Local film maker Ranniel “Niel” Semana, the director and producer of “Ino” a documentary film during the 4th Montañosa Film Festival, won the major awards such as the Best Festival Film, Gold Documentary Category, and APFI Film Apprentice Full Scholarship Award recently.

Semana, a graduating Mass Communication student of the University of Perpetual Help Laguna-Isabela Campus, also won minor awards such as the Social Justice Award, Independent Spirit Award, Humanitarian Award and Documentary Film Award.

Film Festival judges include National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, Festival Competition Director Emman de la Cruz, and Filipino filmmakers Pepe Diokno, Joyce Bernal, Zig Dulay, and Dingdong Dantes.

PHOTO CREDITS: Maancelene Gaming-Carag and Film Development Council of the Philippines

IN PHOTOS: The Awarding ceremony of the 4th Montañosa Film Festival, on March 23, yesterday held in CAP John Hay Convention Center in Baguio City during the recognition of the best of Philippine independent cinema, the Montañosa Film Festival showcased short films by film makers across the country.#