Mendoza at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, September 2012
|Born||30 July 1960|
San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
|Alma mater||University of Santo Tomas|
Brillante "Dante" Mendoza (born 30 July 1960) is a Filipino independent film director. He was born and raised in San Fernando, Pampanga. He took advertising arts of the then College of Architecture and fine arts at the University of Santo Tomas.
He has directed sixteen films since 2005. He won the award for Best Director for his film Kinatay at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. His 2009 film Lola won the award for Best Film at the 6th Dubai International Film Festival. His 2012 film Captive was shown in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.
His 2012 film Thy Womb competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. and earned Mendoza the award for Achievement in Directing at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2012. His film Taklub has been selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
On 25 July 2016, he directed the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. Mendoza was again attached to direct Duterte's second State of the Nation Address on 24 July 2017.
|2008||Service||Main Competition (2008 Cannes Film Festival)|
|2009||Kinatay||Main Competition (2009 Cannes Film Festival)|
Winner of Best Director award
|Grandmother||Main Competition (2009 Venice Film Festival)|
|2012||Captive||Main Competition (2012 Berlin Film Festival)|
|Thy Womb||Main Competition (2012 Venice Film Festival)|
|2015||Taklub||Un Certain Regard (2015 Cannes Film Festival)|
|2016||Ma' Rosa||Main competition (2016 Cannes Film Festival)|
|2018||Amo (TV series)||Distributed by Netflix (international)|