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Cinemalaya 2022: Winners, highlights and more at closing ceremony

Philstar Global — 17.08.2022

Cinemalaya 2022: Winners, highlights and more at closing ceremony

Carlo Obispo’s The Baseball Player won the Best Film Award at the just-concluded 18th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival held Sunday night at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.The movie follows the story of “a Moro child soldier aspiring to become a baseball player amidst an all-out war.”

The Baseball Player, under the full-length category, was cited for “its sheer poignance and quiet power, for its subtle but trenchant storytelling, and for its penetrating take on the Mindanao conflict and the sad wreckage it has made of young innocent lives.”

It also bagged the Best Screenplay and Best Editing for Zig Dulay and Best Actor Award for Tommy Alejandrino.

This article was first published here.