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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.

Dec 31, 2011

Honors Won By Local Films Abroad In 2011

Honors won abroad this year include: “Lola” of Dante Mendoza winning the best film award and the best actress awards for Anita Linda and Rustica Carpio at the Tehran International Filmfest. Richard Gutierez’ environmental docu “Planet Philippines” won the silver medal at the 32nd Telly Awards in New York. Loy Arcenas’ debut film “Nino” won the new current awards at the Busan International Filmfest in South Korea. Alvin Yapan’s “Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” won the Bronze Circle Award in the Bogota International filmfest in Colombia. Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Bisperas” won best Asian-Middle Eastern film in the Tokyo International Filmfest.

Remton Zasuola’s “Damgo ni Eleuteria” won the special jury prize at Jeonju International Filmfest in South Korea and Golden Hanuman best Asian film award in Indonesia. Aureaus Solito’s “Busong” won the international critics prize at the Eurasia International Filmfest and the Tomorrow’s Cinema Award at the Brussels International Filmfest. Sheron Dayoc’s “Halaw” won the best picture award at the Hell Kitchen’s Filmfest in New York.

Stars who also deserve to be commended include Carmi Martin who graduated from college with a degree in fine arts and interior design at the age of 47 and Jodi Sta. Maria, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson for their perseverance in getting a high school diploma no matter how busy they have become.

The Year in Review 2011

Part 1: The Ugly, Messy Break Ups
Part 2: Weddings, Couplings In 2011
Part 3a: The Controversies, Scandals And Feuds Of 2011
Part 3b: Honors Won By Local Films Abroad In 2011
Part 3c: Nora Aunor’s Comeback
Part 4: In Memoriam, New Moms New Babies
Part 5: The Tv Shows Of 2011
Part 6: Local Films Shown In 2011
Part 7: The Best Films Of 2011