‘Paki,’ ‘Changing Partners’ lead Cinema One Originals awardees

November 20, 2017 - 11:27 AM
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The winners of the Cinema One Originals Film Festival gather on stage af the conclusion of the awarding ceremony on Sunday. (Photo by Jill Tan Radovan/InterAksyon)

Giancarlo Abrahan’s family drama “Paki” and Dan Villegas’ big screen adaptation of the acclaimed stage musical “Changing Partners” won the lion’s share of the honors at the Cinema One Originals film festival night held Sunday at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City.

“Paki” won four awards including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Ricky Davao and Best Director for Abrahan in a tie with Villegas.

“Changing Partners” took home a total of eight awards including Best Actress for Agot Isidro, Best Actor for Jojit Lorenzo, Best Ensemble Acting for its cast, Best Music for Vincent de Jesus, Best Editing for Marya Ignacio, the Audience Choice and Champion Bughaw awards.

Best Director winners Giancarlo Abrahan of “Paki” and Dan Villegas of “Changing Partners.” (Photos by Jill Tan Radovan/InterAksyon)

Richard Somes’ historical satire “Historiographika Errata” won three awards including Special Jury Prize, Best Cinematography for Alex Espartero and Best Production Design for Donald Camon and Julius Somes.

The black comedy “Si Chedeng at si Apple” by Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red won a Special Mention citation and Best Supporting Actress for Mae Paner; while Sireen Seno’s “Nervous Translation” won Best Sound for Mikko Quizon.

The other winners were Carl Chavez’s “Sorry for the Inconvenience” which won Best Short Film; Dempster Samarista’s “Bundok Banahaw: Sacred and Profane” which was honored with the Best Documentary award; and Carlo Canlas’ “Saludo” which took home the C1-Minute Vivo Perfect Short Film.

Best Supporting Actor winner Ricky Davao for “Paki” and Best Supporting Actress winner Mae Paner for “Si Chedeng at si Apple.” (Photos by Jill Tan Radovan/InterAksyon)

Only Mae Paner and Ricky Davao were present among the acting award winners.

The Cinema One Originals film festival will run until November 28. For screening schedules, visit the Cinema One Originals website.