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FEATURES

1. Kamias: Memory Of Forgetting (1999)
World Premiere: Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic)


2. The Twelve (2000)
Philippine Premiere: Cultural Center of the Philippines


3. Greaseman (2001)
Philippine Premiere: Cultural Center of the Philippines


4. Headless [Pugot] (2002)
World Premiere: Singapore International Film Festival


5. “IDOL”: Hero/Villain: D’ Bayani S. Makapili True Story (2003)
World Premiere: Pesaro International Film Festival (Italy)


6. Buryong: 90 Minutes Of Nothing (2004)

7. Kristo: The Cockfighting Christ (2004)

8. Corazon: The Profane And Senseless Passion Of Hesus Corazon Who, By The Disgrace Of God, Freezes The Heart Of The Loved One (2004)


9. The Family That Eats Soil (2005)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

10. Wazakenrol! The Brockas (2005)

11. Oracafe: Black Hole In the Wall (2005)


12. Vampire Of Quezon City (2006)
World Premiere: Berlin Porn Film Festival (Germany)

13. G-String Kings [Bahag Kings] (2006)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

14. Goodbye My Shooting Star (2006)
World Premiere: Pesaro International Film Festival (Italy)

15. Three Days Of Darkness Zero (2006)


16. Squatterpunk (2007)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

17. The Longest Moment You’re Not Here (2007)

18. Saturday Songs For Aria (2007)


19. Ultimo: Different Ways Of Killing A National Hero (2008)
World Premiere: Torino International Film Festival (Italy)

20. The Muzzled Horse Of An Engineer In Search Of Mechanical Saddles (2008)
World Premiere: Berlinale International Film Festival (Germany)

21. Philippine Bliss (2008)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

22. Overdosed Nightmare (2008)
Philippine Premiere: Cinemalaya Film Festival


23. Three Days Of Darkness (2009)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

24. Manila In The Fangs Of Darkness (2008)
World Premiere: Viennale International Film Festival (Austria)

25. Newtopia (2008)


26. The Middle Mystery Of Kristo Negro (2009)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

27. I Don’t Know You (2009)

28. Adarna & The Memory Of Crystal (2009)


29. Cameroon Love Letter (For Solo Piano) (2010)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival

30. Son Of God (2010)
World Premiere: CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (The Netherlands)

31. Manilanimal: Vigo (2010)
World Premiere: CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Denmark)

32. The Trial Of Mister Serapio (2010)
Philippine Premiere: Cinemalaya Film Festival

33. The Mystical Misadventures Of Mariya (2010)


34. Kommander Kulas: The One And Only Concert Of The Amazing Combo Of Kommander Kulas And His Poor But Very Colorful Carabao In The Long And Unwinding Road Of Kamias (2011)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival

35. Found & Lost: Fando & Lis (2011)

36. A Portrait Of A Filipino Artist As A Mongrel (2011)


37. Mondomanila: or, How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey (2012)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival

38. Philippine New Wave: This is not a film movement (2012)
World Premiere: Edinburgh International Film Festival (United Kingdom)

39. Breather (2012)
World Premiere: Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival (India)

40. Kalakala (2012)
World Premiere: New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland)


41. Misericordia: The Last Mystery Of Kristo Vampiro (2013)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

42. Nitrate: To The Ghosts Of The 75 Lost Philippine Silent Films [1912-1933] (2013)
World Premiere: Sharjah Bienniale (United Arab Emirates)

43. Anti-Nollywood (2013)


44. EDSA XXX: or, Nothing Ever Changes In The Ever-Changing Republic Of Ek-Ek-Ek (2014)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands)

45. The Abominable Spaceship From Planet 21 (2014)

46. Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between A Criminal & A Whore (2014)
World Premiere: Tokyo International Film Festival (Japan)

 

SHORT FILMS

1994:

The Wake (Burol)

Kites (Saranggola)

1995:

Death Of The President (Kamatayan Ng Presidente)

There’s A Soldier (May Isang Sundalo)

The Effect Of Beer On An Actor Portraying Hamlet (Epekto Ng Beer Sa Isang Aktor Na Gumaganap Kay Hamlet)

1996:

5 Shorts

Memory Of Dawn (Alaala Ng Madaling-Araw)

1997:

Sometime In August

Dog Day Afternoon

Pigs (Baboy)

The Electric Company’s Gonna Get Our Backyard (Kukunin Na Ng Meralco Ang Likod Namin)

Mr. Duck Egg Trilogy

Birthday (Bertdey)

Akong, The Dwarf That Is Not (Akong, Ang Duwendeng Hindi)

Barbeque

Sorry Ledh

Deaf Wish

Kids

What’s The Story? Morning Glory

My Room

1/4 Day In A Life

I’m Gonna Fetch Ledh From Church (Susunduin Ko Si Ledh Sa Simbahan)

Young Writers Interview

1998:

Amen, A Brown Comedy

Looking At The Mirror (Pagtingin Sa Salamin)

2000:

1.The Passenger: Moving Along

2001:

Greaseman

2002:

Pugot

Barong Brothers

John Cage (Tungkol Sa Wala)

2003:

At Last (Sa Wakas)

2004:

Can & Slippers (Lata At Tsinelas)

Mondomanila: Institute Of Poets (Mondomanila: Institusyon Ng Makata)

Small Ali

I’m Not Batman (Hindi Ako Si Batman)

The Bag Is Closed But The Heart Is Open

Dehado

The Rape And Murder Of Virginio And Virginia P.

