John Torres

John TORRES (1975, Philippines) is currently one of the most promising young Philippine filmmakers. In 2006, Torres’ work received special attention in Rotterdam in the short film programme Philippine Super Heroes, in which four of his shorts were shown. His feature debut Todo todo teros (2006) won several prizes at international festivals. His third feature film Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song had its world première at IFFR in 2010, as does Lukas the Strange.


Tawidgutom (2005, short), Kung paano kita liligawan nang di kumakapit sa iyo/How I Can Court You Without Holding You (2005, short), Salat (2005, short), Gabi noong sinabi ng ama kong may anak siya sa labas/The Night When Father Told Me He Had a Child Outside (2006, short), Todo todo teros (2006), Taon noong ako’y anak sa labas/Years When I Was a Child Outside (2008), Ang ninanais/Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song (2010), Silent Film (2011, short), Muse (2011, short), Mapang-akit (2011, doc), Lukas nino/Lukas the Strange (2013), People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose (2016)