is a Filipino film scholar, educator, programmer, and critic. He is an Associate Professor of film studies at the University of the Philippines Film Institute, where he recently served as Director (2018-2020). His research investigates the intertwining of political and cinematic discourses and engages with and problematizes notions of 'national' and 'regional' cinemas in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

He is the author of The End of National Cinema (2016), editor of Pelikula: A Journal of Philippine Cinema (2019- ), and programmer of TINGIN Southeast Asian Film Festival (2017- ).