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.

Watch her short films Tokhanginamo Unibes!, Paghihintay sa Bulong, Au Revoir Phillip, Little, and Babae below!

Kita-Kita (2017)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

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

Production House
Spring Films

Tokhanginamo Unibes! (2017)

Film type: SHORT FILM

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

Production House
Resbak

Lorna (2014)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

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 | Writer

Awards
2014 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival Best Supporting Actress

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
2014 Golden Screen Awards, Philippines Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy)
2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival Special Mention
2014 Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actress of the Year
2013 Cinefilipino Film Festival Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, 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
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

Production House
Ekweytormc

Production House
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

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