Personal profile


Michael Kho Lim’s career trajectory lies at the intersection of industry and academia. He has an extensive experience in the management of cultural and creative industries, assuming various leadership roles such as being a film producer, executive director and general manager, and holding creative and managerial positions in content writing and editing for different publications. He also has several years of university teaching handling units on writing and film/ video production, supervising students, and conducting effective business communication workshops for public and private institutions.

Michael is also co-author of The Media Kit: A Frame-by-Frame Guide to Visual Production (Anvil Publishing, 2008), which was initially a Masters unit group project that was turned into a funded research project and then awarded a publishing contract for a full-scale textbook-workbook. At present, Michael is Lecturer at the School of Media, Film and Journalism, handling units in Communications and Media Studies, and Cultural and Creative Industries. His research interests include Asian cinema, independent filmmaking, film distribution, cultural economy and the broader area of cultural and creative industries. He is currently working on his first monograph based on his PhD dissertation.


  • cultural economy
  • film distribution
  • Asian cinema
  • independent cinema
  • cultural policy
  • cultural and creative industries management
  • communication and media studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • film studies

Research Output 2001 2018

  • 5 Audio / Visual Recording
  • 5 Other contribution
  • 1 Textbook
  • 1 Conference Paper

(multiple entries for) Encyclopedia of Philippine Art: Film

Lim, M. K. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Manila : Cultural Center of the Philippines

Research output: Other contribution

K'na, the Dreamweaver

Lim, M. K. 2014

Research output: Non-textual formAudio / Visual Recording

Paglipad ng Anghel

Lim, M. K. 2011

Research output: Non-textual formAudio / Visual Recording

The Sunset of October 18 (in "Dadaanin")

Lim, M. K. 2011 Anvil Publishing Inc

Research output: Other contribution

The Media Kit: A Frame-by-Frame Guide to Visual Production

Lim, M. K., Casul, M. & Garcia, J. 2008 Manila The Philippines: Anvil Publishing Inc. 404 p.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbook

Press / Media

Understanding Filipino film distribution

Michael Kho Lim


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other