Christian Babista (Manila, Philippines 1995) has a passion for photography and he’s also fond of using other means of visuals as an expression. His degree in BA Communication from Far Eastern University inspired him to pursue this field and molded his potential in photography and filmmaking.
His short films and photographs have received recognition and awards from various film festivals and exhibits. His filmmaking career started in a documentary about an actor reaching his final curtain when he worked as an intern in “The Last Pinoy Action King” by Andrew Leavold and Daniel Palisa. He also mentored under award-winning filmmaker Jet Leyco as a trainee in the production of “Matangtubig”, a feature film for Qcinema.
Christian directed his first short film, “Oblitus”, in 2016 was recognized as the Viewers Choice in the Piling Obrang Vidyo 12 film festival and as the Best Experimental Film in the Indie Un-Film Festival. His thesis film, “Tagimpan” was recognized as the Best Film in SinePiyu 2016. “Tagimpan was screened in Short + Sweet Film Festival, Cinema Rehiyon, and was a finalist for Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video.
In 2018, Christian directed “Anonymous Student Vlog” which was screened at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino: Sine Kabataan and the Short + Sweet Film Festival. The film received the award of 1st Place for short film at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Freedom MOV_E film festival. Christan was also the camera operator for the documentary, “Stopping Traffc,” which was screened as part of the official selection of the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston. The documentary was recognized as the best film in the Alaska International Film Awards.
Christian is currently working in the Senate of the Philippines as a photographer/videographer
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I’m a firm believer that change is constant. Everything changes, may it be people or places but most especially turn of events.
Photography serves as a language that breaks barriers and reconnects things around us. It’s amazing how it freezes time for us to see and reflect on what