QCINEMA 2019

Festival Winners

Watch the Awarding Ceremony here.

BEST FILM
Asian Next Wave Competition
CLEANERS
 Philippines - Glenn Barit

For its fresh and innovative storytelling that soars high from the seemingly small space of the narrative to the larger issues of acceptance, friendship, and love, driven by a vision whose complexity lies in its simplicity. It is only apt that in the age of rampant commercialism and unstoppable blockbuster movies, we award the QCinema Asian Next Wave Best Film to the movie with the biggest heart.

NETPAC JURY PRIZE
Asian Next Wave Competition
SUBURBAN BIRDS
 China/Taiwan - Sheng Qiu

For its profound and lyrical exploration of folklore and companionship in the era of relentless industrialization, confidently told in two narratives layered with poetry, riddles, and puzzles.

BEST DIRECTOR
Asian Next Wave Competition
Rae Red
 BABAE AT BARIL

BEST ACTOR
Asian Next Wave Competition
Por Silatsa
 THE LONG WALK

BEST ACTRESS
Asian Next Wave Competition
Janine Gutierrez
 BABAE AT BARIL

BEST FILM
QCShorts Competition
JUFY FREE
Che Tagyamon

For its exquisite OFW story, utilizing creative doodles and poignant imagery of a quirky-and-fragile perspective of a child's observation of the deterioration of her family, leading to the animated sea of OFWs.

JURY PRIZE
QCShorts Competition
TOKWIFI
Carla Pulido Ocampo

For its beautiful yet out-of-this world re-imagining of folklore, where language, cultural, historical and intergalactic barriers do not exist in the realm of love.

BEST SCREENPLAY
Asian Next Wave Competition
Glenn Barit
 CLEANERS

BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION
(Editing)
Asian Next Wave Competition
Lee Chatametikool
 NAKORN-SAWAN (Thailand/Germany)

For skillfully interweaving fact and fiction as well as drama and documentary, and for laying down the groundwork of stories that emphasize the director’s poignant journey through recorded phone calls, home video footage, family photos, and the emotional memories enveloped in them.

GENDER SENSITIVITY AWARD
Asian Next Wave Competition
BABAE AT BARIL
Rae Red

For deftly examining the position of the woman in society and her violent experiences rooted in history and culture, and for prompting expansive and problematic discourses that expose the prevailing system that oppresses all men and women.

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Asian Next Wave Competition
CLEANERS
Glenn Barit

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
QCShorts Competition
EXCUSE ME, MISS, MISS, MISS
Sonny Calvento