The 1st ASEAN International Film Festival (AIFFA) was held on March 28-30 in Kuching, Sarawak.
Film makers from Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, USA, India, Russia, and Australia participated as entries for this prestigious event.
Filipino actors on entries "Sta. Nina," "Alagwa," and "The Kidnappers of Ronnie Lazaro" got a number of nominations.
Yours truly got the chance to watch "The Kidnappers of Ronnie Lazaro" on it's Philippine preview and it was really no brainier hilarious.
Filipinos bagged the major awards including Bugoy Cariño winning Best Child Actor for Alagwa and Anita Linda winnning Best Supporting Actress for Sta Nina
Here is the list of winners for the 1st ASEAN International Film Festival:
BEST SCREENPLAY: "Bunohan" - Malaysia
BEST FILM EDITING: "Sang Martir" - Indonesia
BEST DIRECTORAL PHOTOGRAPHY: "Rayya" - Indonesia
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Bugoy Carino, "Alagwa" - Philippines
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anita Linda, "Sta Nina" - Philippines
BEST ACTOR: Shaheizy Sam, "Songlap" - Malaysia
BEST ACTRESS: Alessandra de Rossi, "Sta Nina" - Philippines
BEST PICTURE - COMEDY: "Istanbul Aku Datang" - Malaysia
BEST PICTURE - DRAMA: "Sta Nina" - Philippines
BEST PICTURE - ACTION: "Songlap" - Malaysia
SPECIAL HONOUR AWARD: "Hanyut" - Malaysia
SPECIAL JURY AWARD: "Kayan Beauties" - Myanmar, "Rectoverso" - Indonesia, "Ada Apa Dengan Rina" - Brunei, "Taxi! Taxi!" - Singapore
BEST DIRECTOR: Riri Riza, "Atambua 39 Degrees Celsius" - Indonesia
AIFFA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and ASEAN SPIRIT AWARD: Michelle Yeoh
INAUGURAL ASEAN SPIRIT AWARD: "Cinta Tapi Beda" - Indonesia