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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.

Sep 13, 2016

Allen Dizon Wins Another International Acting Award In Salento International Filmfest In Italy For 'Iadya Mo Kami'

CONGRATS TO Allen Dizon for winning the best actor award at the Salento International Filmfest in Tricase, Italy last Saturday, September 10. This is for the movie “Iadya Mo Kami (Deliver Us)”, directed by Mel Chionglo, which also won him the best actor trophy at the Silk Road International Filmfest in Dublin, Ireland earlier this year.

Allen played the role of a priest who breaks his vow of celibacy and sires a child with a woman who’s so in love with him, Diana Zubiri, and later gets involved in the murder of a mayor, Ricky Davao. Faced with these situations, he has to make a crucial decision as to whether he’d turn his back on his vocation for good or go on with being a servant of God. The film was shown in local theaters as part of the World Premieres Filmfest last July. where it won technical awards for best production design and musical score. It will next compete at the International Filmmakers Festival of World Cinema in Berlin from October 22 to 29 and where Allen is nominated once again as best lead actor.

Founded in 2004 by Luigi Campanile, the Salento International Film Festival emerged as a major cultural event and the top film festival in South Italy. Each year it introduces filmmakers worldwide to the Salento area's unique resources, while celebrating the history and future of the film industry with 4 days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature films, short films, documentaries.