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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:

Avelino Mark Balmes, Jr.

Aliens Ata
Glenn Karl Barit

Bhoy Intsik
Joel Lamangan

Beyond the Block
Ricky Carranza

Albert Michael Idioma

Tu Pug Imatuy
Arbi Barbarona

Diego Marx Dobles

Tu Pug Imatuy
Bryan Jimenez and Arbi Barbarona

Arvin Rosendal

Tu Pug Imatuy
Arnel Mardoquio

Arbi Barbarona 
Tu Pug Imatuy

Julio Diaz

Malona Sulatan
Tu Pug Imatuy

Raymond “RS” Francisco
Bhoy Intsik

Kristofer King

Tu Pug Imatuy


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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,
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.


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

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.


TV5 Partners with Brillante Mendoza

TV5 Partners with Brillante Mendoza

TV5 CEO Chot Reyes Explains 2017 Content Partnership with Direk Brillante Mendoza.

“Brillante Mendoza Presents”: Monthly Made-for-Television Movies.

TV5 proudly announced its collaboration with Director Brillante “Dante” Mendoza, one of the most prominent Filipino filmmakers today.
He has produced a body of work that garnered awards and recognition from local and international film festivals.

Mapapanood once a month ang kanyang mga made-for-television movies sa “Brillante Mendoza Presents” exclusively made for TV5 na magsisimula na sa January 21, 2017.

At ang isa pa niyang obra, ang “AMO” isang 13-episode series na magsisimula naman sa Pebrero.

Watch the video by Rain De Ocampo.

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 >

Brillante Mendoza @ 54th Gijon International Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza @ 54th Gijon International Film Festival


“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.

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)

Ma’ Rosa deals U.S. Distributor

Ma’ Rosa deals U.S. Distributor

Ma’ Rosa,” the country’s entry in the best foreign language film category of the Academy Awards, has found a distributor in the United States, filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza told the Inquirer.

First Run Features has acquired the US rights to the Filipino movie, which won best actress for Jaclyn Jose at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

“I’m glad that First Run is interested in our film,” Mendoza said. “The company has a good reputation as far as distributing art-house films is concerned.”