About the Speaker
Tim Rone Villanueva is a Filipino writer, director, and producer from Kawit, Cavite. He graduated with honors for Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Filmmaking at De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, School Of Design and Arts – Benilde Film. He established an independent production firm — TV Films, which produced short films such as “Palacio De San Rodrigo” (2018) and “Alex & Aki” (2019). He is a founding member and part-owner of Cinema Centenario Inc. (Quezon City). He currently works as film programmer, creative and segment producer to Online Film Lab for Regional Stories and Quarantimes: Short Films from the Region. Also, he is one of the founding members of the Regional Filmmakers Network.
His first short film, “Santa Nena!” (2017) won several accolades in different film competitions; Gold Prize for the Viddsee Juree Awards Philippines in 2019, Best Short Film for the CineFilipino Film Festival in 2018, and Honorable Mention for the 29th Gawad CCP for Alternative Films and Video in 2017 among others.
His second short film, “Paano Bihisan Ang Isang Ina?” (2018) had won the Pluma De Paz (Jury Prize Award) in the Festival De Cine Paz Mindanao in 2017 and had been selected in the 39th Durban International Film Festival (South Africa) in 2018 and other film festivals. He is currently developing and producing new short and full-length film projects to be released possibly this year.