The winners of the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016 were announced last night, July 3, during a ceremony held at Cinematheque Centre Manila.
Janice de Belen and Sandino Martin were named as Best Actress and Best Actor in the Filipino New Cinema category. They won for the entry Ringgo: The Dog Shooter, which was also hailed as the 2nd Best Picture. Ricky Lee won the Best Screenplay award for Ringgo.
Janice won for her portrayal of a lesbian named Bong while Sandino was cited for portraying a dog shooter or someone who facilitates the mating of two dogs in heat.
Alvin Yapan's EDSA (an ensemble film starring Kris Bernal, Aljur Abrenica, and Hayden Kho, among others), won the Best Picture award.
Meanwhile, Louie Ignacio's Laut won a Special Jury Prize award in the ASEAN Skies category.
(To learn more about the film fest, read: Guide to World Premieres Film Fest 2016)
Here is the full list of winners:
Filipino New Cinema
Best Sound: Corrine De San Jose, EDSA
Best Musical Scoring: Emerzon Texon, Iadya Mo Kami
Best Editing: Benjamin Tolentino, EDSA
Best Production Design: Edgar Martin Littaua, Iadya Mo Kami
Best Cinematography: Ronald Rebutica, EDSA
Best Screenplay: Ricky Lee, Ringgo The Dog Shooter
Special Jury Prize: Mel Chionglo, Iadya Mo Kami
Special Jury Prize: Curiosity, Adventure and Love
Special Citation For Acting Ensemble: EDSA
Best Actor: Sandino Martin, Ringgo The Dog Shooter
Best Actress: Janice De Belen, Ringgo The Dog Shooter
2nd Best Picture: Ringgo The Dog Shooter
Best Picture: EDSA
Technical Grand Prize – Love Above All Thing
Best Artistic Contributions – Daughters of the Three Tailed Banner
Best Ensemble Performance – By Accident (France)
Best Actress – Redha
Best Actor – Love Above All Thing
Special Jury Prize – (for Best Director) By Accident
Special Festival Prize – Redha
Grand Jury Prize – Daughters of the Three Tailed Banner
Grand Festival Prize – Yen’s Life
Technical Achievement – Parasol (Belgium)
Best Female Performance – The Storm Inside (France)
Best Male Performance – Pleasure. Love. (China)
Best Film – The Storm Inside (France)
Technical Achievement – Beast
Best Female Performance – Remittance
Best Male Performance – Beast
Special Jury Prize – Laut
Best Film – Beast