Tuesday, October 13, 2009

'Kinatay' won 2 awards in Spain filmfest.

After winning the Best Director plum in the recent Cannes Film Festival, Filipino director Brillante Mendoza’s film “Kinatay” (The Execution of P) again bagged 2 awards at the recently-concluded 42nd Sitges International Film Festival held in Spain.

Mendoza won Best Director, while Teresa Barrozo, also for "Kinatay" was awarded the Best Original Soundtrack award.

The festival, which prides itself as "the number one fantasy film festival in the world, is held at the Spanish region of Catalonia, in the city of Sitges.

"With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world," the festival web site (sitgesfilmfestival.com) said.

According to the festival website (sitgesfilmfestival.com): "Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today the Festival is an essential rendezvous for movie lovers and audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world."

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