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Indie Film 1st Sem Won Awards at the Indian Filmfest

The cast of 1st Sem with Writer, Director Producer Allan Ibanez (Leftmost end) and Dexter Hemedez (Rightmost end)

The indie film 1st Sem starring Lotlot de Leon, Darwin Yu, Miguel Bagtas, Sebastian Vargas & Allan Paule has been receiving recognition left and right. After the Best Picture nomination at the 2nd CineFilipino Filmfest, the film won Best Feature Film at the All Lights India International Film Festival. Lead actor Lotlot de Leon also received the Sole Acting Citation at the said film festival. Held at Hyderabad in India, the film festival gave the only acting citation in the entire festival for Lotlot’s “exceptional performance.” It was observed that it was the first time All Lights India International Film Festival awarded an actor. Apparently, Honorable Mention is usually given to another movie competing in the category. That’s not surprising. I had the chance to watch 1st Sem during a media screening and Lotlot shone through and through in the movie. The jury’s decision to award her for such exceptional ...

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Music Video Puso Kong Ito by Edward Benosa Gets Nomination

A scene in the music video Puso Kong Ito by Edward Benosa

Fast-rising artist Edward Benosa is definitely getting noticed with his performances. This time, the PMPC Star Awards for Music has nominated Edward’s music video Puso Kong Ito to this year’s Best Music Video category. The other artists nominated in the same category are Juris, Sam Concepcion, Vice Ganda and Rivermaya. It can be recalled that the artist won the Best New Male Recording Artist from Star Awards in 2015. “Puso Kong Ito” is Edward’s third and latest single, lifted from his self-titled album Edward Benosa. I got to watched the video directed by Indie Filmmaker Carlo Obispo and I really enjoyed it. I love the storytelling and of course, the casts’ acting – Edward Benosa, Abigail Oliveiro, Mark Sumaylo and RK Bagatsing. I also enjoyed the scenery that served more than just a backdrop to the video. The images actually enhanced the video further and I can’t help but admire ...

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