Raymond Red is one of the pioneering figures of modern Filipino alternative cinema, and has the distinction of being the first Filipino to have won the prestigious Palme D’Or Award at the Cannes International Film Festival for his short film ANINO, and is also acknowledged for his contribution to Super8mm experimental cinema in the Oxford History of World Cinema. With a background in visual arts and photography from the Philippine High School for the Arts, the U.P. College of Fine Arts, and the U.P. Film Center, he established himself with ground-breaking experimental and narrative short films in the 1980s, and soon moved on to independent full-length features in the ‘90s making the now classic historical films “Bayani” and “Sakay”, and the television feature "Kamada". He had by then begun to mentor, inspire and usher in a new generation of filmmakers into the alternative cinema scene. Red has won awards and citations for his more recent films “Manila Skies”(2009), “Kamera Obskura” (2012), and ”Rebels with a Case" (2015). Red regularly serves as juror in numerous local and international film events, has been a regular instructor at the MOWELFUND Film Institute, is a senior lecturer at the U.P. Film Institute, and an industry fellow at the College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts. He also works in the tv commercials production industry under FILMEX Inc. He is one of the honorees of the Sandaan Philippine Cinema Centennial celebrations as an icon of Philippine independent and alternative cinema.