Winners of The 2016 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival

The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) made its debut on the second weekend of Filipino American History Month from October 7th thru October 9th at Cinemark X D Theaters inside the South Bay Pavilion.  FilAm Creative was a Community Sponsor where our members volunteered, introduced, hosted and moderated Q&As throughout the film festival’s weekend screenings of world premieres, special screenings, short films, documentaries, animated films and student films – local, nationwide and abroad.

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Below is the announcement of the first winners of LAPIFF 2016 by co-founders Abe Pagtama, Jush Andowitt and Fe P. Koons:

The Mission of the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) is to work for the advancement, development and to showcase Filipino Filmmakers/Artists around the world through film, providing the global community of entertainment professionals and film goers with consistent annual screening events and workshops. LAPIFF provides charitable scholarships and a forum where Filipino/Artists can be recognized for their gifts, have open discussions about their movies and connect with industry professionals for understanding on production, distribution, representation and acquisition.

The weekend event was covered by international television channels, local newspapers and the local cable stations subscribed to by the Filipino American community based in Los Angeles as well as across the United States.

Below are a few pictures from LAPIFF 2016:

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Cinemark X D Theaters at the South Bay Pavilion

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LAPIFF’s 3-day weekend audiences

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Ed Mallillin, Walter Talens, Abe Pagtama, Walter Boholst, Arlyn Sinsay and Edwin Santos

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FilAm Creative volunteer Rodney Cajudo

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FilAm Creative volunteer Vince Cruz

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LAPIFF’s Gabe Pagtama, Jush Andowitt, Fe P. Koons and Abe Pagtama

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Joy Regullano and filmmaker Bernard Badion of “I Won’t Miss You”

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Sold out full house of “We Call Her Yolanda” documentary

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Filmmakers Q&A for “We Call Her Yolanda” documentary

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Cast & Crew of “We Call Her Yolanda” documentary

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“We Call Her Yolanda” on the red carpet at LAPIFF 2016

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LAPIFF’s writer / filmmaker David Maquiling

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Sheila Tejada, Gabe Pagtama, Gina Hiraizumi and Abe Pagtama

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Abe Pagtama, Angela Paviera, Rachel Leyco and Gabe Pagtama

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FilAm Creative’s Edwin Santos, Walter Talens and Ed Mallillin

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“Vampariah” filmmaker Matthew Abaya

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Abe Pagtama, Thomas Loveman, Rachanee Lumayno & friend

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“The Head Thieves” producer Jay Menez

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Janice Villarosa, Albert Chan Paran, Dion Basco, Abe Pagtama and Jay Menez

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David Maguiling, Albert Chan Paran, Abe Pagtama, Jush Andowitt, Fe. P. Koons and friend

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LAPIFF and FilAm Creative with Cast & Crew of “The Head Thieves”

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Director Shawn Noel Semana, Katherine Olmedo, Mitchell Gregorio, friends of “Got It Maid”

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Blaise Miller, filmmaker Joelito Seldera and Kyle Sing of “End of Fall”

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Gabe Pagtama, Abe Pagtama, Patricio Ginelsa, Jr. and Janice Villarosa

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Photos by Gabe Pagtama.  Instagram by FilAm Creative

~ Written by Edwin Santos (10/26/16)

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2 thoughts on “Winners of The 2016 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival

  1. We are honoured and thrilled to receive an award for
    “They Call Us Maids: the Domestic Workers’ Story.”
    Thank you, LAPIFF!

    And we’d be very grateful for any ideas about how we can get more distribution for our film in America – or the Philippines.

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