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Philippines bags multiple awards in the 19th Asian Film Fest


The Philippines  came out of the 19th Asian Film Festival with a slew of awards. Film director Brillante Mendoza received a lifetime achievement award, actors Vince Rillon and Christian Bables were jointly named Best Actor, while Erik Matti’s On the Job: The Missing 8 bagged the award for Best Film at the festival awarding ceremony held on April 12 in Rome, Italy.

Mr. Mendoza received the Lifetime Achievement Award, conferred by the Roma Lazio Film Commission.

“Our congratulations to our dear direk Brillante,” Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño-Seguerra said in a statement. “The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian Film Festival, a prestigious international film festival known for showcasing auteur cinema from Southeast Asian countries, is a significant achievement not just for direk Brillante Mendoza as a filmmaker, but also for the Philippine Cinema. His valuable contributions through his films have helped the Philippines gain traction in the international scene.”

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