Lead stars of the "Scorpio Nights" tribute film "Palitan" by Ato Bautista, Mara Lopez and Alex Medina won the Best Actress and Best Actor award respectively during the awards night of the 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival.
The film about power play, love, lust, and deceit marked the first leads and most daring roles of Lopez, daughter of former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez and Medina, son of veteran actor Pen Medina. Also included in the film's main cast is veteran actor Mon Confiado.
Another big winner was the first feature debut of Kevin Dayrit's, "Catnip" which bagged the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Music. "Catnip" stars Lauren Young and Maxene Magalona and tells the story of two friends who despite their rifts and differences find comfort with each other. The people behind "Catnip" were the same ones behind the controversial indie film "MNL143".
Major film awards Best Picture and Best Cinematography were awarded to "Pascalina" by Pam Miras and "Anak Araw" by Gym Lumbera respectively. Both films were the directors' first feature debuts.
The 2012 Cinema One Originals awards night was held recently at the ABS-CBN Studio 1 and was hosted by Matteo Guidicelli and Megan Young. The presenters of the prestigious event included Fe "Gingging" Hyde, Carlo Aquino, Alfred Vargas, Philip Salvador, Sid Lucero, Joyce Bernal, Assunta De Rossi, Erich Gonzales, Paolo Bertolin and Stephen Cremin.
Below is the complete list of winners:
SOUND Cebu Post Sound, Mickey MACACHOR and Nicholas VARELA for Aberya
MUSIC Join the Club, Circa, Rugis & Kevin Dayrit for Catnip
PRODUCTION DESIGN Michael ESPANOL for Mariposa sa hawla ng gabi
EDITING Kevin DAYRIT for Catnip
CINEMATOGRAPHY Danilo SALAS III for Anak Araw
SCREENPLAY Kevin DAYRIT for Catnip
SUPPORTING ACTOR Nicholas VARELA for Aberya
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Ria GARCIA for Melodrama Negra
BEST ACTOR Alex MEDINA for Palitan
BEST ACTRESS Mara LOPEZ for Palitan
BEST DIRECTOR Kevin DAYRIT for Catnip
BEST PICTURE (Cinema One Currents category) Pascalina
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD Melodrama Negra
JURY PRIZE Ang Paglalakbay ng Bituin sa Gabing Madilim Catch more of these feature films at the 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival until December 9 at Robinson's Galleria Movie World. For the complete screening schedule and updates, visit Cinema One's Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel.
The 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival is an annual project of the Cinema One, the local movie channel on cable, owned and operated by Creative Programs, Inc.
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