High Tide, Bembol, Irma are big winners at ToFarm

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Six beautiful entries were up for citations at the ToFarm Film Festival 2017 awards night which was held at Makati Shangri-La on Sunday night. In the end, it was the movie that best highlighted the great contributions of farming in our society, which won the night's top prize. 

Tara Illenberger's "High Tide", a movie spoken in Ilonggo, which featured family drama amidst the backdrop of mangrove plantation, won First Best Picture. It also won Best Performance as an Ensemble, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. 

Joseph Abello's "What Home Feels Like" won Second Best Picture while Jason Paul Laxamana's "Instalado" won Third Best Picture. 

Here is the complete list of winners.

First Best Picture: High Tide
Second Best Picture: What Home Feels Like
Third Best Picture: Instalado
Best Director: Joseph Abello, What Home Feels Like
Jury Special Award for Best Performance as an Ensemble: Christine Mary Demaisip, Forrest Kyle Buscato and Riena Christal Shin, High Tide
Best Actor: (tie) Roger Soe Gonzales, Kamunggai and Bembol Roco, What Home Feels Like
Best Actress: Irma Adlawan, What Home Feels Like
Best Supporting Actor: Francis Magundayao, Instalado
Best Supporting Actress: Barbara Miguel, Instalado 
Best Screenplay: Joseph Abello, What Home Feels Like
Best Story: Joseph Abello, What Home Feels Like
Best Cinematography: TM Malones, High Tide
Best Editing: Michael Bayani Canino and Tara Illenberger, High Tide
Best Production Design: Mark Sabas, Instalado
Best Music: Hiroko Nagai and Harold Andre Cruz Santos, What Home Feels Like 
Best Sound: Wildsound, Instalado

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Everybody wants to be entertained! So I am publishing, not another entertainment blog, but a rather interesting rundown of the things that you pretend to not care about. I also blog about food, travel and a little bit of style at www.lifestylehub.net. Peace and love! :)
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