IN PHOTOS: 'Metamorphosis,' 'Sila-Sila' lead winners of Cinema One Originals 2019

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2019 09:35 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2019 01:28 AM

MANILA — (UPDATED) Cinema One Original Festival honored on Friday filmmakers and actors participating in the 15th edition of the annual films showcase.

‘Sila-Sila’ director Giancarlo Abrahan accepts the Best Film trophy. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Gold Azeron of ‘Metamorphosis’ accepts the Best Actor trophy. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Alessandra de Rossi of ‘Lucid’ accepts the Best Actress trophy. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Iana Bernardez of ‘Metamorphosis’ accepts the Best Supporting Actress trophy. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Topper Fabregas of ‘Sila-Sila’ accepts the Best Supporting Actor trophy. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

JE Tiglao of ‘Metamorphosis’ wins Best Director. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Arron Villaflor of ‘Utopia’ attends the awards ceremony. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

‘Sila-Sila’ director Giancarlo Abrahan and lead stars Topper Fabregas and Gio Gahol attend the awards ceremony. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

‘Metamorphosis’ director JE Tiglao, and cast members Iana Bernardez, Gold Azeron, and Ricky Davao attend the ceremony. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño attends the ceremony. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

‘Tayo Muna Habang Hindi Pa Tayo’ actress Jane Oineza attends the ceremony. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Tia Madre’ stars Cherie Gil and Jana Agoncillo attend the ceremony. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News


“Metamorphosis,” a film about intersex people, led the list of winners with trophies for Best Actor for Gold Azeron, and Best Director for JE Tiglao.

 

“Metamorphosis,” which is said to be the first full-length Filipino film centering on an intersex individual, was nearly not exhibited after it was initially given an X-rating by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

Its was eventually screened with an R-16 rating.

“Sila-Sila,” about gay men finding “love after love,” similarly got top honors with its Best Film win, and the Best Supporting Actor trophy for Topper Fabregas.

Here is the complete list of awardees, in the order they were named:

  • Audience Choice Award – Sila-Sila
  • Best Sound – Immanuel Verona and Vince Banta, Metamorphosis
  • Best Musical Score – Kevin Dayrit, O; Emerzon Texon, Lucid
  • Best Editing – Benjamin Tolentino, Lucid
  • Best Production Design – Eero Yves Francisco, Utopia
  • Best Cinematography – Tey Clamor, Metamorphosis; Carlos Mauricio, Tia Madre
  • Best Screenplay – Daniel Saniana, Sila-Sila
  • Student Film Award – Kapasidad by Tyrone James Luanzon
  • Best Supporting Actress – Iana Bernardez, Metamorphosis
  • Best Supporting Actor – Topper Fabregas, Sila-Sila
  • Best Actress – Alessandra de Rossi, Lucid
  • Best Actor – Gold Azeron, Metamorphosis
  • Best Short Film – Sa Among Agwat by Don Senoc
  • Best Director – JE Tiglao, Metamorphosis
  • Special Jury Prize – Utopia
  • Best Film – Sila-Sila