Ruel Antipuesto

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Ruel Dahis Antipuesto
Born Ruel Dahis Antipuesto
(1973-08-13)August 13, 1973
Ozamiz, Philippines
Citizenship Filipino
Education University of San Carlos (MBA)
Misamis University (Civil Engineering)
Occupation Director
Years active 2002 - present

Ruel Dahis Antipuesto simply known as Ruel Antipuesto is a Cebuano motion picture director and cinematographer from the Philippines. Considered as "The Godfather of Cebuano Filmmaking", he is a major contributor to the new wave of Cebuano filmmaking as he continues to mentor and collaborate with younger filmmakers while his works continue to gain national and international awards and recognition.


Ruel Dahis Antipuesto began as an engineer. When the filmmaking became digital in the late 90's, he taught himself filmmaking by making animations and documentaries.[1]

In 2004, the animated short film, The Snake's Pit won him his first national award.[1]

In 2007, the full-length movie Confessional, he photographed and co-directed with Jerrold Tarog won several national awards as well as best first feature in OSIAN Cinefan in India. It was also in exhibition in Germany, South Korea and the United States. Soon after, his documentary projects were acquired for distribution[by whom?] and one won in the 2009 Cine-Indie MDG competition.[2]

Through the years he has accumulated several awards as his works have been included in various local and international competitions and exhibitions held in Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, United States, India, France, Spain, Italy (in Venice and Rome), Canada, Switzerland, Russia, Brazil, Japan and the ASEAN region.[1]


Year Title Type Credit Awards & Festivals
2004 The Snake's Pit Short Animated Film Director
17th Gawad CCP: Best Animated Short Film, Best Regional Entry
2006 Carpool Short Film Cinematographer 19th Gawad CCP: Best Short Feature
2007 Confessional Feature Film Director
Cinema One Originals: Best Film, Directors

24th PMPC Star Awards: Digital Category Best Film, Directors
10th Osian's Cinefan (New Delhi, India): Best Film, First Features Category
10th Cinemanila International Film Festival: Best Film, Southeast Asian Category
2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, exhibition film (USA)
14th Pusan International Film Festival, exhibition film (Korea)

2009 Sabongero Short Film Cinematographer
2010 Cannes Short Film Corner
2010 Eskrimadors Documentary Cinematographer 2010 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, exhibition film
2010 Cinemanila International Film Festival, exhibition film (Philippines)
2011 Señorita Feature Film Cinematographer

2011 Vancouver International Film Festival, exhibition film (Canada)

2011 My Paranormal Romance Feature Film Cinematographer Cinema One Originals: Special Jury Prize
2013 The Muses Feature Film Cinematographer
2014 Death Squad Dogs Short Film Cinematographer
2015 Swap Feature Film Cinematographer San Sebastian International Film Festival, exhibition film (Spain)
2nd Silk Road International Film Festival, competition film (China)

2015 São Paulo International Film Festival. exhibition film (Brazil)
2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival, exhibition film (USA)
2015 Tokyo FILMeX , competition film (Japan)
2015 Minsk International Film Festival, exhibition film (Russia)
2015 Jogja Asian Film Festival, (Indonesia): Silver Hanoman Award

2015 Sanctissima Short Film Cinematographer Cinemalaya 2015: Audience Choice award[3]

UPelikula 2015: Best Film, Director, Cinematography[4]

2015 Kapatiran Documentary Cinematographer Karlovy Vary International Film Festival:Exhibition Czech Republic[5]
2016 Patay na si Hesus Feature Film Cinematographer QCinema 2016: Audience Choice Award, Gender Sensitive Film Award[6]
2016 Lily Feature Film Cinematographer Cinema One Originals 2016: Best Director, Best Editing Award, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Bolded - Our Team (The Core Team - Ruel Antipuesto)". Bolded. BOLDED. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya Awards Night 2015". Rappler. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Yap, Januar (22 August 2015). "Big winners in UPC's UPelikula 2015". University of the Philippines Cebu. University of the Philippines Cebu. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
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