|Born||30 October 1960|
San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
|Alma mater||University of Santo Tomas|
He has directed sixteen films since 2005, also he credited some cinematographer and production designer under his alias. His first frequent collaboration with actor Coco Martin in seven films including Masahista, Summer Heat, Foster Child, Tirador, Serbis, Kinatay, and Captive.
His 2012 film Thy Womb competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival and earned Mendoza the award for Achievement in Directing at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2012.
His film 2019 film Mindanao competed for 41st Cairo International Film Festival, which he earned the award for Henry Barakat Award for Best Artistic Contribution, as well as he decided to compete in any future film festivals.
|Year||Title||Original title||Credited as||Notes|
|2005||The Masseur||Masahista||Yes||Story||2005 Locarno International Film Festival - Golden Leopard (video competition)|
|2006||Summer Heat||Kaleldo||Yes||Yes||Story||2007 Jeonju International Film Festival - Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award|
|The Teacher||Manoro||Yes||Also as cinematographer and production designer|
|Foster Child||Yes||2007 Brisbane International Film Festival - Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award|
|Slingshot||Tirador||Yes||Also as cinematographer|
|2008||Service||Serbis||Yes||Nominated—2008 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or|
Nominated—2009 Asian Film Awards - Best Director
|2009||Butchered (The Execution of P)||Kinatay||Yes||Also as production designer|
2009 Cannes Film Festival - Best Director
2009 Sitges Film Festival - Best Director
Nominated—2009 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
|Grandmother||Lola||Yes||Also as production designer|
Nominated—2009 Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
|2012||Captive||Yes||Yes||Yes||Nominated—2012 Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear|
|Thy Womb||Sinapupunan||Yes||Yes||Also as production designer|
2012 Venice Film Festival - La Navicella - Venezia Cinema Award
2012 Venice Film Festival - P. Nazareno Taddei Award (special mention)
2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards - Award for Achievement in Directing
2013 Cines del Sur - Jury Prize (special mention)
Nominated—2012 Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
Nominated—2012 Asia Pacific Film Festival - Best Director
Nominated—2013 Sakhalin International Film Festival - Best Director
|2013||Sapi||Sapi||Yes||Executive||Also as cinematographer and production designer|
|2015||Trap||Taklub||Yes||Also as production designer|
2015 Cannes Film Festival - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (commendation)
Nominated—2015 Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un Certain Regard
|2016||Ma' Rosa||Ma' Rosa||Yes||Nominated—2016 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or|
|Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections||Asia sanmenkyô||Yes||Segment: "Shinauma"|
|2018||Alpha: The Right to Kill||Yes||Executive||Also as production designer|
|Journey||Lakbayan||Yes||Yes||Co-director with Lav Diaz|
|2019||Mindanao||Mindanao||Yes||Yes||Story||Also as production designer|
2019 Cairo International Film Festival - Henry Barakat Award for Best Artistic Contribution
Nominated—2019 Cairo International Film Festival - Golden Pyramid Award
7th Urduja Heritage Film Awards - Best Director
|2018||Amo (TV mini-series)||Distributed by Netflix (international)|
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