MANILA - Epy Quizon, who portrayed the role of Apolinario Mabini in the acclaimed historical biopic "Heneral Luna," was recently recognized at the 2015 International Film Festival Manhattan in New York City.
The 42-year-old Quizon won Best Actor for his role as a hapless, hostage taker named Onassis Hernandez in the 2014 Singaporean satirical drama "Unlucky Plaza."
Other Filipinos such as actress Aiko Melendez were also recognized at the annual film festival, which aims to honor "entertaining and diverse films in all genres" to equal the diversity found in New York City.
Other winners include the cast of the Joel Lamangan's "Lihis" for Best Ensemble, "Sundalong Kanin" by Janice O' Hara for Best Feature Film, and Albert Chan Paran his work on the short film "Julie."
Meanwhile, "Yolanda," which was directed by Krizia May Villanueva and Jennlyn Castillejo, nabbed Best Student Film.