100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women
In celebration of Women’s Month, Pinoy Rebyu presents the results of our poll of the best Filipino films helmed by women directors. Filipino female directors make up less than 10% of the total number of active local filmmakers, even though their films prove to be well-loved by both the movie-going public (e.g., the roster of Star Cinema directors and up-and-coming breed of young women directors) and critics (e.g., Diaz-Abaya, Guillen, documentarists, among others) alike.
For this poll, a total of 127 film professionals, experts, and pundits submitted their ballots after having pored through a masterlist of all 455 Filipina-directed films that we have compiled. The earliest film, Pendulum of Fate, was made by Brigida Perez Villanueva and released in 1933. The latest, as of this writing, is Irene Villamor’s Ulan.