Editing Mentor: Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines)
CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD (born October 4,1987, Tacloban City) is a Filipino film director and editor based in Manila. .He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short film, Junilyn Has, competed at the Festival del film Locarno and went on to screen at several international film festivals such as Clermont Ferrand, Upssala, Winterthur and Busan to name a few. Sandra and Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 has won awards in Russia, Romania and the USA.. A Philippine and Singaporean co-production, Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month, his latest short film was selected in competition at the 56th Semaine de la Critique at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.
One of the most prolific editors in the Philippines today, he has collaborated with numerous filmmakers for independent and mainstream scene and has since edited more than 40 feature films to date which has screened in festivals locally and abroad, his recent collaboration, A Gentle Night, a Chinese film directed by Qiu Yang. recently won the Palme D’Or at the 70th Festival des Cannes. Manatad is also an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and the Docnet Campus Project. He is currently working on his first feature film, Whether the Weather is Fine, a film about the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan of his hometown, Tacloban. The project is supported by the Asian Cinema Fund, Globe Studios and the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Fund, It has also participated at the EAVE Ties That Bind, La Fabrique Des Cinema du Monde – Cannes and the Torino Film Lab Feature Lab 360.