Winners from the “FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement” Encore Screening & Awards Presentation


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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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

The FilAm Creative Board of Directors present Dale Fabrigar with Best Screenplay for LULLABY



WHO TO LOVE written by Michael Kuya.

The FilAm Creative B.O.D. present Michael Kuya with Best Screenplay for WHO TO LOVE



BEST ACTOR went to … 

Michael Kuya in WHO TO LOVE

Best Actor & Best Screenplay went to Michael Kuya for 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.

The FAC B.O.D. present Kara Lorenzana with Best Actress for UNDERSTANDING COLOR. Director Melanie Lim accepts the honor for her lead actress


BEST DIRECTOR went to … 


Lullaby Staff
Sheila Tejada, Joe Gunawan, Somlith Inthalangsy and Dale Fabrigar of LULLABY
Dale Fabrigar on the set of LULLABY

Dale Fabrigar for LULLABY

Dale Fabrigar won Best Director for LULLABY
Best Director & Best Screenplay went to Dale Fabrigar for LULLABY

And, lastly,

BEST SHORT FILM went to … 

Best Short Film FAC 2017


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 FilAm Creative Board of Directors present Best Short Film to filmmaker Rommel Andaya and executive producer and screenwriter Michael Kuya for WHO TO LOVE
Director Rommel Andaya for Best Short Film, WHO TO LOVE
Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Short Film went to WHO TO LOVE
Best Screenplay and Best Actor went to Michael Kuya and Best Short Film went to the Cast & Crew of WHO TO LOVE
Best Short Film went to the Cast & Crew of WHO TO LOVE

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


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