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CINEMATOGRAFO Originals: New contest aims to discover, fund Filipino filmmakers in the U.S.

DALY CITY, CA, January 11, 2017 – The year 2016 was a banner year for Filipino filmmakers. Among those who made a big splash in the international scene last year was 2009 Cannes Best Director Awardee Brillante Mendoza whose gritty slice-of-life film, “Ma’ Rosa”, won the 2016 Cannes Best Actress Award for lead actress Jaclyn Jose. Meanwhile, Lav Diaz scored huge triumphs with the coveted Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival for his epic eight-hour obra, “Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis” …

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