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2.12.2006

Lamberto V. Avellana




Lamberto V. Avellana

  • 1st Filipino National Artist in Theater and Film (1976)
  • 1st Filipino Filmmaker who directed Kandelerong Pilak, the 1st Philippine film ever shown at the Cannes International Film Festival
  • Founder of the first Philippine theater group, the Barangay Theater Guild (1939)
  • 1st Filipino to use the motion picture camera to establish a point-of-view
  • Philippine National Artist in Theater (1976)



ALIAS
"Bert"
"Boy Wonder of Philippine Movies"


DATE OF BIRTH
February 12, 1915

BIRTHPLACE
Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines


WIFE: Daisy Hontiveros


YEAR OF DEATH
April 25, 1991


USEFUL LINKS

NCCA Culture Profile: Lamberto V. Avellana
Wikipedia Article on Lamberto V. Avellana
Cultural Heritage: Lamberto V. Avellana
Some best-acclaimed local movies
Tribute to best-ever Filipino film directors

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  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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