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Newbies Mara Lopez and Alex Medina Top Acting Honors at the 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival

Lead stars of the “Scorpio Nights” tribute film “Palitan” by Ato Bautista, Mara Lopez and Alex Medina won the Best Actress and Best Actor award respectively during the awards night of the 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival.

The film about power play, love, lust, and deceit marked the first leads and most daring roles of Lopez, daughter of former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez and Medina, son of veteran actor Pen Medina. Also included in the film’s main cast is veteran actor Mon Confiado.

Another big winner was the first feature debut of Kevin Dayrit’s, “Catnip” which bagged the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Music. “Catnip” stars Lauren Young and Maxene Magalona and tells the story of two friends who despite their rifts and differences find comfort with each other. The people behind “Catnip” were the same ones behind the controversial indie film “MNL143”.

Major film awards Best Picture and Best Cinematography were awarded to “Pascalina” by Pam Miras and “Anak Araw” by Gym Lumbera respectively. Both films were the directors’ first feature debuts.

The 2012 Cinema One Originals awards night was held recently at the ABS-CBN Studio 1 and was hosted by Matteo Guidicelli and Megan Young. The presenters of the prestigious event included Fe “Gingging” Hyde, Carlo Aquino, Alfred Vargas, Philip Salvador, Sid Lucero, Joyce Bernal, Assunta De Rossi, Erich Gonzales, Paolo Bertolin and Stephen Cremin.

Below is the complete list of winners:

SOUND
Cebu Post Sound, Mickey MACACHOR and Nicholas VARELA for Aberya

MUSIC
Join the Club, Circa, Rugis & Kevin Dayrit for Catnip

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Michael ESPANOL for Mariposa sa hawla ng gabi

EDITING
Kevin DAYRIT for Catnip

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Danilo SALAS III for Anak Araw

SCREENPLAY
Kevin DAYRIT for Catnip

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Nicholas VARELA for Aberya

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ria GARCIA for Melodrama Negra

BEST ACTOR
Alex MEDINA for Palitan

BEST ACTRESS
Mara LOPEZ for Palitan

BEST DIRECTOR
Kevin DAYRIT for Catnip

BEST PICTURE (Cinema One Currents category)
Pascalina

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Melodrama Negra

JURY PRIZE
Ang Paglalakbay ng Bituin sa Gabing Madilim
Catch more of these feature films at the 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival until December 9 at Robinson’s Galleria Movie World. For the complete screening schedule and updates, visit Cinema One’s Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel.

The 2012 Cinema One Originals Festival is an annual project of the Cinema One, the local movie channel on cable, owned and operated by Creative Programs, Inc.

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