicago. He joined also short film festival as director in local and international as he directed his first short film "KUYA" starring Banjo Romero and Ben Hernandez. then he directed also actor Jao Mapa in his second short film " Stuntman".

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Sara Montalvo

Trained in Barcelona and Madrid on different acting methods as: Stanislavsky system / Strasberg’s Method, and Lecoq. Later, Sara graduated as a performer in Escuela de Cine y Audiovisual de Madrid. (ECAM)


She has dedicated on body and soul to develop his career as an actress on visual media, taking part in more than thirty shorts, most of them awarded:


(Dvd, Nevada, Se quedan a Cenar), and length features: (Nerea, Como caído del cielo, Hasta que la boda nos separe, Pura Sangre, Deseo Deseo, El hombre de Arena, Salvador, Sombría), Biopics and TV Series: (Paquirri, Hoy quiero confesar), successful TV shows: (El Rey, Herederos por Accidente, Rubí, Silvia Pinal…Frente a ti, Homicidios, Crematorio, Impares, Ana y los 7), and as a stand up Comedian in the biggest Late night show in Spain (Buenafuente).

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Emmanuel Dela Cruz

Dela Cruz is an artist, writer, producer, actor, filmmaker, mentor, acting coach; film, television and theater director and creative with 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He is a graduate of UP FILM. He is a native of Aparri, Cagayan but currently practices in Pulong Buhangin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, his father's home province.


He has won the Palanca, FDFPI, Famas and Luna Awards for his film writings. His film and television works have won in Cinemalaya, Gawad CCP, Gawad Urian, Young Critic's Circle, Famas, Golden Screen Awards, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Asian Television Awards, USIFVF, Phuket, Neuchâtel, Berlin, Montreal, Torino, Rotterdam, Las Palmas, ImagiNative and Asian Festival of 1st Films, exhibited in Sundance and other film festivals world-wide.


Among his writing and screenwriting mentors were Ricky Lee, Bienvenido Lumbera, Armando Lao, Joe Ho, Virgilio Almario, Rem Tanauan, Paschal Rey, Tim Tomlimson, Chris Mcgill and Richard Pinner.

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Mohammad Shihab Uddin

    Mohammad Shihab Uddin is a Bangladeshi independent animation filmmaker and Director. He Directed the `Tomorrow` animated short film and created the `Shahana` series for UNFPA Bangladesh. He also worked in `Meena’ films for UNICEF as Production Manager and Creative Director. He has worked in various animation studios over the last 16 years.

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Manos Triantafillakis

Manos Triantafillakis is a director

and actor.

His latest film, Just Like Water, has won 58 first-place awards for Best Director, Best Producer, Best Writer, Best Cinematographer... in international and domestic film festivals to date.

In 2020 he directed and filmed the theatrical play Cecé by Luigi Pirandello for the digital channel of the municipality of Heraklion in Crete:


He has participated as an actor to date in 30 theatrical performances, in 10 movies (short and feature), in 4 TV series and in 15 commercials.

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2021 Judges

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