Lav Diaz

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Lav Diaz
Lav Diaz at On the Edge Film Festival 2015 August 5 (cropped).JPG
Born Lavrente Indico Diaz
(1958-12-30) December 30, 1958 (age 56)[1]
Datu Paglas, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines[1]
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, editor
Notable work Evolution of a Filipino Family
Melancholia
Norte, the End of History

Lavrente Indico Diaz (born December 30, 1958) is a Filipino independent filmmaker.

He has won several international awards such as the award for Best Picture at the Singapore International Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival of Brussels and Gawad Urian in 2002 and Netpac Jury Prize and Best Acting Ensemble (2001 Cinemanila International Film Festival) for his film Batang West Side (including Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Music, Best Sound at the Urian), in Gawad Urian in 2005 for the film Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino (Evolution of a Filipino Family), and Special Jury Prize at the Fribourg International Film Festival in 2006 for Heremias, Book One.

His films often tackle the issues regarding the current social and political state of the Philippines. His film Kagadanan sa Banwaan ning mga Engkanto (Death in the Land of Encantos), the Closing Film of the orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival 2007, was awarded with a Golden Lion Special Mention. Death in the Land of Encantos was also in competition at the Artistic Innovation Award (Visions) of the Toronto International Film Festival 2007. He received several awards at the Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. His film Melancholia won the Orizzonti Grand Prize at the 65th Venice International Film Festival in 2008. In January 2011 he joined the Board of Directors for Cine Foundation International.[2]

He went back in 2011 at the Venice International Film Festival for his film Siglo ng Pagluluwal (Century of Birthing)[3] and which earned the Grand Jury Prize at the 13th Cinemanila International Film Festival.[4] The following year, his film Florentina Hubaldo, CTE won Best Asian Film at the Jeonju International Film Festival[5] and gained the On-Screen Award at the Images Festival.[6]

His 2013 film Norte, the End of History was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[7] He received the Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival for From What Is Before.

He is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and the Prince Claus Award of The Netherlands in 2014.

Filmography[edit]

Year Original Title English Title Notes
1998 Serafin Geronimo: Kriminal ng Barrio Concepcion The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion Best Actor (Raymond Bagatsing) - Gawad Urian 1999
1999 Burger Boys
Hubad sa Ilalim ng Buwan Naked Under the Moon
2001 Batang West Side West Side Kid NETPAC Award - Cinemanila International Film Festival.

Best Picture - Singapore International Film Festival.

Best Picture and Best Actor (Joel Torre and Yul Servo) - Brussels Independent Film Festival.

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Joel Torre), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Diaz), Best Supporting Actor (Raul Arellano) Best Music, Best Sound - Gawad Urian 2002

2002 Hesus, Rebolusyunaryo Jesus, Revolutionary
2004 Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino Evolution of a Filipino Family Best Picture - Gawad Urian 2005
2006 Heremias (Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess) Jury Prize - Fribourg International Film Festival 2006 2007 Kagadanan Sa Banwaan Ning Mga Engkanto Death in the Land of Encantos NETPAC Award - Jeonju International Film Festival.

Best Picture - Jogja International Film Festival. Special Mention - Orrizonti Price, Venice International Film Festival

2008 Melancholia Orizzonti Grand Prize at the 65th Venice International Film Festival.

Best Actress (Angeli Bayani) - Cinemanila International Film Festival

2009 Walang Alaala ang mga Paru-Paro Butterflies Have No Memories
2011 Babae ng Hangin Woman of the Wind
Siglo ng Pagluluwal Century of Birthing Grand Jury Prize - Cinemanila International Film Festival
Elehiya sa Dumalaw Mula sa Himagsikan Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution
2012 Florentina Hubaldo, CTE Best Picture - Images Festival of Toronto.

NETPAC Award and Best Asian Feature - Jeonju International Film Festival

2013 Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan Norte, the End of History Un Certain Regard - 2013 Cannes Film Festival]]

Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Angeli Bayani) and Best Cinematography - Gawad Urian 2014

2014 Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon From What Is Before Golden LeopardLocarno International Film Festival.

FIPRESCI International Critics' Prize (Locarno 2014).

Don Quixote Prize (Locarno 2014).

BOCCALINO DE ORO Independent Critics' Award for Best Actress (Hazel Orencio, Locarno 2014).

Environment is quality of life Prize (Locarno 2014).

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editor - Gawad Urian 2015.

Grand Prize, Best Ensemble Performance - World Premieres Film Festival 2014
2014 Mga Anak ng Unos Storm Children

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lav Diaz". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Cinefoundation.org
  3. ^ Jennings, Sheri (18 August 2011). "Venice Orizzonti adds Lav Diaz's Century of Birthing". Screen Daily (Media Business Insight Limited). Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cinemanila International Film Festival (2011)". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Hwang, Hei-rim (8 May 2012). "Jeonju International Film Festival award winners announced". Korean Cinema Today (KOFIC). Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Images Festival Award Winners". Images Festival. Tucows Domains Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 

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