The Philippines came out in the 19thM Asian Film Festival with many awards. Film director Brilliant Mendoza has received the Lifetime Achievement Award, actor Vince Rillon and Christian Babels have been jointly nominated for Best Actor, and Eric Matter On the job: The Missing 8 The film won Best Picture at the awards ceremony held on April 12 in Rome, Italy.
Mr Mendoza received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Roma Lazio Film Commission.
“Congratulations to our beloved Direct Brillante, “said Mary Lisa Dino-Seguira, chairperson and CEO of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in a statement. “The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian Film Festival, a prestigious international film festival known for screening Atur cinema in Southeast Asian countries, is not just a significant achievement. Direct Brilliant Mendoza as a filmmaker, but also for Filipino cinema. His valuable contributions through his films have helped the Philippines to gain international attention. ”
Mr. Mendoza directed the award-winning film Engrave (2009)Lola (2009)Captive (2012), and Mother Rosa (2016) which has received international acclaim and has been nominated for film festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
His film Raceback And Jensen Punch Both are included in this year’s Asian Film Festival.
Vince Rillon won the Best Actor award for his work Raceback. In the film, Mr. Relian plays a young thief who is seeking revenge against a crime syndicate.
On his official Facebook page, the Asian Film Festival award quote reads: “Vince Rilon has been able to play the tough role of a boy who has to survive in an environment affected by violence, corruption and constant embarrassment.”
Christian Robes shared the Best Actor award with Mr. Rilon for his role in the film Robbers Lana, Big night!
The award quote reads: “Christian Bebels was remarkable for his character, a gay beautician whose name was mistakenly included in the checklist for the war on drugs. Dharna has to prove his innocence in a flash of one night. Mr. Bebels, who, though dramatic, makes the character love the viewer with his comic explanation, due to his sensitivity towards oppressed people and his desire for justice.
Mr. Bebels previously won Best Actor for the same film at the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), which also won Best Picture at the MMFF.
In his acceptance speech in the video, Mr. Bebels recounted what he had said during his MMFF acceptance speech: “It can be difficult for me to express my thoughts and opinions in words. But please, let me fight for you and my art. “
Meanwhile Eric Matty On the job: The Missing 8 Won Best Picture Award.
“I am glad that the film is being seen all over the world, gradually, all these festivals showcasing it and showing it in their own city, in their own region and in their own region,” he said. Matty said in her acceptance speech in the video. Earlier, actor John Arquilla won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the age of 78M For his work at the Venice International Film Festival On the job: The Missing 8.
19M The Asian Film Festival was held from 7 to 13 April at the Farniz Arthouse in Rome. It has screened 30 feature films from China, South Korea, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Daniel Palacio Brokers He also took part in the film festival. – Michelle Ann P. Soliman