Live Blog: TOFARM Film Festival 2018 Awards Night

Saturday, September 15, 2018

We're doing updates as we go cover the TOFARM Film Festival Awards Night so refresh this post every hour. 

They just started giving away the awards this evening.

Best Supporting Actress was a tie and went to Bayang Barrios and Gileth Sandico.

Richard Quan won Best Supporting Actor for the film 1957. He sends his thanks to his director, Ms How, for bringing the plight of farmers to the forefront. He was happy to have finally won a major acting award this year. 

For Best Production Design, they gave the award to Martin Masadao for the film Tanabata's Wife.

Best Sound went to Manuel Verona for Mga Anak ng Kamote.

Best Musical Score went to Kurt Alalag, May Padilla, Marc Tan for Tanabata's Wife.

Best Editing went to May Padilla for again, Tanabata's Wife.

Best Cinematography went to Napjamir of Tanabata's Wife.

Best Story goes Hubert Pibi for 1957.

Best Screenplay was between 4 films, it was given to Tanabata's Wife.

Special Awards for Short Film : The category is called The Direk Maryo J Memorial Awardees

Aning Ginto Award for the film SIKAP. This was a team of teens from Tugegarao.

3rd Best Short Film Tahanan ng Isang Magsasaka.

2nd Best Short Film Kaluguran Da Ka, Ma! which was made by a team from Pampanga.

Best Short Film was declared to the film Panginoong May Lupa

Major Awards:

Best Actress was won by first timer Mail Fanglayan for Tanabata's Wife. She gave a heartfelt speech about the plight of farmers in Cordillera.

Best Actor was won by Miyuki Kimimura for Tanabata's Wife. He's a Japanese guy, and asked us to pray for Baguio.

Best Director went to Charlson Ong, Lito Casaje, Choy Pangilinan for Tanabata's Wife. They thanked Ms. Milagros How for the patience in making their entry, they said the accolades and inspiration was a bonus.

Then TOFARM Film Festival gave a special award to veteran actor Robert Arevalo for his work in the film industry. He dedicated the award to his father. He was given a tribute by Bibeth Orteza, Dr. How and a song number by DULCE.

They also gave Joey Romero and Bibeth Orteza special awards, a way of appreciating their work for this festival.

And finally, the People's Choice Award went to the film SOL SEARCHING.

3rd Best Picture is Alimuom. The director dedicated the win to the farmers and the scientists who work hard to make the agriculture sector better. 2nd Best Picture is 1957. They dedicated the win to the farmers of Bicol, Iriga  City. Best picture of TOFARM Film Festival is Tanabata's Wife

Congrats to all the winners and I hope more people would get to see your films, please make this available commercially and have it distributed by major outfits, it just needs to be seen!

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