Cinema One Originals movies dominate 10th Cinemanila award rites

Posted at 10/21/08 1:48 PM

Two of Cinema One Originals’ movies won at the 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival held Monday afternoon at the Kalayaan Hall of Malacanang Palace.

Filmmaker Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s "Imburnal" took home the Lino Brocka Grand Prize in the Digital Lokal Division while film directors Jerrald Tarog and Ruel Dahis Antipuesto’s "Confessional" romped away with the Best SEA Film in the SEA Film Competition.

It was a very exciting moment for Ronald Arguelles, head of Cinema One. "I was really nervous. Maraming magagaling na kalaban but I think Cinema One Originals produced commendable art pieces," said Arguelles.

"Imburnal" is a new production which promises to be an undisputed winner in many international film festivals in the coming days while "Confessional" has been winning film awards here and abroad.

Other winners are:

Lino Brocka Award Grand Prize : The Band’s Visit (Israel) by Eran Kolirin

Grand Jury Prize : The Amazing Truth about Queen Raquela (Iceland/Philippines/France) by Olaf de fleur Johannesson

Vic Silayan Award for best actor : Kenneth Moraleda for Lucky Miles (Australia)

Vic Silayan award for best actress : Angeli Bayani for Melancholia (Philippines)

Best Documentary: "Marlon" (Philippines) by Ralson Jover and James Amparo

Best short film: Tumbang Preso (Philippines) by Antoinette Jadaone

Ishmael Bernal Award: Christopher Gozum for Surreal Random MMS Texts para ed Ina, Agui, tan kaamong ya makaiiliw ed sika : gurgurlis ed banua (Surreal Random MMS Texts for a mother, a sister, and a wife who longs for you : landscape with figures)

Best SEA Short: Frou Frou…shh wag mong sabihin kay Itay by Michael Juat

Best actor: Mario Maurer for Love of Siam (Thailand)

Best actress: Anita Linda for Adela (Philippines)

Digital Lokal

Lino Grand Prize: Imburnal by Sherad Anthony Sanchez

Lino Grand Jury Prize: Next Attraction by Raya Martin

Best actor: Carlo Aquino for Carnivore

Best actress : Jodi Sta. Maria for Sisa

Best director : Ato Bautista for Carnivore

Un MDGS Prize: Lay-an, candles burning on still water by Milo Tolentino