‘Señorita’ director wins at Asian American Int’l Filmfest in New YorkPosted on August 14th, 2012 under Entertainment Success
Filmmaker-Actor Vincent Sandoval and his debut feature “Señorita” won at the recently concluded at the 35th Asian American International Film Festival held in New York recently.
A Cebuano based in New York, Sandoval who plays the transgender character in his feature film won the Best Emerging Director award. First shot as a short film, “Señorita” is a noir melodrama about a reformed transgender sex worker who gets involved in small-town politics. He said “Señorita” is loosely based on Jane Fonda’s “vulnerable yet steely” hooker role in “Klute.”
The 35th Asian American International Film Festival jury was headed by John Anderson, a critic for Variety magazine.
Sandoval said the honor came as a “wonderful surprise,” and with the encouraging news plans to shoot his third film in New York next summer.
“Señorita,” is pretty well-traveled—it has been screened in Locarno, Switzerland, Cannes, Vancouver, San Francisco and Amsterdam, among other major cities.
Vincent’s latest film is “Aparisyon” at the just-concluded Cinemalaya film festival.