Blood Stew (Dinuguan)

Bass

2005:

Rugby Boyz

Our Daily Bread

Victim 21

3rd Day Of Darkness

Shooting Star (Bulalakaw)

Bahag Kings

An Open Letter To All The Terrorists Of The World (Carta Abierta A Todos Los Terroristas Del Mundo)

Two Superheroes Taking A Crap, A Toilet Musical (Dos Superheroes Cagando, Un Musical De Mierda)

To All The Supergirls I’ve Loved Before (A Todas Supermenas Que He Amado)

Don’t Fall In Love With A Superhero (No Te Enamores De Una Superheroe)

The Superman Who Couldn’t Fly (El Superman Que No Podia Volar)

Waiting For A Superhero (Esperando A Un Superheroe)

Superhero In Bed (Superheroe En La Cama)

Superman In Love (Superman Enamorado)

Doppelgänger

Aquaboy

Last Superhero (Superheroe Pasado)

Pornoman

I’ve Forgotten (Nakalimutan Ko Na)

2006:

Ultimo (aka Bravo)

Oldeastside (Matandang Eastside)

By The Suez Canal

Toxic Mango (The Incredibly Heart-Rending And Fantastically Forbidden Legend Of The Toxic Mango That Bestows A Multitude Of Lessons To All Brave Citizens Of The New Planet Alibuhod)

Soft Night

Isla Puting Bato (White Rock Island)

Love Is Brave (El Amor Es Valiente)

2007:

Literature

Zombie Mariachi

Kontra Madiaga

The Pushcart Family (Pamilya Kariton)

Dead Woman In My House (Patay Na Babae Sa Loob Ng Bahay)

He’s Aware, He’s Wrong (Malay Siya, Mali Siya)

Coffee Today Is Better Than Yesterday

Christmas Alms (Namamasko Po)

The Last Gag Of Buster Quizon (Nothing Funnier Than Unhappiness)

2008:

Blackworms

Kulob34 (Tatlumpu’t Apat Na Kulob)

The Drowning Sea (Ang Dagat Na Nalulunod)

The Launching

2009:

Nikalexis

2010:

Adarna & The Memory Of Crystal (Adarna At Ang Alaala Ng Kristal)

Mondomanila Holy Drinking Water

Tony D & The Paranoid Squad

Son Of God [with Michael Noer]

Ligaya Paraiso

2011:

Postcolonial

A Dozen Stabs From A Wounded Knife: Ayuyang Renga (Sandosenang Saksak ng Sundang na Sawi: Rengga Sa Ayuyang)

Makapili

Very Strange Day, With Bicycle

Kulas & The Last Playground (Si Kulas At Ang Huling Palaruan)

Khavn On Kidlat

Cinemacabro

2012:

Ruined Heart! Another Lovestory Between A Criminal And A Whore (Pusong Wazak! Isa Na Namang Kwento Ng Pag-ibig Sa Pagitan Ng Isang Kriminal At Isang Puta)

Solar Syokoy

2+2=5

Dead Rabbit Dragon Kick

2013:

How To Raise A Smart & Happy Child From Age Zero To Five

The Book Of Storms And Darkness

Khavn’s films are also available at Asia Pacific Films and Doc Alliance.

Khavn De La Cruz is a multi-awarded and internationally renowned filmmaker, composer, and writer. He has made 46 features and more than a hundred short films, including Ruined Heart (Tokyo 2014), Mondomanila (Rotterdam 2012), The Muzzled Horse Of An Engineer In Search Of Mechanical Saddles (Berlinale 2008), Manila In The Fangs Of Darkness (Viennale 2008), and Squatterpunk (Rotterdam 2007).  Called the father of Philippine digital filmmaking, Khavn is known for his micro-budgeted productions shot with guerrilla speed and methods. He has served as jury member at the Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand , CPH:DOX, Jeonju, Jihlava, & Dok Leipzig film festivals and is the festival director of .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival, the first digital film festival in the Philippines.

WHAT ELSE DOES KHAVN DO?

Write

Khavn has written five books: an anthology of Philippine poetry, two poetry collections, a non-fiction compendium on new Philippine cinema, and Ultraviolins, which has been hailed as the first post-modern book of stories in Filipino.

He has judged in the Palanca National Literary Awards and has won for himself in poetry and fiction. He received the Dean’s Award for Literature from his alma mater, the Ateneo De Manila University, where he also has lectured on the creative process.

Play

Khavn is a songwriter and has performed his original compositions either as a solo pianist or with one of his three bands (Fando & Lis, The Brockas, and Vigo) in Thessaloniki, Austin, Brisbane, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, New York, Sharjah, Rome, and many others.

He is well-known for the improvisational live scoring of several of his films, either solo or with other musicians.

Work

Khavn is the president of Kamias Overground, an independent film, music, and publishing company.

Kamias Overground’s releases include the music albums Impyerno by Lav Diaz, Yearnings by Roberto Nicolas, Lost & Found by Fando & Lis; and the books Planet of the Noses by Rox Lee, Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey by Normal Wilwayco, and  Philippine New Wave: This Is Not A Film Movement by Khavn himself.