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San Diego Filipino Cinema’s Mission


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, Executive Director & Cofounder
Emma Francisco Bautista, Programming Director & Cofounder

Sabrina Gana, SDFC Secretary of the Board / SDFFF Guest Relations & Membership Manager

Miko Aguilar, SDFC/SDFFF Technical Director and BARYO Rising Concert Director

Justin Besana, SDFFF Branding Director
Johann Ocampo, SDFFF Senior Graphics Designer and SDFC/SDFFF Web Designer

Tiara Liz Deriquito, SDFC/SDFFF Communications & Social Media Manager

Ariana Torres, SDFC/SDFFF Programming Coordinator

Danica Hormillado, SDFFF Programming Assistant

Cher Lagda and Therese Seiber, Magic Hour Event Producers and SDFFF Sponsor Liaisons

Natividad de Leon, SDFF Community Outreach Manager

Lauren Garces, SDFFF Special Events Manager

Nooks Villaluz, SDFFF Step and Repeat Graphics

Mark Angelo Molina, SDFC/SDFFF Social Media Intern

SDFFF 2023 Programming Team


Miko Aguilar

Benito Bautista

Emma Francisco Bautista

Sabrina Gana

Danica Hormillado

Ariana Torres

SDFC Board Members


Dr. Benjamin Camacho, SDFC President & Cofounder

Wendy Pascual, Treasurer & CFO

Sabrina Gana, Secretary

Eunice Bragais, Board Member & Adviser

Sonia Delen, Board Member & Adviser

Conrad Calalang, Board Member & Adviser