Pepe Diokno's Engkwentro wins Best Asian Film in South Korean film fest
Filipino filmmaker Pepe Diokno bagged the Best Asian Film at the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea, which was held from April 29 to May 7, for his film Enkwentro (Clash)., reports ABS-CBNNews.com.
Engkwentro already won in last year's the 66th Venice Film Festival. It also won the best debut film in the Orizzonti (New Horizons) competition, as well as the "Luigi De Laurentiis" award for debut film. The ABS-CBNNews.com report also noted that Diokno was "the youngest Filipino director to receive the top prize at the Orizzonti category."
Diokno is well on his way to becoming one of the most recognized Asian directors in the international film circuit. He, along with independent filmmakers Brillante Mendoza, Auraeus Solito, Raya Martin, was featured in Take 100, a book published by the Phaidon Press of London and the brainchild of world-renowned cineastes.