Cinemalaya 2011 Awards Night Photos and Highlights


After watching all the independent films created by our beloved Filipino filmmakers, everyone is anticipating for the Cinemalaya Awards Night. Who will bag the Best Film Award? Best Actor? Best Actress? These questions are meant to be answered in that particular Sunday Night.

Cinemalaya 2011 Winners

Cinemalaya 2011 Winners

Just like any other Cinemalaya addicts, I went to the Cultural Center of the Philippines at 5pm despite the heavy rain. For the last time, I went around the  souvenir wall and took some photos. The directors and celebrities of the competing films gamely posed for the cameras and granted interview requests from the press and their supporters.

Jhai Ho interviews Kean Cipriano and Cai Cortez

Jhai Ho interviews Kean Cipriano and Cai Cortez

Photo Op with 'Amok' star Garry Lim. Superb!

Photo Op with 'Amok' star Garry Lim. Superb!

Now let’s proceed to the awards night proper! Photo story na lang, ha? 🙂

Opening Number featuring the 7 Contemporary Dance Groupe

Opening Number featuring the 7 Contemporary Dance Groupe

Awards Night hosts Paolo Bediones and Angel Aquino

Awards Night hosts Paolo Bediones and Angel Aquino

Joel Lamangan was surprised upon learning that the Audience Choice award winner receives a cash prize

Joel Lamangan was surprised upon learning that the Audience Choice award winner receives a cash prize

Boundary wins Best Film under the NETPAC category

Boundary wins Best Film under the NETPAC category

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Loy Arcenas receives his diploma as a filmmaker :D

Loy Arcenas receives his diploma as a filmmaker 😀

Cinemalaya 2011's New Breed Category Directors

Cinemalaya 2011's New Breed Category Directors

Diwa de Leon scores two awards: Best Sound and Best Musical Scoring for the movie 'Busong'

Diwa de Leon scores two awards: Best Sound and Best Musical Scoring for the movie 'Busong'

Bembol Roco wins the Best Actor award for the movie 'Isda' (Director's Showcase)

Bembol Roco wins the Best Actor award for the movie 'Isda' (Director's Showcase)

Racquel Villavicencio is obviously surprised when she bagged the Best Actress award for Bisperas (Director's Showcase)

Racquel Villavicencio is obviously surprised when she bagged the Best Actress award for Bisperas (Director's Showcase)

Fides Cuyugan-Asensio and Jhiz Deocareza of Nino: The Eldest and Youngest in the batch :D

Fides Cuyugan-Asensio and Jhiz Deocareza of Nino: The Eldest and Youngest in the batch 😀

Loy Arcenas accepts the Special Jury Prize for Nino

Loy Arcenas accepts the Special Jury Prize for Nino

Shamaine Buencamino's first time to receive a Best Supporting Award for Cinemalaya after 7 years!

Shamaine Buencamino's first time to receive a Best Supporting Award for Cinemalaya after 7 years!

Edgar Allan Guzman makes a plea to mainstream producers after winning the Best Actor award

Edgar Allan Guzman makes a plea to mainstream producers after winning the Best Actor award

"Kung hindi pa ako nakakain ng tae, hindi ako mananalo! For the foreign jury, I said, 'I had to eat shit to win this.' Eugene Domingo said upon receiving her Best Actress award

"Kung hindi pa ako nakakain ng tae, hindi ako mananalo! For the foreign jury, I said, 'I had to eat shit to win this.' Eugene Domingo said upon receiving her Best Actress award

Edgar Allan Guzman: From Best Actor to Best Dancer

Edgar Allan Guzman: From Best Actor to Best Dancer

Jett Pangan of The Dawn singing 'Iisang Bangka'. I think it also pertains to the Balanghay trophy :D

Jett Pangan of The Dawn singing 'Iisang Bangka'. I think it also pertains to the Balanghay trophy 😀

Tonyboy Cojuangco explains why he continues to support the Cinemalaya Film Festival

Tonyboy Cojuangco explains why he continues to support the Cinemalaya Film Festival

Emerson Reyes of Walang Katapusang Kwarto wins Best Film under the Short Film Category

