BIO

L Y K A  G O N Z A L E Z is a Filipino filmmaker, photographer, and humanitarian. A documentary storyteller with a heart for humanity, she integrates her strengths in media production with public advocacy.

Lyka rendered her undergraduate research on the plight of Filipino women migrants into a Cannes-accredited short film entitled Agos: the Manila Dream. Following its premiere at 68th Festival de Cannes - Court Métrage, Agos participated at the Philippine World Premieres Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival, and Australian Immigration Short Film Festival. The film received Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score at the España Cine Abierto; and Best Picture at the Loyola Film Festival. More than a film and research, Agos contributed to the global and national discourse on migration and women empowerment.

With a commitment to shed light on social justice, Lyka translates this lifelong mission through her service and collaboration with international organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Lyka has also delivered a TEDx talk entitled Understanding Humanity Through the Lens. She lent her voice to the #RespetoNaman campaign which aims to raise awareness against gender-based violence, and has participated at the International Women’s Day Summit and She for She: Women in Cinema and Gender Equality Forum by the Embassy of France and SPARK! Philippines.

Lyka holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University, a postgraduate diploma in Visual Journalism at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, and a certificate in Program Development and Management at the University of the Philippines Center for Policy and Executive Development. She was honoured the Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts in Visual Arts: Photography and was awarded Best Thesis, 2nd Place by the Department of Communication for her narrative film and research about urban migration in the Philippines.

CONTACT

lykagonzalez@gmail.com
+63 908 862 3172