Richard Legaspi

Cyclone Loop Production / Film Director

Legaspi completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of the East, majoring in Advertising Arts. He was a filmmaking fellow at the prestigious Asian Film Academy in Busan, South Korea. Since then, his films have been officially selected for more than 150 film festivals around the world. In 2013, he received the prestigious UNESCO Laureate scholarship and eventually became a resident artist of the Università delle Idee – Italy where he also won the ILLY DESIGN PRIZE – Art for Social Change. For the past years, he was invited to different art shows in major alternative galleries and exhibition spaces like Arte AL Centro in Italy, MILA Kunstgalerie Gallery for Modern Art in Berlin, and Sianguang 2nd Village, Workstation, Taiwan.

He is a three-time Gawad Cultural Center of the Philippines for Alternative Film and Video awardee, 62nd Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature winner in 2012, Gawad Urian nominee in 2013 and 2015, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Competitive (NCCA) grant winner in 2009, 2012 and 2021, Cinemalaya 2009 and Cinema One 2012 Film Festivals Jury Prize winner, and International Photography Awards (IPA) 2017 – Silver Prize winner for moving images and Global Finalist, International Photography Contest Montanha 2019 in Portugal. He was also one of the international fellows of Tech Tales: Films about digital rights in the Asia-Pacific – Australia, Student Auditor at the 14th NAFF (Network of Asian Fantastic Films) Fantastic Film School, Bucheon, South Korea, Kyoto Filmmakers Lab – Master Session and FDCP CreatePH Script writing development grantee in cooperation with Tatino Films – France.