The Dennis Trillo-starrer “Mina-Anud” and Lea Salonga-Eva Noblezada’s “‘Yellow Rose” are set to compete as the Philippines’ entries in the upcoming 2019 Hawaii International Film Festival.
Both movies are nominated for the Filmmaker Award, with “Mina-Anud” also nominated for the NETPAC Award in the film festival that recognizes filmmakers in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Yellow Rose“, nominated for the Kau Ka Hōkū Filmmaker Award, is directed by Diane Paragas.
“Yellow Rose” tells the story of an undocumented 17-year-old Filipina who leaves her small town in Texas, USA to pursue her dreams and passion for music.
“Yellow Rose” and “Mina-Anud” are among the 11 nominees for the Kau Ka Hōkū Filmmaker Award:
* 37 Seconds (Director: Hikari)
* Another Child (Director: Kim Yoon-Seok)
* Bellbird (Director: Hamish Bennett)
* Goodbye Mother (Director: Dinh Le Minh Trinh)
* Hearts & Bones (Director: Ben Lawrence)
* Heavy Craving (Director: Pei-Ju Hsieh)
* The Long Walk (Director: Mattie Do)
* Mina-anud (Director: Kerwin Go)
* They Say Nothing Stays The Same (Director: Joe Odagiri)
* To Live To Sing (Director: Johnny Ma)
* Yellow Rose (Director: Diane Paragas)
“Mina-Anud”, top-billed by Asian Star Prize winner Dennis Trillo and Jerald Napoles, tells the story of surfers from Eastern Samar who discover packages of drugs floating in the waters of their favorite surf spot.
“Mina-Anud”, directed by Kerwin Go, is competing for two awards – the Kau Ka Hōkū Filmmaker Award and the NETPAC Award.
“Mina-Anud” goes up against 7 other films for the NETPAC Award:
* Another Child – South Korea (Director: KIM Yoon-Seok)
* Dark Place – Australia (Director: Kodie Bedford)
* For My Father’s Kingdom – New Zealand (Directors: Vea Mafile’o, Jeremiah Tauamiti)
* Goodbye Mother Vietnam (Director: Dinh Le Minh Trinh)
* Heavy Craving – Taiwan (Director: Pei-Ju Hsieh)
* Mina-Anud – Philippines (Director: Kerwin Go)
* They Say Nothing Stays The Same – Japan (Director: Joe Odagir)
* Vortex – China (Director: Gan Jianyu)
The 39th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival will run from November 7 to 17, 2019, at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18.
Filipino films have been winning and receiving nominations from various festivals in different parts of the world.
“Ulan”, featuring Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino, earned big wins at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore where they snagged the Best Actress and Best Actor award, respectively, plus 5 major awards for the Philippines.
Just this September, the film “Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma” bagged the Special Jury Prize at the 2019 Baikal International Film Festival in Russia.
“Hello, Love, Goodbye“, the Philippines’ highest-grossing movie of all time starring Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo, received a Best Asian Film nomination at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
The movie was screened in different theaters around the world and premiered in South Korea as the closing film of the 1st Korea Pinoy International Film Festival.
“Liway” with Glaiza de Castro and “Oda sa Wala” starring Marietta Subong received nominations at the Golden Global Awards of Malaysia International Film Festival. “Oda sa Wala” also competed at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic.
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