Monday December 14, 2015
Drei Boquiren  and Frances Tendencia

Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop co-founder DREI BOQUIREN and Interior Designer and Fashion Stylist FRANCES TENDENCIA presented the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design

Though the event was delayed by the rotating power interruption in the city, filmmakers and their families and friends waited through the blackout to celebrate this year’s harvest of regional films at the 11th Mindanao Film Festival Awards Night held at the Cinematheque Davao last December 14, 2015.

Hosted by former Mutya ng Davao Joan Mae Soco, the awards were presented by special guests from media and fashion. 18 awards were given away. Pakot, a film about a young teacher in a Lumad community, bagged the top honors for Best Film. Other films that bagged multiple awards are Pagsalig (a Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop film), The Merry Joy Show (a Guerrilla Filmathon film), and Kaon Durian (from the Davao Ngilngig collection).

  • Best Shout-out: Merry Joy Show, Semi-colon Productions
  • Best Actress: Mae Bornillo (Dangatan)
  • Best Actor: (tie) Jeff Sabayle and Ferdinand Mesias (Abi)
  • Best Sound: Maki Serapio (Kaon Durian)
  • Best Musical Score: Aidx Paredes (Merry Joy Show)
  • Best Production Design: Buggy Ampalayo (Pakot)
  • Best Editing: Bagane Fiola (Kaon Durian)
  • Best Cinematography: Arnel Barbarona (Singgit sa Hilom na Tubig)
  • Best Screenplay: Keisha Halili (Pagsalig)
  • Best Student Film: Puloy
  • Best Documentary: The Little Me
  • Best Production Value (for Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop Films): Pagsalig
  • Best Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop Film: Pagsalig
  • Best Guerrilla Film-a-thon Film: Merry Joy Show
  • NCCA Sulyap Kultura Award: Pagsalig
  • Special Jury Prize: Tami-aw
  • Honorable Mention: Dangatan
  • Best Director: Bagane Fiola (Kaon Durian)
  • Best Film: Pakot

You may catch these award-winning films again during the encore screening on December 15, 5:30 pm at Gaisano Mall Cinema 6!

Photo Source: Lew Avila

tied for BEST ACTOR: Ferdinand Mesias and Jeff Sabayle for the film Abi (Photo Source: Lew Avila)

Winner of BEST SCREENPLAY Keisha Halili for Pagsalig (Photo Source: GibGib Zafico)

Arnel Barbarona

Arnel Barbarona wins BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY for Singgit sa Hilom na Tubig (Photo Source: GibGib Zafico)

Buggy Amplayo

Buggy Amplayo wins another award for BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN for the film Pakot

Francis Escuadro Shadia Ardila

Oomph Radio 97.1 DJ Francis Escuadro and Colombian fashion model Shadia Ardila presented the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress (Photo Source: GibGib Zafico)

Benjie Garcia

Direk Benjie Garcia, one of the jurors of the 11th Mindanao Film Festival and White House Fusion’s Bianca Binag presented the awards for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST FILM (Photo Source: GibGib Zafico)

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