CINEMALAYA 2016 best director winner Eduardo Roy Jr. dedicated his film “Pamilya Ordinaryo” to his closest friend, the late Francis Xavier Pasion.
The wining indie film “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” is about teenage parents Aries (played by Ronwaldo Martin) and Jane (Hasmine Killip) looking for their missing child. It bagged the best full-length feature film honor, as well as the Netpac (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Jury Prize.Roy was named best director, while lead star Killip bagged the best actress honor. The best editing award went to Carlo Francisco Manatad for his works on the film. The members of the Main Competition jury are Lav Diaz, Charo Santos-Concio, Jerrold Tarog, Philip Cheah and Hubert Niogret.
Pasion died of heart attack in March this year. Cinemalaya honored him by showing his winning films“Jay,” “Sampaguita,” and “Bwaya.”