Ang lesbian-themed film ni director Lemuel Lorca na ‘Ned’s Project’ ang itinanghal na Best Picture sa CineFilipino Film Festival, which ran on March 16-22, 2016. ‘Ned’ is about a lesbian tattoo artist who desires to have a child. In our review of ‘Ned’s Project’, we praised the film’s depiction present-time Filipino lesbians.
The titular ‘Ned’ is played to perfection by Angeli Bayani, who won Best Actress in a tie with Candy Pangilinan (for Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone). Max Eigenmann, who plays Bayani’s love interest in the film, was declared Best Supporting Actress. Nakuha din ng ‘Ned’s Project’ ang Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (tie with ‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating’), at Best Production Design.
Ang isa pang big winner sa film festival ay ang pelikulang ‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating‘ ni director Ice Idanan. ‘Sakali’ is the story of a woman who travels around the country in search for the mystery sender of postcards. Bukod sa pagsungkit sa 2nd Best Picture, nanalo rin ito ng Best Director for Idanan, Best Actor for Pepe Herrera, Best Cinematography, Sound, Musical Score, at Editing.
3rd Best Picture ang ‘Star Na Si Van damme Stallone‘ ni Randolph Longjas. Napanalunan din nito ang Best Actress for Candy Pangilinan at Best Supporting Actor for Isaac Aguirre.
CineFilipino is organized by Unitel Productions, Inc. Unitel President Madonna Terrayo is festival director, while Jose Javier Reyes is head of competition.
Here is the full list of winners, announced on March 19, 2016:
Best Picture: Ned’s Project (Lemuel Lorca)
2nd Best Picture: Sakaling Hindi Makarating (Ice Idanan)
3rd Best Picture: Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone (Randolph Longjas)
Best Director: Ice Idanan (Sakaling Hindi Makarating)
Best Actress: Angeli Bayani in (Ned’s Project); Candy Pangilinan (Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone)
Best Actor: Pepe Herrera (Sakaling Hindi Makarating)
Best Supporting Actress: Max Eigenmann (Ned’s Project)
Best Supporting Actor: Isaac Aguirre (Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone)
Best Screenplay: John Bedia (Ned’s Project)
Best Cinematography: Ice Idanan (Sakaling Hindi Makarating); Tey Clamor (Ned’s Project)
Best Production Design: JP Sapitula (Ned’s Project)
Best Sound: Raffy Magsaysay (Sakaling Hindi Makarating)
Best Musical Score: Mon Espia (Sakaling Hindi Makarating)
Best Editing: Hannah Espia (Sakaling Hindi Makarating)
Best TV Series Pilot: Junakis (Ron Bryant)
2nd Best TV Series Pilot: Second Chances (Hannah Espia)
3rd Best TV Series Pilot: Agham, Inc. (Maui Bantigue)
Best Documentary Film: Sina Dino At Ang Kanilang Sikreto (Miller Ursolino)
Best Online Content:
Dayuhan Sa Perlas (Raynier Brizuela)
Iba’t Ibang Klase Ng Pasahero Ng Jeep (Raymundo Baguilat)
Swerte (Red Aquino)
Hila Ko Si Noy (Dexter Paul De Jesus)
How Fast (Vic Ryan Julius Ong)
Best Mobile Video: Kahon (Carlos Dala I)