August 13, 2018

Cinemalaya 2018: Who Won What

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  • This year’s Cinemalaya flicks under the theme Wings Of Vision brought films that captivated the heart of movie enthusiasts. Each independent movie that fall under different genres was able to manifest what it means to show art through reels.

    On August 12, 2018, Cinemalaya closed, announcing names of this year’s winners.

    Below are this year’s roster of winners:

    CINEMALAYA 14 WINNERS with the organizing committee and jury members./PHOTO Kiko Cabuena

    • Netpac Citation, full-length: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon
    • Best feature film, full-length: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon
    • Best Director, full-length feature film: Che Espiritu for Pan de Salawal

    CINEMALAYA 14 BEST ACTOR. Multi-awarded actor Eddie Garcia took home the Best Actor award for his performance in ML./PHOTO Kiko Cabuena

    • Best Actor, full-length film: Eddie Garcia for ML
    • Best Actress, full-length film: Ai Ai delas Alas for School Service
    • Best Supporting Actor, full-length: Ketchup Eusebio for Mamang
    • Best Supporting Actress, full-length: Therese Malvar for Distance and School Service

    CINEMALAYA 14 BEST ACTRESS. Ai Ai Delas Alas took home the Best Actress plum for her role in School Service./PHOTO Kiko Cabuena

    • Audience choice, short feature film: Kiko
    • Audience choice, full-length feature film: Liway
    • Best Sound, full-length feature film: Musmos Na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma
    • Best Original Music Score, full-length: Pan de Salawal
    • Best Editing, full-length feature film: ML

    BEST FILM. Carlo Enciso Catu’s Kung Paano Hinintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset) took home Best Film honors, along with awards for Production Design, Cinematography, and Screenplay./PHOTO Kiko Cabuena

    • Best Production Design, full-length feature film: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon
    • Best Cinematography, full-length feature film: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon
    • Best Screenplay, full-length feature film: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon
    • Best Screenplay, short feature film: Sa Saiyang Isla
    • Netpac Citation, short feature film: Sa Saiyang Isla
    • Best Director, short feature film: Xeph Suarez for Si Astri Maka si Tambulah
    • Best Short Feature Film: Jodilerks dela Cruz
    • Special Jury Prize for Acting: Miel Espinosa, JM Salvado, and Ken Ken Nuyad
    • Special Jury Award: Pan de Salawal  
    • Special Jury Commendation: Liway

    Nespresso Short Film Awards 2018

    • Best film: SLN by Brian Spencer Reyes
    • 1st runner-up: Braveheart by Kevin Tuason
    • 2nd runner-up: Ako by Jonel Revistual

    The full-length competition featured 10 films: Distance by Percival Intalan, Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapit Hapon (Waiting for Sunset) by Carlo Encisco Catu, ML by Benedict Mique, Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma (Unless the Water is Safer than the Land) by Iar Lionel Arondaing, Kuya Wes by James Robin Mayo, Liway by Kip Oebanda, School Service by Luisito Ignacio, The Lookout by Afi Africa, Pan de Salawal by Anna Francesca Espiritu, and Mamang by Denise O’Hara.

    Meanwhile, short films such as Babylon by Keith Deligero, Kiko by Jojo Driz, Logro by Kani Villaflor, Nangungupahan by Glenn Barit, Sa Saiyang Isla by Christian Candelaria, Si Astri maka Si Tambulah (Astri and Tambulah) by Xeph Suarez, Siyudad sa Bulawan (City of Gold) by Jarell Serencio, Yakap by Mika Fabella and Rafael Froilan Jr., and You, Me and Mr. Wiggles by Jav Velasco were featured in the festival as well.


    For additional information, you may check See you in 2019 for Cinemalaya 15!

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