Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes, Alden Richards, Arjo Atayde, and many more stars will be honored at the 5th year’s Film Ambassadors’ Night through an online event this February 28!
Last Tuesday, February 16, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) announced this year’s list of honorees who are “film industry creatives, artists, filmmakers, and films of various formats that gained recognitions from established international film festivals and award-giving bodies in the past year.”
Angel and Dingdong will be recognized as Cinemadvocates. Meanwhile, Alden is part of the Actors category for winning the Asian Star Prize for his performance in the blockbuster film “Hello, Love, Goodbye” at the Seoul International Drama Awards.
Also included in the category is Arjo, who won Best Actor for his role in the iWant TFC series “Bagman” at the 3rd Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore.
Derick Cabrido will be honored for his Best Director award from the 40th Fantasporto -- Oporto International Film Festival for “Clarita”.
There’s an A-Lister category too for Lav Diaz who received the Best Director award for his film “Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan)” at the Orizzonti Sector of Venice International Film Festival, as well as Rafael Manuel for winning Best Director his work in “Filipiñana” at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.
Check out the full list of honorees:
L.O.L. by Mark Justine Aguillon AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 11th Macau International Short Film Festival China INDEPENDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD International Film Festival Manhattan United States
SULYAP (THE GLANCE) by Geraldo Jumawan, Sherwin Compendio INDEPENDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD International Film Festival Manhattan United States
GARBO (PRIDE) by Alan Filoteo INDEPENDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD International Film Festival Manhattan United States
BLUE ROOM FEELINGS by Ruka Azuma INDEPENDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD International Film Festival Manhattan United States
FISH HEAD by Marcos Durian JURY AWARD BEST SHORT FILM International Film Festival Manhattan United States
VIRAL KIDS by Arjanmar Rebeta SILVER AWARD (ASIAN NEW FORCE CATEGORY) 25th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia Awards Hong Kong
TARANG (LIFE’S PEDAL) by Arvin Belarmino BERLIN-BRANDENBURG SHORT AWARD - BEST FILM 36th International Short Film Festival Berlin (Interfilm Berlin) Germany
SHORT FILM ACTORS
TERI ONOR Best Actor (Short Film) for “Biyaheng Madilim (A Night's Journey)” International Film Festival Manhattan United States
MADISON ROJAS Jury Award Best Performance Actor for “Fish Head” International Film Festival Manhattan United States
GERALDO B. JUMAWAN Best Actor for “Nagbuwa Nga Gugma (Unfaithful Love)” Lake City International Film Festival (LCIFF) New Delhi, India
SHORT FILM DIRECTORS
JOEY PARAS Best Director for “Igib” 2020 FilMay International Short Film Festival Kumanovo, Macedonia
LUISITO LAGDAMEO IGNACIO Best Director for “Biyaheng Madilim (A Night's Journey)” International Film Festival Manhattan United States
ALAB (ABLAZE) - ABS-CBN Corporation BRONZE AWARD - DOCUMENTARY HEROES New York Festivals TV & Film Awards United States
BRIGADA (THE BRIGADE): AETA SQUADRON/FEMALE SPIES - GMA News TV (GMA Network, Inc.) BRONZE AWARD - DOCUMENTARY HISTORY & SOCIETY New York Festivals TV & Film Awards United States
TAO PO (IS ANYBODY HOME?) - ABS-CBN Corporation BRONZE AWARD - DOCUMENTARY HUMAN CONCERNS New York Festivals TV & Film Awards United States
LOCAL LEGENDS: ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST - ABS-CBN News Channel, ABS-CBN Corporation SILVER AWARD - DOCUMENTARY HEROES CATEGORY New York Festivals TV & Film Awards United States
THE ATOM ARAULLO SPECIALS: BABIES4SALE.PH - GMA Network, Inc. SILVER AWARD - NEWS: PROGRAM BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORT New York Festivals TV & Film Awards United States
ANG PAGPAKALMA SA UNOS (TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE) by Joanna Vasquez Arong DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM AWARD 40th Hawaii International Film Festival United States
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT HONOR 2020 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival United States
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARD 15th Shorts Mexico Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Mexico Mexico Full-Length Documentary
IN PAGLAYAG A SULU STORY by Rhadem Morados JURY AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY International Film Festival Manhattan United States
A THOUSAND CUTS by Ramona Diaz GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 36th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival United States
1LT BALARAM TAMAYO BEST SCREENPLAY for “Kagitingan: A True Story of Valor” International Film Festival Manhattan United States
VINCENT SOBERANO BEST SCREENPLAY for “Circle of Bones” HorrorHaus Film Festival United States
CHE ESPIRITU BEST SCREENPLAY for “Pan de Salawal” Calella Film Festival Spain
