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28 December 2014

The Second Annual Brun Film Awards 2014: Critics' Choice

“Medusa Rondanini”
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[Updated: Feb 27, 2014 8:27 P.M.] 

Resident Critics and invited reviewers have cast their votes and according to them, here are the crème de la crème of Philippine cinema in 2014. As always, choosing the best is a subjective endeavor and we welcome criticism as well. After all, what is the point of being a critic if you cannot take your own vile medicine? To all nominees, congratulations. 

Brun Film Awards are divided into two sections: the Critics’ Choice and the Readers’ Choice. For the Readers’ Choice, please go to BRUN FILM AWARDS: READERS’ CHOICE page to vote.

Results for both sections will be were announced on February 27, 2015 [8:27 P.M.] 

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This year’s icon is the “Medusa Rondanini, ” a marble sculpture that depicts Medusa as a beautiful woman rather than the grotesque monster. We chose it as the symbol of this year’s award to symbolize non-traditional cinema and a call for a new style in Philippine cinema other than the usual run-of-the-mill Hollywood narrative.  

Recipients are highlighted in yellow

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(Eight Films / Source Of Light Films) Produced by Nico Alonso, Raymond S. Francisco, Samuel S. Verzosa, Francis Xavier Pasion and Ferdinand Lapuz

(One Big Fight Productions, One Dash Zero Cinetools, Monoxide Works) Produced by Joseph Israel Laban, Jedd Dumaguina, Charms Valenzuela, Sheron Dayoc and Hero Bautista

“DAGITAB” (Sparks)
(Ten17P) Produced by Hannah Espia

(Cinema One Originals)

(ATD Entertainment) Produced by Dennis Evangelista, Ferdinand Lapuz, Romeo Lindain and Romnick Sarmienta

(Cinemalaya Foundation + TEN17P)

(APT Entertainment / October Train Films / Hong-Kong-Asia Film Financial Forum) Produced by Jun Robles Lana, Perci Intalan, Ferdinand Lapuz and Tonee Acejo

(Sine Olivia Pilipinas / Film Development of the Philippines) Produced by Lav Diaz and Krzysztof Dabrowski

(Cinemalaya Foundation Inc., Frontmedia Entertainment, SQ Film Laboratories, Inc.) Produced by Sheila Ambray and Denise O'Hara

(Cinema One Originals) Produced by Tonee Acejo, Lawrence S. Ang and Eduardo Dayao

  • Giancarlo Abrahan for “Dagitab”
  • Eduardo Dayao for “Violator”
  • Lav Diaz for “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon”
  • Francis Xavier Pasion for “Bwaya”
  • Jun Robles Lana for “Barber’s Tales”
  • Milo Sogueco for “Mariquina”

  • Nora Aunor in “Hustisya”
  • Angeli Bayani in “Bwaya”
  • Sharmaine Centenera-Buencamino in “Lorna”
  • Allen Dizon in “Magkakabaung”
  • Eugene Domingo in “Barber’s Tales”
  • Eula Valdez in “Dagitab”

  • Miggs Cuaderno in “Children’s Show”
  • Barbie Fortaleza in “Mariquina”
  • Karenina Haniel in “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon”
  • Bing Pimentel in “Mariquina”
  • Che Ramos in “Mariquina”
  • Gladys Reyes in “Barber’s Tales”

  • Barber’s Tales
  • Children’s Show
  • Dagitab
  • Lorna
  • Mariquina
  • Sundalong Kanin
  • Giancarlo Abrahan for “Dagitab”
  • Sigrid Andrea Bernardo for “Lorna”
  • Eduardo Dayao for “Violator”
  • Lav Diaz for “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon”
  • Antoinette Jadaone for “This Thing Called Tadhana”
  • Jason Paul Laxamana for “Magkakabaung”
  • Francis Xavier Pasion for “Bwaya”
  • Jun Robles Lana for “Barber’s Tales”
  • Jerrold Tarog for “Mariquina”
  • Jerry O’Hara for “Sundalong Kanin”

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