The independent film festival Sinag Maynila 2016 has just declared the winners last weekend! For 2016, the festival was opened to any Filipino independent filmmaker who wish to apply for a film grant.
Conceptualized and helmed by Sinag Maynila CEO and Founder Wilson Tieng, the film fest awards grants to independent filmmakers, helping them hone their craft and expand their material to a full-length film. Tieng worked closely with the five chosen finalists and world-renowned and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza. The collaboration resulted in stories that can resonate to a global audience while showcasing the Filipino culture.
GREAT NEWS: Aspiring filmmakers may now submit entries for next year’s film festival.
Check out this year’s jury and winners below.
Lav Diaz – Philippines, (Head of Jury)
Ishizaka Kenji – Japan
Philip Cheah – Singapore
Roger Garcia – Hong Kong
LIST OF WINNERS:
Best Film: MRS.
Best Actress: Elizabeth Oropesa – MRS.
Best Actor: Alvin Anson – Expressway
Best Director: Adolfo Alix Jr. – MRS.
Best Screenplay: Archie Del Mundo and Joselito Altarejos – T.P.O.
Best Cinematography: Albert Banzon – MRS.
Best Production Design: Marielle Hizon – Lila
Best Editing: Benjamin Tolentino – Expressway
Best Musical Score: Francis De Veyra – Expressway
Best Sound: Drew Milallos – T.P.O
Blink Box Office Film: Lila
SM People’s Choice Award: Lila
Short Film 1st Place: Apuhap
Short Film Runners-Up: Ang Kapinunan Kan Mga Alon Sa Danaw (Where The Lake’s Ripples Begin) and The Foreseeing
Samsung CinePhone 1st Place: 99%
Samsung CinePhone 2nd Place: Litrato ng Nakaraan
Samsung CinePhone 3rd Place: Espayb