THE 6th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition awards night was held Sunday evening at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

For the New Breed of Filmmakers category, Mindanaoan director Sheron Dayoc went home with the Best Director and Best Film trophies for her film "Halaw."

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Lovi Poe was named as the Best Actress for "Mayohan" while John Arcilla as Best Actor for "Halaw" for the full-length feature.

Other winners for the category are "Sampaguita, National Flower" for Special Jury Prize, "Magkapatid" as Audience Choice, LJ Reyes as the Best Supporting Actress for "The Leaving," and Emilio Garcia as Best Supporting Actor for "Rekrut."

"Mayohan" took home three more trophies for the full lenght category namely: Best Screenplay by Paul Sta. Ana, Best Cinematography by Dan Villegas for "The Leaving," and Best Musical Score by Emerzon Texon.

The Production design award was given to Syrel lopez and Ivan Zaldarriaga for "The Leaving," Best Editing trophy for Lester Olager and Chuck Gutierrez for "Halaw," and Best Sound recording by Albert Michael Idioma for "Rekrut."

For the Director's Showcase category, the films "Donor" and "Two Funerals" both bagged a total of five trophies each.

"Donor" by director Mark Meily went home with the Best Film, Best Actress (Meryll Soriano), Best Actor (Baron Geisler), Best Supporting Actress (Carla Pambid), and Best Production design (Aped Santos).

"Two Funerals" bagged the Best Film trophy and Best Director award for Gil Portes, Special Jury Prize award, Audience Choice, and Best Production Design.

Other winners for the Director's Cut category are: Tirso Cruz III, Best Supporting Actor for Sigwa and Chuch Gutierrez, Best Editing for "Pink Halo-Halo."

For the Short Films category, "Wag Kang Titikim" was named as the Best movie, "P" for Best Director, Audience Choice and Special Jury Prize while "Harang for Best Screenplay.

The films will also be shown at the University of the Philippines Film Center from July 20-23 and July 26-30 for those who wasn't able to attend the nine day screening at the CCP.

The Cinemalaya board will also be accepting film entries until August 31 for the 7th Film Festival next year. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)