Carlo Francisco Manatad


CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD (born October 4,1987, Tacloban City) is a Filipino film director and editor based in Manila. .He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short film, Junilyn Has, competed at the Festival del film Locarno and went on to screen at several international film festivals such as Clermont Ferrand, Upssala, Winterthur and Busan to name a few. Sandra and Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of SpaceShuttle Pinas 25 has won awards in Russia, Romania and the USA most notably winning the Best Comedy Short at the Aspenshorts Fest – an Oscar qualifying film festival. A Philippine and Singaporean co-production, Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month, his last short film was selected in competition at the 56th Semaine de la Critique at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.

One of the most prolific editors in the Philippines today, he has collaborated with numerous filmmakers for independent and mainstream scene. Manatad is also an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and the Docnet Campus Project. He is currently working on his first feature film, Whether the Weather is Fine, a film about the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan of his hometown, Tacloban. The project is supported by the Asian

Cinema Fund, Globe Studios and the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Fund, It has also participated at the EAVE Ties That Bind, La Fabrique Des Cinema du Monde – Cannes ,Torino Film Lab – FeatureLab360 and the Cinefondation L’Atelier in Cannes.


  • The Imminent Immanent – 2018 – Short
  • Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee Of The Month – 2017 – Short
  • Fatima Marie Torres And The Invasion Of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 – 2016 – Short
  • Sandra – 2016 – Short
  • Junilyn Has – 2015 – Short