Veteran actor Eddie Garcia and independent film “Sta. Niña” were big winners at the 55thAsia-Pacific Film Festival and 17th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), respectively.Eddie bagged the best actor award for his performance in the independent film “Bwakaw” at the Asia-Pacific Filmfest held in Venetian Macau on Saturday, December 15. He played an old gay who takes care of the stray dog Bwakaw.
Jun Lana announced Eddie’s victory on Twitter.
Lana tweeted, “Eddie Garcia just won Best Actor and got a stand ovation at the 55th Asia Pacific Festival in Macau! Congrats Tito Eddie! #BWAKAW.”
Eddie won the same award for “Bwakaw” at the Cinemalaya 2012 Festival . The indie film is the Philippines’ entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming 85thAcademy Awards.
The film stars Anita Linda, Coco Martin and Alessandra de Rossi.