Film Camp 2017

The 2017 edition of the Ngilngig Film Camp was organized by Pasalidahay, a Davao-based film community that supports independent filmmakers and promotes the development of Mindanao cinema by screening regional and independent films to the local sphere and engaging in talks with its audience. The three-day camp held at Malagos Garden Resort Davao has successfully gathered new voices and personalities for a new wave in Philippine cinema.

The 2017 Ngilngig Film Camp Films were premiered at the SM Cinema, SM Lanang Premiere, Davao City, during the Davao Ngilngig Filmfestival that same year.


Mentors & Facilitators


CHARLIEBEBS GOHETIA is an award-winning filmmaker, Charliebebs Gohetia started editing films in 2005 when he was still a student of Bachelor of Arts in Film and Audio‐Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines–Diliman. His first editing job was for then upcoming director Brillante Mendoza. He edited Mendoza’s “The Masseur”, “Manoro (The Teacher)” and “Foster Child”.

He made two films in 2015: “I love you. Thank You.”, shot in Thailand, Cambodia and 2 Vietnam, starring Joross Gamboa and Thai actor Ae Pattawan. It premiered at the Bangkok Film Festival and competed at the World Premieres Film Festival in June 2015. It won Honorable Mention at the Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema in Brazil. It was exhibited in Q! Jakarta Film Festival and & Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival in Myanmar. It won Best Musical Score at Star Awards for Movies and was nominated for Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design and Best New Actor for CJ Reyes. His other film in 2015, “Chasing Waves”, a film about kids who dream of going to the beach, premiered at the 5th Southeast Asian Film Festival in Singapore and competed at the Split Film Festival in Croatia. Another documentary, “The most awaited day”, about the survivors of Typhoon Pablo in 2012 is currently in the post‐production phase.


ANGELY CHI is a major in Creative Writing in UP Mindanao 10 years ago. From then on, she went on to co-produce, co-write, and research for a couple of documentaries, AVPs, short films, and full-length films, including Kung Giunsa Pagbuhat ang Binisayang Chopsuey and Baboy Halas: Wailings in the Forest.

She was a grantee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts grant for “Future Communities: An Interdisciplinary Art Workshop and Collaborative Video Performance Envisioning Sustainable Mindanao Communities in 2016 and a Fellow of the Ateneo de Davao Writers Workshop in 2004.

Her current affiliations include being a part of the Young Davao Writers and Balud Art Network. A writer, editor, researcher, curator, event organizer, and technical director.

JayJAY ROSAS is a graduated from Ateneo de Davao University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication. He began as a Contributing Film Reviewer for the Film Development Council of the Philippines Magazine and Edge Davao. He was a jury of the Mindanao Film Festival for two consecutive years. He deepened his film criticism career by being a fellow at the Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop in Yamagata, Japan last October 2015. He then became a facilitator and festival staff of the Film Criticism Workshop of the 4th Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival in GenSan last November 2016. He also participated in the Oral History Archiving Workshop of the 21st Southeast Asian Pacific Audiovisual Archiving Conference in Manila last April. Now, he is a co-convenor and film programmer of the Pasalidahay Film Screening Series. He also contributes regularly to the Mindanao Times and The New Durian Cinema online film journal.

KeishaKEISHA THERESE HALILI is a former TV reporter, a communications staff at the House of Representatives, and an information staff at the Provincial Information Office of Davao del Norte.

She first ventured into filmmaking in 2015 when she and her colleagues from the government joined the 13th Guerilla Filmmaking Workshop. Through that, their team was able to produce Pagsalig, a short film about faith healing set in Talikud Island. The film won several awards during the Mindanao Film Festival 2015, including Best Screenplay.

From there, she has been active in supporting the local film community. She was a participant to the Salamindanaw Mindanao Screen Lab 2016. She also led in the hosting of Davao del Norte of the Guerilla Filmmathon 2016, and the supporting of the Provincial Government to the Cinemarehiyon 9.

As of now, she is one of the co-organizers of the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017 through Micromedia Digital Video Productions.

McRobert Nacario
is a freelance photographer and videographer for the past eight years. He has been the cinematographer of several local independent films and documentaries. His work has been featured in Aljazeera and local film festivals. One of them, Qiyamah, won him the Best Artistic Contribution for Cinematography during the inaugural Sineng Pambansa. He has also received Gawad Urian nominations for the cinematography of Limbunan, Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim, and Riddles of My Homecoming.

Occasionally, he gives talks on basic cinematography to students and aspiring filmmakers.

He has also been invited to judge local film festivals, such as the Mindanao Film Festival in Davao City and the Salamindanaw Film Festival in General Santos City.

Janna MoyaJANNA MOYA is foremost a writer. She was a contributor for LIEU Magazine, and became one of its editors before the independent magazine’s sudden hiatus.

Her accidental involvement with the local filmmaking scene began with consultancy for various screenplays and story concepts. Her official film credit began with Panon (2016), an advocacy film she oversaw as part of her previous employment in a developmental organization. From there, she joined a team of hardened filmmakers to the mountains of Marilog in Baboy Halas: Wailings in the Forest (2016), her first engagement in full-length film.

She owns The Panagtagbo (, an art platform that features writers, photogrpahers, visual artists, and sound makers from Mindanao and beyond.

Her only online existence is on

 finished Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Painting at the Philippine Women’s College of Davao, Helena Z. Benitez School of Fine Arts and Design. His works have been showcased in several exhibits, including Finger Prints at Abreeza Mall last April 2015, Art for Everyone at SM Lanang last February 2016, and Federalism sa Gisaad nga Yuta at Felcris Centrale from November 2016 – February 2017.

His film experience involves being a boom operator, sound engineer, sound producer, musical score, and sound editor for the full-length films Malan, Tambara, and Ang Paglalakbay ng Bituin sa Gabing Madilim in 2012, and Panon in 2016, a short film.


BAGANE FIOLA Bagane Fiola is a filmmaker from Mindanao, in southern Philippines. His second feature film Baboy Halas (Wailings in the Forest) was selected under the Bright Future non-competition section of the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017. It won the NETPAC Jury Price award during its World Premiere at the QCinema International Film Festival held in Manila Philippines in 2016. Recently, the film was given a Special Newcomer Award at the Internationales Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany in October 2017. Fiola is the founder and festival director of the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival, the first and only genre film festival in the Philippines. His previous works include the film Sonata Maria, which won Best First Film at the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines 2014, and several short films, which have been exhibited in various regional film festivals. (from Kaleido Asia Collaborative Film Program Southeast Asia and Japan 2018 by Jay Rosas).

Melona Grace MascariñasMELONA GRACE MASCARIÑAS is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program in the University of the Philippines-Mindanao. While she currently works full-time in the government sector, she writes poetry and has volunteered in a few local film productions, such as the 2014 Davao-produced feature film Sonata Maria and the 2016 internationally-acclaimed Baboy Halas.