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Numerous Filipino Winners at the International Film Festival Manhattan Virtual Events 2020

Jury Award Best Narrative Global

Winner: “Latay ( Battered Husband)” Dir: Ralston Jover  Producers: Baby Go, Dennis Evangelista, Ferdy Lapuz (Philippines)

Luis Pedron Festival Director of the International Film Festival announced there are numerous Filipinos that won at the festival. Happening virtually,  the festival is still happening online November 19 to 22, 2020 Tix: www.IFFMNYC.com 

Dubbed as the Festival that showcases PInoys, Pedron proudly says yes we will always program Filipino Filmmakers because why not !” 

We are proud to announce the Pinoys in the Awards listing this year. 

International Film Festival Manhattan Awards 2020

Festival Director Awards

1) Best Screenplay

Writer  1Lt Balaram Tamayo (Philippines)

 2) IFFM Most Popular (Highest Promo Views)

Winner: “Kagitingan (Valor) Writer  1Lt Balaram Tamayo (Philippines)

 3) Best Actor Short

Winner: Teri Onor “Biyaheng Madilim (A Night’s Journey)” (Philippines)

 4) Best Director Short

Winner: Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio “Biyaheng Madilim (A Night’s Journey)” (Philippines)

5) Best Actor Feature Film

Winner: Allen Dizon “Latay ( Battered Husband) (Philippines)

 6) Best Actress Feature Film

Winner: Lovi Poe “Latay (Battered Husband)” (Philippines)

 7) Independent Achievement Award

All 4 are Co-Winners

A) “Sulyap (The Glance)” Dir Geraldo Jumawan Sherwin Compendio / Producer AVP and Bahandi Films (Philippines)

B) “Garbo (Pride) Dir: Alan Filoteo Producer: Filcor Multimedia Studio (Philippines)

C) “LOL” Dir: Mark Justine Aguillon Producer Click PH Production (Philippines / Macau)

D) “Blue Room Feelings” Dir: Ruka Azuma, Producer The Cramming Company (Philippines)


Jury Awards

 8) Jury Award Best Short Film:

Winner: “Fish Head” (Filipino American Director): Marcos Durian (USA)

 9) Jury Award Best Documentary

Winner: “In Paglayag A Sulu Story” Dir: Rhadem Morados (Philippines)

 10) Jury Award Best Performance (Male or Female, Short or Feature)

Winner: (Filipino American Actor) Madison Rojas ” Fish Head” (USA)

 11) Jury Award Best Narrative Global

Winner: “Latay ( Battered Husband)” Dir: Ralston Jover  Producers: Baby Go, Dennis Evangelista, Ferdy Lapuz (Philippines)

12) Jury Award Best Narrative USA

Winner “Take Out Girl” Dir: Hissoni Johnson Producer (Filipino American) MJ Del Rosario

Lifetime Achievement Awardees:

13) Posthumous Award Lifetime Achievement Award for

Occupational Therapist Frontliner, Filmmaker and Co Founder of the International Film Festival Manhattan

Awardee: (Filipino American) Gerry Balasta (USA)

14) Lifetime Achievement Awardee:

Veteran TV and Film Director

Awardee: Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio (Philippines) 


Honorable Mentions

15) “Tuta (Lapdog)” Dir: Nadyn Estacio, Celina Makani  (Philippines)

16) “Kulong The Lockdown Story” Dir: Michael Daya (Philippines)

17) “Padayon (Keep Going)” Dir: Clanche Dayve Belleza (Philippines)

18) “House Rules” Dir: (Filipino American) Girard Tecson (USA)

19) “Sa Pag Uwi” Dir: Melchor Avila Berja (Philippines)

20) “Namnama En Lolang (Gransdmother’s Hope)” Dir: Jonnie Lyn Dasalla (Philippines)

 International Film Festival Manhattan Virtual Events

November 19 to 22, 2020 

for Tickets: www.IFFMNNYC.com 


International Film Festival Pioneer Visiting Manila

Immediate Release
Press Release

International Film Festival Pioneer Visiting Manila

Film Maker/Actor. Founder of International Film Festival Manhattan.
Film Maker/Actor. Founder of International Film Festival Manhattan.

Luis Pedron
Interview with DJ Apple of #PinasFM

by MJ Racadio

April 13, 2016 (Social Dragon PR) Quezon City, Philippines. Pedron arrived in the Philippines for speaking engagements about Film-Making and consulting projects. Luis Pedron making rounds of interviews from Magandang Umaga po! to 95.5 Pinas FM. Luis Pedron is the Festival Manager of the Viva Latino International Film Festival NY 2015 and 2016. In the past Luis  was the Programmerfor the Soho International Film Festival 2010 and 2011, Festival Director for the Asians on Film Festival in North Hollywood CA 2013, Festival Director for the One FILAM Film Festival Hollywood CA 2013.

Luis Pedron is currently the Co-Founder/Festival Director and Programmer of the International Film Festival Manhattan now on it’s 6th Year. IFFM showcases Asian, Latino, New York and International filmmakers that reflect the change that we see in America and the world today. His advocacy is to help film-makers from around the world to showcase different genres of films during the Film Festivals on October 20-23, 2016. For submissions visit http://iffmnewyork.com