Brillante Mendonza’s annual film festival closes on another high note this year.
The fourth season of this year’s Sinag Maynila Film Festival: Sine Lokal, Pang-Internasyonal successfully recognized their competing award-winning films at the Gabi ng Parangal held last March 11 in Pasay City.
Festival director Brillante Mendoza reminded everyone to never stop creating local films.
“Let us continue doing Filipino films with Philippine stories with Filipino culture. Huwag po tayong titigil sa paggawa ng mga kuwento regardless of the genre, whether it’s comedy, whether it’s horror or whatever. For as long as there is a Filipino spirit in it. Yun lang po. Maraming salamat,” he stated.
Full-length film “Bomba” was the big winner with seven awards awards while “A Tale of Lost Boys,” Joselito Altajeros’s story of a Filipino mechanic and a Taiwanese student, shot in Taiwan, brought home the Best Picture award.
Here is the full list of winners from the Sinag Maynila 2018 awards night:
Best Picture - Tale of the Lose Boys
Best Actress - Angellie Nicholle Sanoy (Bomba)
Best Actor - Allen Dizon (Bomba)
Best Director - Ralston G. Jover (Bomba)
SM People’s Choice award - El Peste
Box Office award - A Tale of Lost Boys
Best Screenplay - Joselito Altajeros (Tale of the Lost Boys)
Best in Cinematography - Pipo Domagas (Bomba)
Best in Editing - Diego Marx Dobles (Tale of the Lost Boys)
Best Production Design - Batch 1 / Richard Somes (El Peste)
Best Musical Score - Fergus Kronkite (Melodrama/Random/Melbourne!)
Best Sound Scoring - Mikko Quizon (Abomination)
Documentary Jury Prize - Journeyman Finds Home: The Simone Rota Story
Best Documentary - Mahal, 2017 by Janine Santos
Best Short Film - Duwende by Odin Fernandez
Sinag Maynila 2018 runs until March 15 at selected SM cinemas. The local film festival is made possible by McDonalds, in partnership with FDCP and CineLokal. SM and SM Cinema is the official venue partner.