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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Jasmine Curtis-Smith wins Best Actress for ‘Baka Bukas’

JASMINE Curtis-Smith turned emotional when she accepted the Best Actress trophy at the 2016 Cinema One Originals Film Festival.

Held Sunday evening at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN Compound, Quezon City, the 22-year-old actress bagged the award for her role in "Baka Bukas."

In her acceptance speech, Curtis dedicated her win to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.

"Mabuhay ang LGBT community! We have a voice. I am with you guys whether I am LGBT or not, I am with you. I stand with you guys and I will be with you all the way," she said.




Written and directed by Samantha Lee, "Baka Bukas" tells the story of Alex, played by Curtis, who is out to everyone except to her best friend, Jess, portrayed by Louise delos Reyes.

The film also received the People's Choice Award.


Baka Bukas Full Trailer from Samantha Lee on Vimeo.



Meanwhile, model/actor Rocky Salumbides took home the Best Actor award for his role in "Lily."

The horror film also bagged the Best Director and Best Supporting Actress trophies for Keith Deligero and Natileigh Sitoy, respectively.

Here's the full list of winner at the 2016 Cinema One Originals Film Festival:

Best Picture: "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten"
Best Documentary: "Forbidden Memory by Teng Mangansakan"
Special Jury Prize: "Si Magdalola at ang mga Gago"
Special Citation: "People Power Bombshell: Diary of Vietnam Rose"
Best Director: Keith Deligero ("Lily")
Best Actress: Jasmine Curtis-Smith ("Baka Bukas")
Best Actor: Rocky Salumbides ("Lily")
Best Supporting Actress: Natileigh Sitoy ("Lily")
Best Supporting Actor: Jameson Blake ("2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten")
Best Short Film: "Maria"
Best C1 Minute Top Student Film: "No Seguir"
Best Screenplay: "Malinak Ya Labi"
Best Cinematography: "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten"
Best Production Design: "Tisay"
Best Editing: "Lily"
Best Sound: "Baka Bukas"
Best Music: "Tisay"
Champion Bughaw Award: "Tisay"
People's Choice Award: "Baka Bukas"

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