L Y K A G O N Z A L E Z (b. 1993) is a Filipino 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 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.
As a former Senior Video Producer at GRID Magazine, Lyka shares with us a different perspective of the Philippines. Through her documentaries and photo essays, she brings to light the people and the communities who are providing sustainable solutions in the Philippines.
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 has given a TEDx talk entitled Understanding Humanity Through the Lens. She was also selected as one of the panelists for the 2018 #SheForShe gender equality forum by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, representing Film and the Arts.
Lyka continues to inspire advocacies through storytelling. She is currently serving the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, in the Philippines while finishing a graduate diploma program in Visual Journalism at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism.
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