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|
|Festival date||August 5, 2016–August 14, 2016|
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. The festival was opened by Carlo Obispo's 1-2-3 and was closed by Gil Portes' Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli. At the awards night, both Pamilya Ordinaryo and Tuos dominated, with each receiving five awards. Pamilya Ordinaryo won Best Film.
The winning film is highlighted with boldface and a dagger.
|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|
|Bugtaw||Noah del Rosario|
|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|
|Pektus †||Isabel Quesada|
- 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 –
- Lollie Mara for Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching
- Elizabeth Oropesa for I America
- 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.
- 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
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- "PAMILYA ORDINARYO TOPS CINEMALAYA 2016; Tommy Abuel named Best Actor for role in Dagsin". Cinemalaya. August 17, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2016 awards night". Rappler. August 14, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
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