PAMILYA ORDINARYO TOPS CINEMALAYA 2016

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Cinemalaya Main Competition winners pose with their trophies together with the members of the Cinemalaya Organizing Committee, Main Competition jurors and NETPAC jurors. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
Cinemalaya Main Competition winners pose with their trophies together with the members of the Cinemalaya Organizing Committee, Main Competition jurors and NETPAC jurors. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
‘Mercury is Mine’ actress Pokwang, with director Jason Paul Laxamana and actor Bret Jackson. The film won Best Screenplay and Special Jury Prize awards. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
‘Mercury is Mine’ actress Pokwang, with director Jason Paul Laxamana and actor Bret Jackson. The film won Best Screenplay and Special Jury Prize awards. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
Ramon A.L. Garilao wins the Special Jury award and Best Direction award for the film ‘Fish Out of Water’ in the short film category. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
Ramon A.L. Garilao wins the Special Jury award and Best Direction award for the film ‘Fish Out of Water’ in the short film category. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
Best Supporting Actor award went to the ensemble cast of ‘Hiblang Abo’ featuring, from left, Leo Rialp, Jun Urbano, Lou Veloso and Nanding Josef (Not in photo). (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
Best Supporting Actor award went to the ensemble cast of ‘Hiblang Abo’ featuring, from left, Leo Rialp, Jun Urbano, Lou Veloso and Nanding Josef (Not in photo). (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)

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Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy, Jr., a compelling portrait of teen age street dwellers and their desperate search for their kidnapped baby scooped five major awards while veteran actor Tommy Abuel was named Best Actor for his role as a man tormented by his past in Dagsin by Renato ‘Atom’ Magadia, Jr. at the 12th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Awards Night on August 14, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater.

Pamilya Ordinaryo won Best Film, Best Direction, Best Performance of an Actress, Best Editing and the NETPAC Award for the full length category.  Besting eight films in the full length feature category, Pamilya Ordinaryo was lauded “for its strong sense of realism, the mix of narrative and the use of real CCTV footages combine to make it more gritty and dramatically powerful…” while NETPAC praised it “for its grim but engaging narrative about a non-ordinary family…”  As Best Film winner, Pamilya Ordinaryo won Php350,000 cash award and the Cinemalaya Balanghai trophy.

Eduardo Roy, Jr. was cited for his masterful control of his work and for creating a clear vision for his powerful story.  This is Roy’s third time around at Cinemalaya.  In 2013 Cinemalaya, he won major awards, including the Special Jury Prize for Quick Change that went on to earn critical success internationally.  He debuted at Cinemalaya with Bahay Bata in 2011.

Hasmine Killip won Best Actress for her role as Jane, the 16-year old mother of infant Arjan.  Killip was cited “for her brilliant, gritty and moving performance as a young teenage girl living in the street jungle of Manila.  Carlos Francisco Manatad won Best Editing and was cited for “precision and a relentless rhythm that maintains the momentum of a hopeless search for a missing child.”

Multi-awarded actor Tommy Abuel added another laurel to his cap with his outstanding performance in Dagsin by Renato Magadia, Jr.  In the film, Abuel plays an ageing and newly widowed judge who spends his days bound to a wheelchair and held hostage by his past.  Abuel was cited “for an extraordinary performance that is the soul of the film.  From the very first frame, till the last image, all we see is his soul’s torment…”

Mercury is Mine by Jason Paul Laxamana garnered the Special Jury Prize and Best Screenplay awards.  The film was cited for its “deft balance of comedy, drama and dark satire” and its screenplay, written by the director Laxamana, was praised for exploring multiple themes of acceptance and rejection of the other within a delicious context of food and film.  Pokwang stars in the film as Carmen, the cook and owner of an eatery at the foothills of Arayat in Pampanga while her Mercury, played by Bret Jackson, is the young American who waits on tables.

Tuos by Roderick Cabrido, which starred Nora Aunor, won five awards for Best Cinematography (Mycko David), Best Production Design (Steff Dereja), Best Sound (Monoxide Works), Best Original Music Score (Jema Pamintuan), and Audience Choice.

Lollie Mara for Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching tied with Elizabeth Oropesa for I America for the Best Supporting Actress award. 

The Best Supporting Actor award was given to the ensemble cast of Hiblang Abo consisting of Lou Veloso, Jun Urbano, Leo Rialp, Nanding Josef for Hiblang Abo. The jury decided that “no one actor is better than the others—they all build a group.”

