The first reel

The First Reel is a community-oriented platform for Filipino creatives in the Philippines and abroad who want to examine the forces that shape the Filipino experience through various artistic means.

The First Reel’s flagship project is a non-profit film festival organized by founder Lola Abrera and curated by Trinka Lat. It is the first festival of Filipino films in Berlin that features the works of both established and independent Filipino filmmakers. Its post-screening events include forums and dialogues that encourage filmmakers to interact with the global community.