Filmmakers A–M

Jewel Maranan

Jewel MarananJewel Marananis an independent documentary filmmaker. She obtained her degree in Film and Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Her most recent documentary Tondo, Beloved: To What Are the Poor Born? won the Gawad Urian for Best Documentary in 2012 (Critics of Philippine Cinema) in the Philippines and the Jury Special Mention in the Chopshots Documentary Festival Southeast Asia. It was also programmed as part of Philippine cinema focus in both the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland and the Doc Asia program of the Tampere International Film Festival in Finland. Aside from filmmaking, she also manages Cinema Is Incomplete a film screening and conversation project based in Manila.

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Film list:

  • Kung Balatan ang Bawang (Like the Garlic they Peel) (2008, Documentary, 62 min.), Producer/Director
  • Tundong Magiliw: Pasaan isinisilang siyang mahirap? (Tondo, Beloved: To What is a Poor Born) (2011, Documentary, 78 min.), Producer


  • Best Documentary Cultural Center of the Philippines Award for Alternative Film and Video 2008

Jewel Maranan
Phone: +639081505756