Michael Sandejas' Tulad Ng Dati was named best film at thesecond Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in
The digital film based onthe story of rock band The Dawn alsotook away best sound and shared the best editing award with Rotonda. Ron Bryant was named bestdirector for Rotonda.
Batad: Sa Paang Palay, directed by Benji Garcia and Vic Acedillo Jr, sweptfour awards, including the special jury prize, best actor, best screenplay andbest production.
Launched last year, theall-digital Cinemalaya aims to support Filipino digital filmmakers. Every year,ten shortlisted filmmakers are each given a seed production grant of $10,000 (PHP500,000)to complete a full-length digital film for screening during the week-longfestival.
Low-budget, digital cinema iscoming of age in the
Jeffrey Jeturian's The Bet Collector, which opened thisyear's Cinemalaya on July 17, was awarded best film, best actress and the Fipresciprize at Osian's Cinefan last night (see separate story). The film screenedout-of-competition in
Cinemalaya is organised bythe Cultural Centre of the
Cinemalaya Award Winners:
Tulad Ng Dati (dir: Michael Sandejas)
Special Jury Prize
Batad: Sa Paang Palay (dirs: BenjiGarcia and Vic Acedillo Jr)
Angel Aquino (Donsol)
Alchris Galura (Batad: Sa Paang Palay)
Ron Bryant (Rotonda)
Vic Acedillo Jr (Batad: Sa Paang Palay)
Eli Balce (Donsol)
Best Production Design
Mikael Pestano (Tulad Ng Dati)
Hernani Hona Jr. (Rotonda)
Best Original Music Score
Lirio Salvador (Rotonda)
Ronald de Asis (Tulad Ng Dati)