A boy from the slums plays football. His soccer ball is an empty can of Coke and his soccer shoes are a pair of flip-flops. A shocking message about the real world awaits you at the end.
As a film director, Khavn has made 16 features and more than 60 short films, several of which have won prizes in the Philippines, Tokyo, Spain, Canada, Germany, Brazil, & Italy. Retrospectives of his features and shorts have been presented in Italy, Spain, and Czech Republic; his short films have also been showcased in Brazil, Germany, Australia, Slovenia, and the Netherlands. He has exhibited his films in Berlin, Egypt, Manila, Tehran, Oberhausen, Amsterdam, New York, Sao Paulo, Chile, Slovenia, Austria, Australia, Goteborg, Hamburg, Singapo re, Montreal, Tokyo, Morbegno, Pesaro, Palermo, Vila Do Conde, and Rotterdam.
His latest project "Mondomanila: Institute of Poets" has been included in the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Produire au Sud, World Film Festival Of Bangkok, and is one of the first projects to receive the Digital Production Grant from Hubert Bals Fund. Based on the award-winning novel by Norman Wilwayco, "Mondomanila" is a social surrealist portrait of the Philippines.