WINNERS: Cinemalaya Film Festival 2019

The 15th edition of Cinemalaya: Philippine Independent Film Festival closed on Sunday, August 11, with the annual awards night held at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

The movie “John Denver Trending” won Best Picture for the full-length category this year. Its 14-year-old titular actor, Jansen Magpusao, won the Best Actor award for his first acting stint. Ruby Ruiz, on the other hand, won the Best Actress award for “Iska”—her first lead role.

Here is the full list of #Cinemalaya2019 winners:

Best Film (Full-Length): “John Denver Trending” by Arden Rod Condez
Best Film (Shorts): “Wag Mo Akong Kausapin” by Josef Dielle Gacutan
Best Director (Full-Length): Eduardo Roy Jr. for “F!*@bois”
Best Director (Shorts): Don Senoc for “Sa Among Agwat”

NETPAC Award (Full-Length): “John Denver Trending” by Arden Rod Condez
NETPAC Award (Shorts): “Disconnection Notice” by Glenn Lowell Averia
Special Mention Citation (Shorts): “Sa Among Agwat” by Don Senoc
Special Jury Award (Full-Length): “Edward” by Thop Nazareno
Special Jury Award (Shorts): “Tembong” by Shaira Advincula

Best Actress: Ruby Ruiz for “Iska”
Best Actor: Jansen Magpusao for “John Denver Trending”
Best Supporting Actress: Ella Cruz for “Edward”
Best Supporting Actor: Ricky Davao for “F!*@bois”

Best Screenplay (Full-Length): Mary Rose Colindres for “Iska”
Best Screenplay (Shorts): Gilb Baldoza for “Kontrolado ni Girly and Buhay Niya” 

‪Special Mention for Subject Matter:‬ “Hele ng Maharlika”‬ (Shorts)
Best Cinematography: “John Denver Trending” – Rommel Sales
Best Editing: “John Denver Trending” – Benjo Ferrer III
Best Original Musical Score: “John Denver Trending” – Len Calvo
Best Production Design: “Edward” – Alvin Francisco 
Best Sound Design: “Iska” – Immanuel Varona

Audience Choice (Full-Length): “Belle Douleur”
Audience Choice (Shorts): “Heist School”

This year’s Cinemalaya film festival is extended until August 15, Friday, at participating Ayala Malls Cinemas and Vista Cinemas nationwide.

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