Awards

Adelaide Film Festival

2017 Nominee
International Feature Award
Best Feature
Birdshot (2016)

Annonay International Festival of First Films

2014 Winner
Special Jury Prize
Rekorder (2013)
Tied with The Good Life (2013).
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Rekorder (2013)

Asia-Pacific Film Festival

2018 Nominee
APFF Award
Best Screenplay
Birdshot (2016)
Shared with:

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

2013 Nominee
Balanghai Trophy
Best Film - New Breed
Rekorder (2013)
2011 Nominee
Balanghai Trophy
Best Short Film
Hazard (2010)
2010 Winner
Balanghai Trophy
Best Screenplay - Short Film
Harang (2009)
Nominee
Balanghai Trophy
Best Short Film
Harang (2009)

Cinemanila International Film Festival

2011 Nominee
Best Short Film
Young Cinema Competition
Inosensya (2011)
2010 Winner
Special Jury Prize
Hazard (2010)
Nominee
Best Short Film
Young Cinema Competition
Hazard (2010)
2009 Nominee
Best Short Film
Young Cinema Competition
Harang (2009)
2008 Nominee
Best Short Film
Young Cinema Competition
Kamera (2008)

FAMAS Awards

2018 Nominee
FAMAS Award
Best Director
Birdshot (2016)

FAP Awards, Philippines

2018 Nominee
FAP Award
Best Director
Neomanila (2017)
Best Screenplay
Neomanila (2017)
Best Editing
Neomanila (2017)
Shared with:
Best Editing
Birdshot (2016)
Shared with:

Gawad Urian Awards

2018 Nominee
Gawad Urian Award
Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon)
Birdshot (2016)

Gwangju International Film Festival

2014 Winner
Excellent Asia-Pacific Young Director Award
Rekorder (2013)

Osaka Asian Film Festival

2018 Winner
Most Promising Talent Award
Neomanila (2017)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
FIPRESCI Prize
Best Foreign Language Film
Birdshot (2016)

QCinema International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Audience Choice Award
Circle Competition
Neomanila (2017)
Nominee
Pylon Award
Best Picture - Circle Competition
Neomanila (2017)

Star Awards for Movies

2018 Nominee
Star Award
Indie Movie Director of the Year
Birdshot (2016)
Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year
Birdshot (2016)
Shared with:
Indie Movie Editor of the Year
Birdshot (2016)
Shared with:

Tokyo International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Asian Future Best Film Award
Birdshot (2016)
2013 Nominee
Asian Future Best Film Award
Rekorder (2013)

Vancouver International Film Festival

2014 Winner
Best New Director Award
Rekorder (2013)

an "ambitious, urgent and passionate film about the underside of contemporary urban life." Tied ... More

an "ambitious, urgent and passionate film about the underside of contemporary urban life." Tied with Axelle Ropert for Miss and the Doctors (2013).


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