Cinemanila 2012 winners announced

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Congratulations to the winners of Manila's biggest international film fest

THE 14TH CINEMANILA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Three days to go. Catch the movies while you can! Image from the Cinemanila Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – On December 8, the 14th Cinemanila International Film Festival announced this year’s winners at an awards event at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheater.

International Competition

  • Lino Brocka Grand Prize – Juvenile Offender (Korea, 2012) by Kang Yi-kwan
  • Grand Jury Prize – If it’s Not Now, then When? (Malaysia, 2012) by James Lee
  • Best Directors – Carlos Reygadas for Post Tenebras Lux (Mexico, 2012) and Nawopol Thomrangrattanarit for 36 (Thailand, 2012)
  • Best Actress – Oula Hamadeh, Kayan (Iran/Canada/Lebanon, 2012)
  • Best Actor – Seo Young-joo, Juvenile Offender (Korea, 2012)

Digital Lokal

  • Lino Grand Prize – Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan’s Children by Teng Mangansakan
  • Grand Jury Prize – Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim by Arnel Mardoquio
  • Best Director – Teng Mangansakan, Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan’s Children

Young Cinema

  • Best Short Film – Ang Prinsesa, Ang Prinsipe at si Marlborita by Carl Joseph Papa
  • Ishmael Bernal Award – Bienvenido Ferrer III, Kabilang Dulo

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Sergio Leone
  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • Celso Ad Castillo
  • Sahamongkol Film International

Cinemanila opened on December 5 and will run until December 11. Here is the remaining screening schedule at Market! Market! Bonifacio Global City:

DECEMBER 9, 2012 (SUNDAY):

1) Cinema 5:

1:45 PM — Documentaries:  GIVE UP TOMORROW by Michael Collins (USA | 2011 | 95 min)

4:30 PM — International Competition:  POST TENEBRAS LUX by Carlos Reygadas (Mexico | 2012 | 120 min)

7:00 PM — World Cinema:  AMOUR (LOVE) by Michael Haneke (France/Germany/Austria | 2012 | 127 min)

9:00 PM — Made in Manila: JUNGLE LOVE by Sherad Anthony Sanchez (Philippines | 2012 | 86 min)

2) Cinema 6:

1:45 PM — Very Thai:  HOME by Chookiat Sakveerakul (Thailand | 2012 | 90 min)

4:30 PM — World Cinema:  SOMETHING IN THE AIR by Olivier Assayas (France | 2012 | 89 min)

7:00 PM — Special Program: BATANG WEST SIDE by Lav Diaz (Philippines | 2012 | 315 min) – Director present for Introduction

3) Cinema 7:

1:45 PM — Documentaries:  THE BLADED HAND by Jay Ignacio (Philippines | 2012 | 90 min) with Q and A with the film’s Director

4:30 PM — International Competition:  JUVENILE OFFENDER by Kang Yi-kwan (Korea | 2012 | 107 min)

7:00 PM — Very Thai: JAN DARA by ML Bhandevanop Devakula (Thailand | 2012 | 114 min)

9:00 PM — International Competition:  KAYAN by Maryam Najafi (Lebanon | 2012 | 84 min)

DECEMBER 10, 2012 (MONDAY):

1) Cinema 5:

1:45 PM — Marilou Diaz-Abaya Tribute:  MAY NAGMAMAHAL SA’YO by Marilou Diaz-Abaya (Philippines | 1996)

4:30 PM — Marilou Diaz-Abaya Tribute:  KARNAL by Marilou Diaz-Abaya (Philippines | 1983 | 110 min)

7:00 PM — Special Program:  ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Italy | 1984 | 252 min)

2) Cinema 6:

1:45 PM — Special Program: BATANG WEST SIDE by Lav Diaz (Philippines | 2012 | 315 min)

7:00 PM — World Cinema:  LE HAVRE by Aki Kaurismäki (Finland/France/Germany | 2011 | 93 min)

9:00 PM — Very Thai: ANTAPAL (THE GANGSTER) by Kongkiat Khomsiri (Thailand | 2012 | 114 min)

3) Cinema 7:

1:45 PM –Digital Lokal: TAGLISH by Gym Lumbera (Philippines | 2012 | 78 min)

4:30 PM — Digital Lokal: OBSCURED HISTORIES AND SILENT LONGINGS OF DAGULUAN’S CHILDREN by Teng Mangansakan (2012 | 96 min)

7:00 PM — Digital Lokal: COLOSSAL by Whammy Alcazaren (Philippines | 2012 | 86 min) with Q and A with the film’s Director

9:00 PM — Short Shorts Film Festival Program (Japan | 115 min)

Documentaries:  LIGHTNESS AND WEIGHT by Rey Ventura (Japan | 2012 | 26 min)

DECEMBER 11, 2012 (TUESDAY):

1) Cinema 5:

1:45 PM — Documentaries:  HARANA by Benito Bautista (Philippines | 2012 | 104 min)

4:30 PM — Celso Ad Castillo Film: To Be Announced

7:00 PM — World Cinema:  AMOUR (LOVE) by Michael Haneke (France/Germany/Austria | 2012 | 127 min)

9:00 PM — Closing film:  International Competition: “36” by Nawopol Thomrangrattanarit (Thailand | 2012 | 68 min)

2) Cinema 6:

1:45 PM — Very Thai: DISTORTION by Nonzee Nimibutr (Thailand | 2012 | 111 min)

4:30 PM — Special Program:  GENGHIS KHAN by Manuel Conde (Philippines | 1950 | 88 min) – free screening courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

3) Cinema 7:

1:45 PM — YOUNG CINEMA SHORTS (71 min)

4:30 PM — World Cinema:  BARBARA by Christian Petzold (Germany | 2012 | 105 min)

7:00 PM — International Competition:  FLASHBACK MEMORIES 2D by Tetsuaki Matsue (Japan | 2012 | 72 min)

According to entertainment journalist Mell T. Navarro, festival closing film 36 (directed by Thai director Nawopol Thomrangrattanarit) won the New Currents and FIPRESCI awards at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival.

Flashback Memories 3D won the Audience Award at the 2012 Tokyo International Film Festival. 

Ticket prices are at P150.00 (regular screenings) and P200.00 (Batang West Side special screening).

Genghis Khan by Manuel Conde will be screened free courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Rappler was at the Cinemanila opening last December 5. Here are some exclusive snapshots:

Opening program host Denise Laurel. All photos by Edric Chen

The Cinemanila symbol is the 'Bulol' deity that ensures good harvest

Cinemanila founder Amable 'Tikoy' Aguiluz

Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairman Briccio Santos

Christopher Ad Castillo and sisters accepted the posthumous honor given to their dad, Celso Ad Castillo

Front row discussions

Jess Santiago's opening performance of acoustic folk songs

Props on display inside the theater

Acoustic performance before the screening of 'Flashback' in 3D

The Ad Castillo family

International jury from Korea, the Philippines and Thailand

'Saudade' director Katsuya Tomita (left) with friend

Marc Abaya accepted the posthumous honor that was given to his mom, Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Tikoy Aguiluz with Taguig Mayor Laarni Cayetano

Outside the theater at Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City

– Rappler.com

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