Khavn De La Cruz (Philippines)

Khavn De La Cruz is a very outspoken, experimental film maker with an unstoppable desire to explore and cross boundaries. He has made twenty-three features and more than seventy short films, most of which have received prizes, given retrospectives, and presented in international film festivals. He has served as a jury member in the Clermont-Ferrand (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Jeonju (Korea), Jihlava (Czech Republic), & Berlinale (Germany) film festivals. He is the president of the independent film company Filmless Films and the festival director of .MOV, the first digital film festival in the Philippines.
Besides of being film maker, Khavn also writes poetry and fiction and composes music. His books of poetry and fiction are published by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing and the University of the Philippines Press, among them is Ultraviolins, the first postmodern book of stories in Filipino. Khavn is an acclaimed composer, songwriter, singer & pianist who has performed all over the world and has made several albums, including soundtracks for internationally-renowned films. He has written & composed several rock operas staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Tanghalang Ateneo. He is the bandleader of The Brockas and has also been part of the jury of the Awit Awards.
Khavn owned and managed Oracafe, a cultural hub for Philippine writers, musicians, filmmakers, and other artists in the late 90s.


  • Amen: A Brown Comedy
    15´, Philippines, 2002
  • Mondomanila
    15´, Philippines, 2004
  • Headless
    Pugot) (70´, Philippines, 2004
  • Nakalimutan ko na/ I´ve Forgotten
    Philippines, 2005
  • Can and Slippers
    5´, Philippines, 2005
  • Ang pamilyang kumakain ng lupa/ The Family That Eats Soil
    75´, Philippines, 2005
  • Toxic Mango
    5´, Philippines, 2006
  • Rugby Boyz
    8´, Philippines, 2006
  • Paalam aking bulalakaw/ Goodbye My Shooting Star
    85´, Philippines, 2006
  • Our Daily Bread
    3´, Philippines, 2006
  • By the Suez Canal
    2´, Philippines, 2007
  • Iskwaterpangk/ Squatterpunk
    79´, Philippines, 2007
  • Nothing Funnier Than Unhappiness
    5´, Philippines, 2007
  • 3 Days of Darkness
    Philippines, 2007
  • Namamasko po/ Christmas Alms
    5´, Philippines, 2008
  • Literature
    7´, Philippines, 2008
  • Kulob 34
    41´, Philippines, 2008
  • Ang dagat na nalulunod/ The Drowning Sea
    6´, Philippines, 2008
  • Philippine Bliss
    80´, Philippines, 2008
  • The Muzzled Horse of an Engineer in Search of Mechanical Saddles
    80´, Philippines, 2008
  • Ultimo: Distintas maneras a matar un heroe nacional
    6´, Philippines, 2008
  • Maynila sa mga pangil ng dilim/ Manila in the Fangs of Darkness
    72´,Philippines, 2008
  • Day tingnga ti misteryo ti Kristo Negro/ The Middle Mystery of Kristo Negro
    70´, Philippines, 2009
  • Pamilya Kariton/ The Pushcart Family
    4´, Philippines, 2009
  • Blackworms
    5´, Philippines, 2009
  • Cameroon Love Letter
    For Solo Piano) (70´, Philippines/ Cameroon, 2010
  • Son of God
    80', Phillipines, 2010
  • The Trials of Mister Serapio
    Phillipines, 2010
  • Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair After a Rather Long Journey
    75', Philipines, 2010
  • The One and Only Concert of the Amazing Combo of Kommander Kulas and His Poor Carabao in the Long and Unwinding Road of Kamyas
    Philipines, 2011
  • Breather
    Philippines, 2011
  • Kalakala
    71', Philipines, 2012
  • Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore
    15', Philipines, 2012
  • Solar Syokoy
    4', Philipines, 2012
  • EDSA XXX: Nothing Ever Changes in the Ever-Changing Republic of Ek-Ek-Ek
    Philipines, 2012
  • Misericordia: The Last Mystery of Kristo Vampiro
    70', Philipines, 2013

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