UPV alumna is 1 of 2 grantees of ₱500,000 from iAcademy and Netflix INDIEGENIUS project lab

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A Capizeña and UPV alumni wins at INDIEGENIUS!

Southern Lantern Studios is proud to produce one of the only 2 grantees of ₱500,000 from the INDIEGENIUS of iAcademy and Netflix.

INDIEGENIUS is the first ever month-long film mentorship program that aims to hone the talents of regional filmmakers from all over the Philippines. This year, out of 300 submissions, KYD TORATO’s “Bisan Abo, Wala Bilin” qualified as one of the Top 10 projects that will be pitched to the INDIEGENIUS Jury. After a long and competitive process, Kyd finally got the grant to produce her second short film after her stint at Cinemalaya last year.

Kyd is mentored by Arden Rod Condez with Sonny Calvento, Sheron Dayoc, and Tin Velasco. Her team plans to shoot the film in her hometown, Capiz, and targets to release it by November.

Indeed, it’s an exciting year for regional cinema! Congratulations, Kyd Torato!

Source: Southern Lantern Studios Facebook