Ella, A Female Morion

Ella, A Female Morion

Born out of a pandemic crisis, Choreo Dance Film Festival (CDFF) celebrates the diversity of Choreomundus students and alumni by bringing together dance films around the world. CDFF is dedicated to promoting Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and to bridge the gap between dance and film.


Ella Mazon shares her “panata” (vow) in wearing a mask, an uncommon story in a male-dominated Moryonan in Marinduque island, Philippines. One of the featured documentaries of Tuloy Po! project, this film is produced by the Likha-an Resource Center under the auspices of the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Intramuros Administration, and Office of Deputy Speaker and Congresswoman Loren Legarda.

Director – Bryan Levina Viray

A native of Marinduque island, Philippines, Bryan Levina Viray has been working closely with communities, local government units, school and colleges in the province. His background and interest in theatre, ethnochoreology, and cultural heritage has equipped him to write and direct this short film for the first time. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Museum and Heritage Studies, The Australian National University.