Monday, February 9, 2009

'Jay' won Black Movie filmfest award in Geneva

“Jay”, the first directorial assignment of Francis Xavier Pasion won the Audience Award at the recently-concluded Black Movie film festival in Geneva, Switzerland.

The film won the festival’s plum award plus a cash prize of CHF5,000 (P20,000) from Geneva's Department of Culture after it bested other 76 entries from other continents. Other Filipino entries include Brillante Mendoza's "Serbis" and "Tirador", Auraeus Solito's "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros", Sherad Anthony Sanchez's "Huling Balyan ng Buhi" and Jim Libiran's "Tribu".

Pasion's victory also marks the first time that a Filipino entry won in the film festival's six-year-old history.

The Black Movie film festival describes itself as an event that goes against the trend of conventional movies, featuring upcoming talents as well as established filmmakers from outside the Western world such as Asia, Africa and Latin America. It focuses on films that project social topics or current affairs, popular cinema, new urban cultures, genres or filmmakers.

I haven’t seen the movie which is currently being shown as an SM Cinema Exclusive but I plan to watch it this weekend.

Source: absCBN. com

1 comment:

Tey said...

this is interesting to watch. wonder when and where will it be shown
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