Pinoy filmmakers win top prizes at the Cinemanila International Film Festival awards night
The awards ceremony for the 13th Cinemanila International Film Festival was held last Thursday night, November 17, at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City.
Filipino filmmakers ruled the competition, winning citations in categories where the competed against foreign filmmakers.
Internationally-renowned director Lav Diaz won the Grand Jury Prize in the Main Competition for his six-hour film Siglo ng Pagluluwal.
U.S.-based Filipino director Benito Bautista also won a special mention in the SEA Films in Competition category for his film Boundary.
Filipino directors also took home prizes in other categories like Digital Lokal and Young Cinema Shorts in Competition.