- KathNiels ‘The Hows of Us’ will receive a prestigious award.
- The award is the highest honor handed out by the FDCP.
- Star Cinema’s blockbuster film hit more than Php 900 million.
The Hows of Us, the 2018 Philippine mega blockbuster romantic-drama directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and starred by King and Queen of Hearts Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, are among the recipients of the prestigious Camera Obscura award from the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
The said award will be given on February 10, Sunday at Samsung Hall of SM Aura, BGC, Taguig City.
As of December 31, 2018, the movie already gathered a total of Php 700 million in the local box office and over US$ 2 million in international receipts according to ABS-CBN Investor Relations Annual Report 2018. Other reports said the movie reached Php 915 million earnings from combined local and international box office receipts.
The Star Cinema film is declared the highest-grossing Filipino film that competitively showed the advantage of local films in the country.
“Ito ang highest-grossing Filipino film (hindi adjusted sa inflation), at isa sa mga pelikulang Pilipino na nagpamalas ng competitive advantage ng local films sa bansa.”
Aside from the Star Cinema film, National Artists for Film Kidlat Tahimik and film producer Bianca Balbuena will also be given the Camera Obscura Artistic Excellence Award, the FDCP announced on Friday.
The award is said to be the highest honor handed out by the FDCP during its annual Film Ambassadors’ Night.
That Camera Obscura is given to films, filmmakers, and artists whose astounding achievements and breakthroughs have positively inspired the Philippine film industry to aspire to greater heights.
The Hows of Us will receive the award for making history in Philippine cinema by breaking the Php800 million global box-office record, making it the highest-grossing Filipino film to date and proving the local cinema’s competitive advantage,” the FDCP said.
“FDCP is so honored to award the Camera Obscura to Tay Kidlat, Bianca, and The Hows of Us because in addition to making 2018 such a great year for Philippine Cinema, they truly represent the best of the many sectors that make up our industry. They are such an inspiration,” said FDCP Chairperson at CEO Liza Diño.
According to ABS-CBN news, the Camera Obscura awardees will be joined in by 86 more honorees comprising of Filipino winners in international film festivals in 2018.