12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

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12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
Opening film 1-2-3 by Carlo Obispo
Closing film Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli by Gil Portes
Location Metro Manila, Philippines
Film titles 19
Festival date August 5, 2016 (2016-08-05)–August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
Website Official Website
Cinemalaya chronology

The 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival was held from August 5–14, 2016 in Metro Manila, Philippines. This marks the return of full-length films after their absence in last year's edition. A total of nine full-length features and ten short films competed.[1][2] The festival was opened by Carlo Obispo's 1-2-3 and was closed by Gil Portes' Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli.[3] At the awards night, both Pamilya Ordinaryo and Tuos dominated, with each receiving five awards. Pamilya Ordinaryo won Best Film.

Entries[edit]

The winning film is highlighted with boldface and a dagger.

Full-Length Features[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre
Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo Janus del Prado, Ketchup Eusebio, Odette Khan, Lollie Mara and Jojo Alejar Dramedy
Dagsin Atom Magadia Tommy Abuel, Lotlot de Leon, Benjamin Alves and Janine Gutierrez Drama, Suspense
Hiblang Abo Ralston Jover Lou Veloso, Jun Urbano, Leo Rialp and Nanding Josef Drama
I America Ivan Andrew Payawal Bela Padilla, Rob Rownd, Matt Evans, Thou Reyes and Sheena Ramos Dramedy
Kusina David Corpuz and Cenon Palomares Judy Ann Santos, Gloria Sevilla, Joem Bascon and Luis Alandy Drama
Lando at Bugoy Vic Acedillo, Jr. Allen Dizon, Gold Azeron, Roger Gonzales and Rachel Anne Rosello Drama
Mercury Is Mine Jason Paul Laxamana Pokwang, Bret Jackson, Vincent de Jesus and Lee O'Brian Dramedy
Pamilya Ordinaryo Eduardo Roy, Jr. Ronwaldo Martin, Hasmine Killip and Maria Isabel Lopez Drama
Tuos Derick Cabrido Nora Aunor and Barbie Forteza Drama

Short Films[edit]

Title Director
Bugtaw Noah del Rosario
Butas Richard Cawed
Fish Out of Water Ramon A.L. Garilao
Forever Natin Cyrus Valdez
Get Certified Isaias Herrera Zantua
Ang Hapon ni Nanding Rommel Tolentino
Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit at Ang Makata Jose Ibarra Guballa
Mansyong Papel Ogos Aznar
Nakauwi Na John Relano
Patrick Baleros
Luis Hidalgo
Pektus Isabel Quesada

Awards[edit]

The awards ceremony was held on August 14, 2016 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines.[4][5]

Full-Length Features[edit]

  • Best Film – Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
    • Special Jury Prize – Mercury is Mine by Jason Paul Laxamana
    • Audience Choice Award – Tuos by Derick Cabrido
  • Best Direction – Eduardo Roy, Jr. for Pamilya Ordinaryo
  • Best Actor – Tommy Abuel for Dagsin
  • Best Actress – Hasmine Kilip for Pamilya Ordinaryo
  • Best Supporting Actor – Lou Veloso, Jun Urbano, Leo Rialp and Nanding Josef for Hiblang Abo
  • Best Supporting Actress –
  • Best Screenplay – Jason Paul Laxamana for Mercury is Mine
  • Best Cinematography – Mycko David Tuos
  • Best Editing – Carlo Francisco Manatad for Pamilya Ordinaryo
  • Best Sound – Monoxide Works for Tuos
  • Best Original Music Score – Jema Pamintuan for Tuos
  • Best Production Design – Steff Dereja for Tuos
  • NETPAC Award – Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy, Jr.

Short Films[edit]

  • Best Short Film – Pektus by Isabel Quesada
    • Special Jury Prize – Fish Out of Water by Ramon A.L. Garilao
    • Audience Choice Award – Forever Natin by Cyrus Valdez
  • Best Direction – Ramon A.L. Garilao for Fish Out of Water
  • Best Screenplay – Isabel Quesada for Pektus
  • NETPAC Award – Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit, at Ang Makata by Jose Ibarra Guballa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinemalaya 2016: 9 entries, what to watch". Rappler. July 20, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ "GUIDE: Cinemalaya 2016 Main Competition Films". Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 12, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cinemalaya 2016 releases film screening schedules". Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 27, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "PAMILYA ORDINARYO TOPS CINEMALAYA 2016; Tommy Abuel named Best Actor for role in Dagsin". Cinemalaya. August 17, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2016 awards night". Rappler. August 14, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 

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