A scene from the critically-acclaimed independent film "That Thing Called Tadhana."
MANILA - The romantic comedy film "That Thing Called Tadhana" just bagged its first international recognition, winning Best Narrative Feature at the annual Guam International Film Festival (GIFF).
The film, directed and written by Antoinette Jadaone ("On the Wings of Love"), beat out other entries from Taiwan and Marshall Islands, as well as Star Cinema's "Kid Kulafu."
On her Instagram account, Jadaone wrote: "First international film festival win (for any of my films) evahhh! Sweeter! To more films from the heart!"
"That Thing Called Tadhana" tells the story of two strangers who try and mend each other's heart and find the answer to the question, "Where do broken hearts go?" It also stars actor JM de Guzman.
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Meanwhile, "Kid Kulafu" star Robert "Buboy" Villar bagged the Achievement in Acting award for portraying a young Manny Pacquiao in the well-received biopic.
On his own Instagram account, Villar posted a photo of him with the film's director Paul Soriano. It had the caption: "Wow maraming salamat sa sumuporta nang Kid Kulafu."
"Una sa panginoon at nagawa nang maayos ang movie at sa staff and crew. Direk [Soriano], maraming salamat sa tiwala na binigay nyo at sa family ko na laging sumusoporta sakin . MARAMING SALAMAT PO!"
The GIFF is an international film festival that aims to recognize top talent from Asia and the Western Pacific