Filmmakers A–M

Christopher Gozum

Copyright Christopher Gozum© Christopher Gozum is a diasporic Filipino filmmaker currently working as a medical videographer and video editor in the Middle East.

He came from the town of Bayambang, province of Pangasinan in the northern Philippines.

Christopher studied B.A.Film and M.A.Theater Arts in the University of the Philippines. He is an alumni of the 2006 Asian Film Academy (AFA) fellowship program in Pusan, South Korea. Christopher received the prestigious Palanca Awards for Literature for his two full-length plays in 2001 and 2002.

Christopher’s independent films have won major awards and received citations in the Philippines including the Cultural Center of the Philippines Award for Alternative Film and Video (2005), as well as the Digital Lokal Best Short Film (2007), the Ishmael Bernal Award for Most Outstanding Young Filipino Filmmaker (2008), the Digital Lokal Lino Brocka Grand Prize (2009) and the Best Director Award (2009), all in the Cinemanila International Film Festival. Anacbanua (The Child of the Sun) which he produced and directed, is the first feature film in the Pangasinan language.

Christopher’s digital films have been screened at international film festivals and new media art platforms in the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, India, Australia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Germany, Canada, the U.S., and the Internet.

In 2007, Christopher founded his independent film company Sine Caboloan committed to producing cutting edge films about the Pangasinan province and its’ people in the homeland and in the diaspora. He passionately advocates for the preservation and promotion of the indigenous language in the province - Pangasinan. Christopher also has a growing interest on Filipino diaspora in the Middle East.

Presently, Christopher is working on a new feature-length experimental film called Lawas Kan Pinabli (Forever Loved) scheduled from 2010 to 2012. He is also working on a new feature film called Luyag ‘Da’ra’y Anino (A Kingdom of Shadows) which will run from 2012 until 2014. He is also planning for the dvd release of Anacbanua in two years time.

© Christopher Gozum
© Christopher Gozum

Film list:

  • The Calling. Co-director. 2006.
  • Surreal Random MMS Texts Para Ed Ina, Agui, Tan Kaamong Ya Makakailiw Ed Sika: Gurgurlis Ed Banua (Surreal Random MMS Texts for a Mother, A Sister, and A Wife Who Longs for You:Landscape with Figures).Producer and Director. 2009.
  • Anacbanua (The Child of the Sun). Producer and Director.2010.
  • Lawas Kan Pinabli (Forever Loved). Producer and Director. 2012.

Awards:

  • The Calling. Digital Lokal Best Short Film, 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival
  • Surreal Random MMS Texts Para Ed Ina, Agui, Tan Kaamong Ya Makakailiw Ed Sika : Gurgurlis Ed Banua. Ishmael Bernal Award for Most Outstanding Young Filipino Filmmaker, 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival
  • Anacbanua. Digital Lokal Lino Brocka Grand Prize and Best Director Award, 11th Cinemanila International Film Festival
Partner Organisation: SINE CABOLOAN CO.LTD.

Contact:
Christopher Gozum
Mail Symbol christopher_gozum@hotmail.com
www.sinecaboloan.wordpress.com
Phone: +0918 2913166