Ice Idanan never let her youth get in the way of success. Not only did she graduate from Film and Audio-Visual Communications in the University of the Philippines as a cum laude, she also studied directing in the Asian Film Academy in Busan, South Korea, and cinematography in the Berlinale Talent Campus in Berlin, Germany.
She already has a number of films under her belt. First is her thesis film, Limang Libo (2009), which garnered awards both locally and internationally. Her first feature film, Sakaling Hindi Makarating (2016) was met with acclaims from critics and viewers alike.
She also worked as assistant director for Dagim (2010). Her work as cinematographer is also quite extensive as she worked on Joon and Wendy (2010), Balang Araw (2012), Ruweda (2012), Kabilang Dulo (2012), Woman of the Ruins (2013), Baka Siguro Yata (2015), and Not Applicable (2015).
We definitely should expect more great work from this fresh, talented director in the future.
Full Length / Short film
Sakaling Hindi Makarating (2016)
Film type: DOCUMENTARY
A series of mysterious hand-illustrated postcards take a young woman on a journey throughout the Philippines in search of its anonymous writer.
|Alessandra de Rossi|
|Karen delos Reyes|
Director | Writer | Cinematographer
Media East Productions
2016 Cinefilipino Film Festival | Best Director, Best Actor (Pepe Herrera), Best Musical Score, Best Sound, Best Editing, 2nd place Jury Prize Best Picture
Woman of the Ruins (2013)
Film type: DOCUMENTARY
On a storm-ravaged island that has seen its share of tragedy, a person who had been assumed dead reappears and ignites a frenzy of reactions, ranging from ecstatic religious fervor to fear.
Alessandra de Rossi
2013 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival | Audience Award, Best Supporting Actor (Peque Gallaga)
Limang Libo (2009)
Film type: SHORT FILM
“Limang Libo” is a film about two people who lead normal lives and are unaware of each other’s existence; Susan, a midwife who is bound to her debts and Manuel, a scavenger who lives a simple life with his pregnant wife. Their paths cross when Manuel takes his wife to Susan’s home because of an accident that will endanger their child, letting Susan take charge of the whole situation. Both faced with unfortunate circumstances, both Susan and Manuel will be forced to act against their instincts.
Cherry Pie Picache
Director | Writer
2009 Kodak Film School Competition | National Winner
2009 1st Pandayang Lino Brocka New Media and Film Festival | Exhibition