Filipino film about women wins in New York fest
“GANAP na Babae (Garden of Eve),” an indie film about women made by women directors, won the best in cinematography award at the recently concluded Soho International Film Festival in New York City.
Film producer Will Fredo accepted the trophy during ceremonies held at the Capitale in Manhattan on April 22. Fredo thanked cinematographers Myk Manalastas and Gym Lumbrera for their “valuable contributions.”
A total of seven awards were given, including a technical award called Mient’s pick, or excellence in cinematography, which was handed out for the first time that night.
“It was supposed to recognize the technical mastery of a movie, awarded by the film distributor Mient,” Fredo wrote in a Facebook entry shortly after the event. “I seriously thought the award would again go to Todd Bellanca (director of “The Bad Penny,” best feature award winner). When [our movie’s title was] announced, all of us were floored. With everyone in shock, I composed myself and thanked the SIFFNYC and Mient.”