Alemberg Ang: educator, filmmaker and producer. After teaching for ten years, Ang shifted into a career of film producing. He started with Alvin B. Yapan’s directorial debut ANG PANGGAGHASA KAY FE (THE RAPTURE OF FE, 2009), which won the Special Jury Prize at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and the Best Digital Feature Film at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival. His collaboration with Yapan is grounded on their shared interest with the intersections of film and literary aesthetics. Ang continued his partnership with Yapan, producing 6 feature films and 1 television series. These projects have won for the partners some of the most prestigious awards in the local entertainment industry and international film festivals.
Aside from Yapan, he has collaborated with other filmmakers, mostly first time and new filmmakers. These films have traveled extensively to festivals in Dubai, Warsaw, Cairo, Porto, Vancouver, Montreal to name a few. His most recent projects include Petersen Vargas’s 2 COOL 2 BE 4GOTTEN, a coming-of-age queer film that premiered at the Torino LGBT Film Festival, Loy Arcenas’s ANG LARAWAN (THE PORTRAIT), premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival and Kip Oebanda’s LIWAY premiered at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
With Ang’s growing filmography he was invited to attend the UNESCO International Meeting of Independent Producers 2011 in Igualada, Spain, the International Film Festival of Rotterdam’s Rotterdam’s Lab in 2012, the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2013, Network of Asian Fantastic Films of Pifan in 2012 and 2014, and Talents Tokyo in 2014. His projects have successfully participated at the Hong Kong-Film Financing Forum, BiFan’s Network of Asian Fantastic Films, Busan’s Asian Project Market, Tribeca Film Institute’s Filmmakers Lab, Golden Horse Film Project Promotion, SEAFIC, and Rotterdam’s Cinemart.bClearly, Ang’s filmmaking is shaped by his passion for teaching, socio-civic issues, and Philippine arts and literature. He dreams of one day making literature mainstream.
TFI Network | 2019