Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Active - 1984 - 2011  |   Born - Mar 30, 1955 in Quezon City, Philippines  |   Died - Oct 8, 2012   |   Genres - Drama, Historical Film

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  • Was the founder and president of the Marilou Díaz-Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center, a film school based in Antipolo City.
  • Directed Jose Rizal (1998), based on the life of Filipino nationalist José Rizal, which won the maximum number of awards (17) at the Metro Manila film Festival.
  • Was a film instructor at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.
  • Was director of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
  • In 2001, was awarded the Arts and Culture Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize.