NYFA puts the spotlight on Direk Eileen Cabiling in The 20/20 series

Liz Henlein, Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography at the New York Film Academy (NYFA),  interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling last January 13, 2021, for NYFA’s The 20/20 Series.  They were joined by NYFA faculty, staff, and students, as well as special guests from all over the globe.

Hinlein created the virtual pop-up event, to allow us to have intimate conversations with creative visionaries, and talk about their craft and artistry.

NYFA thanked Direk Eileen for discussing Basurero with their global community, and for sharing what it means to be an activist filmmaker.

Read the full article here.

Watch the interview here. 

Basurero will be screening at the Anatolian Short Film Festival 2021 on February 3

Basurero’s next stop is in Istanbul, Turkey, for the Anatolian Short Film Festival 2021.

The Anatolian Short Film Festival is an online-monthly international short film festival. The mission of the festival is to offer international short film directors the chance to showcase their films.  It also aims to create a short film viewing platform, and this year, it is held via online screenings.

We are thrilled to be part of this eclectic festival featuring shorts showcased from all over the world.  The screening will be held all day on February 3rd– free and available online. 

Basurero is part of Cinema Sala Cares’ Typhoon Relief Screening & Fundraiser

Cinema Sala Shorts are back, and we are happy that Basurero will be screening alongside four other amazing short films from the Philippines.  This amazing short film block is curated by Marie Jamora for our Typhoon Relief Fundraiser, in partnership with World Vision Philippines this month.   It aims to assist the people deeply affected by the destructive typhoons that have hit our homeland in recent times.

Darlene Catly Malimas, one of our Producers, and Direk Eileen Cabiling will be present for a Q&A with the other filmmakers during the event.



Joanne Vasquez Arong’s “To Calm The Pig Inside”

Eileen Cabiling and Darlene Malimas’ “Basurero”

Janus Victoria’s “Viva Viva Escolta”

Dean Colin Marcial’s “Reminiscences of the Green Revolution”

Martika Ramirez Escobar’s “Don’t worry, we still hear you.”


February 6 (Saturday)

5 pm PST / 8 pm EST

9 am Manila (February 7)


Fundraiser link

Cinema Sala Shorts Facebook event page 

***The films will be available for two weeks after the event so we can continue fundraising.

Basurero is part of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021

BASURERO’s epic journey prevails as it continues to screen to audiences around the world. Next stop IRELAND at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival Screening March 3-14, 2021.

Honored to be an Official Selection at this prolific event — Ireland’s most popular film festival and one of the top ten film festivals in Europe. More details here: https://watch.diff.ie/films/5ff5956a55e1e5006a66254

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier film festival event. Curating and presenting the best in emerging international and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events. Virgin Media DIFF aims to offer memorable experiences through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals, along with an informed debate about the future of film as an art form.

They’ve rolled out the red carpet for stars including Al Pacino, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Gabriel Byrne, Charlize Theron, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Glenn Close, and welcomed a host of leading industry professionals, from iconic filmmakers like Jim Sheridan, Mike Leigh, Paolo Sorrentino, and Wim Wenders, to screenwriters like Peter Morgan and Laurence Coriat, and composers Alex Somers, David Shire and Jocelyn Pook.

The Festival has long been committed to supporting new talent, both through competitions and awards like the Documentary Competition and the Discovery Award and through workshops and masterclasses on everything from casting to composing.