Gil Portes

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Gil M. Portes
Born Philippines
Citizenship Filipino
Alma mater  • University of Santo Tomas
 • Brooklyn College
Occupation  • Film director
 • Film producer
 • Screenwriter

Gil M. Portes is a Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter.

Early life and education[edit]

Gil Portes took up his Journalism in University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines; and received a master's degree in theater from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York.


His drama film Saranggola (1999) won various awards at the Metro Manila Film Festival, including Best Picture and Best Actor. It was also entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

His drama film Small Voices (2002) is considered a masterpiece[who?] in Filipino cinema and won eleven awards and was nominated for eleven other awards including the Gawad Urian Awards.


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1990 Metro Manila Film Festival [2] Best Director Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina? Won
Best Original Story (with Ricky Lee) Won
Best Screenplay (with Ricky Lee) Won


  1. ^ "21st Moscow International Film Festival (1999)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1990". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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