Andong & 100 are victorious in Pusan film festivalPosted on October 13th, 2008 under Entertainment Success
Two award-winning Filipino films are the best of the best in the recently concluded 13th Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea.
Milo Tolentino’s “Andong” won Best Short Film or the Sonje Award and a $10,000 cash prize.
Chris Martinez’s “100″ won the Audience prize, which is dubbed the KNN Award (KNN is a major TV network in Korea) and a $20,000 cash prize from the KNN Foundation.
Both “Andong” and “100″ also won the Best Short Film and Audience Awards at the Cinemalaya film fest last July.
“100,” which competed in the New Currents section, also received a favorable review from The Hollywood Reporter’s Maggie Lee who described it as “thoughtfully scripted and performed with a delicate balance of gravity and humor.”
“All the screenings were sold out in one minute,” recalled Martinez.
“100″ and “Andong” are among seven films from the Philippines that were screened in the Korean festival, along with Jerrold Tarog and Ruel Dahis Antipuesto’s “Confessional,” Francis Xavier Pasion’s “Jay,” Joel Ruiz’s “Baby Angelo,” Dante Mendoza’s “Serbis” and Adolf Alix Jr.’s “Adela.”
“100″ will have its commercial run in local theaters on Dec. 3.