The cast and crew of the indie film, ‘Independencia’ brought home smiles as they bagged two main awards in the recently concluded Bangkok International Film Festival 2009.
The indie film was directed by Raya Martin starring Sid Lucero, Tetchie Agbayani, Alessandra de Rossi and Mika Aguilos. The drama film won the Grand Prize award in the Southeast Asian Competition and the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Film Prize beating Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Nepal. ‘Imburnal’ another Filipino Indie Film received a special mention.
Filipino directors must continue in making superb indie films as they get recognition around the globe. Last year, ‘Serbis,’ another Filipino Indie Film received the grand prize in the Film Festival.