"Pamilya Ordinaryo" stars Hasmine Killip and Ronwaldo Martin claimed the top acting honors at the Harlem International Film Festival held in New York last week.
Killip won Best Actress while Martin, younger brother of Coco Martin, took home Best Actor for their roles as teenage parents who steal on the streets to make a living.
This is Killip's fifth international win and Ronwaldo's first acting award. Speaking with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Ronwaldo said: "Finally, I got to hook a trophy. I offer this award to my family: My mama and papa, to my siblings, especially kuya Dheng (Coco) and my grandmother."
Directed by Eduardo Roy Jr., "Pamilya Ordinaryo" emerged as the Best Film from the 2016 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival awards night. It also won the BNL People's Choice Award at the 2016 Venice Days film festival dedicated to independent features.