A STORY about a man whose faith was shaken by a calamity that threatened the life of his wife but whose belief was renewed through a “portrait” of the Sto. Niño drawn by his son reaped the most number of awards in last year's Sinulog Short Film and Video Documentary Festival.
Peter Ian Mancao’s “The Portrait” took seven awards, including best picture, which is the most coveted grand prize of the competition, of 11 awards. The film won the awards for best editing, best cinematography, best screenplay, best director. The child performer Ian Martensen and actor Lorenz Espinosa won the top acting awards.
Second grand prize winner “Humamai,” directed by Renton Siega Zuasula, got P20,000 and a trophy. The best production design (Dorina Isadora Varela), best story (Zua-sula) and best actress (Reylyn Silva) awards went to “Humamai,” which was a story narrated by Queen Humamai (Reyna Juana) on how the Sto. Niño interceded to revive Datu Humabon, who was injured in an attack by another tribe.
Third grand prize winner “Sinulog” by Charmaine Cagang, who joined the contest for the first time, got P10,000 and a trophy. “Sinulog” was a video documentary on the preparations of Lumad Basa-kanon of Basak San Nico-las, Cebu City for the grand parade.
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