In the Short Feature category, the awards were dominated Isabel Quesada’s Pektus and Ramon A.L. Garilao’s Fish Out of Water.  The Best Film and Best Screenplay awards went to Pektus while Fish Out of Water won Special Jury Prize, Best Direction.  The NETPAC Award was garnered by Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit , At ang Makata by Jose Ibarra Guballa while the Audience Choice Award went to Forever Natin by Cyrus Valdez.

Nine films competed in the Full Length Feature category.  These were: 

    ANG BAGONG PAMILYA NI PONCHING by Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo

·         DAGSIN by Renato ‘Atom’ Magadia, Jr.

·         HIBLANG ABO by Ralston Jover

·         I AMERICA by Ivan Andrew Payawal

·         KUSINA by David Corpuz & Cenon Palomares

·         LANDO AT BUGOY by Vic Acedillo, Jr.

·         MERCURY IS MINE by Jason Paul Laxamana

·         PAMILYA ORDINARYO by Eduardo Roy, Jr.

·         TUOS by Roderick Cabrido

Ten films competed in the Short Feature category.  These were: 

·         ANG HAPON NI NANDING (NANDING’S AFTERNOONS) by Rommel Tolentino

·         ANG MAANGAS, ANG MARIKIT AT ANG MAKATA by Jose Ibarra Guballa

·         BUGTAW by Noah del Rosario

·         BUTAS by Richard Cawed

·         FISH OUT OF WATER by Ramon A.L. Garilao

·         FOREVER NATIN by Cyrus Valdez

·         GET CERTIFIED by Isaias Herrera Zantua

·         MANSYONG PAPEL by Ogos Aznar

·         NAKAUWI NA by John Relano, Patrick Baleros and Luis Hidalgo

·         PEKTUS by Isabel Quesada

Members of the NETPAC Jury were Yasu Tanaka, Axel Estein and Nestor O. Jardin. Members of the Main Competition Jury were Hubert Niogret, Philip Cheah, Jerrold Tarrog, Lav Diaz and Ma. Rosario ‘Charo’ Santos-Concio.

Now on its 12th year, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of 127 full feature independent films and 106 short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films. Cinemalaya this year was held at the CCP and in Ayala Theaters in Greenbelt 3 and Glorietta, Makati, Fairview Terraces, TriNoma, and UP Town Center, Quezon City, Solenad, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Ayala Center Cebu.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

“CINEMALAYA 2016 MEMORIES” WITH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY DON GORDON BELL…

SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, SIMPLE NA LANG SIGURO ANG KALIGAYAHAN MO. NGINGITI KA NA SA BANAYAD NA SALPOK NG HANGIN SA IYONG MUKHA, O SA MASASAYANG PATAK NG ULAN NA DUMADALOY BUHAT SA ULO MO, NA TILA BINIBIRO KA AT KINIKILITI…

SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, ISA LANG DIN SA MGA BAGAY NA HINIHILING MO AY ‘YUNG MAKAPANOOD KA NG MGA ARTISTIKONG PELIKULA NA GAWA NG MGA MAKABAGONG ARTISTIKONG NILALANG SA IKA-PITONG SINING.

NA MAPAPANOOD MO LAMANG SA ISANG PESTIBAL NA TULAD NG CINEMALAYA…

SA CLOSING DAY NG CINEMALAYA AY NASAKSIHAN MO LAHAT IYON. NADAMA NG LUBUSAN.

ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA 2016 MEMORIES.

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HAYUN KA AT NAKIPAG-USAP SA MGA HINDI BASTA-BASTANG FILM ARTISTS NA TULAD NINA DIREK JOEY ROMERO, BIBETH ORTEZA, RICKY LEE, JOEL LAMANGAN, ERIC RAMOS, MERCEDES CABRAL, SHANDII BACOLOD, PERRY ESCANO… AT IBA PA.

director joey romero with his NATIONAL ARTIST father eddie romero (r.i.p.)
director joey romero with his NATIONAL ARTIST father eddie romero (r.i.p.)
eric ramos, scriptwriter
eric ramos, scriptwriter
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ricky lee

HAYUN KA AT BABA-AKYAT MULA SA RED CARPET STAIRS NG CCP – SA MAIN THEATER PABABA ULIT SA DREAM THEATER.

