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