THE 16th Mindanao Film Festival (MFF) recognizes on Monday night, December 10, Mindanao filmmakers who exceled for this year’s film festival.
The Bagane Fiola-directed film Pulangui was hailed best film among 107 film entries. It is a film about two brothers seeking a river that separates two Moro communities in Mindanao to find their own peace.
Film Development Council of the Philippines chair Liza Diño–Seguerra acknowledged all the filmmakers who participated and organizers behind the longest running regional film festival in the country.
“It has been 16 years and we thank you for always finding ways to make sure that there will always be a place for Mindanao films. I am super impressed with what you have done,” she said in her speech during the awards night Monday, December 10 at the Matina Town Square–Taboan.
Founder Dax Cañedo and festival director Rudolph Ian Alama told filmmakers to continue making films for and about Mindanao for the industry’s development.
Here is the list of the winners:
Best Film - “Pulangui”
Best Screenplay - Rosette D. Caoile “Chase”
Best Actor - Gabriel Doromal “Midnight Epiphany”
Best Actress - Mareal Ann Naquin “Miya”
Best Director - Jewel Maranan “Sa Palad Ng Dantaong Kulang”
Best Cinematography - Daniel Clark Cabantan “Plastic Mirror”
Best Documentary - “Sa Palad Ng Dantaong Kulang”
Best Student Film - “Midnight Epiphany”
Best Production Design - Rodel Hilado “Rufyla”
Best Editing - Genesis Godwino & Yen Morales “Talang”
Best Animated Film - “Chase”
Best Original Song - Mangarap Ka “Dante The Musicale”
Best Musical Score - Noi Narciso “Wala’y Nidanguynguy”
Best Sound- Willie Apa, Jr. “Pulangui”
Special Jury Prize - “Plastic Mirrors”
Special Jury Commendation on Visual Effects - “3021”
Shout out Award - “Kapitan Elle”
Box Office Champion - “Tinik”
Box Office Runner-up - “I surrender”