HINDI MO RIN ALAM, SI JACKIE AQUINO NA PALA YUNG NASA HARAP MO AT KAUSAP. SI JACKIE NA MULA SA MGA ANGKAN NG MGA AQUINO NA NABIRO-BIRO MO PA AT NAKIPAG-TAWANAN SA IYO…

HINDI MO RIN ALAM KUNG PAANO MO BABATIIN ANG INIIDOLO MONG SI LAURICE GUILLEN NA DUMAAN MISMO SA HARAP MO AT NINASA MONG HABULIN AT KUMUSTAHIN DAHIL MAGKAKILALA NAMAN KAYO…

MULA SA IBABA NG MAIN THEATER, TINANAW MO SI DIREK GIL PORTES, ANG IYONG ISA SA MGA TINUTURING NA KAIBIGANG DIREKTOR, NA SIYA RING DIREKTOR NG “HERMANO PULI”, ANG CLOSING FILM NG CINEMALAYA 2016.

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ISANG NAPAKATAMIS NA NGITI MULA KAY MERCEDES CABRAL ANG LUBOS DING NAGPASAYA NG IYONG DAMDAMIN, SABAY SABI PA NIYANG- “KUMUSTA KA NA, ROBERT?” SAPAT NA IYON PARA MALAMAN MO, MAHAL KA PA RIN “NILA”- NG MUNDO NG PELIKULA…

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INAKAP KA NI DIREK SHANDII HABANG PINIPIKTYURAN KAYO NG “GUARDIAN ANGEL” MO AT SPONSOR MO NU’NG ARAW NA IYON NA SI DON GORDON BELL (SI MR. BELL NA SIYANG DAHILAN KUNG BAKIT NAWALA ANG TAMPO MO SA CINEMALAYA)…

MAY MGA BAGONG KAIBIGAN KANG NAKILALA NA KASAMA NI MR. PAULEY VECINO NA FAN NG BETERANANG AKTRES NA SI DIVINA VALENCIA…

KAPAG TINITIGNAN KA NG MGA KABATAANG KAPWA MO NANONOOD NG MGA PELIKULA SA MAIN THEATER AT SA DREAM THEATER, ALAM MONG WELCOME NA WELCOME KA SA KANILA. NA “BELONG NA BELONG” KA…

MGA ESTUDYANTE SA U.P., YOUNG FILM ARTISTS, CELEBRITIES… LAHAT SILA, NARARAMDAMAN DIN ANG MGA NARARAMDAMAN MO NUNG MGA SANDALING IYON-

“THE FEELING OF MAGIC” IN WATCHING TRUE AND GENUINE FILMS NA HINDI KOMERSYAL ANG PAGKAKAGAWA.

BINATI KA NINA MARIO HERNANDO (A FILM CITIC), JOEL LAMANGAN, RICKY LEE, AT IBA PA.

PERO HIGIT SA LAHAT, NAKITA MO ANG DATI MONG KASAMAHAN SA PANULAT NA SI JOCELYN DINO, DATING KOLUMNISTA SA BALITA TABLOID, NA KASAMA NI JULIANITO V. VILLASANTA NA ISA RING MANUNULAT NA TULAD MO. NAG-BONDING KAYONG TATLO SA MULI. NI-RECALL NINYO ANG MGA ALA-ALA NUONG KAYO’Y MGA BATANG MANUNULAT PA LAMANG… MAGHAPON SA CINEMALAYA, MAGKAKASAMA KAYO…

HINDI MO AKALAIN, MAY ISA PA PALA.

KAY TAGAL MO SIYANG HINDI NAKITA. AT LUMAPIT SIYA SA IYO MULA SA KINAUUPUAN MO PARA KAMAYAN KA NG NAPAKAHIGPIT AT PUNO NG DAMDAMIN.

SIYA SI RAIN.

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SI RAIN YAMSON, ANG CINEMATOGRAPHER. SI RAIN, NA NAPAPANOOD MO NA NGAYON ANG KANYANG HUSAY AT GALING SA MGA TELESERYES NG CHANNEL 2…

AKALA MO ‘YUN NA ‘YON. PERO SA MAIN FACADE NG CCP, NAKITA MO MULI SI RAIN. NAG-USAP KAYO SANDALI. AT SA HULING SULYAP MO, NAKITA KA NIYA.

ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA MEMORIES 2016.

