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.


Photo: Jan Hromádko, Ji.hlava IDFF

Films
Filmography
Orphea
2020
Bamboo Dogs
2018
Happy Lamento
2018
Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
2017
Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember
2016
Simulacrum Tremendum
2016
Desaparadiso
2015
Misericordia: The Last Mystery of Kristo Vampiro
2013
Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore
2012
Kalakala
2012
Solar Syokoy
2012
EDSA XXX: Nothing Ever Changes in the Ever-Changing Republic of Ek-Ek-Ek
2012
Breather
2011
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
Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair After a Rather Long Journey
2010
The Trials of Mister Serapio
2010
Son of God
2010
Cameroon Love Letter (For Solo Piano)
2010
Day tingnga ti misteryo ti Kristo Negro / The Middle Mystery of Kristo Negro
2009
Blackworms
2009
Pamilya Kariton / The Pushcart Family
2009
Maynila sa mga pangil ng dilim / Manila in the Fangs of Darkness
2008
Ultimo: Distintas maneras a matar un heroe nacional
2008
The Muzzled Horse of an Engineer in Search of Mechanical Saddles
2008
Philippine Bliss
2008
Ang dagat na nalulunod / The Drowning Sea
2008
Kulob 34
2008
Literature
2008
Namamasko po / Christmas Alms
2008
Iskwaterpangk / Squatterpunk
2007
By the Suez Canal
2007
Nothing Funnier Than Unhappiness
2007
3 Days of Darkness
2007
Our Daily Bread
2006
Paalam aking bulalakaw / Goodbye My Shooting Star
2006
Rugby Boyz
2006
Toxic Mango
2006
Nakalimutan ko na / I've Forgotten
2005
Ang pamilyang kumakain ng lupa / The Family That Eats Soil
2005
Can and Slippers
2005
Mondomanila
2004
Headless (Pugot)
2004
Amen: A Brown Comedy
1998

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