Emerson Reyes of Walang Katapusang Kwarto wins Best Film under the Short Film Category

Aureus Solito of Busong

Aureus Solito of Busong

Atty Joji Alonso explains why she produced the movies 'Bisperas' and 'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank'

Atty Joji Alonso explains why she produced the movies 'Bisperas' and 'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank'

First-time director Marlon Rivera bags the Best Director award for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

First-time director Marlon Rivera bags the Best Director award for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

Cinemalaya 2011 Winners (Actors)

Cinemalaya 2011 Winners (Actors)

Loy Arcenas and Shamaine Buencamino of Nino

Loy Arcenas and Shamaine Buencamino of Nino

Diwa de Leon and Aureus Solito of Busong: Panalong-Panalo!

Diwa de Leon and Aureus Solito of Busong: Panalong-Panalo!

Shamaine Buencamino, Racquel Villavicencio and Jim Pebangco with their balanghay trophies: Well-deserved

Shamaine Buencamino, Racquel Villavicencio and Jim Pebangco with their balanghay trophies: Well-deserved

Eugene Domingo mobbed by the press

Eugene Domingo mobbed by the press

Best Actress and Best Actor mobbed

Best Actress and Best Actor mobbed

Time to Celebrate!

Time to Celebrate!

Mica and Diwa :D

Mica and Diwa 😀

I love Sue Prado! :D

I love Sue Prado! 😀

Last souvenir pic for Cinemalaya 2011.

Last souvenir pic for Cinemalaya 2011.

Here’s the complete list of winners as posted by Pinoy Movie Blog:

New Breed (Full-Length) Category

  • Best Film - Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank
  • Best Director – Marlon Rivera (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)
  • Special Jury Prize: Niño
  • Best Actress – Eugene Domingo (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)
  • Best Actor – Edgar Allan Guzman (Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Shamaine Buencamino (Niño)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Art Acuña (Niño)
  • Best Screenplay – Chris Martinez (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)
  • Best Cinematography – Arvin Viola (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)
  • Best Production Design – Laida Lim (Niño)
  • Best Editing – Lawrence Fajardo (Amok)
  • Best Original Music Score – Christine Muyco and Gemma Pamintuan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)
  • Best Sound – Mike Idioma (Amok)

Short Feature Film Category

  • Best Film - Walang Katapusang Kuwarto
  • Best Director – Rommel Tolentino (Niño Bonito)
  • Special Jury Prize - Hanap Buhay
  • Best Screenplay – Emerson Reyes (Walang Katapusang Kuwarto)

Directors’ Showcase Category

  • Best Film - Bisperas
  • Best Director – Aureaus Solito (Busong)
  • Special Jury Prize – No winner
  • Best Actress – Raquel Villavicencio (Bisperas)
  • Best Actor – Bembol Roco (Isda)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Julia Clarete (Bisperas)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Jaime Pebangco (Patikul)
  • Best Screenplay: No winner
  • Best Cinematography – Roberto Yñiguez (Bisperas)
  • Best Production Design – Rodrigo Riccio (Bisperas)
  • Best Editing – Benjamin Tolentino (Isda)
  • Best Original Musical Score – Diwa de Leon (Busong)
  • Best Sound – Diwa de Leon (Busong)

I was able to talk to some of the cast and crew of the participating films. I’m happy that Cinemalaya surpassed their target number of audience. They also revealed the plan of adding Gateway Mall in their list of participating cinemas for the festival next year. Good sign for the Philippine movie industry! 😀

As of writing, The movies Ang Babae sa Septic Tank and Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me will announce its commercial run schedules for the month of August. I am hoping that the other films will have the opportunity to reach a wider audience too. Let the rest of the Filipinos see the unseen! 😀

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2 Comments to Cinemalaya 2011 Awards Night Photos and Highlights

  1. Trixie
    July 29th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    huhuh i didn’t get to watch ANY films this year 🙁

  2. Micamyx
    July 30th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    @Trixie Awww too bad 😐 Just try to catch some of the commercial screenings of the films. Sana lang lahat mabigyan ng films mabigyan ng chance


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