Filipino indie film ‘Respeto’ wins two international awards

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Filipino indie film Respeto just won two international awards.

Late last November, the movie won the Jury Prize in the Youth Days category of the 2018 Exground Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Then, it also won the  Centenary Award as Best Debut Feature Film at the 2018 International Film Festival of India held in Goa.

The movie stars rap artist Abra.

Prior to these awards, the movie was already early this year, including Best Film, Best Director and Audience Choice awards from the Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2018; Best Youth Feature at the Carrousel International du film de Rimouski 2018 in Quebec, Canada; and Best Supporting Actor for Dido de la Paz at the Asia Pacific Film Festival 2018.

In the Philippines, Respeto has won as Best Feature Length Film, Best Supporting Actor for Dido de la Paz, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Editing at the 2017 Cinemalaya Film Festival.

At the 41st Gawad Urian, the movie bagged four awards, including Best Actor for Abra, Best Supporting Actor for Dido de la Paz, Best Editing for Lawrence Ang, and Best Sound for Corrine de San Jose.

Director Alberto Monteras II to aims to win more awards when it joins other international film festivals next year.

Abra plays the protagonist of the movie as a poor aspiring rap star.

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