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Sheron DAYOC

Sheron Dayoc is a Mindanaon filmmaker, writer, editor, cinematographer and a visual Artist. Born and raised in Zamboanga City, he has started documenting the lives of people in the grassroots level, particularly the marginalized people and different tribes in Mindanao. His exposure to these cultures has allowed him to create factual and culturally-sensitive documentary films on the peoples of Mindanao.

He owes his knowledge in filmmaking to the University of the Philippines Film Institute, Mowelfund Film Institute and Asian Film Academy in Pusan, Korea (Pusan International Film festival). He has learned to cultivate a sense of sensitivity and discipline to encapsulate his ideas into science.

HALAW(Ways of the Sea) is his first Feature length Film and is inspired from his experience as a documentary Filmmaker in Mindanao. The film competed in Pusan IFF and Tokyo IFF and will be soon traveling to Berlin, Poland and Belgium.

His first short narrative won special jury Citation at the Cinemalaya Film festival 2008. The film is also in competition in 7ème Festival Signes de Nuit Paris 2009 and has screened to various festivals in Europe and US. Ron is the first Filipino to win the prestigious ASIAN PITCH 2008 grant for his documentary film proposal entitled A Weaver's Tale under Media Corp Singapore and NHK Japan which recently won a certificate of creative excellence at the US International Film and TV Festival.


HALAW (Ways of the Sea) (2010, 78mins, D-Cinema)  EDEBUT FILM
Festivals/ Awards
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing - Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
Official Selection Pusan International Film Festival - New Currents Competition
Official Selection Tokyo International Film Festival - Winds of Asia Competition
Official Selection 2011 - Berlin International Film Festival 2011  EFORUM
Official Selection 2011 - Era New Horizon International Film festival
Official Selection 2011 - Open Doek Film festival Belgium

A Weaver's Tale (2009, 28mins, HD) - Documentary
Festivals/ Awards
Asian Pitch 2008 Winner - Media Corp(Singapore)/ NHK Japan
Certificate of Creative Excellence US International Film and TV Festival

Angan-Angan(Dreams) (2008, 15mins, DV) - short film
Festivals/ Awards
Special Jury Citation - Cinemalaya Independent Film festival
Official Selection Paris Cinema Philippine in Focus
Official Selection 7ème Festival Signes de Nuit Paris International short film Competition
Official Selection Indigenous Peoples Film Festival: Skábmagovat, Finland

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