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Rebelde Class is back for its 21st batch with National Artist Ricky Lee

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — For the past two years, film studio Rebelde continued to fulfill its mission of giving immersive and accessible film education through online classes with big gun mentors such as Pixar Director Ronnie Del Carmen, the late Ms. Cherie Gil, Erik Matti, and more. Through these online classes, Rebelde has reached aspiring filmmakers, not only here in the Philippines, but also abroad.

Now that the country is going back to the face-to-face set-up again, Rebelde Class is combining online and in-person workshops for its 21st Batch of Rebelde Class for a better global reach of students while retaining the effectivity to learn.


In partnership with technology brand Sony Philippines, Rebelde is celebrating its ninth-year anniversary by inviting the most decorated screenwriter and National Artist Ricky Lee, along with award-winning cinematographer J.A. Tadena, as mentors for this batch.


On Day 01 (September 10), Masterclass in Storytelling will be conducted, headed by National Artist for Film Ricky Lee, known for his films Himala, Anak, Manila by Night, Brutal, Moral, and a lot more award-winning films. Students will learn the art of storytelling and the fundamentals of scriptwriting in this session.

Script-to-Screen Cinematography Masterclass will be the subject on Day 02 (September 11), with the award-winning Cinematographer J.A. Tadena, known for his films Mano Po 2, Smaller and Smaller Circles, Keka, Gagamboy, Shake, Rattle and Roll 8, and more blockbuster films. Through J.A.’s help, enrollees would understand the storytelling through lenses, and its transition from script to screen.


Rebelde, founded by filmmaker J.E. Tiglao, is a collective of movers from the Philippines who make films and film-related events. It is also a community united by its love for cinema, and for the past nine years, it has been conducting film classes and workshops to make film education accessible for everyone.


The Rebelde Class Batch 21 runs on September 10 to 11 (Saturday and Sunday), from 2:00-6:00 pm at Green Sun Makati.

Aspiring filmmakers looking for an affordable filmmaking class with top-notch mentors, can join and register through this link:

For inquiries, you may reach the Rebelde team at or visit our Facebook page @rebeldeph.

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