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.

Filmography

  • Amen: A Brown Comedy
    1998
  • Mondomanila
    2004
  • Headless (Pugot)
    2004
  • Nakalimutan ko na / I've Forgotten
    2005
  • Can and Slippers
    2005
  • Ang pamilyang kumakain ng lupa / The Family That Eats Soil
    2005
  • Toxic Mango
    2006
  • Rugby Boyz
    2006
  • Paalam aking bulalakaw / Goodbye My Shooting Star
    2006
  • Our Daily Bread
    2006
  • By the Suez Canal
    2007
  • Iskwaterpangk / Squatterpunk
    2007
  • Nothing Funnier Than Unhappiness
    2007
  • 3 Days of Darkness
    2007
  • Namamasko po / Christmas Alms
    2008
  • Literature
    2008
  • Kulob 34
    2008
  • Ang dagat na nalulunod / The Drowning Sea
    2008
  • Philippine Bliss
    2008
  • The Muzzled Horse of an Engineer in Search of Mechanical Saddles
    2008
  • Ultimo: Distintas maneras a matar un heroe nacional
    2008
  • Maynila sa mga pangil ng dilim / Manila in the Fangs of Darkness
    2008
  • Day tingnga ti misteryo ti Kristo Negro / The Middle Mystery of Kristo Negro
    2009
  • Pamilya Kariton / The Pushcart Family
    2009
  • Blackworms
    2009
  • Cameroon Love Letter (For Solo Piano)
    2010
  • Son of God
    2010
  • The Trials of Mister Serapio
    2010
  • Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair After a Rather Long Journey
    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
    2011
  • Breather
    2011
  • Kalakala
    2012
  • Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore
    2012
  • Solar Syokoy
    2012
  • EDSA XXX: Nothing Ever Changes in the Ever-Changing Republic of Ek-Ek-Ek
    2012
  • Misericordia: The Last Mystery of Kristo Vampiro
    2013
  • Desaparadiso
    2015
  • Simulacrum Tremendum
    2016
  • Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember
    2016
  • Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
    2017

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