Joselito Altarejos‘ Jino to Mari was the major winner at the 26th Annual Filipino International Cine Festival (FACINE), held from October 18-20, 2019 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, California. The film earned both awards and citations in every category it was nominated for at the awarding ceremonies held on October 22, 2019.
Accolades are as follows:
Outstanding Direction (Joselito Altarejos)
Outstanding Writing For the Screen (Joselito Altarejos and John Bedia)
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor (Oliver Aquino)
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress (Angela Cortez)
Special Citation for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor (Perry Escaño)
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress (Ruby Ruiz)
Outstanding Editing (Joselito Altarejos and Diego Marx Dobles)
Outstanding Cinematography (Mycko David)
Outstanding Aural Design (Richard Gonzales, Musical Score; Drew Milallos, Sound)
This year’s jury included:
DR. RAVI CHANDRA, Psychiatrist by profession, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, author: FACEBUDDHA: TRANSCENDENCE IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, 2017; Film blogger for the Center of Asian American Media, MEMOIRS OF A SUPERFAN
PROF. FELICIDAD “BLISS” CUA LIM, Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine; author, TRANSLATING TIME: CINEMA, THE FANTASTIC AND TEMPORAL CRITIQUE and the forthcoming book, ARCHIVAL AFTERLIVES OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA
ANDREW LEAVOLD, Filmmaker, historian/researcher, programmer, publisher: THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG; THE LAST PINOY ACTION KING; FACINE 24 GAWAD SULONG SINE awardee
It can be recalled that Jino to Mari was the Box Office Award winner in the 5th Sinag Maynila film festival held in April 2019. The film also won awards for Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Musical Score.
Congratulations, Team Jino to Mari!