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Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa’ receives multiple Gawad Urian 2017 nominations

Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa’ receives multiple Gawad Urian 2017 nominations

The 2017 Gawad Urian nominees have been announced. Among the films with multiple nominations is “Ma’ Rosa” by Brillante Mendoza.

“Ma’ Rosa” was filmed in Mandaluyong City in 2015. It made its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was the Philippines’ entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

One of the 2017 Gawad Urian nominations received by “Ma’ Rosa” is Best Film. Its fellow nominees in the category are “Ang Babaeng Humayo” by Lav Diaz, “Baboy Halas” by Bagane Fiola, “Paglipay” by Zig Dulay, “Pamilya Ordinaryo” by Eduardo Roy Jr. and “Women of the Weeping River” by Sheron Dayoc.

Mendoza is nominated for Best Director along with Diaz, Fiola, Dulay, Roy and Dayoc. They have three other competitors in the category namely “Saving Sally” director Avid Liongoren, “Ned’s Project” director Lem Lorca and “Pauwi Na” director Paolo Villaluna.

“Ma’ Rosa” actress Jaclyn Jose is nominated for Best Actress along with “Hinulid” actress Nora Aunor, “Ned’s Project” actress Angeli Bayani, “Pamilya Ordinaryo” actress Hasmine Killip, “Ang Babaeng Humayo” actress Charo Santos-Concio, “Pauwi Na” actress Cherry Pie Picache, “Oro” actress Irma Adlawan, “Women of the Weeping River” actress Laila Ulao, “Mrs.” actress Elizabeth Oropesa and “Area” actress Ai-Ai delas Alas. In 2016, Jose won the award for the same category at Cannes Film Festival.

Jose’s “Ma’ Rosa” co-actor Julio Diaz is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. He has six competitors namely Santos-Concio’s “Ang Babaeng Humayo” co-actors John Lloyd Cruz and Noni Buencamino, Aunor’s “Hinulid” co-actor Jess Mendoza, Ulao’s “Weeping of the Weeping River” co-actor Taha Daranda and “Die Beautiful” actor Christian Bables.

Vying for Best Actor are Bables’ “Die Beautiful” co-actor Paolo Ballesteros, Killip’s “Pamilya Ordinaryo” co-actor Ronwaldo Martin and Picache’s “Pauwi Na” co-actor Bembol Roco. Their fellow nominees are “Paglipay” actor Garry Cabalic, “Dagsin” actor Tommy Abuel, “Singing in Graveyards” actor Pepe Smith and “2 Cool 2 B 4gotten” actor Khalil Ramos.

For Best Supporting Actress, Cabalic’s “Paglipay” co-actors Anna Luna and Joan Dela Cruz will compete against Abuel’s “Dagsin” co-actor Janine Gutierrez, Bayani’s “Ned’s Project” co-actor Lui Quiambao Manansala, Oropesa’s  “Mrs.” co-actor Lotlot De Leon and Ulao and Daranda’s “Weeping of the Weeping River” co-actor Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-dans. “Seklusyon” actress Rhed Bustamante and “Tuos” actress Barbie Forteza and are also nominated for the category.

The Natatanging Gawad Urian 2017 will be given to Vilma Santos during the awards ceremony on July 20. The event will be held at ABS-CBN Studio 10 in Quezon City.

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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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Brillante Mendoza-directed ‘Pagpupugay’ advocacy campaign wins top honors

Brillante Mendoza-directed ‘Pagpupugay’ advocacy campaign wins top honors

RiteMED’s advocacy video “Pagpupugay,” which pays tribute to carers of the sick and directed by internationally-acclaimed and award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, won top honors at the 10th Araw Values Award 2016.
RiteMED’s Pagpupugay won Gold for Branded Communications under the value of Love of Country and Respect for National Customs and Traditions. Among the Gold awardees, it won the Platinum Award, for the same category and value. It is the highest award and given only to campaigns that exceed the criteria of the Gold award category and truly exemplify Filipino values. Pagpupugay was created for RiteMED by advertising group Estima Inc.
The Araw Values Awards is organized by the Advertising Foundation of the Philippines to uphold traditional and positive Filipino values in the industry and promote responsible advertising. It gives recognition to responsible brands that help promote Filipino values.
It is anchored on the Ad Foundation’s cornerstone values: love of God and respect for all religious beliefs; commitment to truth, honesty and integrity; love of country and respect for national customs and traditions; reverence for family unit or marriage or responsible parenthood; respect and care for human life, dignity and the rights of all; respect for law and authority and the promotion of self- discipline and concern for and preservation of the environment.

