Joanna Vasquez Arong became a documentary filmmaker in her native Philippines. Following studies at foreign universities, she moved to Beijing in 2002 where she now works as a freelance filmmaker. After two short documentaries, she shot her feature film debut, Neo-Lounge (2007), which world premiered in the documentary competition at the 42nd KVIFF. The movie subsequently made the rounds of twenty festivals, winning four awards.
Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.