Cinemalaya 2012 Awards Night Photos and Highlights

The Cinemalaya Film Festival 2012 ended last Sunday with the awards night. I can say that this year’s line-up is just as good as last year (or even better!). When you ask the moviegoers who were able to watch the films, they have different answers on which among the competing films are their top three favorites. I was able to watch only a few films this year.

Cinemalaya Film Festival 2012 Winners

Despite the unstable weather, the Cinemalaya Awards Night pushed through at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. I went straight to CCP from Trinoma with Enrico and as expected, the awards night started late. I’m just happy that in the lobby area, Eddie Garcia was there talking to the fans and entertains everyone who were asking for photo ops and autographs. Iba ka talaga, Manoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia entertains his fans at the CCP Main Lobby. Who wouldn’t love him?

Instead of 6:30, the show started at past 8PM. Ciara Sotto did a short presentation about indie film movie fans.

I will just narrate everything via photostory:




National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera


Ciara Sotto opens the show with a movie fan-inspired number

Dennis Trillo

Ang Katiwala’s Dennis Trillo presents an award for the Shorts category

Raymond Red

Raymond Red receives an award for Kamera Obskura


“Graduation” rites for Shorts and Director’s Showcase

Sue Prado

Mga Dayo’s Sue Prado presents an award

Adolf Alix Jr.

My favorite director Adolf Alix Jr. receives an award for Kalayaan (Wildlife)

Diwa de Leon

Diwa de Leon wins the Best Music Score Award for Kamera Obskura. Pang-ilan mo na ‘yan? ๐Ÿ˜›

Adolf Alix Jr.

Eddie Garcia presents an award to Adolf Alix Jr., who won the Best Production Design award (Director’s Showcase)

Art Acuna

POSAS’ Art Acuna takes home the Best Supporting Actor Award. Bad cops rule, eh?

Iza Calzado

Iza Calzado, the only representative of ‘Mga Mumunting Lihim’ team gives a speech in behalf of her co-winners (Best Actress – Director’s)

Eddie Garcia

Standing ovation for Eddie Garcia, who won the Best Actor award for Bwakaw

Eddie Garcia

Manoy’s the MAN!

Kristopher Martin

Teen actor Kristoffer Martin of Oros presents an award. Female fans were screaming ๐Ÿ˜›

Dawn Balagot

Dawn Balagot of The Animals


Annicka Dolonius of Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)


Gino Santos of The Animals


Albie Casino, the lead star of ‘The Animals’ presents an award


Dominic Roco of ‘Ang Nawawala’ presents an award


Diablo’s Mes de Guzman looked surprised when his film received a lot of awards


Felix Roco’s turn to present an award!

Loy Arcenas

Loy Arcenas, the director of REquieme receives the Best Screenplay award on behalf of Rody Vera


Buwis-buhay pole dance presentation #kalurkey


Intoy Shokoy’s JM de Guzman – a Cinemalaya favorite ๐Ÿ˜€


Joross Gamboa wins the Best Supporting Actor award. Anong lampshade?


Anita Linda wins the Best Supporting Actress award for Sta. Nina. The 88 year old actress expressed her gratitude to filmmakers for making her feel important and wanted


Oros director Paul Sta. Ana receives the Best Actor trophy in behalf of Kristoffer Martin. Expressed that he really wanted the indie actor to win this award.


Veteran character actress Ana Quiambao receives her very first acting trophy (Best Actress) for the movie ‘Diablo’.


The stunning Alessandra de Rossi presents the Special Dury Award, which went to #REquieme


Bwakaw director Jun Lana expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped in making his dream film possible.


Balanghay dance presentation



Lawrence Fajardo, director of POSAS expressed his tearful thanks for finally winning the Best Film award (Directors)


Mes de Guzman together with the ‘Diablo’ team wins the Best Film award (New Breed)

Cinemalaya Film Festival 2012 Winners

Cinemalaya Film Festival 2012 Winners: Iza Calzado, Ana Quiambao, Eddie Garcia, Anita Linda, Joross Gamboa and Art Acuna

Here’s the complete list of winners:


Best Film: Diablo by Mes de Guzman

Special Jury Prize: REquieme! by Loy Arcenas

Audience Choice: Ang Nawawala by Marie Jamora

NETPAC Award: Diablo by Mes de Guzman

Best Director: Mes de Guzman for Diablo

Best Actress: Ama Quiambao for Diablo

Best Actor: Kristoffer King for Oros

Best Supporting Actress: Anita Linda for Sta. Niรƒยฑa

Best Supporting Actor: Joross Gamboa for Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino

Best Screenplay: Rody Vera for REquieme!

Best Cinematography: Tristan Salas for Diablo

Best Production Design: Benjamin Payumo for Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino

Best Editing: John Wong and Rona delos Reyes for The Animals

Best Original Music Score: Mikey Amistoso, Diego Mapa, and Jazz Nicolas for Ang Nawawala

Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma for Aparisyon


Best Film: Posas by Lawrence Fajardo

Special Jury Prize: Kamera Obskura by Raymond Red

Audience Choice: Bwakaw by Jun Lana

NETPAC Award: Bwakaw by Jun Lana

Best Director: Raymond Red for Kamera Obskura

Best Ensemble: Judy Ann Santos, Agot Isidro, Iza Calzado and Janice de Belen for Mga Mumunting Lihim

Best Actor: Eddie Garcia for Bwakaw

Best Supporting Actor: Art Acuรƒยฑa for Posas

Best Screenplay: Jose Javier Reyes for Mga Mumunting Lihim

Best Cinematography: Albert Banzon for Kalayaan

Best Production Design: Adolfo Alix Jr. for Kalayaan

Best Editing: Vanessa de Leon for Mga Mumunting Lihim

Best Original Musical Score: Diwa de Leon for Kamera Obskura

Best Sound: Ditoy Aguila Kalayaan


Best Film: Victor by Jarell Serencio

Special Jury Prize: Manenaya by Richard Legaspi

Audience Choice: Ruweda by Hannah Espia

Best Director: Sheron Dayoc for As He Sleeps

Best Screenplay: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo for Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong

Congratulations to all the winners! I just feel bad that I wasn’t able to take pictures with my favorite Cinemalaya stars. Natuwa ako masyado LOL.

I am looking forward na sa Cinemalaya 2013! Go Pinoy!


3 thoughts on “Cinemalaya 2012 Awards Night Photos and Highlights

  1. C.A. | Adventurousfeet

    inaabangan ko na nga tong post mo for the list of winners. i hope maextend pa ung ibang movies para makapanood ako. naubusan ako ng ticket sa ccp hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

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