Meet the Artist

Martika Ramirez Escobar is a filmmaker-cinematographer based in Manila. After she graduated with honors from the University of the Philippines, her thesis film “Stone Heart” competed at the 19th Busan International Film Festival and won Best Film at Cinemalaya. She is an alumna of the Berlinale Talents Tokyo, Asian Film Academy, Southeast Asian Film Lab, Fantastic Film School and is a recipient of the Purin Pictures Film Fund.

Her first feature film “Leonor Will Never Die” had its world premiere at Sundance, where it won the Special Jury Award for Innovative Spirit. It screened to a full house at TIFF’s Midnight Madness where it won the Amplify Voices Award. In Sitges, Martika won New Visions Best Director among being awarded in other festivals around the world.  

Her works are bizarre reflections on her relationship with cinema and cameras