Ian Loreños “Alagwa” was chosen as the closing film of the 3rd Guam International Film Festival, to be held from Sept. 24 to 29. The fest website describes the film as a “heart-wrenching crime thriller.” It top-bills Jericho Rosales, who won best actor for this film at the Urian and an outstanding achievement in acting citation from the Newport Beach fest in the United States, and Bugoy Cariño, who won best supporting actor at the Asean International Film Festival and Awards in Malaysia.
‘Alagwa’ wins in San Jose
“Alagwa” has won best narrative at the Thirdworld Independent Film Festival as well. According to its website, the fest, which will be held from Sept. 20 to 22 in San Jose, California, “celebrates established and emerging filmmakers … [it] is an advocate of social change. [It] promotes awareness of social issues … [for people to] gain a deeper understanding and greater respect for different cultures.” Bayani San Diego Jr.