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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dekada Cinemanila (2008) winners

Our kaluyagan Christopher Gozum's Surreal Random MMS Texts para ed Ina, Agui, tan Kaamong ya Makaiiliw ed Sika: Gurgurlis ed Banua (Surreal Random MMS Texts for a Mother, a Sister, and a Wife Who Longs for You: Landscape with Figures) won the ISHMAEL BERNAL AWARD in the 2008 Dekada Cinemanila.

Say masimoon kon pangibano ed impanalom, agin Chris!


Here are the winners of the 10th edition of Cinemanila:

Young Cinema

Marlon by Ralston Jover and James Amparo as Best Documentary
Tumbang Preso by Antoinette Jadaone as Best Short Film
Surreal Ramdom Text Messages by Christopher Gozum - Ishmael Bernal Award

Southeast Asia Film Competition

Frou Frou...Shhh, Huwag Mong Sabihin kay Itay by Michael Juat as Best Southeast Asian Short Film
Confessional by Jerrold Tarog and Ruel Dahis Antipuesto as Best SEA Film
Mario Maurer - Best Actor for Love of Siam
Anita Linda - Best Actress for Adela

Digital Lokal

Lino Brocka Grand Prize to Sherad Anthony Sanchez for his film Imburnal
Lino Brocka Grand Jury Prize to Raya Martin for Next Attraction
Best Actor - Carlo Aquino for Carnivore
Best Actress - Jodi Sta. Maria for Sisa
Best Director - Ato Bautista for Carnivore

International Competition

Lino Brocka Award Grand Prize - The Band's Visit by Eran Kolirin
Grand Jury Prize - The Amazing Truth about Queen Raquela by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Vic Silayan Award for Best Actress - Angeli Bayani for Melacholia
Vic Silayan Award for Best Actor - Kenneth Moraleda for Lucky Miles

United Nations Millennium Development Goals Prize

Zan-Ay: Candles Burning on Still Water by Milo Tolentino

Related news: Cinemanila 2008 winners honored at Malacañang Palace

permaLink | 2 comments

at 7:21 AM, October 22, 2008 , Anonymous ManuelV said...

Thanks for blogging about this. I'm sure this will inspire more Filipinos to express their creativity in "film."

at 11:08 AM, October 22, 2008 , Blogger Sonny said...

MannyV, my Pangasinan-language translation of Carlos Bulosan’s 1942 poem “Landscape with Figures” was used as a narration in this film :)

Chris Gozum is pioneering the production of films in Pangasinan. He is the first actually. He is coming out with a full-length film based on Pangasinan poems.


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Le poèt de Pangasinan

Santiago B. Villafania, a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan, is the author of poetry collections Bonsaic Verses (2012), Pinabli and Other Poems (2012), Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles (2007), and Balikas na Caboloan (Voices from Caboloan, 2005) published by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) under its UBOD New Authors Series. He has been published in several countries and translated into several languages. Villafania is one of the 11 Outstanding Pangasinan conferred with the 2010 ASNA Award for the Arts and Culture (literature) during the first Agew na Pangasinan and also the 430th Foundation Day of the province on April 2010. He is a member of Philippine PEN writes a regular weekly column for the Sunday Punch.



A collection of ghazals in Pangasinan language. Order now at Amazon.com

A collection of haiku, senryu, tanka, haiga, and other poems in English and Pangasinan language. Order now at Amazon.com

“Santiago Villafania is a searcher with a seemingly insatiable curiosity and endurance. His quest has brought him to explore world poetry from points East and West. He is no stranger to sophisticated verse forms such the Sapphic strophe nor to the diverse permutations of the Japanese haiku. But he is not a formalist, he has daringly explored Asian and Western cultures in a very personal way and writes his mind with a daring, invigorating, aesthetically pleasing ease. In his poetry Villafania displays not only a breadth, but it feels very much like a breath of fresh air.” – Ute Margaret Saine, poet, critic, translator, past president of PEN Orange County and the former editor of the California Poetry Quarterly

“Villafania’s emergence as a poet is a fine moment to celebrate. Another voice from the regions augurs a richer body of writing that Filipinos can hold up as a mirror of our native culture.” – Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature

The Beloved Idiom | A Reading of Villafania’s ‘Pinabli & other poems’ by Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo

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"The publication of Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles by Santiago B. Villafania should be a source of rejoicing for readers of regional literatures. This second book by Pangasinan's leading poet today is impressive in both form and substance. Villafania has created 300 sonnets and 50 villanelles in his own language that attempt to reflect the primacy of native culture and return the poet to the central stage of social life."A Boost to Pangasinan Literature from Breaking Signs by Cirilo F. Bautista (Philippine Panorama, 16 Dec. 2007, pp.25-26)

"Villafania is not only a visionary poet, he is a linguistic philosopher who codifies the origin of language and culture, dissects the myths and the common beliefs of the people against the urban legends, juxtaposes the literary tradition against the modern influences by dialectically infusing them in his poetic revelation of truth."Poetic Revelation in Language and Culture by Danny C. Sillada (Manila Bulletin, 12 May 2008, pp. F1-F2)

Photos: Book Launching at the Pearl Manila Hotel, 5 Feb. 2008

"Santiago Villafania's Balikas ed Caboloan certainly has reinvigorated the anlong tradition of Pangasinan that for a long period of time suffered silence from the hands of writers more attuned to English writing. Characteristically anacbanua, Villafania's poetry echoes his predecessors and presages a promising era for young writers in Pangasinan." – Dr. Marot Nelmida-Flores

Thesis: Bilay ed Caboloan - Reconfiguration of Space using a New Historicist Lens by Ayesah Tecson

from Pangasinan 'Anlong': Oral tradition into the 21st century published in Manila Times / Sunday Magazine, March 13 & 20, 2011.

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