Ian Veneracion earned the Best Actor Award at the 38th Fantasporto International Film Festival held in Portugal.
He won the award for his performance in the horror movie Ilawod.
Ilawod's director Dan Villegas accepted the award, and congratulated the actor through an Instagram post.
Direk Dan wrote, "‘TOL PANALO! Congratulations @ianveneracion1 for winning Best Actor at the 38th Fantasporto International Film Festival for #Ilawod!!! #Fantasporto #porto #buhaypelikula #lodi #werpa #lakas #thewaterspirit"
Ilawod, which was shown in January 2017, was also top-billed by Iza Calzado and Teri Malvar.
Aside from Ian, Joel Lamangan's Bhoy Intsik also won the Special Jury Prize at the Director's Week section of the Fantasporto International Film Festival.
Direk Joel and actor Raymond Francisco accepted the Special Jury Prize award of Bhoy Intsik in Portugal.
This film fest is dedicated to "fantasy/science fiction/horror-oriented commercial feature films, auteur films and experimental projects from all over the world."
From Facebook Page of Ferdy Lapuz