Last night, as part of the closing ceremony of Cinemalaya 2011, awards were given in three different sections: New Breed, Directors’ Showcase and Short Features.
“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank“, “Bisperas“, “Nino” and “Walang Katapusang Kuwarto” led the honor roll as follows:
Five (5) Balanghay Trophies:
Best Film (New Breed)
Best Director (New Breed) – Marlon Rivera
Best Actress (New Breed) – Eugene Domingo
Best Screenplay (New Breed) – Chris Martinez
Audience Choice Award (New Breed)
Five (5) Balanghay Trophies
Best Film (Directors’ Showcase)
Best Actress (Directors’ Showcase) – Raquel Villavicencio
Best Supporting Actress (Directors’ Showcase) – Julia Clarete
Best Cinematography (Directors’ Showcase) – Roberto Yniguez
Best Production Design (Directors’ Showcase) – Rodrigo Riccio
Four (4) Balanghay Trophies
Special Jury Prize (New Breed)
Best Supporting Actress (New Breed) – Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino
Best Supporting Actor (New Breed) – Art Acuna
Best Production Design (New Breed) – Laida Lim
Special Jury Prize (Short Features)
Note: No awards were given to the Special Jury Prize and Best Screenplay of the Directors’ Showcase category.
Congratulations to all the winners! Now which among these films will be invited to film festivals abroad? I hope that a majority of them will. 😉
P.S. For Cinemalaya 2012, the Gateway Cinemas (in Araneta Center) will be included among the screening venues of the films. That’s good news!