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SDFC is founded to be the home of the best of the global Filipino films in San Diego. SDFC recognizes the importance of the discovery and exhibition of global Filipino stories and the nurturing of the voice of the emerging Filipino filmmaker to promote a better representation and understanding of the global Filipino experience, cinematic arts, and our shared humanity. SDFC aims to provide unity and pride amongst our Filipino and Filipino American communities, inspiration to young creative artists and thinkers, and a unique cultural experience to the diverse audiences of San Diego.



Benito Bautista, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Emma Francisco, Co-Founder & Programming Director
Sabrina Gana, Secretary of the Board / Guest Relations & Membership Manager

Miko Aguilar, SDFC/SDFFF Technical Director and BARYO Rising Concert Director
Lauren Garces, SDFFF Special Events Manager
Justin Besana, SDFFF Branding Director
Johann Ocampo, SDFFF Senior Graphics Designer and SDFC/SDFFF Web Designer
Nooks Villaluz, SDFFF Graphics

Ariana Torres, Program Coordinator
Leah Lombos, Lead Moderator
Trixi Agiao, Lead Moderator
Edrian Pangilinan, (Lead Moderator)
Natividad de Leon, Community Outreach
Seth Dacio, Media Production

Tiara Liz Deriquito, Communications & Social Media Intern

SDFFF 2022 Programming Team


Emma Francisco
Benito Bautista
Grace Simbulan
Sabrina Gana
Seth Dacio
Natividad de Leon

Philippine Programming Liaison: Milo Sogueco