Cinema One Originals has once again bagged another award as Ralston Jover’s “Hamog” won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement award at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) held recently in Shanghai Grand Theater.
Juror and Canadian master filmmaker Atom Egoyan commended the Filipino film which narrates the story of street children. Egoyan said that he liked “the way the story was structured and the intention was carefully decided and made clear.” He also praised the actors for being “real and natural.”
“It is a film I won’t forget,” added African film master Abderrahmane Sissako.
Teri Malvar and co-actor Zaijian Jaranilla were also nominated as Best Actress and Best Actor respectively at the festival.
Ralston Jover’s indie film “Hamog” is a story on the lives of four street children who suddenly get caught in a web of consecutive and unforeseen tragedies. The film also reaped four recognition including Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, and the coveted Jury Award in the 2015 Cinema One Originals awards night.
“Hamog” is also being screened at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) with Erik Matti’s “Honor Thy Father” and “Apocalypse Child” by Mario Cornejo.
One of the biggest festivals in Asia, the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) is the only competitive film festival in China approved by International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
The nine-day festival screened nearly 600 films, attracted more than 300,000 viewers and created a new box-office record of approximately €2.6 million – the highest yet for the festival.
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