Winners Honored at the 2016 World Premieres Film Festival Philippines Awards Night

Winners of this year’s World Premieres Film Festival Philippines celebrate their excellence and victory.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this year\s World Premieres Film Festival recently held at the Cinematheque Centre Manila. It was an evening of celebrating the best of the best and excellence in cinematic crafts and innovations.

Here is the Winners Roll:

Grand Festival Prize – Yen’s Life (Vietnam)
Grand Jury Prize – Daughters of the Three Tailed Banner (Philippines)
Technical Grand Prize – Love Above All Things (Spain)
Best Actress – June Lojong, Redha (Malaysia)
Special Jury Prize (Direction) – Camille Fontaine, By Accident (France)
Best Actor – Israel Elejalde, Love Above All Things (Spain)
Best Artistic Contribution – Daughters of the Three Tailed Banner (Philippines)
Best Ensemble Performance – By Accident (France)
Special Festival Prize for its Universal Social Values – Redha (Malaysia)
sandinoSandino Martin receiving the Best Actor award for his work in “Ringgo: The Dogshooter”. We are so proud of you!

Best Picture – Alvin Yapan, EDSA
Second Best Picture – Ringgo: The Dog-Shooter
Special Jury Prize – Curiosity, Adventure and Love
Special Jury Prize (contribution to Philippine Cinema) – Mel Chionglo, Iadya Mo Kami
Best Actress – Janice de Belen, Ringgo: The Dog-Shooter
Best Actor – Sandino Martin, Ringgo: The Dog-Shooter
Special Jury Prize for Best Acting Ensemble – EDSA
Best Screenplay – Ricky Lee, Ringgo: The Dog-Shooter
Best Cinematography – Ronald Rebutica, EDSA
Best Editing – Benjamin Tolentino, EDSA
Best Musical Score – Emerzon Texon, Iadya Mo Kami
Best Sound Engineering – Corinne De San Jose, EDSA
Best Production Design – Edgar Martin Littaua, Iadya Mo Kami
edsADirector Alvin Yapan (leftmost) with the cast and crew of “EDSA”, in celebration of the Best Picture win with WPFF Filipino New Cinema juror Butch Perez

Best Film – The Storm Inside (France)
Best Male Performance – Xiadong Guo, Pleasure.Love (China)
Best Female Performance – Marina Foïs, The Storm Inside (France)
Technical Achievement – Parasol (Belgium)
ringgo“Ringgo: The Dogshooter” director Rahyan Carlos receiving the Best Screenplay award for screenwriter Ricky Lee.
JURYCamille Fontaine, director of “By Accident”, receives her Special Jury Prize.

Best Film – Beast (Philippines/Australia)
Special Jury Prize – Laut (Philippines)
Best Female Performance – Angela Barotia, Remittance (Philippines/USA)
Best Male Performance – Chad McKinney, Beast (Philippines/Australia)
Technical Achievement – Beast (Philippines/Australia)

You can still catch these great films until Sunday July 10 at participating cinemas: SM City North Edsa, SM Megamall, Greenbelt Cinemas, Uptown Cenemas and the Cinematheque Centre Manila. Ticket price is only P100.
Kudos to all sponsors and to the WPFF 2016 organizing committee.

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Photo Credits: World Premieres Film Festival 2016 FB page.  Many, many thanks!