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The UP Film Institute congratulates UPFI student, Max Canlas for winning Bronze Award at the CineSB 7: The Main Installment – Sibol Category last July 31 to August 2, 2017 at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. His co-UPFI student, Mervine Aquino is also one of the finalists for the said competition for his film “Interlude.”

Max’s film, “Akalingwan Nang Rosa” which was made during his Film 131 class is about a 50-year-old transwoman forgets she had sexual reassignment surgery upon emerging from coma. Her 7-year-old daughter helps her recollect her memories.

Aside from this recognition, this film was part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino: Sine Kabataan 2017 last August 16-22, 2017 and is also part of the Official Selections on the Sine Gitnang Luzon Originals (SiGLO 2) on September 4-November 24, 2017: CLTV36.