Summary by Edwin A. Santos
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Five months after FilAm Creative’s first encore screening back in May, 2017 [link], its FilAm Creations Filmmaker Challenge returned to the Regency Theaters’ Valley Plaza 6 with a second slate of new short films under that initiative as “FilAm Creations 2.”
And, what was different in this second go-around was an awards presentation of five categories. You can go to this [link] for the nominees, the jury and the judging criteria.
After the introductory welcome by our Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, the encore screening of the new short films as well as the Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by Angel Qinan, the FilAm Creative Board of Directors Walter Boholst, Edward J. Mallillin and Rex Sampaga were ready to announce the winners.
AND THE WINNERS ARE ………………………………………….
BEST SCREENPLAY was a tie! The award went to both…
LULLABY written by Dale Fabrigar
WHO TO LOVE written by Michael Kuya.
BEST ACTOR went to …
Michael Kuya in WHO TO LOVE
BEST ACTRESS went to …
Kara Lorenzana in UNDERSTANDING COLOR. Accepting the honor was by the director of the film, Melanie Lim. Kara sent her apologies as she wasn’t able to make it to the event.
BEST DIRECTOR went to …
Dale Fabrigar for LULLABY
BEST SHORT FILM went to …
WHO TO LOVE
Out on a date with Adam, Tracy will decide if he is the one for her.
Starring: Aina Dumlao, Michael Kuya and Anna Pan
Written by Michael Kuya
Directed by Rommel Andaya
Director of Photography – Homer Dulu
Edited by Michelle Hsieh
The after party took place at the Federal Bar in the NoHo District of Los Angeles.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, but more importantly, everyone involved in making your films through blood, sweat and tears as completing a film is an award in itself.
Award photos by Sthanlee B. Mirador