‘LensesXCultures (Lenses Cross Cultures)’ is an online digital creative documentary film lab and an avenue for cultural exchange that aims to:

  • enhance the skills of participants in creative documentary.
  • produce competitive documentary projects showcasing the unique narratives through knowledge exchange. 
  • link filmmakers and projects to possible co-producers and funders.

The lab offers a safe space for artists, lecturers and resource speakers to encourage creativity and a two-way learning process. It is a six-week intensive online mentoring of participants from documentary mentors based in the UK and Philippines, focusing on technical skills in creative documentary filmmaking. Participants are expected to produce a documentary proposal and video trailer at the end of the lab.

Meet the grantees:

Jerome Dulin, Founder and Director, North Luzon Cinema Guild, Inc.
Noémie Mendelle, Director, Scottish Documentary Institute 

Jerome Dulin (Cagayan, Philippines)

Jerome Dulin is the Founder and Director of North Luzon Cinema Guild, Inc. He is also a film programmer and consultant to different local festivals in North Luzon and international film festivals such as the Knowmad Short Film Festival in Germany. Jerome is one of the One Young World Ambassadors and was a member of the Advisory Council for the Creative Communities Learning Lab project of the British Council’s Creative Hubs for Good Programme in Southeast Asia.

Noémie Mendelle (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Noe has worked in film and television for over thirty years as a Director and a Producer. She set up Scottish Documentary Institute in 2004 and since then has devised several award-winning talent initiatives, including Bridging the Gap, BtG+, This is Scotland, Stories and The Edinburgh Pitch. She is a research professor at Edinburgh College of Art where she supervises PhD by practice in Documentary Film. An active member of Independent Producer Scotland (IPS), she is very ambitious for Scottish talent to play a creative key role on the international documentary scene both as makers and facilitators.