CARL JOSEPH PAPA is a software engineer by profession but filmmaking has always been his passion. He first dabbled in filmmaking by making experimental and animated short films which have been showcased locally and internationally. His first feature experimental film, The Unforgetting, won NETPAC Jury Prize in QCinema International Film Festival 2014. In 2015 he made his first animated feature film Manang Biring. It was the first animated film to compete and to win Best Film in Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2015. The film also competed and was showcased in several international film festivals and is the first full length animated Filipino film to be selected for Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the premier festival worldwide for animation. In 2017 he made the stop-motion animated short film Love Bites, a finalist in QCinema International Film Festival 2017 and the Grand Prize winner of Animahenasyon 2018, a Philippines based animation festival. In 2018 he made his second animated feature film The Leaving (Paglisan) which won best film in 2018 Cinema One Original Film Festival. The film was also recognised by a number of local film awards.

Accolades

Carl Joseph Papa and Creative Programs Inc.
Best Animated Feature Film, 2016

Manang Biring

Best Animated Feature Film, 2016

Manang Biring

A spirited meditation on terminal illness, Manang Biring is a comedy-drama featuring a feisty old lady who has learned to accept her imminent demise, until…

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Films

Manang Biring
2015

Manang Biring

Philippines
2015

Manang Biring

A spirited meditation on terminal illness, Manang Biring is a comedy-drama featuring a feisty old lady who has learned to accept her imminent demise, until…

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