Brillante Mendoza bagged the Best Director accolade for his film “Ma’ Rosa” at the 54th Gijón International Film Festival in Spain on Sunday, November 27.
Mendoza collected his first international best director trophy at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2009 for his film “Kinatay.”
The International Jury of the 54th Gijón International Film Festival, chaired by Ms. Judith Colell and made up of Mr. David Matamoros, Ms. Kathleen Haney, Mr. Nima Javidi and Ms. Claudia Pinto has awarded the following prizes to the feature films participating in the Official Selection:
Ma’ Rosa is the Philippines’ official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2017 Academy Awards.
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54 Gijón International Film Festival – Award List
Best Feature Film
Glory by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov
for Ma’Rosa (Filipinas, 2016)
AISGE Award for Best Actor
Manchester by the Sea for (Estados Unidos, 2016)
AISGE Award forBest Actress
Paradise for (Rusia, Alemania, 2016)