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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 2, 2011

Jeffrey Jeturian's 'Bisperas' wins big in Japan

CONGRATULATIONS to Director Jeffrey Jeturian. His movie, “Bisperas (Trespassers)”, best picture winner in the Cinemalaya Director’s Showcase category, won again in the Tokyo International FIlmfest held from Oct. 22 to 30. It was named best Asian-Middle Eastern Film in the Winds of Asia-Middle East section with a cash prize of $10,000. It’s the first Filipino film to win this . Jeturian attended the affair with scriptwriter Paul Sta. Ana but he returned to Manila before the festival ended. The organizers later notified him to return to Japan but his visa was just for a single entry so he didn’t make it to the awards night anymore. “Bisperas” was produced by Atty. Joji Alonso’s Quantum Films and also won the Cinemalaya best actress award for Raquel Villavicencio and best supporting actress award for Julia Clarete.