Foster Child wins Spain filmfest awardPosted on March 14th, 2008 under Entertainment Success
Brillante Mendoza’s Foster Child bags another major accolade this time in Spain.
The independent filmmaker’s latest project was awarded the Signis Award at the 9th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival in Spain last March 8.
This is Foster Child’s fourth international recognition after the Best Actress Award for Cherry Pie Picache in New Delhi, Special Jury in Kazakshtan and Best Feature Film in Paris Environmental Film Festival. The film also stars Eugene Domingo, Jiro Manio, Dan Alvaro, Alwyn Uytingco and Kier Segundo. The script was written by Ralston Joel Jover for Seiko Films.
Mendoza’s Masahista was also a part of the retrospective and it won the Signis Award in Brisbane in 2006.
The Brazilian film Andarilho won the Golden Lady Harimaguada and 100,000 Euros while China and France’s Crime and Punishment won the Silver Lady Harimaguada plus 35,000 Euros.
Thailand’s Wonderful Town won a Special Jury and South Korea’s The Girl with a Black Soil was given the Cinematography and Audience Awards.
Tussenstand from Holland won the Best Actor and Actress awards while Argentina’s Matias Piniero got the Best New Director for El Hombre Robado.
Foster Child is competing yet again at the Cinema Novo Film Festival in Stutges, Belgium and in Durban, South Africa in July. It will also screen as part of the New Directors, New Films in New York on April 3 and 4 at the Lincoln Center and MoMA.