QCINEMA 2018

Festival Winners

Watch the Awarding Ceremony here.

BEST FILM
Circle Competition
ODA SA WALA
 Philippines - Dwein Baltazar

For its keen and artistic blending of the mundane and the grotesque to sensitively examine the fragile mind, soul and heart of a forlorn woman whose bizarre pursuit for some semblance of completeness renders her even more broken.

NETPAC JURY PRIZE
Circle Competition
DOG DAYS
 Philippines - Timmy Harn

For its imaginative take on the strange world that is ours and its energetic splashes or quirky brilliance.

BEST DIRECTOR
Circle Competition
Dwein Baltazar
ODA SA WALA

BEST ACTOR
Circle Competition
Eddie Garcia
HINTAYAN NG LANGIT

BEST ACTRESS
Circle Competition
Marietta Subong
ODA SA WALA

BEST FILM
Asian Next Wave Competition
A LAND IMAGINED (幻土)
 Singapore - Yeo Siew Hua

For its confident direction and fresh take on the neo-noir genre, for underlining that the personal is social, for its ambitious but intricate interweaving of dreams and reality and for its disquieting but philosophical portrayal of unfair migrant labor practices resulting from its country's reclamation goals.

JURY PRIZE
Asian Next Wave Competition
THE SEEN AND UNSEEN (Sekala Niskala)
 Indonesia - Kamila Andini

Through its haunting and arresting tone, this film is a beautiful reminder that there is sense and hope in seemingly senseless world. For its grace in storytelling yet grandiosity in visual and psychological depth; for its insightful depiction of innocence colliding with harsh realities and specially its enligthened portrayal of how to cope with loss.

BEST FILM
RainbowQC Competition
SORRY ANGEL (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)
 France - Christophe Honoré

For its sensitive depiction of a critical period in history when fear consumed humanity without the proper care they deserved, driven by bittersweet yet hopeful insights that encourage solidarity among us.

JURY PRIZE
RainbowQC Competition
HARD PAINT (Tinta Bruta)
 Brazil - Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon

For its portrayal of the present generation’s zeitgeist with their pervading sense of alienation amidst seeming connectivity; and for its fusion of personal and communal narratives of abandonment, defiance, and ultimately, triumph of the human spirit.

BEST SCREENPLAY
Circle Competition
Dwein Baltazar
ODA SA WALA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Circle Competition
Marcus Adoro
DOG DAYS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Circle Competition
Cielo Aquino
BILLIE & EMMA

BEST ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
(Cinematography)
Circle Competition
Neil Daza
ODA SA WALA

For his fascinating visual rendition of an atmospheric setting that is uniquely unsettling and macabre.

GENDER SENSITIVITY AWARD
Circle Competition
BILLIE & EMMA
Samantha Lee

For its tender depiction of the coming-of-age of two high school girls made special and then brought together by their boundless capacity to love, no matter the gender of who they love and despite its repercussions and its uncertainties.

HOOQ AUDIENCE CHOICE
Circle Competition
HINTAYAN NG LANGIT
Dan Villegas