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Igorot film "TOKWIFI" wins Best in this Year`s Cinemalaya Independent Festival 2020

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Cordillera - An Igorot short film titled "Tokwifi" by Carla Pulido Ocampo has been named the best in this Year's Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival during the 16th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival on August 12.

Tokwifi is a story of a 1950 mestiza star who was trapped inside a television that fell from the sky, dreaming romantic romp with a Bontoc Igorot man who does not know how to kiss. 

Director Ocampo said that she wanted to reflect her insecurities being an outsider and becoming a part of the Bontoc community.

The country's biggest indie film recognition was conferred virtually and here a some of the short films that won award.

Audience Choice: "Quing Lalam Ning Aldo (Under the Sun)" by Reeden Fajardo

Best Screenplay: "Pabasa Kan Pasyon" by Huber Tibi

Special Jury Prize: "Ang Pagkalma sa Unos (To Calm the Pig Inside)" by Joana Vasquez Arong

NETPAC Jury Prize: "Tokwifi" by Carla Pulido Ocampo

Best Direction: "Living Things" by Martika Ramirez Escobar 

Best Film: Tofwifi" by Carlo Pulido Ocampo.



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