Film Selection: Panaw Kalinaw by Arnel Mardoquio


15 minutes | Short Film

Panaw Kalinaw is short narrative depicting the participation of Lumads, especially women, in the peace process.


Arnel Mardoquio is a storyteller and a cultural worker. He is born, raised and based in Davao City, Philippines all his life. A two-time and a grand prize Palanca winner Asia’s equivalent to Pulitzer’s award), his stories are always inspired from his constant travel around Mindanao since his family moved to places since he was ten years old. His stories mirror the aspirations and uniqueness of the Mindanaoan people and culture.His first film won an award and bagged seven nominations in the URIAN in 2009 His newest film project “Sheika” won the award in NETPAC-CINEMALAYA 2010– his third full length feature film. Recently, his “Sheika” won Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Editing at 2011 Gawad-Urian.


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