Aparisyon, starring Jodi Sta. Maria and Mylene Dizon, wins NETPAC Award in Hawaii


Isa na namang karangalan ang napagwagian ng Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng Aparisyon, isang indie film na pinagbibidahan nina Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, Raquel Villavicencio, Mylene Dizon, at Jodi Sta. Maria. Ang Filipino film na ito ang nagwagi ng Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award sa 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival.


Bukod sa Aparisyon, kasali rin ang Bwakaw (starring Eddie Garcia), Diablo (topbilled by Ama Quiambao), Graceland (starring Arnold Reyes), Zombadings: Patayin sa Syokot si Remington (Mart Escudero), at ang documentary na Harana sa 32nd edition ng HIFF1.


Directed by Vincent Sandoval, ang Aparisyon ay isa sa mga entries sa 8th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival na naganap last July 2012.

Ayon sa ulat ng InterAksyon, ang online news portal ng TV5, nagpadala ng mensahe sa kanila ang Aparisyon producer na si Darlene Catly Malimas tungkol sa naturang award. Si Anderson Le, HIFF director of programming, ang nagsabi kay Darlene tungkol sa magandang balita.

Sa pamamagitan ng sulat ni Le kay Darlene idinetalye nito ang parangal na natanggap. Aniya, “Aparisyon, known internationally as Apparition, has indeed won the NETPAC Award as decided by a jury composed of Chaoying Deng, Chief representative of New Pictures Film Co., Ltd. and President and CEO of Red Dragonfly Entertainment Ltd., Vilsoni Hereniko, filmmaker and professor at ACM, UH Manoa and Keoprasith Souvannavong, Editor for Radio France Internationale.”

“The NETPAC award is given to APPARITION directed by Vincent Sandoval of the Philippines for its courageous exploration of religious faith, guilt and forgiveness through masterful storytelling and visual imagery.”

NETPAC AWARD. Ayon sa website ng Hawaii International Film Festival, ang NETPAC Award "is given at select international film festivals to promote Asian cinema by spotlighting exceptional works and discovering new talent.

"The NETPAC award is presented annually at international film festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Rotterdam, Pusan, Singapore, Taiwan, Yamagata, Amiens and Hawaii. HIFF is the only film festival in North America given permission to present the NETPAC award."

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Sa kanyang Twitter account, sinabi ni Darlene na pinili ng jury ang Aparisyon over 100 other Asian films para sa naturang NETPAC Award.




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