3rd Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino – 2019 Awards

We present the list of winners of the 3rd Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino which took place from September 13th until 19th in Philippines.

About the festival:
The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) is a week-long celebration of Philippine Cinema where new quality genre Filipino films are screened for one (1) week in all regular cinemas nationwide. No foreign film will be screened during PPP except in specialty cinemas to give the opportunity for the whole country to celebrate its own local films. This event is organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in partnership with the National Cinema Association of the Philippines.

About Sine Kabataan:
The Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition gives a platform to all aspiring young filmmakers and provides an opportunity to expose their fresh talents. This serves to encourage the youth to develop their creativity and originality in story-telling, touching on important issues of today as perceived by the youth. The finalists’ entries will be shown in all theaters nationwide on September 2019 during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

List of winners:

Best Director (Tyrone Acierto)
Best Editing (Colorado Rutledge)
Best Cinematography (Marcin Szocinski)

Watch Me Kill

Watch Me Kill by T.A. Acierto – Philippines | 2019 – 114 minutes

A ruthless assassin’s plan is interrupted when she discovers that the man she needs to kill has more to hide than expected. Her life unravels as she must juggle her new priorities with her inner demons. Set in a world where violence rules over virtue, she must face the hardest reality — is she the real danger or the monsters that control the criminal underworld?




Best Actress (Angie Ferro)
Best Screenplay (Eduardo Roy Jr. & Margarette Labrador)
Best Musical Score (Andrew Florentino)
Best Picture

Lola Igna

Lola Igna by Eduardo Roy Jr. – Philippines | 2019

Lola Igna is a foul-mouthed and stubborn woman who is eager to die but her neighbors are hung up on her winning “the oldest living grandmother in the world.” Her long-lost great-great-grandson, Tim, is an aspiring vlogger who wants to latch on her now-famous grandma but ends up giving her a new reason to live.




Best Actor (Martin del Rosario)
Best Production Design (Marxie Maolen Fadul)
Audience Choice Award

The Panti Sisters

The Panti Sisters by Jun Robles Lana – Philippines | 2019 – 105 minutes

Three gay sons are called back by their estranged and terminally ill father and given an offer they can’t refuse: a P300 million inheritance in exchange for each of them giving him a grandchild.




Best Supporting Actress (Tuesday Vargas)
Best Original Song (Araw-awaw by Ben & Ben)
Best Sound Design (Aurel Claro Bilbao & Arnel Labayo)
Special Jury Award
PistAPP Audience Choice Award


LSS (Last Song Syndrome) by Jade Castro – Philippines | 2019

Sara and Zak, an aspiring musician and a yearning son find themselves in a series of almost-but-not-quite romantic encounters as they follow an upcoming indie-folk band. The two are struggling dreamers in their 20s who discover what it means to grow up as they experience the joy and pain of love and loss accompanied by the music of Ben & Ben.




Best Supporting Actor (Gio Alvarez)

I’m Ellenya

I’m Ellenya L. by Boy 2 Quizon – Philippines | 2019

Ellenya’s life revolves around social media just like a typical millennial; seeking validation from the online society. With aspirations of being a big influencer and vlogger, she chases her dreams by creating a persona and content with the help of her family and friends. Will Ellenya earn online fame or will she be an epic fail?




Sine Kabataan Competition (Short Films)

Best Film
Best Director


Kalakalaro by Rodson Verr Suarez

A less-fortunate child playfully finds his way to experience how to become real kid again.




Jury’s Choice


Magna by Geoffrey Jules Solidum

Despite all the preparations and safety measures, no one is safe from eager, cunning thieves.




Audience Choice


Chok by Richard Jeroui Salvadico & Arlie Sweet Sumagaysayy

The chalks of a teacher mysteriously disappear. As she discovers who the culprit is, her life and perception changes.


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