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Singkuwento International Film Festival – Awards 2016

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We present the list of winners of the 5th Singkuwento International Film Festival that took place from February 19th until the 27th, in the city of Manila (Philippines).

Born in 2012 this festival´s objective is to unite both Filipino and foreign filmmakers in one place. It is an avenue for Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad to share their voices, sentiments and thoughts via the films they created. It also give a channel for non-Filipinos to share their impressions of the Philippines and its people.

Local Category
Best Documentary
Naglalahong Pamana (Fading Heritage) by Lucy Lavirotte, Berna Sastrillo, David Levi and Jerrica Manongdo

Best Cultural Film
A Family Reunion by Sherbien Dacalanio

Most Gender Sensitive Film
Cups Ka Ba? by Juan Carlo Tarobal

Honorable Mentions
The truth as told in lies by Ira Giorgetti
Man in the Cinema House by Bernard Jay Mercado

Golden Philippine Eagle Festival Director’s Choice Award

Naglalahong Pamana (Fading Heritage) by Lucy Lavirotte, Berna Sastrillo, David Levi and Jerrica Manongdo Winner (Documentary Category)
Caretaker by Seymour Sanchez Winner (Short Narrative)

Best Director
Herwin Cabasal for Incubo (Incubus)

Best Short Film
Reyna Christina (Queen Christina) by Pia Larina Dimagiba

Best Actress
Issa Litton for the film The Truth as told in Lies by Inigo Ramil Gorgetti

Best Actor Award
Joonee Gamboa for the film Upos by Mel Jastine Sanchez
Rolando Inocencio for the film Caretaker by Seymour B. Sanchez

Best Supporting Actress
Reign Tolentino for the film Kalaro (Playmate) by Migo Matas

Best Supporting Actor
Pen Medina for the film Upos by Mel Jastine Sanchez

Best Screenplay
Bernard Jay Mercado for the film Man in the Cinema House by Bernard Jay Mercado

Best Cinematography
Llyod Inocencio for the film Incubo (Incubus) by Herwin Cabasal

Best Production Design
Alvin Francisco for the film Reyna Chrstina (Queen Christina) by Pia Larina Dimagiba

Best Make Up & Hairstyle
Trish Monteloyola for the film Walang Nakakita (No One Saw) by Migo Matas and Coke Matas

Best Costume Design
Bea Salcedo for the film Man in the Cinema House by Bernard Jay Mercado

Best Film Editing
Bernard Jay Mercado for the film Man in the Cinema House by Bernard Jay Mercado

Best Original Song
J.R. Rodriguez for the film Man in the Cinema House by Bernard Jay Mercado

Best Visual Effects
Juan Carlo Tarobal for the film Cups Ka Ba?

Best Sound Design
Migo Matas for the film Kalaro (Playmate)

International Category
Jury Prize
Ang Mga Alingawngaw Sa Panahon Ng Pagpasya (Echoes in Midst of Indecision – Philippines) by Hector Barreto Calma

Most Gender Sensitive Film
Sukat (Measure) by Jae-re Louise Liwanag

Best Actress
Alessandra de Rossi for the film Ang Mga Alingawngaw Sa Panahon ng Pagpasya (Echoes in Midst of Indecision – Philippines) by Herctor Barretto Calma

Best Actor
Geon Go for the film The Saviour (South Korea) by Nash Ang

Best Screenplay
Amaya Han for the film Mga Handuraw Sa Kahilitan (Daydreams of Wilderness – Philippines) by Amaya Han

Best Director
Jimmie Wing for the film Expatz (Gringos Locos – Taiwan)

Honorable Mentions
The Saviour (South Korea) by Nash Ang
Meteorite Hunters (United Kingdom) by Laura Binnie

Best Documentary Film
Sukat (Measure) by Jae-re Louise Liwanag

Best Short Film
Ang Mga Alingawngaw Sa Panahon ng Pagpasya (Echoes in Midst of Indecision – Philippines) by Hector Barreto Calma

Golden Philippine Eagle Festival Director’s Choice Award International Category
Short Narritive
Mga Handuraw Sa Kahilitan (Daydreams of Wilderness – Philippines) by Amayan Han

Documentary Film
Glaube Sitte Heimay (Cross and Banner – Germany, France) by Jurgen Ellinghaus

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Nora Aunor (born Nora Cabaltera Villamayor) is a Filipino actress, recording artist, and film producer. Aunor has also appeared in several stage plays, television shows, and concerts. She is known as Philippine cinema’s Superstar and is regarded as the People’s National Artist.

Aunor started her career in the Philippine entertainment industry as a singer after she won an amateur singing contest. She made her film debut with All Over the World (1967) and also guested in youth-oriented films produced by Vera-Perez Pictures and United Brothers Production. Aunor transformed herself into a serious actress and came to be regarded as an acting heavyweight, performing in films such as Tatlong taong walang Diyos (1976), Himala (1982), Bona (1980), The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995) and Thy Womb (2012) which gave her international and local awards and nominations.

Aunor received 17 FAMAS Award nominations and was elevated to the “Hall of Fame” after winning five Best Actress Awards. She is the most nominated actress of Gawad Urian Awards with 18 nominations, winning seven. She has more nominations as Best Actress than any other Filipino actor in both FAMAS and Gawad Urian award giving bodies. She has won eight trophies from PMPC Star Awards for her work in television and movies, eight Metro Manila Film Festival, four Luna Awards, five Young Critics Circle Awards, a Cairo Film Festival award, an Asia Pacific Screen Awards, an Asian Film Awards, among others.

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