Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo has crafted a name for herself making award-winning films on women and LGBT issues. Her first short, Woman(2010), participated in Imageout, Frameline, Pink Apple, Iris Prize among others. It won Best Director at Cinemalaya and Best Short Film at Festival Internazionale di Cinema Gaylesbico e Queer Culture di Milano. Her other shorts include Little (2007) (selected to represent Philippines from One Country One Film Festival); Au Revoir Philip (2012) Gawad CCP awardee, Waiting to Whisper (2012) Honorable Mention at Exground Film Festival in Germany and best screenplay in Cinemalaya Film festival; and Dungkoy (2015), winner at the New York Festivals.

Her first full-length film, Anita’s Last Cha-cha (2012) was selected for the Produire au Sud in France. It won Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble at Cine Filipino, Special Mention at Osaka Asian Film Festival, Volunteers Choice Award at Frameline in SanFrancisco, Honorable Mention at Mix Film Festival in Italy  and Best Screenplay and Gender Award at Zinegoak LGBT Film Festival in Spain. The film continues to travel around the world with 30+ film festivals to its belt. Her second feature, Lorna, won Best Supporting Actress at Cinema One Originals, Audience Award at Yerba Buena Film Festival in San Francisco and nominated for Best Actress at Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia. Her recent feature film KITA KITA was shot in Hokkaido Japan and now is selected to compete at the recent Osaka Asian Film Festival. Her upcoming movie I’MPERFECT was selected at the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing this March and she’ll be presenting the project in Hong Kong to different film producers internationally.

Sigrid’s passion for her causes continues to shape the films she makes.

Full Length / Short Film

Kita kita

Kita kita (2017)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Production House

Spring Films

Synopsis

Is love truly blind?

Two people, seemingly an unlikely match, are eating at a restaurant together. It seems they are enjoying. Their conversation culminates in as the boy’s smooth, sweet words amuse the girl and the two laugh together. The girl then leaves to go to the restroom and it is then discovered that she is blind.

Cast

Alessandra de Rossi

Empoy

Role

Director

Tokhanginamo Unibes! (2017)

Film type: SHORT FILM / ONLINE

Synopsis

A comedic take on “tokhang” (slang term for an anti-drug operation by the police), a current national issue in the country, that aims to educate Filipinos about their rights and empower them to fight for it.

Role

Director

 

Producer

Resbak

lorna

Lorna (2014)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis

A midlife comedy drama of a woman’s romantic life-a story of being alone, growing old, looking for love, and moving on. Lorna, already in her 60’s, finds an online lover and an old flame that will turn her life upside down. But at her age, is love too late for a woman like Lorna?

Cast

Shamaine Buencamino

Maria Isabel Lopez

Raquel Villavicencio
Lav Diaz Felix Roco
Jim Paredes Juan Rodrigo
Angel Aquino
Miguel Faustmann

Role

Director | Writer

Awards

2014 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival | Best Supporting Actress (Maria Isabel Lopez)

huling chacha

Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita (2013)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis

A 12-year old Anita falls in love with the new woman in town; years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan.

Cast

Angel Aquino, Therese Malvar, Jay Bordon

Role

Director | Writer

Production House

Ekweytormc
Pixeleyes Multimedia
Quiapost Productions

Awards

2015 Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2015 | Best Film Special Mention

2014  Gawad Urian Awards | Best Supporting Actress (Angel Aquino)

2014 Golden Screen Awards, Philippines | Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy)
Angel Aquino 

2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival | Special Mention

2014 Star Awards for Movies | Movie Supporting Actress of the Year
Angel Aquino 

2013 Cinefilipino Film Festival | Best Picture, Best Actress (Therese Malvar), Best Supporting Actress (Angel Aquino), Best Ensemble

Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong (2012)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Synopsis

It is in the culture of the Filipinos that when a person dies, you can whisper and send your wishes to the dead. The film is about a family who happens to take care of their ailing mother / grandmother. They see this as a burden in their lives and they wait for her death so they could whisper their wishes. 

 

Cast

Bella Martin
Sarah Pagcaliwagan
Shandii J.
Wes Traje
Agnes Ramos
Gigi Columna
Chris Gabuya

Role

Director | Writer

Production House

Pixeleyes Multimedia
Ekweytormc

Awards

2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival | Best Screenplay Short Film

Au Revoir Philip (2010)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Synopsis

Au Revoir Philip follows the adventures of Luz, an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) who tries her luck in France as a domestic helper. The narrative progresses in the form of love letters addressed to her lover whom she left for greener pastures.

Cast

Octave Doineu, Kabir Kapoor, Mehdi Mido, Christiane Vidal, Maud Vendrand, Silviya Stanoeva

Role

Director | Writer

Production House

Ekweytormc

Awards

Gawad CCP Philippines | Third Place

One Country One Film Festival France | Philippines Representative

Little (2009)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Synopsis

A story about masculinity, love, and family. A touching and humorous look at the maturation of a provincial boy and his blooming romance.

 

Cast

Paul Santiago

Role

Director | Writer

Babae (2005)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Synopsis

Babae (Woman) is a coming of age story of two women set in the city slum community beside railroad tracks. They became bestfriends, shared dreams and eventually started a family when a child accidentally entered their lives. Inserts of real stories of women and a man gives color to this black and white film. A mixture of drama, comedy, musical and fantasy that will surely touch your heart.

 

Cast

Gadge Gunn
Raye Baquirin
Wilma de Guzman
Trixie Dauz

Role

Director | Writer

Awards

2005 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival | Best Director Short Film

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