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The winners for the 2016 Cinemalaya film festival were announced during its awards night held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City last Sunday.
The complete list of winners:
• Best full-length feature film: “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
• Special Jury Prize, full-length: “Mercury is Mine”
• Netpac prize, full-length: “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
• Best director, full-length feature film: “Pamilya Ordinaryo” – Eduardo Roy Jr
• Best Actor, full-length film: Tommy Abuel, “Dagsin”
• Best Actress, full-length film: “Hasmine Killip”, “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
• Best performance from a supporting actor, full-length: Lou Veloso, Jun Urbano, Leo Rialp, and Nanding Josef, of “Hiblang Abo”
• Best performance from a supporting actress full-length: Elizabeth Oropesa, “I, America; Lollie Mara”, “Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Poching”
• Audience choice short feature film: “Forever Natin”
• Audience choice feature film: “Tuos”
• Best sound full length feature film: “Tuos”
• Best Original Music Score Full Length: “Tuos”
• Best editing, full length feature film: “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
• Best production design, full length feature film: “Tuos”
• Best cinematography, full length feature film: “Tuos”
• Best screenplay, full length feature: “Mercury is Mine”
• Best short film: “Pektus”
• Best screenplay for short film feature: “Pektus”
• Special jury prize, short feature film: “Fish Out of Water”
• Netpac Jury Prize, short feature film: “Ang Maangas, AngMarikit at Ang Makata”
• Best director, short feature film: “Fish Out of Water”, Mon A.L. Garilao
“Pamilya Ordinaryo” received a cash award of P350,000 and the Balanghai trophy.
With the theme “Break the Surface, this year’s Cinemalaya Festival boasted of 19 new digital films in competition.
Ten entries competed in the short feature category while nine films joined the full-length bracket.
In the full length feature, the nine films were: “Ang BagongPamilya 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.
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.