MANILA: Philippines wins at Int’l Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM)

Leon Miguel (right) with IFFM founder Luis Perdon

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MANILA, Philippines — The Opening Night and Awards Night of the seventh International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) was held last Oct. 18 at the Kalayaan Hall of The Philippine Consulate General in New York City. Baby Nebrida’s film Across The Crescent Moon was screened. Filipino actors took home the acting awards as well.

The Honor Roll:

• Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting: Christopher de Leon (Philippines);

• Lifetime Achievement Award in Event Producing: Fernando Mendez (USA);

• Best Student Film: Children in Suits, directed by Samson Pojdl (USA);

• IFFM Most Popular Film: Galit Na Aso, directed by Ankit Rawat (India/Philippines), Leon Miguel #IFFMNYC2017 Promo;

• Best Cinematography: Ocean Jet – Into the Storm, Kai Waker (Russia);

• Best Music Video: Can She Stay (Dennis Sy), directed by Daryl Denner (USA);

• Best Short: A Prayer, directed by Diana Colmar-Espinosa (USA);

• Best Short: Fate’s Tale, directed by Sadia Afrin (Bangladesh);

• Best Actor Short: John Richardson for The Conflicted (USA);

• Best Actor (Short): Leon Miguel for Galit Na Aso (India/Philippines);

• Best Director Short: Fritz Silorio for Fall Guy (Philippines);

• Best Actor: Carlos Morales for Rolyo (Philippines);

• Best Actress: Leticia Braga for Indigo Child (Brazil);

• Best Ensemble Acting Award (lead actors Christopher de Leon, Matteo Guidicelli, Dina Bonnevie, Sandy Andolong, Gabby Concepcion, Joem Bascon): Across The CrescentMoon (Philippines);

• Independent Achievement Award: Sikreto sa Dilim (producers Ramon Roxas and Mike Magat, Philippines);

• Independent Achievement Award: Producers Anthony Geathers and Lena Shockley (USA);

• Best Director: The Guerilla is a Poet, directed by Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena (Philippines);

• Best Documentary: Around The World in 80 Anthems, directed by Gordon Michael Woolvett (Canada);

• Best Feature: Wholly Broken, directed by Tom Humbert (USA); and

• Best Feature Global: Across The Crescent Moon, directed by Baby Nebrida (Philippines).

Courtesy: The Philippine Star |  By Felix Manuel   | 

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