L Y K A G O N Z A L E Z (b. 1993) is a Filipina documentary filmmaker, photographer and visual journalist.
For her undergraduate research, she rendered the experience of Filipino urban migrants into a Cannes-accredited short film Agos: the Manila Dream (2015). The film fulfills its purpose by opening a dialogue on migration and urbanization with the global audience. 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 Treasure Coast International Film Festival. The film received Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score at the España Cine Abierto; and Best Picture at the Loyola Film Festival.
The former Senior Video Producer at GRID Magazine shows us a different perspective of the Philippines. Through her documentaries and photo stories, she brings to light the people and the communities who are changing the way we see the country.
Lyka holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University and was honored the Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts in Visual Arts: Photography. In 2017, she was chosen as one of the TEDx speakers and delivered a talk entitled Understanding Humanity Through the Lens.
She is currently taking a graduate Diploma in Visual Journalism program at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ).
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