'What Home Feels Like' dominates ToFarm film fest awards

Marianne Ida Paterno

Posted at Jul 17 2017 12:01 PM

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MANILA - “What Home Feels Like” dominated the second edition of the ToFarm Film Festival in the awards night held at the Makati Shangri-La on Sunday.

Directed by Joseph Abello, “What Home Feels Like” explores how an old, retired seafarer faces the consequences of living apart from his family for decades.

The family drama won best director, best story, best screenplay, and best music.

Irma Adlawan was named best actress for “What Home Feels Like,” while veteran actor Bembol Roco, along with Roger “Soe” Gonzales (“Kamunggai”), brought home the best actor awards.

“Instalado”, a social science fiction set some years into the future, garnered the best sound and best production design awards.

Francis Magundayao and Barbara Miguel won best supporting actor and best supporting actress, respectively, for their performances in “Instalado,” which also earned the People’s Choice Award.

Meanwhile, “High Tide” was named best picture and took home the awards for best cinematography and best editing.

Child actors Forrest Kyle Buscato, Christine Mary Demaisip, and Riena Christal Shin received the Jury Special Award for Best Performance as an Ensemble.

“High Tide,” directed by Tara Illenberger, follows the adventures of three kids (Buscato, Demaisip and Shin) as they leave their home in search for a better source of income but are forced to cope with the effects of climate change.
 
Below is the complete list of winners.
 
Best Supporting Actor: Francis Magundayao, “Instalado”

Best Supporting Actress: Barbara Miguel, “Instalado”

Best Sound: Wildsound, “Instalado”

Best Music: Hiroko Nagai and Harold Andre Cruz Santos, “What Home Feels Like”

Best Production Design: Mark Sabas, “Instalado”

Best Editing: Michael Bayani Canino and Tara Illenberger, “High Tide”

Best Cinematography: TM Malones, “High Tide”

Best Story: Joseph Abello, “What Home Feels Like”

Best Screenplay: Joseph Abello, “What Home Feels Like”

People’s Choice Award: “Instalado”

Jury Special Award for Best Performance as an Ensemble: Christine Mary Demaisip, Riena Christal Shin, and Forrest Kyle Buscato, “High Tide”

Best Actor: (tie) Bembol Roco, “What Home Feels Like” and Roger “Soe” Gonzales, “Kamunggai”

Best Actress: Irma Adlawan, “What Home Feels Like”

Best Director: Joseph Abello, “What Home Feels Like”

3rd Best Picture: “Instalado”

2nd Best Picture: “What Home Feels Like”

Best Picture: “High Tide”

ToFarm is a program that aims to raise awareness of the importance of the agriculture sector.

The ToFarm Film Festival 2017 runs until July 18 at Gateway, Greenbelt 1, SM Megamall, SM Manila, and Robinson’s Galleria.