JC de Vera and Laila Ulao get top acting awards at QCinema 2016

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ABS-CBN actor JC De Vera won his first Best Actor trophy at the 2016 QCinema International Film Festival for his performance in Best. Partee. Ever. Meanwhile, newbie actress Laila Ulao was hailed as Best Actress for her performance in Women of the Weeping River.



Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista graced the awarding ceremony of the 2016 QCinema International Film Festival.

The awarding ceremony was held at the Quezon City Interactive Museum earlier tonight, October 18.

Joseph The Sand Artist was tapped to perform an intermission number at the event.

In this year's edition of QCinema, seven full-length films competed in the Circle competition.

These were Patay na si Hesus written by Fatrick Tabada and directed by Victor Villanueva; Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B written by Jen Chuaunsu and directed by Prime Cruz; Baboy Halas directed by Bagane Fiola; Best. Partee. Ever. directed by HF Yambao; Hinulid by Kristian Cordero; Purgatoryo directed by Roderick Cabrido; and Women of the Weeping River by Sheron Dayoc.


Here are the winners of QCinema 2016:


QCinema Audience Choice Award for Shorts - Contestant #4 by Jared Joven and Kaj Palanca

Audience Choice Award - Patay Na Si Hesus by Victor Villanueva

Gender Sensitivity Award - Patay Na Si Hesus by Victor Villanueva P50,000 cash prize

Best Supporting Actress - Vangie Labalan for Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B

Best Supporting Actor - Taha Daranda for Women of the Weeping River

Best Screenplay - Joseph Laban and Denise O'Hara for Purgatoryo

Best Artistic Contribution (For Cinematography) - Baboy Halas by Raphael Meting and Mark Limbaga

Best Director - Prime Cruz for Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B

QCinema Shorts Jury Prize - Papa's Shadow by Inshallah Montero

Asian New Wave Best Film - The Apprentice by Boo Junfeng (Singapore)

Asian New Wave Special Citation - By The Time It gets Dark by Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand)

Best Actress - Laila Ulao for Women of the Weeping River

Best Actor - JC de Vera for Best. Partee. Ever.

Best Short Film - Hondo by Aedrian Araojo

NETPAC Jury Prize - Baboy Halas by Bagane Fiola

Circle Competition Best Picture - Women of the Weeping River by Sheron Dayoc



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