5-8 February 2001


   Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw
   Biyaheng Langit
   Laro sa Baga
   Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya

   Jerry Lopez Sineneng
   Joel Lamangan
   Joyce Bernal
   Rory Quintos
   Tikoy Aguiluz
   Chito Roño
   Maryo J. de los Reyes
   Jeffrey Jeturian

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Rory B. Quintos is among the few Filipino female directors who have successfully inched her way to a profession mostly dominated by men. After graduating from the University of the Philippines, she began her career on television. She got her break as a freelance production assistant for different stations. Later on, she worked as floor director, production manager, associate producer and assistant director for various production outfits. Her stint as assistant director paved the way for a directorial career. Way back in college, Rory already had a growing interest in directing. She was lucky to have met a few people in the industry who were more than willing to give her the break that she deserved. Her directorial job for an episode of the drama anthology show, Maalaala Mo Kaya, inspired her to pursue her career as a feature film director. The first full-length film she directed was Basta’t Kasama Kita under Star Cinema Productions in 1995. She followed it up with more smash hits and crowd favorites such as Mangarap Ka (1996), Sa Aking Mga Kamay (1996), Paano ang Puso Ko (1997); Ipaglaban Mo—The Movie II (1997) and Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (1998). The niche that Rory has successfully carved for herself as one of Philippine cinema’s well respected woman directors is further reinforced as she megged the much-heralded drama in tribute to overseas Filipino workers. Anak (2000) topbilled by Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos is to date the highest-grossing Filipino film ever made and the country’s official entry for the Best Foreign-Language Film Category of Oscars 2001.

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