CEBUANO creatives are making waves in the local film industry as two films brought home awards for this year’s Cinema One Originals.
The Cebuano film “Lily” got four awards: Best Editing Award for Lawrence Ang, Best Supporting Actress for Natileigh Sitoy, Best Actor for Rocky Salumbides and Cebuano and Binisaya Film Festival founder Keith Deligero as Best Director.
The film, which stars Shaina Magdayao, follows the story of a popular Cebu urban legend about a woman rumored to be a murderous shape-shifting monster.
Meanwhile, a student filmmaker from the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) also went home a victor, during the awarding ceremony held at Dolphy Theater last Sunday night (November 20).
The film “No Seguir” directed by USJ-R student Niño Justin Tecson bested nine other films, bagging the C1 Minute Top Student Film Award.
The one-minute film touches on a timely theme—extrajudicial killings. It allows the youth to reimagine Jose Rizal, our national hero, in recent times, as a victim of extrajudicial killing.
Best Picture – 2Cool 2Be 4Gotten by Petersen Vargas
Special Jury Award – Magdalola at ang mga Gago by Jules Katanyag
Best Director – Keith Deligero (Lily)
Best Actor – Rocky Salumbides (Lily)
Best Actress – Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Baka Bukas)
Best Supporting Actress – Natileigh Sitoy (Lily)
Best Supporting Actor – Jameson Blake (2Cool 2Be 4Gotten)
Best Short Film – Maria by JP Habac
C1 Minute Top Student Film – No Seguir by Niño Justin Tecson
Best Screenplay – Jose Abdel Langit (Malinak Ya Labi)
Best Cinematography – Carlos Mauricio (2 Cool 2Be 4Gotten)
Best Production Design – Michael Espanol (Tisay)
Best Editing Award – Lawrence Ang (Lily)
Best Music – Francis de Veyra (Tisay)