Amanda Bantug

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Amanda Bantug
Annandale, VA

Amanda is a US-born and Philippines-raised filmmaker and multimedia artist. Over the last decade, Amanda has used a broad range of media from video, to graphic design to animation in order to tell compelling stories. She has received prestigious awards and fellowships including being a delegate for the US Philippine Embassy’s Filipino Young Leaders Program. 

Her multicultural background lends her a unique perspective and has helped her in becoming well-versed in communicating to and for diverse audiences. Knowledgeable in all aspects of video production, she has been working as a ‘one-woman crew’ for the past few years. She is passionate about mission-driven work, identity, and culture.

Fellowship Project: Tanaw (working title) is a feature length documentary that takes us into remote Filipino villages, shining a light on one of Southeast Asia's poorest and most populous countries. It features intimate conversations with indigenous peoples who will enlighten us to the ways in which they cope and rise above their community crises.