BENJAMIN TOLENTINO BEST EDITING for “Kalel, 15” 59th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Macau
VALERIE CASTILLO MARTINEZ SPECIAL JURY AWARD - SCREENWRITING International Narrative Feature for “Death of Nintendo” 36th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival United States
DINGDONG DANTES ASIAN STAR PRIZE for “Descendants of the Sun” (GMA Network, Inc.) Seoul International Drama Awards South Korea
ARJO ATAYDE BEST ACTOR for “Bagman” (ABS-CBN/IWant Series) 3rd Asian Academy Creative Awards Singapore
CHERIE GIL, ALFRED VARGAS, ANGEL AQUINO, RONWALDO MARTIN BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD for “Kaputol” 4th Innuendo International Film Festival Milan, Italy
LOVI POE Best Actress Feature Film for “Latay (Battered Husband)” International Film Festival Manhattan United States
ALLEN DIZON Best Actor Feature Film for “Latay (Battered Husband)” International Film Festival Manhattan United States
ALDEN RICHARDS ASIAN STAR PRIZE for “Hello, Love, Goodbye” Seoul International Drama Awards South Korea
ELIJAH CANLAS BEST ACTOR for “Kalel, 15” 17th Asian Film Festival Rome, Italy
LOUISE ABUEL BEST ACTOR for “Edward” 18th Dhaka International Film Festival Bangladesh
ISABEL SANDOVAL BEST ACTRESS for “Lingua Franca” 18th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival Russia
RUBY RUIZ BEST ACTRESS for “Iska” Harlem International Film Festival 2020 New York, United States BEST ACTRESS for “Iska” 6th Herat International Women’s Film Festival Afghanistan
CRISTINE REYES BEST ACTRESS for “UnTrue” 40th Fantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival Portugal
MARIA DIANE VENTURA BEST DIRECTION (Low Budget Category) for “Dein Fabre” 5th Calella Film Festival Spain
MALLORIE ORTEGA EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD for “The Girl Who Left Home” 36th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival United States
DERICK CABRIDO BEST DIRECTOR for “Clarita” 40th Fantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival Portugal FEATURE FILMS
SUNSHINE FAMILY by Kim Tai-Sik, produced by Spring Films BEST DRAMA Korea UHD Awards 2020, Korean Ministry of Science and ICT South Korea
WRITE ABOUT LOVE by Crisanto Aquino ABC TV AWARD (MOST ENTERTAINING FILM OF ALL ENTRIES) Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020 Japan
ATAY (BATTERED HUSBAND) by Ralston Jover GOLD AWARD 2nd Wallachia International Film Festival Romania
JURY AWARD BEST NARRATIVE GLOBAL International Film Festival Manhattan United States
PAN DE SALAWAL by Che Espiritu BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE | AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD Calella Film Festival Spain BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FesticineKids 22 Cartagena Colombia AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 8th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival South Korea
LINGUA FRANCA by Isabel Sandoval BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE 15th Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival Israel SPECIAL MENTION AWARD 10th Divergenti - International Festival of Trans Cinema Italy
JOHN DENVER TRENDING by Arden Rod Condez SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD CRITIC’S CHOICE AWARD 26th Festival International Des Cinemas D’Aise Vesoul France SPECIAL CITATION
GERRY BALASTA POSTHUMOUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the filmmaker and Co-founder of International Film Festival Manhattan International Film Festival Manhattan United States
LUISITO LAGDAMEO IGNACIO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the veteran television and film director International Film Festival Manhattan United States A-LISTERS
RAFAEL MANUEL SILVER BEAR JURY PRIZE for “Filipiñana” 70th Berlin International Film Festival Germany
LAV DIAZ BEST DIRECTOR for “Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan)” Orizzonti Section – Venice International Film Festival Italy CINEMADVOCATES
PANGASINAN 4TH DISTRICT REP. CHRISTOPHER “TOFF” DE VENECIA NCCA CHAIRMAN AND CCP PRESIDENT ARSENIO “NICK” LIZASO LOCKDOWN CINEMA CLUB
DINGDONG DANTES ANGEL LOCSIN
GABAY NG INDUSTRIYA
ROMY VITUG GLORIA ROMERO
CAMERA OBSCURA ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
JUN JUBAN Outstanding achievement in bridging the cinema continuum with the Philippines and the countries across the globe through working with international productions and creating impactful representations of our filming locations, Filipino artists and technicians, and Philippine Cinema in the eyes of the world.
“ASWANG” by Alyx Arumpac For its multiple wins in local and international festivals and award-giving events, for its brave and insightful depictions of social issues in a highly relatable manner, furthering the stature of Philippine documentary cinema.
TEDDY CO Outstanding achievement in the conservation, documentation, and archiving of our national film heritage, and the advancement of independent films and the Cinema of the Regions towards wider appreciation and viability, ushering in a new age of artistic diversity and cultural authenticity in cinema.
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