The most awaited Awards Night for 1st PNP Caraga Film Festival 2019 was held on Sept. 1 at LMX Convention Center, Bancasi, Butuan City with Police Major General Benigno B. Durana Jr, Director of The Directorate for Police Community Relations as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
The winners were: People’s Choice Award, (High School Category) Kulintas, (College Category) Gomad; Best Director, (High School Category) Jessa Ruth Claro of Kulintas, (College Category) Rheu J Monte de Ramos, Eli Eli Lama Sabachtani; Best Picture, (High School Category) Kulintas, (College Category) Eli Eli Lama Sabachtani; Best Lead Actor, (High School Category) Joseph Campo, Gamu-Gamo, (College Category) Francis Ian Bulawit, Blood; Best Lead Actress, (High School Category) Juvelyn Catubig, Kulintas, (College Category) Russel Coyoca, Eli Eli Lama Sabachtani; Best Story, (High School Category) Gamu-Gamo, (College Category) Gomad; Congressional Award, Eli Eli Lama Sabachtani; Chief, PNP’s Choice Award, Eli Eli Lama Sabachtani;Gawad Gilberto DC Cruz Award, Blood; Over-all 3rd runner-up, Ang Ugma; Over-all 2nd runner-up, Gomad; and Over-all 1st runner-up, Kulintas.
Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 invited students from High School and College in Caraga region to participate in the PNP Caraga Film Festival, which submission of entries ended on July 1. Storyline and script were submitted by interested participants that underwent pre-screening.
On Aug. 17, the 10 finalists from the high school and college category to the 1st PNP Caraga Film Fest were shown in Butuan City and Surigao del Sur with only P100.00 per ticket.
The festival’ Board of Judges: Police Major General Benigno B Durana Jr, The Director, Directorate for Police Community Relations, Philippine National Police Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City; Atty. Ferdausi S. Cerna, Regional Director of National Commission on Indigenous People 13 and Former Administrator in the Municipality of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur; Lorilly Charmaine D. Awitan, newscaster, ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao; Congresswoman Maria Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba, Representative of 2nd District of Agusan Del Norte; Lilibeth A. Famacion, Regional Director OF Department OF Interior and Local Government (DILG) 13; Francis Cesar “Panchet” B. Bringas, Regional Director of Department of Education (DepEd) 13; Jocelyn “Joy” E. Morano of Dxbn Radio Pilipinas and President of PRO13 Press Corps; Atty. Bonifacio G. Uy, Regional Director of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 13; and Kate Brios, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Board Member, actress and producer.
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