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PH cinematographer wins in Harlem

/ 12:05 AM September 27, 2016


A Filipino cinematographer won at the 11th Harlem International Film Festival held Sept. 18 in New York.

Marco Felipe Villas Lopez won best cinematography for Joseph Israel Laban’s “The Sister” in the US fest. Lopez told the Inquirer: “I am so happy. I couldn’t believe I won. I never imagined that I would receive an international award for this movie.”


Laban echoed Lopez’s sentiments: “I’m happy for Marco. It’s about time that our incredible cinematographers also get the international recognition they deserve. It’s not often that Filipino cinematographers are honored abroad.”

Laban, who won four awards in festivals in Brazil, Malaysia, Albania and the United States for his 2013 film, “Nuwebe,” described Lopez’s work as “amazing.”


The Harlem fest counts filmmaker Mira Nair and actress Susan Sarandon as members of its board of advisors. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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