Allen Dizon wins in Dhaka
The Philippines’ Allen Dizon won best actor for Ralston Jover’s “Bomba” in the Asian Film competition of the 16th Dhaka International Film Festival held in Bangladesh on Saturday night.
Dizon told the Inquirer that the mood at the closing ceremony’s venue, the National Library of Dhaka, was electric. He recalled that the Filipino community, led by representatives from the Philippine embassy, in Dhaka had attended the ceremony and cheered him on.
“I am very grateful for their show of support,” Dizon said, adding that he shares the honor with his family, the cast and crew of “Bomba”—particularly, costar Angellie Sanoy.
Last October, Dizon and Sanoy bagged the Special Jury Award for “Bomba” at the A-list 33rd Warsaw International Film Festival in Poland.
Dizon and Sanoy are among the honorees at the Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards held last December.
It is the third time for a film topbilled by Dizon to participate at the Dhaka fest. “But it’s my first time to win,” he remarked.
He was previously in the running for best actor at the Dhaka fest for Joel Lamangan’s “Sekyu” in 2016 and for Victor Acedillo Jr.’s “Lando at Bugoy” in 2017.
Third time’s the charm for Allen who is no stranger to international awards, having won a number of acting citations abroad. /je
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