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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Igorot actor Jeyrick Sigmaton won Best Actor in International Film Festival Manhattan 2021

Photo Courtesy || Jeyrick Sigmaton

Cordillera - Igorot actor Jeyrick "Carrotman" Sigmaton won the Best Actor for the International Film Festival Manhattan Autumn 2021 in New York (IFFM) for the short film “DAYAS”.

This is the first time an Igorot actor was chosen as Best Actor in the history of the IFFM New York, a testament that Cordilleran talents are among the best in the world.

Sigmaton is among the leading actor of a Cordilleran movie "Dayas" which was included among the Filipino films officially selected for screening in the IFFM.

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'Dayas' is a local film produced by Be Unrivaled Production under the direction of Direk Jianlin De Los Santos Floresca. It is dedicated to the typhoon Ompong Victims in Itogon, Benguet.

It is inspired by a true-to-life story of two Igorots, Hacob and Bantay played by Jeyrick Sigmaton. 

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The IFFM will be showcasing word-class short films, documentaries, narratives and student films in different theater in Manhattan, New York City, USA through virtual event.

According to Sine Cordillera, Dayas was chosen as an official selection of the Short film category where it competed against works of both new and upcoming directors as well as veteran directors with known actors all over the world.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Cordilleran Short Film "Dayas: Official Selection for the International Film Festival Manhattan New York

Cordillera - The Digital Festive Season is ON for the Short Film “Dayas” as it passed the strict judgement of the juries in the 11th International Film festival Manhattan (IFFM) held annually in New York City. The IFFM offers a quality selection of world-class films which are showcased in theaters in Manhattan New York City, USA. Categories are of different genres like Narrative features, documentaries, student films and short films where “Dayas” is one of the official selections.

“Dayas” a film produced by Be Unrivaled Productions through Direk Jianlin, a proud Igorot Director who has entered the official selections of several International Film Festivals like First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions in UK and Noble International Film Festival and Awards in India.

Through this platforms, Direk Jianlin and Direk Pete Mariano aims to showcase the beautiful culture of the Cordilleras, its people, belief and tradition.

This narrative short film focuses on the lives of 2 Igorot miners from the mountains of Itogon, Benguet in the Philippines. “Hakob” represent a good looking, pure blooded Igorot from the Municipality of Itogon whose grandmother is a “balitok” (gold) buyer and an In-Ina: a respected mother of the town. In contrast, Bantay of family Bundad was played by Jeyrick “the Carrotman of the Philippines“Sigmaton, father of Sam-sam, whose wife died due to chemical poisoning in the mines.

The short film “Dayas” is an advocacy film that helps local talents and film makers. It also provides education and entertainment during this crisis.

Through this film, our OFWs who are longing for their love ones made an avenue to get rid of homesickness. It made the people behind this film realize the importance of entertainment in the lives of everyone.

Today we are grateful to share to you how far this film has come. We have shown the world how diverse our culture is and how good we are in film making. We share this good news in support to our local directors, talents and producers. We can do more if we support locals. We are resilient individuals. We are proud of our culture because we are Cordilleran.

A film by: Direk Jennylyn “Jianlin” De Los Santos Floresca

Assistant Director: Direk Pete Mariano

Production: Be Unrivaled Productions and Sine Cordillera

Producer: Jennylyn De Los Santos Floreca

There will be 2 Awards Night which will be Online this year on March (Spring) and October (Autumn) 2021

IFFM will also award the promo / trailer that gets the highest views on Youtube as the Most Popular Film in IFFM. All IFFM promos should be posted on Youtube (only). The counting of the views starts on September 20, 2021 and ends on October 6, 2021 at 9PM NY time. Sine Cordillera will send the Youtube link once voting started.

Featured Writer: Elmer Diga

Script Editor: Justine Nicole Arenas


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Igorot actor Jeyrick Sigmaton won Best Actor in International Film Festival Manhattan 2021

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