Ed Lejano’s “Qwerty” will compete as the country’s entry to the DetectiveFest set in Moscow, Russia, from April 17 to 21. Produced by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Ledge Films, “Qwerty” won the grand jury prize at the first Sineng Pambansa, with Gutierrez Mangansakan II’s “Qiyamah.”
Sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Culture, the DetectiveFest tackles law enforcement issues. Last year, Lawrence Fajardo’s “Amok” won the top prize at the DetectiveFest. Bayani San Diego Jr.