AKALA MO, HINDI KA NA MAKAKAHABOL PA. PERO NAGKAMALI SILA.

“sabi ko naman sa inyo, hindi NIYA ako pababayaan, eh.”— sssip.*

HABAMBUHAY.

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

WITH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY MR. DON GORDON BELL

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naaalala pa rin kita, cinemalaya…(isang sentimental na pagmumuni-muni sa isang film festival na inilalayo sa isang kaluluwang nagmamahal sa kanya…)

NAAALALA PA RIN KITA, CINEMALAYA…

LALO NA ANG HANGIN NA SUMASALUBONG SA AKIN, SA TUWINA…

KAPAG AKO’Y PUMAPASOK NA SA LOOB NG PALASYO NG CCP…

O, ANG PAGLALAMBING NG MGA ALON SA MAY HARBOUR SQUARE KAPAG AKO’Y NANINIGARILYO NA SA LABAS NG MAIN COMPLEX NG CCP…

KASABAY NU’N, MARARAMDAMAN KO NA ANG KALULUWA MO, CINEMALAYA.

 

CINEMALAYA, MAHAL KITA.

PERO SA TAONG ITO, TILA BAGANG INILAYO KA “NILA” SA AKIN…

NI ISANG IMBITASYON, WALA AKONG NAKUHA, NI ISANG PAANYAYA MAN LANG BUHAT SA ISANG KAIBIGAN…

O NG MGA TAONG LUMIKHA SA MGA PELIKULANG KASALI, WALA PO.

KINAUSAP KO NA ANG DALAWANG DIREKTOR SA FACEBOOK, PERO WALA PA RIN-

NI ISANG PAANYAYA…

 

NU’NG PRESCON MO, CINEMALAYA, NI HINDI KO NALAMAN…

INILIHIM PA RIN “NILA” SA AKIN…

SADYA NGA BANG INILAYO KA NA NILA SA AKIN, CINEMALAYA?

IYON NGA ANG NAISIP KO.

BAKA AYAW NA “NILA” SA AKIN, CINEMALAYA…

BAKA KAPAG NAGPUNTA AKO DOON NG WALANG IMBITASYON,

AKO PA AY LAITIN…

IYON ULIT ANG NAISIP KO.

 

AYOKO KASING BAYARAN KA, CINEMALAYA.

DAHIL ALAM KO, HINDI KITA DAPAT BAYARAN…

DAHIL PARA SA AKIN, LIBRE KA.

 

AT, LIBRE DIN NAMAN AKO, CINEMALAYA…

HINDI MO RIN AKO DAPAT BAYARAN.

DAHIL ANG PAGIBIG KO SA IYO, WALANG KABAYARAN….

 

SANA, MAY MAG-IMBITA PA RIN SA AKIN

SA CLOSING FILM NA “HERMANO PULI”…

PARA KAHIT PAPA’NO, MAKITA PA RIN KITA…

MAAKAP, MADAMA.

AT, HABANG GINUGULO NG HANGIN ANG MAHABA AT ITIM MONG BUHOK,

HAHAWAKAN KO IYON, PANONOORIN, AAMUYIN…

 

IKAW ANG AKING “INA”, CINEMALAYA…

NAGBIBIGAY-BUHAY… NAGMAMAHAL…

ANG PELIKULA AY ANG AKING SIGLA AT SAYA!

 

NAGTATAMPO AKO SA IYO, CINEMALAYA.

PERO PARA QUE?

SA HULING ARAW MO, PIPILITIN KONG MAPUNTAHAN PA KITA…

 

MAHAL KITA, CINEMALAYA.

MAHAL NA MAHAL NA MAHAL… KITA.

 

HABAMBUHAY.

 

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

 

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GIL M. PORTES’ HERMANO PULI CLOSES CINEMALAYA

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a gil m. portes film closes the cinemalaya 2016

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“GIL M. PORTES’ HERMANO PULI CLOSES CINEMALAYA”

 

Gil M. Portes’ Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli (The Agony and Fury of Hermano Puli) will be the closing film of the 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.

