Ramona Diaz is a filmmaker whose credits include the ITVS, NAATA and Sundance-funded Imelda (Sundance, IDFA, LAFF, True/False, IDA Award), a full-length documentary about the former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. IMELDA had its US theatrical premiere at the Film Forum in New York City and was later released nationally in the United States and abroad. In Manila, it grossed more than Superman 2 its opening weekend. IMELDA screened in over thirty film festivals around the world and was broadcast on Independent Lens in May 2005. Diaz also directed and produced Spirits Rising (Student Academy Award, Ida Lupino DGA Award, IDA Certificate of Merit), a film about womenâ€™s role in the 1986 People Power revolution in the Philippines. Spirits Rising has been screened internationally and it has been broadcast on public television stations in the United States and Australia. Diaz recently finished The Learning (ITVS, Sundance, Center for Asian American Media) and Donâ€™t Stop Believinâ€™: Everymanâ€™s Journey, a feature length documentary film about the iconic 80s band, Journey, and their new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, whom they discovered through You Tube. In 2005, Diaz broadened her repertoire to include television commercial directing and producing. Diaz is a graduate of Emerson College and holds an MA in Communication from Stanford University.
TFI Documentary Fund | 2011