Zig Dulay

About the Speaker

Zig Dulay was born in Santiago City, Isabela and holds a degree in Communication Arts from the University of the Philippines Baguio and Masters in U.P. Diliman specializing in creative writing. He directs his debut feature, The Last Kiss in 2011. He wrote several scripts for different directors. After his short Missing in 2013, he directed several multi-rewarded long features.

During his stay in UP Diliman, Zig became a protégé of veteran screenwriter Armando “Bing” Lao, who is known for the “Found Story”, a technique in scriptwriting, wherein real events and issues happening in the country are taken as an inspiration to build a story.

Zig’s film career began in 2011 with his first full length film, Huling Halik (The Last Kiss). He went on to make more films, which garnered awards at the Cinemalaya, Sineng Pambansa, and Metro Manila Film Festival.

In 2016, his film Paglipay (Crossing), won the Best Picture in the ToFarm Film Festival. More recently, his film Bagahe brought home the Golden Cyclo award for the 24th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France.