'Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon' wins big in Cinemalaya 2018

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"Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon" bagged five awards, including the Best Film in the full-length category, in the 2018 Cinemalaya Awards Night held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 12) — "Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon" bagged five awards, including the "Best Full-length Feature," in the 2018 Cinemalaya Awards Night held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday.

The film received the "Best Production Design," "Best Cinematography," "Best Screenplay," and NETPAC Jury recognitions in the full-length category of the annual film festival.

Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon revolves around the story of Teresa, a lady at the twilight of her life who lives with her longtime partner Celso. She receives a call from her estranged husband Benedicto who is seeking forgiveness from her and their son Chito.

Meanwhile, veteran actor Eddie Garcia was hailed as the "Best Actor" for the film "ML" while Ai ai delas Alas won the "Best Actress" award for "School Service."

Here is the full list of the winners:

FULL-LENGTH FEATURE CATEGORY:

Best Film: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

Best Director: Che Espiritu for Pan de Salawal

Best Actor: Eddie Garcia for ML

Best Actress: Ai Ai delas Alas for School Service

Best Supporting Actor: Ketchup Eusebio for Mamang

Best Supporting Actress: Therese Malvar R for Distance and School Service

Outstanding Child Actors: Miel Espinosa, JM Salvado, Ken Ken Nuyda

Audience Choice Award: Liway

Best Cinematography: Neil Daza for Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

Best Sound: Musmos Na Sumibol Sa Gunag Ng Digma

Best Original Musical Score: Pan De Salawal

Best Production Design: Marielle Hizon for Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

Best Editing: Mikael Pestano for ML

Best Screenplay: John Carlo Pacala for Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

NETPAC Jury prize: Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon

Special Jury Commendation: Liway

Special Jury Award: Pan de Salawal

SHORT FEATURE CATEGORY:

Best Short Feature: Employee of The Month

Audience Choice Award: Kiko

Best Screenplay: Christian Candelaria for Sa Saiyang Isla

NETPAC Jury prize: Sa Saiyang Isla

Best Director: Xeph Suarez for Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah