Shireen Seno is Best Script Writer at 2018 Shanghai International Film Festival
The Filipino filmmaker wins for her film, 'Nervous Translation'

NERVOUS TRANSLATION. The film picks up another international award. Photo from

MANILA, Philippines – Shireen Seno won the Asian Talent Award for Best Script Writer at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, for her film Nervous Translation.

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The Japan-born Filipino filmmaker accepted the award on Monday, June 25 in Shanghai, where her film was also screened for the festival.

Nervous Translation follows the story of a painfully shy 8-year-old who finds out about a pen that translates the thoughts of nervous people.

It received several other nominations at the SIFF’s Asian New Talent Awards, including Best Actress for Jana Agoncillo, and Best Cinematography for Albert Banzon, Jippy Pascua, and Dennese Victoria.

In addition to its SIFF win, Nervous Translation has won several other awards in other international festivals, including the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the 2018 Rotterdam Film Festival in January, and the Critics’ Award at the Olhar de Cinema Curitiba International Film Festival in Brazil earlier in June.

The film also won for Best Sound at the FAMAS Awards 2018, where it was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Editing. –