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Cha Escala (Philippines)

CHA ESCALA is a documentary film producer, director, and editor. One of her most recent works is Remnants of a Revolution, a full-length documentary which received a production grant from the DMZ Docs Fund in So. Korea, Thailand’s Purin Pictures Fund, and Sinesaysay Grant from the Film Development Council of the Philippines. The film premiered at the Sheffield Doc / Fest in 2020. She also recently finished Bullet-laced Dreams, a documentary that presents the struggles and challenges that indigenous children face after they were displaced by the armed conflicts in their region. It premiered at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2020 and won Best Documentary at the Mindanao Film Festival.

Her full-length film Nick and Chai (2014) which follows a couple who lost all their four kids to the Typhoon Haiyan competed in festivals such as the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Busan International Film Festival and received Audience Choice Award at New Caledonia, Best Film at the QCinema International Film Festival, and Best First Feature from the Young Critics Circle.


  • Remnants of a Revolution
  • Bullet-laced Dreams
  • An Elegy to Forgetting
  • Nick and Chai
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