ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, with a degree in Broadcast Communications. In 2002, she became part of Ricky Lee’s Scriptwriting Workshop for Film and TV (Batch 14) where she met a group of people that would eventually form the Katorse Writers and Filmmakers Group. In 2004, she continued to pursue her interest in independent filmmaking through a digital film workshop at the Mowelfund Film Institute and started producing her own short films soon after. Since then, Matutina dabbled in both television and film as director, writer and editor.
Matutina has been working in television for over a decade. She currently works as a director and editor for the documentary program, IWitness, where she and her team have bagged multiple local and international awards including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2009 and a nomination for the International Emmy Awards in 2013.
Many of her films have also screened and competed in local and international festivals. Most of them are self-produced and tackling issues that concern women and human rights.