Considered as a milestone, Sinag Maynila’s 5th year Awards Night was indeed a blast when it was recently held at the Forbes Ballroom of Conrad Hotel, with no less than founders Wilson Tieng and Brillante Mendoza in attendance.
Film Development Council of the Philippines FDCP Chairwoman, Liza B. Diño-Seguerra was one of the VIPs of the sparkling event.
Some are first time nominees and first time winners. But one thing was so sure….ALL of the five full length films took home the coveted Sinag Maynila trophy! Best Director: Daniel Palacio – Pailalim
Special Jury Award: Jesusa
Best Picture: Pailalim
Best Screenplay: Joselito Altarejos & John Bedia – Jino to Mari
Box-Office Award: Jino to Mari
People’s Choice Award: Akin ang Korona
Best Actor: Nar Cabico – Akin ang Korona
Best Actress: Sylvia Sanchez – Jesusa & Angela Cortez – Jino to Mari
Best Sound: Junel Valencia – Persons of Interest
Best Musical Score: Richard Gonzales – Jino To Mari
Best Production Design: Cyrus Khan – Jesusa
Best Editing: Diego Marx Dobles – Pailalim
Best Cinematography: Romel Sales – Pailalim
We knew it that “Jino To Mari” would win an award as it had overseas. Proud provocative porn made in RP!
Best Documentary: Entablado
Special Citation For Short Film: Marian
3rd Best Short Film: Ngiti ng Nazareno
2nd Best Short Film: Memories of the Rising Sun
Best Short Film: Panaghoy
Special Citation for the Short Film “Marian”
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 5th Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival. May you continue to inspire and motivate others to be the best!
Photo Credits: Bernard Santos, Mara Lopez, Daniel Palacios, Jay Altarejos and Sinag Maynila.