'Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon', 'Pan de Salawal' and 'Liway' biggest winners at Cinemalaya 2018


Director Carlo Catu giving his acceptance speech for Best Feature Film 'Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon'

The 14th edition of Philippines' largest independent film festival, Cinemalaya closed yesterday with a feature on growing old and love, Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon, bagging the most honours. Some history was made with competition Liway being the highest grossing competition feature ever in the history of Cinemalaya, Filipino screen legend Eddie Garcia winning Best Actor for the third time for the feature ML and relatively new actress Therese Malvar winning Best Supporting Actress for roles in two-entries School Service and Distance

SINdie travelled to the festival in Manila this year to get a slice of the festival action and speak to some of the most exciting filmmakers currently in the Philippines. Look out for our series of filmmaker features coming up soon!

Meanwhile, we bring you snapshots from the festival and the Awards Ceremony here.

Director of 'Liway' Kip Oebanda took home the Audience Choice Award and Special Jury Commendation Award

Director of 'Pan de Salawal' Che Espiritu won Best Director and Jury Prize

Director Perci Intalan of 'Distance' with his actress Therese Malvar who won Best Supporting Actress

Screen legend Eddie Garcia won Best Actor for 'ML', doesn't he look like Ian McKellen?

Filipino icon Celeste Legaspi at the awards for her role in 'Mamang' 

Team 'Dapithapon' ready go roll!

Director Carlo Catu ready for the awards

Presenting the directors of all 10 competition features




Lead actress of 'Liway', Glaiza de Castro gives a moving performance of the song from Liway 'Pagbabalik'

Tomorrow's hope: the 10 selected filmmakers for the 2019 Cinemalaya feature competition

Festival Director Chris Millado

'Liway' breakout star Ken Ken Nuyda



 An emotional Carlo Catu accepting the Best Feature film award


Xeph Suarez won Best Director for his short film 'Si Astri Maka si Tambulah' 

Here are the winners: 

Netpac Citation, full-length: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon 
Best feature film, full-length: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon 
Best Director, full-length feature film: Che Espiritu for Pan de Salawal 
Best Actor, full-length film: Eddie Garcia for ML 
Best Actress, full-length film: Ai Ai delas Alas for School Service 
Best Supporting Actor, full-length: Ketchup Eusebio for Mamang 
Best Supporting Actress, full-length: Therese Malvar for Distance and School Service 
Audience choice, short feature film: Kiko 
Audience choice, full-length feature film: Liway 
Best Sound, full-length feature film: Musmos Na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma 
Best Original Music Score, full-length: Pan de Salawal 
Best Editing, full-length feature film: ML 
Best Production Design, full-length feature film: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon 
Best Cinematography, full-length feature film: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon 
Best Screenplay, full-length feature film: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon 
Best Screenplay, short feature film: Sa Saiyang Isla 
Netpac Citation, short feature film: Sa Saiyang Isla 
Best Director, short feature film: Xeph Suarez for Si Astri Maka si Tambulah 
Best Short Feature Film: Jodilerks dela Cruz 
Special Jury Prize for Acting: Miel Espinosa, JM Salvado and Ken Ken Nuyad 
Special Jury Award: Pan de Salawal 
Special Jury Commendation: Liway

Nespresso Short Film Awards 2018:

Best film: SLN by Brian Spencer Reyes 
1st runner-up : Braveheart by Kevin Tuason 
2nd runner-up: Ako by Jonel Revistual

Reporting by Jeremy Sing

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