Direk Eileen Cabiling and Darlene Malimas were among the featured panelists in the 43rd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF 43) last October 10, to represent Basurero in the In the Moment Shorts Q&A.
Moderated by Annie Ning, Programmer at the AAIFF 43, they were joined by Alex Phuc Khang Nguyen (Ephemeral) and Joseph Mangat (Bidyoke).
It was a great engaging chat amongst filmmakers sharing their respective stories about their vision, struggles, and plans moving forward.
Watch Direk Eileen Cabiling as she engaged in a fun and lively conversation with other great Fil-Am female directors at the AAIFF 43: Filipino Filmmakers Roundtable Discussion last September 30.
She conversed alongside some amazing fierce Filipina filmmakers – Diane Paragas (Yellow Rose), Isabel Sandoval (Lingua Franca), and Andrea Walter (Empty by Design). It was moderated by the uber-cool Jeremiah Abraham (Founder/CEO – Tremendous Communication).
The past few years have seen a boom in Filipino diasporic films, with many films and filmmakers entering the mainstream. This roundtable gathered Filipino filmmakers at different points in their careers to discuss their work, process, and what it’s like to create now.