Here is the full list of the 2022 Cinemalaya Film Festival winners awarded on-site at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) as the annual independent film festival went back to live staging after two years of online editions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 18th Cinemalaya with the theme “Breaking Through the Noise” gave out 21 awards to Filipino full-feature independent films and short films during the closing ceremony held at the CCP on August 14.
The films can be viewed by the public in select Ayala Malls and SM Cinemas in Metro Manila, Baguio, Clark in Pampanga, Dasmarinas in Cavite, and Legaspi in Albay, until Tuesday, August 16. The CCP Vimeo account is scheduled to screen the films from October 17 to 31.
Here is the full list of 18th Cinemalaya winners:
- BEST FILM FULL-LENGTH
The Baseball Player by Carlo Obispo
- BEST FILM SHORT FILM
Black Rainbow by Zig Dulay
- BEST DIRECTOR FULL-LENGTH
Ma-an L. Asuncion Dagñalan for Blue Room
- BEST DIRECTOR SHORT FILM
Gabriela Serrano for Dikit
- SPECIAL JURY AWARD FULL-LENGTH
Blue Room by Ma-an L. Asuncion Dagñalan
- SPECIAL JURY AWARD SHORT FILM
Dikit by Gabriela Serrano
- BEST ACTRESS
Max Eigenmann for 12 Weeks
- BEST ACTOR
Tommy Alejandrino for The Baseball Player
- NETPAC AWARD FULL-LENGTH
12 Weeks by Anna Isabelle Matutina
- NETPAC AWARD SHORT FILM
Black Rainbow by Zig Dulay
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ruby Ruiz for Ginhawa
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Soliman Cruz for Blue Room
- BEST SCREENPLAY FULL-LENGTH
Carlo Obispo for The Baseball Player
- BEST SCREENPLAY SHORT FILM
Zig Dulay for Black Rainbow
- BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Neil Daza for Blue Room
- BEST EDITING
Zig Dulay for The Baseball Player
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Marxie Maolen Fadul for Blue Room
- BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE
Isha Abubakar for Retirada
- BEST SOUND DESIGN
Pepe Manikan for Bula Sa Langit
- AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FULL-LENGTH
Kargo by TM Malones
- AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD SHORT FILM
Mga Handum Nga Nasulat Sa Baras
by Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay and Richard Jeroui Salvadico
Cinemalaya also revealed the finalists for the 2023 Cinemalaya to be staged in Mindanao.
Cinemalaya 18 opened with the screening of SUNDANCE Film Festival Winner of the Jury Award for Spirit of Innovation “Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago)” on August 5. The film directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar is a Cinemalaya 2020 and 2015 awardee.
The 2022 Cinemalaya wrapped up with the screening of internationally-awarded documentaries DELIKADO by Karl Malakunas, and We Don’t Dance For Nothing by Stefanos Tai. The films were screened at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on August 13.
Since 2005, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of Filipino full feature independent films and short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.
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