Month: March 2017

‘Tu Pug Imatuy,’ ‘Kristo’ lead Sinag Maynila winners

‘Tu Pug Imatuy,’ ‘Kristo’ lead Sinag Maynila winners

By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
March 13, 2017 · 3:38 pm

 

Winners gather onstage at the conclusion of the Sinag Maynila film festival awarding ceremonies held Sunday at the Samsung Theater at SM Aura. (Photo from the festival’s website)

 

Arbi Barbarona’s “Tu Pug Imatuy” won six awards in the third Sinag Maynila Film Festival’s Gabi ng Parangal held Sunday, March 12 at the Samsung Theater at SM Aura Premier in Taguig City.

The indigenous drama won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Malona Sulatan, Best Screenplay for Arnel Mardoquio, Best Cinematography for Bryan Jimenez and Barbarona himself and Best Music also for Barbarona.

Inspired by actual events, “Tu Pug Imatuy” tackles the Manobo tribe’s struggles against environment plunder and the militarization of their communities.

 

More on the article by clicking on the link below: 

http://www.interaksyon.com/entertainment/tu-pug-imatuy-kristo-lead-sinag-maynila-winners/

 

For more updates, visit Sinag Maynila official social media accounts: 

FACEBOOK: Sinag Maynila-  https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/

TWITTER: @sinagmaynila – https://twitter.com/sinagmaynila

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://sinagmaynila.com/

 

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Brillante Mendoza at Sinag Maynila 2017 Closing Ceremony

Brillante Mendoza at Sinag Maynila 2017 Closing Ceremony

The awards night of the Sinag Maynila 2017 film festival was held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura on March 12, Sunday.

Right after the awards night, South Korean film “Walking Street” was screened as the closing film of Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2017.

Among the attendees were Sinag Maynila Founder Wilson Tieng, Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza,Walking Street” director Lee Sang Woo together with Lee Song Lee, Mendoza’s protégés Daniel Palacio, Nimrod Sarmiento and Conan Altatis, Full-length category jury members: French film critic Max Tessier (head of the jury), FDCP Chair Liza Diño Seguerra, Filipino film critic Oggs Cruz, and director Paul Soriano, who judged the Shorts and Documentary finalists. The  other two Shorts and Documentary jurors are professor Rolando Tolentino and critic Patrick Flores who . ” #SineLokalPangInternasyonal #SinagMaynila2017 

 

Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza with Sinag Maynila Founder Wilson Tieng and SM SVP for Marketing and Communications Ms. Millie Dizon announces the best film award. (Photo Courtesy: Sinag Maynila) 

 

(L-R) Walking Street director Lee Sang Woo, Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza and actress Lee Song Lee

 

Sinag Maynila Festival Director is flocked by actor Vince Rillon, Walking Street Director Lee Sang Woo and actress Lee Song Yi

 

Ballet Manila gives a stunning and elegant performance to commence the Sinag Maynila Gabi ng Parangal

 

Ballet Manila delights its audience with their striking performance!

 

Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza with Jury Head Max Tessier

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners! (Photo credits: Sinag Maynila)

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hango
Avelino Mark Balmes, Jr.

BEST SHORT FILM
Aliens Ata
Glenn Karl Barit

SINAG BOX OFFICE AWARD
Bhoy Intsik
Joel Lamangan

SM PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Beyond the Block
Ricky Carranza

BEST SOUND
Kristo
Albert Michael Idioma

BEST MUSIC
Tu Pug Imatuy
Arbi Barbarona

BEST EDITING
Kristo
Diego Marx Dobles

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Tu Pug Imatuy
Bryan Jimenez and Arbi Barbarona

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Kristo
Arvin Rosendal

BEST SCREENPLAY 
Tu Pug Imatuy
Arnel Mardoquio

BEST DIRECTOR
Arbi Barbarona 
Tu Pug Imatuy

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
Julio Diaz
Kristo

BEST ACTRESS
Malona Sulatan
Tu Pug Imatuy

BEST ACTOR (tie)
Raymond “RS” Francisco
Bhoy Intsik

Kristofer King
Kristo 

BEST PICTURE
Tu Pug Imatuy

 

For more updates, visit Sinag Maynila official social media accounts: 

FACEBOOK: Sinag Maynila-  https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/

TWITTER: @sinagmaynila – https://twitter.com/sinagmaynila

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://sinagmaynila.com/

 

 

 

 

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WATCH | Sinag Maynila entries reflect ‘Pinoy themes with international appeal’

WATCH | Sinag Maynila entries reflect ‘Pinoy themes with international appeal’

By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
March 10, 2017 · 12:00 pm

 

Now on its third year, the Sinag Maynila film festival takes an ambitious leap forward as it presents entries that reflect Filipino culture but are thought-provoking enough for international audiences.

In coming up with the festival’s new tagline, “Sine Lokal, Pang-Internasyonal,” Sinag Maynila CEO and founder Wilson Tieng says “the upgraded mechanics for this season may have been a risky move, but we are very happy with the outcome and look forward to the reception of these films here and, of course, internationally.”

This year’s entries were personally handpicked by Tieng and renowned filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, Sinag Maynila’a festival director.

 

More on the article by clicking on the link below.

http://www.interaksyon.com/entertainment/watch-sinag-maynila-entries-reflect-pinoy-themes-with-international-appeal/

 

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Brillante Mendoza, Best Director at 2017 Malaysia Global Awards

Brillante Mendoza, Best Director at 2017 Malaysia Global Awards

World-renowned filmmaker Brillante Mendoza bags another achievement for his 2016 film Ma’Rosa at the 2017 Malaysia Global Awards.

The film is about Rosa (Jaclyn Jose),  a mother who runs a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of drugs on the side. It  also earned Mendoza the same award at the 54th Gijón International Film Festival last year. “Ma’ Rosa” was also selected to compete for the Palme d’Or trophy at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, with Jose eventually clinching the Best Actress award there.

Aside from Mendoza, Philippine-Malaysian film “Singing In Graveyards” also bagged the Best Film award at the Malaysian Global Awards.

See full list of winners here

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