Read more at http://www.tribune.net.ph/life-style/brillante-mendoza-directed-pagpupugay-advocacy-campaign-wins-top-honors

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ARAW Values Awards, 2 Gold 1 Platinum

ARAW Values Awards, 2 Gold 1 Platinum

The Advertising Foundation of the Philippines, or Ad Foundation, is the industry’s social development institution and advocacy body. Dubbed as its “social conscience”, the non-partisan Ad Foundation also serves as the “3rd Peg of Self-Regulation” tasked to promote the industry’s concept and precepts of Self-Regulation for reliable and truthful advertising and marketing communications as well as its social responsibility of benefit to community, people and even country.

On Nov. 29

2 Projects Won Directed by Brillante Mendoza

1. #Pagpupugay

2. #WhatisMotherhood

2016 ARAW Values Awards Winners for Website and Social Media Read the full list here > http://arawvaluesawards.com/index.php/list-of-winners

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Brillante Mendoza @ 54th Gijon International Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza @ 54th Gijon International Film Festival

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“Very thankful” ang Award-Winning Filipino Director na si Brillante Mendoza kasunod ng kanyang pagkapanalo sa 54th Gijon International Film Festival sa Spain.

Itnanghal si Direk Brillante bilang ng Best Director para sa kanyang pelikulang Ma’rosa.

Nabatid na tanging si Mendoza lamang ang nagwagi mula sa Pilipinas na pinagpilian ng International Jury.

Matatandaang ang “Ma’ Rosa” na pinagbibidahan ni Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, ang entry ng bansa sa 2017 Oscar Awards.

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Brillante Mendoza, 54th Gijón International Film Fest Best Director

Brillante Mendoza, 54th Gijón International Film Fest Best Director

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.

Read full list here

54 Gijón International Film Festival – Award List
Best Feature Film
Glory by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov
(Bulgaria, 2016)

Best Director
Brillante Mendoza
for Ma’Rosa (Filipinas, 2016)

AISGE Award for Best Actor
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea for (Estados Unidos, 2016)

AISGE Award forBest Actress
Julia Vysotskaya
Paradise for (Rusia, Alemania, 2016)

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First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features (FRF) announces that it has acquired U.S. rights from Paris based Films Distribution for Brillante Mendoza’s critically acclaimed drama, “Ma’ Rosa.”

First Run Features is a theatrical and home video distributor that has released independent, documentary and foreign films in the United States since 1979.

The official Oscar entry from the Philippines, “Ma’ Rosa” tells the story of a poor family in Manila that sells drugs on the side to make ends meet, amidst the backdrop of police corruption.

FRF is planning a Spring 2017 release.

The deal was negotiated by Mauceri and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, partner and co-founder of Films Distribution.

FRF previously released Mendoza’s 2012 film “Captive,” based on the real-life kidnapping of 20 tourists from a luxury resort in the Philippines in 2001. The film starred Isabelle Huppert as one of the hostages.

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MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

AwardsCircuit.com ranked 30 of the 85 films submitted for Oscar consideration and the Philippine rep landed on the ninth spot.

“Ma’ Rosa” was included in the category Other Top-Tier Contenders, along with Mexico’s “Desierto,” Poland’s “The Lure,” Israel’s “Sand Storm” and Saudi Arabia’s “Barakah Meets Barakah.”

Read more: Oscars 2017

85 countries have submitted films for consideration in theForeign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant.

Ma’ Rosa, by Brillante Mendoza is Philippines’ entry.

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MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

“Ma’ Rosa” is currently showing at the 60th BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival in the United Kingdom, from Oct. 5 to 16. It is the only Filipino entry in the lineup included in the “Debate” section.

Ma’ Rosa, which won Jaclyn Jose the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was recently chosen as the Philippines’ official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category in the upcoming 2017 Oscars.

There are nine Filipino delegates to the 21st Busan International Film Festival (IFF)

*Read 9 PH films in Busan

Filipino films to be shown in A Window on Asian Cinema are: Brillante  Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa,” Ato Bautista’s “Expressway” and Anton Juan’s “Woven Wings of Our Children.”

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9 PH films being considered for Oscars

9 PH films being considered for Oscars

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Several Pinoy films have already been shortlisted from which one will be submitted to represent the country in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards happening on Feb. 26, 2017.

These are: Gil Portes’ “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli,” Jun Lana’s “Anino sa Likod ng Buwan,” Erik Matti’s “Honor Thy Father,” Paul Soriano’s “Dukot,” Eduardo Roy, Jr.’s “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” Joel Lamangan’s “Felix Manalo,” Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis,” Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” and Roderick Cabrido’s “Tuos.”
Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/9-ph-films-being-considered-for-oscars/

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