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Japanese actor in PH film wins in New York

Jacky Woo

Japanese actor Jacky Woo won best actor for Filipino filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Haruo” at the International Film Festival Manhattan held in New York, according to the fest’s website. Alix confirmed that Woo attended the event and even delivered parts of his acceptance speech in Filipino. Woo is in the cast and is the producer of Alix’s latest indie film “Death March.” Alix is one of the honorees in the 3rd Inquirer Indie Bravo! Tribute. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Sta.Niña’ wins award in Kerala int’l film festival

Coco Martin in “Sta. Niña”. INQUIRER file photo

Filipino filmmaker Emmanuel Palo’s “Sta.Niña” won the coveted Suvarna Chakoram (Golden Crow Pheasant) award at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala held in India on Friday night, Indian newspapers’ online sites said.

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Filipino filmmaker Will Fredo named best director in Manhattan int’l film fest

From left, IFFM 2012 Best Director Will Fredo, actress Liza Diño and “The Caregiver” producer Fernell Cruz. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Will Fredo was named Best Director for the movie “The Caregiver” in the ongoing International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) in New York City.

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Cheer factor: ‘Liberacion’ wins in Manhattan fest


Filipino filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Liberacion” won best global narrative film at the International Film Festival Manhattan in New York City last week. The indie drama stars Jacky Woo, Mercedes Cabral, Hideo Muraoka and Suzuki Sadatsugu. Set after World War II, it tells of a Japanese soldier who hides in Philippine jungles for 20 years.

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Cheer Factor: ‘Waking Journey’ wins in NY

Filipino filmmaker Ferdinand John Balanag’s documentary, “Walking the Waking Journey,” won the Mount Hope Project Award (for Social Activism) at the International Film Festival Manhattan in New York City recently. According to organizers, turnout for the docu’s screening was “very good and the audience stayed for the Q&A.” The film follows a Tibetan monk who, […]

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