Slated on August 13, 9pm at the CCP Main Theater, the film is a historical drama based on the life and times of Apolinario de la Cruz, who led a revolt in 1841 against the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines in the name of religious freedom. Decades before the rise of liberalism in Spanish-era colonial Philippines, a young charismatic preacher leads a movement for equality and religious freedom for his fellow native Filipinos.  He is hailed as the Christ of the Tagalogs, but is sentenced to death for heresy by both Church and State.  Hermano Puli is a story about love. The love of a prophet for his God, the love of a nation for its culture, the love of a native for his country.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with Ayala Malls Cinemas. Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

Catch the Cinemalaya films at the CCP and Ayala Theaters — Greenbelt 1 and Glorietta 4, Makati, Fairview Terraces, TriNoma, and UP Town Center, Quezon City, Solenad, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and at the Ayala Center Cebu.

Additional screenings for sold out Cinemalaya films Pamilya Ordinaryo and Kusina, both competition films in the full length category, have been set to satisfy audience demand.  Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy, Jr. is slated on August 12, 12:45pm at the CCP Main Theater.  Kusina, the Judy Ann Santos starrer directed by David Corpuz and Cenon Palomares, will be shown on August 13, 12:45pm at the CCP Main Theater.

For more information, visit www.cinemalaya.org or www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya Facebook page or CCP Media Arts at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705 and the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

Cinemalaya Awards Night on August 14 at the CCP

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WINNERS of the 2016 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will be announced at the Cinemalaya Awards Night on August 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).

With the theme “Break the Surface, this year’s Cinemalaya Festival boasted of 19 new digital films in competition.  

In the full length feature, nine films competed. These were:  Ang Bagong Pamilya Ni Ponching by Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo, Dagsin by Atom Magadia, Hiblang Abo by Ralston Jover, I America by Ivan Andrew Payawal,Kusina by David Corpuz and Cenon Palomares, Lando at Bugoy by Vic Acedillo, Jr., Mercury Is Mine by Jason Paul Laxamana, Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy, Jr. and Tuos by Derick Cabrido.

Ten entries competed in the Short Feature category. These were: Ang Hapon Ni Nanding (Nanding’s Afternoons) by Rommel Tolentino, Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit at Ang Makata by Jose Ibarra Guballa, Bugtaw by Noah Del Rosario,Butas by Richard Cawed, Fish Out Of Water by Mon A.L. Garilao, Forever Natin by Cyrus Valdez, Get Certified by Isaias Herrera Zantua, Mansyong Papel by Ogos Aznar, Nakauwi Na by John Relano, Patrick Baleros and Luis Hidalgo,Pektus by Isabel Quesada.

Awards in the short film category will be given for Best Screenplay, Audience Choice, Best Film and Best Director. The NETPAC Prize and Special Jury Prize will also be awarded. The Best Film winner of the short film category will receive Php150,000 cash prize while all winners will receive the Balanghai trophy.

Awards in the full length category will be given for Best Sound, Best Musical Score, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Audience Choice, Best Film, NETPAC Prize, and the Special Jury Prize.  The winner of the Best Film will receive a cash award of Php350,000 and the Balanghai trophy.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

For more information, visit www.cinemalaya.org or www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya Facebook page or CCP Media Arts at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705 and the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.  

WINNERS OF THE 28TH CCP INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO NAMED

 

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“WINNERS OF THE 28TH CCP INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO NAMED”

The Cultural Center of the Philippines named the winners of the 28th Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula At Video (Gawad Alternatibo) in awarding ceremonies on August 9, 2016 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

This year’s competition was held on August 6-9 as part of the 12th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

This year’s awardees are:

ANIMATION

 

·         1st Prize              LOLA LOLENG

     By Jean Cheryl Tagyamon

     (U.P. Film Institute)                                

·         2nd Prize            THE PASSAGE OF LIFE

      By Renz Vincent Cruz & Hannah Daryl Gayapa

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

·         3rd Prize                 A YETI STORY

      By Kuenzang Dorji

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

 

·         Honorable               POWER UP

      Mention            By Chih-Chiang Wei

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

       SWEET VICTORY 

     By Chelsea Oleta

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

      PAPERCUT

      By Patricia Camino

     (De La Salle – College of St. Benilde)

EXPERIMENTAL

·         1st Prize                 THE FILIPINO DREAM

                              By Epoy Deyto

                              (tollidBilly – Independent)

·         2nd Prize                 IISA LANG ANG DAAN PABALIK

                              By Margarita Mina

                              (University of the Philippines – Diliman)

 

·         3rd Prize            – No Winner –

·         Honorable               MANILA SCREAM

      Mention            By Blair Camilo & Roque Lee

                             (Cinema Regla – Independent)

 

DOCUMENTARY

 

