Diwa De Leon of the film Kolorete is shown accepting the award for Best Music during the fourth edition of the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Fest. Photo: Courtesy of Cinema One


The previous recipient of the Best Music Award of Cinema One Originals 2008 has been disqualified and a new winner is given the C-shaped trophy. According to an insider, it was found out that the film Alon did not use original music, prompting organizers to withdraw the award and give it to Kolorete instead.


Here is the official statement of Cinema One regarding this development (published in full):


The Cinema One Originals 2008 jurors are bestowing the Best Music Award to Diwa De Leon of Kolorete.

Cinema One Originals, a project of Cinema One Channel is an annual festival of original films.According to this year's jury composed of Mr. Lito Zuleta, director Brilliante Mendoza, professor Gigi Alfonso, actress Eugene Domingo, and director Jeffrey Jeturian,  it aims to foster the creative ferment in Philippine independent filmmaking by hosting a competition of original movies. Because of questions raised about the authorship of the score of Alon, the festival may have been compromised. As such, the jurors of Cinema One Originals 2008 feel constrained to withdraw the Best Music award from Alon and award it instead to the one which garnered the second highest number of votes in the original balloting.

Diwa De Leon of the film Kolorete composed and arranged most of the scoring in the film with lyrics written by Zyan Caina.

Diwa de Leon is a Composition Major who graduated from the UP College of Music and has been composing and arranging for 12 years now. He comes from a family of composers and musicians , the son of Professor Felipe de Leon. The late National Artist for Music Felipe Padilla de Leon is his grandfather.

Alon will immediately be re-scored for its future screenings. 


Three entries of Cinema One: Yanggaw, UPCAT, and Dose are currently being screened at IndieSine, Robinsons Galleria until December 16, 2008.