The winners of the 2017 Cinema One Originals film festival were revealed last night, November 19, during the awarding ceremony held at the Dolphy Theater at the ABS-CBN compound.
Agot Isidro and Jojit Lorenzo won the top acting honors for their musical movie Changing Partners. They were also recognized, along with Sandino Martin and Anna Luna, as being the Best Ensemble in the 13th edition of Cinema One.
Dan Villegas' musical film Changing Partners and Gian Carlo Abrahan's movie Paki were among the big winners in Cinema One Originals 2017.
When Mae Paner (aka Juana Change) accepted her Best Supporting Actress award for Si Chedeng at Si Apple, she simply said, "Kaya pala ako pinapunta ni Ronald [Arguelles, Cinema One head]. Di ko expect na mananalo ako. Thank you for this award."
Si Chedeng at Si Apple received the Special Mention award for "its humorous critique on Filipino macho culture and its discourse on the emancipation of gender and age."
The awards night was hosted by Alessandra de Rossi and Alex Gonzaga. The films of the 2017 Cinema One Originals film festival are being screened until November 21 at Trinoma, Glorietta, Gateway, U.P. Cine Adarna, Cinema 76, and Cinematheque Kalaw with an extended run from November 22 to 28 at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall.
Here are the winners of the 13th Cinema One Originals 2017:
Best Picture: Paki
Best Actress: Agot Isidro (Changing Partners)
Best Actor: Jojit Lorenzo (Changing Partners)
Best Ensemble Acting: Changing Partners
Best Supporting Actress: Mae Paner (Si Chedeng at Si Apple)
Best Supporting Actor: Ricky Davao (Paki)
Best Short Film: Sorry for the Inconvenience (Carl Chavez)
Best Documentary: Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane (Dempster Samarista)
Jury Prize: Historiographika Errata
Special Mention: Si Chedeng at Si Apple
Best Director: Dan Villegas (Changing Partners) and Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
Best Sound: Mikko Quizon (Nervous Translation)
Best Music: Vincent de Jesus (Changing Partners)
Best Editing: Marya Ignacio (Changing Partners)
Best Production Design: Donald Camon and Julius Somes (Historiographika Errata)
Best Cinematography: Alex Espartero (Historiographika Errata)
Best Screenplay: Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
Audience Choice Award: Changing Partners
Champion Bughaw: Changing Partners
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