·         1st Prize -No Winner –

 

·         2nd Prize-           -No Winner –

·         3rd Prize            THE MAN WHO SELLS LUCK

                               By Jose Dennis C. Teodosio, Joamar-John D. Canosa & Myo Min Htwe

                               (The Creative Playground – Independent, Myanmar)

·         Honorable         LUNAS

      Mention      By Marvin Cabangunay

(Colegio De San Juan De Letran)

 

SHORT FEATURE

 

·         1st Prize                 UWIAN NA

                              By Joanne Cesario

                              (University of the Philippines – Diliman)

·         2nd Prize                SINADYA KONG KALIMUTAN PARA MAULIT ANG LAHAT

                              By Rommel Ruiz

                              (Lampyris Production – Independent)

·         3rd Prize                 DIVINE XY

                              By Ruelo Zendo

                              (zendofilms / giantAtis – Independent)

·         Honorable               WAIVERS

      Mention            By Gino Jose

                              (Slanted Fuzz Pictures & Indioboy Productions – Independent)

                              THE LAST GIG ON EARTH

                              By Mariah Christelle Reodica

                              (University of the Philippines Film Institute)

·         Best Regional Entry

                              AN KAPINUNAN KAN MGA ALON SA DANAW

                              (WHERE THE LAKE’S RIPPLES BEGIN)

                              By Jenn Romano

                              (Starry Night Productions – Independent)

 

The Gawad Alternatibo is considered the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in the ASEAN/Asian region.  Since 1987, Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best efforts of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories –Animation, Experimental, Documentary and Short Feature.  Winners each receive a cash prize, as well as certificate.  Aside from the main awards, special citations are given out to the best work from the regions, as well as works on/for/by children.  Many of today’s outstanding filmmakers and media practitioners are alumni of Gawad Alternatibo.  ###

CINEMALAYA SPOTLIGHTS JACLYN JOSE

Philippino actress Jaclyn Jose poses with her Best Performance by an Actress award for 'Ma'Rosa' during the Award Winners photocall at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 22 May 2016.  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND
Philippino actress Jaclyn Jose poses with her Best Performance by an Actress award for ‘Ma’Rosa’ during the Award Winners photocall at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 22 May 2016. EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

“CINEMALAYA SPOTLIGHTS JACLYN JOSE”

 

Cinemalaya shines the spotlight on 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose in the 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival on August 5-14, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Focus: Jaclyn Jose is a tribute to Filipino artistry and world class talent as exemplified by Jose.  It will feature three of the actress’ films:

·         Working Girls 2 (1987) by Ishmael Bernal on August 8, 12:45 PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute. This film sequel depicts women of varying characters who try to succeed in their chosen paths. With Jose in the cast are Gloria Romero, Dang Cecilio, Melanie Marquez Dina Bonnevie, Dante Rivero, Ricky Belmonte, George Javier, Ronel Victor and Edu Manzano.

·         Itanong mo sa Buwan (1988) by Chito Roño on August 10, 6:15 pm, at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde.  In the film, a married bank teller gets caught up in a bungled bank robbery and gets taken as a hostage.  The film also stars Mark Gil, Anjo Yllana, Anita Linda, Tita Muñoz, Mia Gutierrez, Lucita Soriano and Susan Africa.

·         Sarong Banggi (2005) on August 12, 3:30 pm at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde is a Cinemalaya film by Emmanuel de la Cruz.  Jaclyn Jose plays Melba, a prostitute hired by a group of friends to surprise their virgin friend Nyoy, played by Angelo Ilagan, on his birthday. However, when they discover that Melba is actually a middle-aged woman unlike what she described herself to be, they got rid of her and went to look for younger girls. Nyoy who seems to have something more in his mind, sought for Melba. A bond developed between them soon after.

Jose is the first Filipina to win the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award.  She was awarded the prize for her portrayal of a drug-dealing matriarch in a Manila slum in the film Ma Rosa by Brillante Mendoza.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

Catch the Cinemalaya films at the CCP and Ayala Theaters — Greenbelt 1 and Glorietta 4, Makati, Fairview Terraces, TriNoma, and UP Town Center, Quezon City and Solenad, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. In Cebu, Cinemalaya will be held at the Ayala Center Cinema on August 9-14.

For more information, visit www.cinemalaya.org or www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya Facebook page or CCP Media Arts at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705 and the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.