May 6, 2017 at the Asean International Film Festival and Awards, held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Philippines bagged six awards out of 18 nominations.
Louie Ignacio took the Best Director award for his film Area, while Aiai delas Alas on the other hand, won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of a not-so young prostitute in Pampanga, also for the film Area.
Ricky Davao won Best Supporting Actor for the film Dayang Asu which was part of the 2015 Cinema One Originals. Ana Capri won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Laut, another film by Louie Ignacio.
Lawrence Fajardo took home the Best Editing award for his film Imbisibol, a Sinag Maynila 2015 entry and is currently playing at select cinemas thru Cine Lokal.
A special honor award was given to Lav Diaz’s Ang Babaeng Humayo for the prestige it has given to the Asian nation for winning the top prize at the Venice Film Festival last year.
ABOUT ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA)
The ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards is a biennial competition for filmmakers from the 10 ASEAN countries. This film festival is sanctioned by the ASEAN secretariat as one of the joint activities for the regional grouping. It was first organised in 2013 and is now in its third edition. Known popularly as AIFFA, it is held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It is judged by international and ASEAN juries and offers awards in 16 categories covering all major aspects of the creative and technical areas of filmmaking. It culminates in a three-day event in Kuching and is attended by filmmakers from all over the world.
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