Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2008

Yanggaw dominated the 2008 Cinema One Originals Film Festival, winning the Audience Choice Award, Best Director (Richard Somes), Best Actor (Ronnie Lazaro), Best Supporting Actor (Joel Torre), Best Supporting Actress (Tetchie Agbayani), Best Editing (Borgy Torre), and Best Sound (Joey Santos and Eduardo Velasquez).

a brooding love story shot in Zambales, won three awards. It took home Best Actor (Mark Gil tied with Lazaro), Best Actress (Charee Pineda), and Best Musical Score (Leujim Martinez).

Kolorete (a period drama written by Sherad Sanchez) was left pecking at scraps; it won Best Production Design (Wilfredo Calderon).

Sanchez, nevertheless, had the last laugh. Although his film,
Imburnal—a cinematic tour de force set in Matina Aplaya, Davao—didn’t exceed the number of awards won by Yanggaw, it took home the festival’s most coveted prize: Best Picture. It also won Best Screenplay (for Sanchez) and Best Cinematography (John Torres, Joel Geolamen, Mark Limbaga).

This year’s nominees—
Yanggaw, Imburnal, Alon, Kolorete, Dose, MotorCYCLE, and UPCAT—surpassed last year's entries in terms of scope and quality.
Grace Alfonso of U.P., Lito Zulueta of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, filmmaker Brillante Mendoza (Serbis), actress Eugene Domingo, and director Jeffrey Jeturian (Kubrador) are this year's jury.

Cinema One Originals will be screening at Robinsons Galleria
December 3-16, 2008


Raft3r said...

is this somewhat lopez related?

sorry, ha
medyo biased ako sa kahit anong lopez related

naniniwala ako sa mga conspiracy theories against them, eh

happy monday!

Visual Velocity said...

Cinema One is under ABS-CBN, but I'm not too sure as to what extent the influence of the studio heads is with the eventual winners of the festival.

They picked a competent jury; I don't think these people are the type that could be bullied into doing something against their will. :-)

In hindsight, I was hoping UPCAT will win the Audience Choice Award. When I saw it in UP, there were so many people that they had to bring in extra chairs to accommodate everyone (the Film Center can sit 800 people). The crowd loved the film and clapped zealously after the end credits.

The Scud said...

biased lang ang mga taga-UP. hehe. i like road trips kaya i'm leaning towards watching motorcycle. is it good?

Visual Velocity said...

Uy, hindi naman. Maganda naman talaga yung UPCAT. Try to watch it; I think you'll like it. :-)

Haven't seen MotorCYCLE yet; only managed to see UPCAT, Dose, and Imburnal.

I'm planning to watch Yanggaw and Kolorete when they screen it in Robinsons.

Have you seen Jay? Saw it yesterday at Active Vista.

The Scud said...

noted. is dose good? i was supposed to see imburnal at cinemanila but read from a forum that it doesn't have a plot. walang narrative.

yep. i saw jay sa cinemalaya. sobrang ayos ang movie na yun. you should watch 100. showing na ata this week.

Visual Velocity said...

Dose is okay, but it doesn't have the epic scope of Imburnal nor the infectious charm of UPCAT. I'm not saying that it's bad, because it isn't. Galing ni Emilio Garcia sa Dose; especially his final scene with Yul Servo. I was hoping he'd win Best Supporting Actor, but Joel Torre did. Sayang.

I love Imburnal! Yung napanood ko director's cut; so if the theatrical version is long, what I saw is longer. But it's really good! One of my favorites, if not my favorite for the year.

Sige, I'll try to catch 100 this Sunday. Eugene Domingo is there, right? She's such a riot! I saw her in Auraeus Solito's Pisay yesterday; very funny actress!

The Scud said...

maabangan nga ang imburnal. thanks!

Raft3r said...

i'm not much on pinoy flicks
pasensya na
but i do like pepe and pilar
san ka pa

btw, any news sa the echo ni yam (what's his last name?)?

i have seen sigaw
(big horror fan)
i liked it
except for locsin

Visual Velocity said...

Pepe and Pilar? Hardcore yun! Haha!

Echo previewed this year in Cannes; reviews were okay. I'm not sure if it had its commercial release after that; hindi pa yata eh.

You don't like Locsin? Tell me more. Hehe. :D

Raft3r said...

sorry, ha
pag starlet hindi na dapat pinag-uusapan