DBS
BLOGGER'S CHOICE AWARD

Taguan

TAGUAN (Hide and Seek) by Earle Galindo
For its simplistic execution, artistic merits in filmmaking and leaving a ‘ngilngig’ impression to the members of the society.

The Award was selected by various members of Davao Bloggers Society.
The nominees are: MEOW, TAGUAN, PANABI, BALBAL, TAKBO

Agus Award
AGUUS AWARD

Balbal

BALBAL (The Body Snatcher) by Joseph Malabar, Karlo Camia, FGG Marriane Franco, and Melchor Cabangbang (Davao)
The Aguus Award was given to a film that depicts a story in the most culturally-sensitive, culturally-relevant manner, that which best represent Filipino culture in terms of beliefs, values and practices, promoting a deeper understanding of the Filipino psyche and worldview.

The award was given by Aguus Initiative

Best Artistic
BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION

Experimental Forest

EXPERIMENTAL FOREST by Angelica Gamolo (Cebu)
For its effective union of image and sound, its use of visual effects and the fusion of horror and sci-fi elements, creating an atmosphere of dread that moves the narrative forward.

The award was given by State of Mind Productions

Cinemadayaw
BEST PERFORMANCE

Sin-o Ang Tiktik

GABBY PADILLA for the film Sin-o Ang Tiktik (Who’s the Tiktik?)
For her realistic portrayal of a woman caught in the aftermath of a moral choice.

The award was given by Cinemadayaw

Ngilngig
BEST NGILNGIG FROM THE REGION

Ang Ikaduhang Pagbalik

ANG IKADUHANG PAGBALIK (The Second Coming) by Jeffrie Po (Cagayan de Oro)
For its confidence in using an unconventional narrative structure, performance art and other aesthetic forms in bringing a mundane story rooted in beliefs.


Ngilngig
SPECIAL MENTION

Meow

MEOW by Breech Asher Harani (Davao)
A special mention is given to a Davao Ngilngig Film for evoking an atmosphere of NGILNGIG through the elements of lighting and for its effective use of traditional horror tropes in a modern-day story.


Best Workshop
NEW VISIONARY AWARD

AngPagabot

ANG PAG-ABOT (The Coming) by Lumpia Productoins (Davao)
For a film that contrasts the transience of human existence and the performance of beliefs and familial bonds, creating a horror story that mixes the mystical and the banal.

The award was given by Mindanao Film & Television Development Foundation, Inc.

Best Workshop
BEST WORKSHOP FILM

Balbal 2

BALBAL (The Body Snatcher) by Joseph Malabar / Mayora films (Davao)
For a film that contrasts the transience of human existence and the performance of beliefs and familial bonds, creating a horror story that mixes the mystical and the banal.

The award was given by Mindanao Film & Television Development Foundation, Inc.

Ngilngig
JURY PRIZE

Sin-o Ang Tiktik 2

SIN-O ANG TIKTIK? (Who’s the Tiktik?) by TM Malones (Iloilo)
The jury prize is given to a moral tale with a distinct regional flavor that remains faithful to the traditional NGILNGIG aesthetics and narrative form.


Best Ngilngig
BEST NGILNGIG FILM

Ang Ikaduhang Pagbalik 2

ANG IKADUHANG PAGBALIK (The Second Coming) by JEffrie Po (Cagayan de Oro)
The Best Ngilngig Film is given to a cautionary tale that examines the psyche of a nation that blindly seeks redemption, resulting into a profoundly disturbing religious horror.

The award was given by Pasalidahay