The Cinemalaya14 Winners

SHORT FEATURE CATEGORY

Audience Choice Award

The Audience Choice Award for the Cinemalaya Short Feature Film goes to

KIKO

By JOJO DRIZ

Best Screenplay

For its compelling tale of a young boy in a small community facing an environmental disaster, the BEST SCREENPLAY goes to

CHRISTIAN CANDELARIA

for SA SAIYANG ISLA

Best Direction

For his competent melding of the resources of cinema to portray the conflict between tradition and sexual identity, the BEST DIRECTION goes to

XEPH SUAREZ

for SI ASTRI MAKA SI TAMBULAH

Special Jury Prize

For its sensitive take on the clash between steadfast tradition and sexual liberation, the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE goes to

SI ASTRI MAKA SI TAMBULAH

by XEPH SUAREZ

Best Film

For its general technical excellence and its vigorous satire on the problems in the Philippines, the BEST FILM goes to

JODILERKS DE LA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

by CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD

FULL-LENGTH FILMS

Audience Choice Award

The Audience Choice Award for the Cinemalaya Full-Length Feature Film goes to

LIWAY

By KIP OEBANDA

Best Sound

For its dynamic design that conjoins dialogue and music, sounds and silence that altogether powerfully evoke an environment otherwise riven by conflict and bloodshed, the BEST SOUND AWARD goes to

WILDSOUND

for MUSMOS NA SUMIBOL SA GUBAT NG DIGMA

Best Original Music Score

For its original music as well as its clever adaptation of folk music that enhances the audience’s belief in an enchanted world, the award for BEST

MUSiC SCORE goes to

LEN CALVO

for PAN DE SALAWAL

Best Editing

For its deft montage of images that powerfully conjure the horrors of authoritarian rule, the BEST EDITING AWARD goes to

MIKAEL PESTANO

for ML

Best Production Design

For its inspired art direction that effectively complements characterization and evokes the wages of old age, the BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD goes to

MARIELLE HIZON

for KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON

Best Cinematography

For its very effective employment of photographic resources to depict the decline of years and the waste of relationships, the BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD goes to

NEIL DAZA

for KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON

Best Screenplay

For taking as its subject matter a sector that’s relegated to the margins of society, and its poignant take on old age and dying, the BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD goes to

JOHN CARLO PACALA

for KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor

For effectively evoking pathos and poignancy in his portrayal of a loving son, the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR goes to

KETCHUP EUSEBIO

for MAMANG

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress

The Cinemalaya 2018 Jury declares a TIE in this category. It is giving this award to ONE actress but for TWO movies.

For her very gritty portrayal in one film of a young woman of the streets, and for her very sensitive depiction in another of a daughter with a troubled relationship with her mom, the BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD goes to

THERESE MALVAR

for SCHOOL SERVICE and DISTANCE

Best Direction

For impressively using the resources of cinema to evoke in a very convincing manner a world of utter enchantment, the BEST DIRECTOR AWARD goes to

CHE ESPIRITU

for PAN DE SALAWAL

Best Performance by an Actor

For his wickedly frightening portrayal—himself embodying the horrors of a dark past, the BEST ACTOR AWARD goes to

EDDIE GARCIA

for ML

Best Performance by an Actress

For her very realistic portrayal of a hateful woman trying to retain a modicum of humanity in her, the BEST ACTRESS AWARD goes to

AI-AI DE LAS ALAS

of SCHOOL SERVICE

Special Jury Citation for Acting

The Board of Jurors takes note of the strong performances of children that have distinguished a number of movies in this year’s Cinemalaya festival. For this reason, the Board is giving a SPECIAL JURY CITATION FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE for the following child-actors:

MIEL ESPINOSA

for PAN DE SALAWAL

JM SALVADO

for MUSMOS NA SUMIBOL SA GUBAT NG DIGMA

and PAN DE SALAWAL

and

KENKEN NUYDA

for LIWAY

and SCHOOL SERVICE

Special Jury Commendation

Likewise the Board of Jurors takes special note of the particularly strong lineup of movies in the Main Competition of the 2018 Cinemalaya. In particular, it would like to make a SPECIAL JURY COMMENDATION of one film.

For its timely subject matter and for its writer-director who courageously opened himself up to share with others his very revealing past, the SPECIAL JURY COMMENDATION goes to

LIWAY

by KIP OEBANDA

Special Jury Prize

For its vibrancy and vigor, its sense of wonder and poignant humor, and its effective conjuring of a suffering world where miracles are possible, the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE goes to

PAN DE SALAWAL

by CHE ESPIRITU

Best Film

For its general technical excellence, for its powerful ensemble acting by some of the most august names in Philippine cinema, and for its sensitive depiction of decline and decrepitude, the BEST FILM AWARD goes to

KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON

by CARLO ENCISO CATU

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