The Philippines once again nab a thrilling amount of nominations for the ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA) 2017.

Towards the end of the last night’s opening kick-off party where delegates and media were treated to a variety show of entertainment, the organizers announced the nominations from the 31 shortlisted film entries. The Philippines nabbed 18 Nominations across its shortlisted entries.

These are the nominees for ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards 2017:

Best Screenplay
LAUT & IMBISIBOL

Film Editing
IMBISIBOL & AREA

Cinematography
PURGATORYO & IMBISIBOL

Best Actor
Allen Dizon, AREA

Best Supporting Actor
Bembol Roco, PAUWI NA
Ricky Davao, DAYANG ASU
Bernardo Bernardo, IMBISIBOL

Beat Actress
Ai Ai delas Alas, AREA

Best Supporting Actress
Sue Prado, AREA
Ana Capri, LAUT
Cherry Pie Picache, PAUWI NA

Best Director
Louie Ignacio, AREA
Lawrence Fajardo, IMBISIBOL

Best Film
LAUT & IMBISIBOL

IMBISIBOL is a story about the plight of Filipino migrant workers in Japan as they live life trying to avoid authorities and risk deportation. It also garnered the most number of nominations (6) and I’m now super curious how this will play out during the gala night where AIFFA reveals its winners!

Keep it here for more news on the ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards 2017!

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