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Cinemalaya 2018: Eddie Garcia, Ai-Ai Delas Alas bag top acting awards

The country's premier independent film festival marked the New Golden Age of Philippine Cinema.

BY LANCE PAOLO LIM

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8/13/2018 8:50 AM
Cinemalaya 2018: Eddie Garcia, Ai-Ai Delas Alas bag top acting awards


 

The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival closed with a bang as veteran actors Eddie Garcia and Ai-Ai Delas Alas drew cheers and standing ovations after bagging the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their impeccable performances in the films "ML" and "School Service," respectively. 

Seasoned actor Ketchup Eusebio, who also showcased an impressive portrayal of his character in "Mamang," won Best Supporting Actor. 

Therese Malvar, on the other hand, brought home the Best Supporting Actress award for her roles in "Distance" and "School Service."

Meanwhile, the Carlo Catu-helmed film "Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon" won big in the competition with a total of four awards. 

Check out the full list of winners below:

Audience Choice Award (Short Feature) 
Kiko by Jojo Driz

Best Screenplay (Short Feature)
Sa Saiyang Isla by Christian Candelaria

Best Director (Short Feature) 
Xeph Suarez for Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah

Best Film (Short Feature)
Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month by Carlo Francisco Manatad

Audience Choice Award (Full-length)
Liway by Kip Oebanda

Best Sound (Full-length)
Wildsound for Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma

Best Original Music Score (Full-length)
Len Calvo for Pan De Salawal

Best Production Design (Full-length)
Marielle Hizon for Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

Best Editing (Full-length)
Mikael Pestano for ML

Best Cinematography (Full-length)
Neil Daza for Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

Best Screenplay (Full-length) 
John Carlo Pacala for Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

Best Supporting Actor (Full-length)
Ketchup Eusebio for Mamang

Best Supporting Actress (Full-length)
Therese Malvar for Distance and School Service

Best Actor (Full-length)
Eddie Garcia for ML

Best Actress (Full-length)
Ai-Ai Delas Alas for School Service

Best Director (Full-length)
Che Espiritu for Pan De Salawal

Best Film (Full-length)
Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon by Carlo Catu

NETPAC Jury Award (Short Feature)
Sa Saiyang Isla by Christian Candelaria

NETPAC Jury Award (Full-length)
Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon by Carlo Catu

Special Jury Award for Acting
Kenken Nuyad Liway and School Service, Miel Espinosa for Pan De Salawal, and JM Salvado for Musmos na Sumibol Sa Gubat ng Digma and Pan De Salawal

Special Jury Commendation 
Liway by Kip Oebanda

Special Jury Award (Short Feature)
Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah by Xeph Suarez

Cultural Center of the Philippines Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado also dubbed the past few years and the next years to come as the New Golden Age of Philippine Cinema.

Cinemalaya 2018 also marked a new record as it reportedly had a 25% increase in audience and two of the film entries had more than 50% of revenue growth.