EJ ZAMORA MIJARES film director
Since graduating filmmaking in University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2004, EJ has directed documentary films tackling issues of environment and society. He has further studied advanced documentary filmmaking under German, French and Dutch filmmakers in various workshops and specialized courses organized by Goethe Institute-Manila and Goethe Institut-Hanoi.
EJ’s work as a full time documentary film director allowed him to travel to different countries for filming and attending festivals where some of his works are screened. He has collected a number of awards of excellence for his documentary and fiction films both locally and abroad. Aside from documentaries, EJ also directs commercials, advertisements and corporate image films.
ADVANCED DOCUMENTARY FILM STUDIES
2010 Reinvigorating Documentary Film Making - Year long film production workshop sponsored by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Goethe Institut Manila, La Salle College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts (CSB-SDA) and Independent Filmmaker's Cooperative
DOCNET Southeast Asia Summer School 2012- Documentary film production course sponsored by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Goethe Institut Manila, Goethe Institut Hanoi and La Salle, College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts (CSB-SDA)
CATCH / TELL / TRANSFORM - Year long documentary production workshop by UP Film Institute, Goethe Institut Manila, French Embassy, NCCA and Film Development Council of the Philippines
DOCNET Southeast Asia Summer School 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam - Documentary film course sponsored by Vietnam National Studio for Documentary and Scientific Film, Goethe Institut Hanoi and Hanoi DOCLAB
“Entablado” documentary film screened in Cinemalaya, 2011
Best Documentaries of Southeast Asia, 5th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival
"Patak ng Tubig patak ng Buhay" 3rd Place Winner Climate Change Commission Short Film Competition, 2010
“Apologies” Grand Prize International Film Competition, New York USA, 2009
“Mula 3rd Avenue Hanggang sa Dulo” best documentary, 18th Gawad CCP Alternatibong Pelikula, 2006
“Makina ng Manggagawa” best animation “Inyorai film festival 2004”
“Aklasan” Nominated best director for short film documentary for the film 18th Gawad CCP Alternatibong Pelikula, 2006