By: Throy Catan
BHOY Intsik bagged four awards in the 1st Subic Bay International Film Festival held at the Harbor Point Activity Center yesterday, June 24. It won Best in Story and Screenplay, Best in Cinematography, Best Picture, and Best Actor for RS Francisco who played a principled tough gay.
RS first thanked the people behind the first Subic Bay International Film Festival, “Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Subic Bay International Film Festiva. First ever. Maraming maraming salamat po. Sa jury, maraming salamat. Nakasalalay ang award na ito sa tiis niyo po lahat.” He said.
He humbly said to his co-nominees that he dedicates his award to them, “Dine-dedicate ko po itong trophy na ito sa lahat ng co-nominees ko, kasi para sa akin lahat tayo deserving ang award na ito. Para sa inyo ito.” He declared.
He also mentioned the role of LGBTQA+ community in media, “I also dedicate this to my LGBTQ family. Sana po magampanan ng mabuti ang LGBTQ role sa telebisyon, sa pelikula, sa teatro. Ginagawa ko iyung best ko para mapaganda at maka-catch-up ang tingin ng tao sa LGBTQ community.” He said.
Other movies included in the festival are Old Skool, Balatkayo, Isang Hakbang, Ang Araw sa Likod Mo, and Rolyo.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
- Best Picture – Bhoy Intsik
- Best Actor – RS Francisco (Bhoy Intsik)
- Best Actress – Tessie Tomas (Old Skool)
- Best in Cinematography – Rain Yamson III (Bhoy Intsik)
- Best in Music – Nonie Buencamino (Old Skool)
- Best in Prod Design – Roma Regala (Old Skool)
- Best in Story and Screenplay – Ronald Carballo (Bhoy Intsik)
- Best in Editing – Ang Araw sa Likod mo
- Best Director – Dominic Nuesa (Ang Araw sa likod mo)
- Best Ensemble – Isang Hakbang
- Special Award: Master in Cinema Award: Elwood Perez
The 1st Subic Bay International Film Festival is spearheaded by the veteran journalist, Vic V. Vizcocho, Jr., and filmmaker, Arlyn Dela Cruz-Bernal.