my name is armi rae cacanindin

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In a span of 12 years, she has worked for films that premiered at Cannes, Berlin, Busan, Locarno, Tribeca, Toronto, among others. Armi has worked as production designer, assistant director and creative producer for a variety of film projects within and outside of Cinematografica. She currently produces for Globe Studios Philippines.

my biography

Armi Rae Cacanindin

She is one of the young independent film producers in the Philippines who has been gaining a lot of exposure in the international scene. Her latest feature project, “I’m Drunk, I Love You.” had its theatrical release, with over 70 cinemas nationwide while her latest short film project, “Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month,” premiered at Semaine de la Critic 2017 in Cannes, France and is also in competition at Toronoto Short Cuts this September 2017.

Whether the Weather is Fine (formerly A Wrong Season, Carlo Manatad,), in development/financing

  • Recipient, Asian Cinema Fund for Script Development, Busan International Film Festival
  • Finalist, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, 2016
  • Participant, La Fabrique de Cinema du Monde, 2016
  • Participant, Torino Film Lab 2017 – Feature 360
  • Recepient, Talent Tokyo Next Masters Support Grant

Aswang (documentary, Alyx Arumpac) in production

  • Recepient, Talent Tokyo Next Masters Support Grant
  • Recepient, Sarah Jacobson Film Grant
  • Recepient, D,Z Docs fund for New Directors
  • IDFA Forum
  • Dok Leipzig
  • Docs by the Sea
  • Berlinale Doc Station

Window Boy Would Also Like To Have A Submarine (Alex Piperno), in production

  • Argentinian/Uruguayan/Dutch/Brazilian/Philippine co-production
  • Binger Development Award, Bafici BAL Market, Argentina
  • Participant, Taller Colón Project Lab, Argentina
  • Participant, San Sebastián IFF Europe-Latin America Coproduction Forum, Spain
  • Participant, Berlinale Talents’ Script Station, Germany
  • Participant, BrLab Project Lab, Brazil
  • Participant, La Habana IFF Script Lab, Cuba

Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month (Carlo Francisco Manatad, short film, 2017)

  • Semaine de la Critique , Cannes, France
  • Next Film Festival Romania, Romania
  • Melbourne International Film Festival Melbourned, Australia
  • Lago Film Festival Lago, Italy
  • Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Canada
  • Duhok International Film Festival Duhok, Iraq
  • Manaki Brothers International CInematographers Film Festival Macedonia
  • Busan International Film Festival Busan, South Korea
  • Leeds International Film Festival Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival Uppsala, Sweden
  • Singapore International Film Festival Singapore, Singapore

Sorry for the Inconvenience (Carl Chavez, short film, 2017) In Competition, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, 2017

I’m Drunk, I Love You (Jaime Habac, 2017) Distributed by Solar Films, in over 70 screens nationwide

Kusina (Cenon Palomares and David Corpuz, feature film, 2016) Finalist, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, 2016

I Love You. Thank You. (Bebs Gohetia, 2017) feature film shot in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam –

  • Winner, Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema, Brazil
  • Winner, Best Indie Musical Scorer, 2016 Star Awards for Movies
  • Official Selection, Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Thailand
  • Official Selection, World Premieres Film Festival, Filipino New Cinema section, Philippines
  • Official Selection, Q! Film Festival, Indonesia

#Y (Gino M. Santos, 2014)

  • Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival (Philippines), Special Citation for Ensemble Acting
  • Distributed by Star Cinema – theatrical (45 screens)

EDSA XXX (Khavn dela Cruz, 2012) feature film with animation and visual effects

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam

How To Disappear Completely (Raya Martin,2012)

  • World Premiere, Festival del Film Locarno
  • Winner, Lino Brocka Jury Prize, Cinemanila Intl. Film Festival 2013
  • Screened in New York, San Diego, Minneapolis, San Francisco USA, Germany, Thailand, China, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic

Beast (Tom and Sam McKeith) Australian production

  • World Premiere, Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Ronda (Nick Olanka)

Ruined Heart (Khavn dela Cruz)

  • Tokyo International Film Festival, 2014

Pag-pag, Siyam na Buhay (Frasco Mortiz)

Instant Mommy (Leo Abaya)

Lukas Nino (John Torres)

The Grave Bandits (Tyrone Acierto)

  • Best Film MMFF New Wave 2012

Mamay Umeng (Dwein Baltazar)

  • Best Picture, Jeonju International Film Festival, 2013

Graceland (Ron Morales)

  • World Premiere, Tribeca Film Festival

Mondomanila (Khavn Dela Cruz)

  • World Premiere, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Amigo (John Sayles) as 2nd Assistant Director

  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival

Manila (Raya Martin and Adolf Alix)

  • Cannes International Film Festival Official Selection

Independencia (Raya Martin)

  • Cannes Int’l Film Festival Official Selection, Un Certain Regard

Yanggaw (Richard Somes)

Next Attraction (Raya Martin)

Now Showing (Raya Martin)

  • Director’s Fortinight, Cannes International Film Festival