Ber Cruz’s sun-bleached photography of Honor Thy Father leads the competitive cinematography field in 2015. As local cinematographers have adopted the latest in digital technology, they have also honed their craft in technique and composition, resulting in several distinguished looks in 2015. From the dark mining tunnels of Benguet to the peak of Mt. Pulag, from lahar-covered Pampanga to snow-drenched Japan, from intimate underwater shots to grand drone shots, from crisp high-def night shots to lo-def analog ones, the 10 films below feature the year’s best cinematography.

1 – Honor Thy Father (Ber Cruz) 35.5 points

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2 – Heneral Luna (Pong Ignacio) 30 points

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3 – Imbisibol (Boy Yñiguez) 28.5 points

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4 – Apocalypse Child (Ike Avellana) 21 points, 7 votes, 2 first-place votes, 2 second-place votes

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5 – Iisa (Dexter dela Peña) 21 points, 7 votes, 2 first-place votes, 1 second-place vote

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6 – Dayang Asu (Albert Banzon) 17 points

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7 – Anino sa Likod ng Buwan (Carlo Mendoza) 16 points, 2 first-place votes

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7 – Matangtubig (Tristan Salas) 16 points, 2 first-place votes

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9 – An Kubo sa Kawayanan (Ronald Rebutica) 14 points

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10 – Above the Clouds (Carlo Mendoza) 12 points

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INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS »

MAYK ALEGRE (Cinemaddict)

  1. Ber Cruz (Honor Thy Father)
  2. Ike Avellana (Apocalypse Child)
  3. Carlo Mendoza (Anino sa Likod ng Buwan)
  4. Pong Ignacio (Heneral Luna)
  5. Carlo Mendoza (Above The Clouds)

EDUARDO DAYAO (Piling Piling Pelikula)

  1. Dayang Asu
  2. Ruined Heart
  3. Matangtubig
  4. Iisa
  5. Apocalypse Child

 JAMES ESPINOZA (Film Police Reviews)

  1. Heneral Luna
  2. Above the Clouds
  3. Ruined Heart
  4. Iisa
  5. Waves

JONELL ESTILLORE (Cinema Bravo)

  1. Apocalypse Child
  2. An Kubo sa Kawayanan
  3. Heneral Luna
  4. Above the Clouds
  5. Dayang Asu

RICKY GALLARDO (Business Mirror)

  1. An Kubo sa Kawayanan
  2. Apocalypse Child
  3. Dayang Asu
  4. Imbisibol
  5. Above the Clouds

EMIL HOFILEÑA (Cinemil Writes)

  1. Ari: My Life with a King
  2. Honor Thy Father
  3. Waves

KAYO JOLONGBAYAN (Film Police Reviews)

  1. Iisa
  2. Imbisibol
  3. Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
  4. Honor Thy Father
  5. Pusong Wazak

SKILTY LABASTILLA (Pinoy Rebyu)

  1. Heneral Luna (Pong Ignacio)
  2. Honor Thy Father (Ber Cruz)
  3. Imbisibol (Boy Yñiguez)
  4. Nilalang (Pao Orendain)
  5. Iisa (Dexter dela Peña)

LYNDON MABURAOT (Table Stretcher)

  1. Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
  2. Imbisibol
  3. Taklub
  4. Tandem
  5. Dayang Asu

MACKY MACARAYAN (Death of Traditional Cinema)

  1. Dayang Asu
  2. Honor Thy Father
  3. Heneral Luna
  4. Pusong Wazak
  5. Apocalypse Child

RENELSON MORELOS (Ramblings of a Film Urchin)

  1. Imbisibol (Boy Yniguez)
  2. Ari: My Life with a King (Carlo Mendoza)
  3. Honor Thy Father (Ber Cruz)
  4. Swap (Ruel Dahis Antipuesto)
  5. Heneral Luna (Pong Ignacio)

NOOD.PH

Imbisibol
Honor Thy Father

MANUEL PANGARUY (Tagailog Special Presents)

  1. Imbisibol
  2. Bukod Kang Pinagpala
  3. Honor Thy Father
  4. Felix Manalo
  5. Ari

CATHY PEÑA (Make Me Blush)

  1. Ber Cruz, Honor Thy Father
  2. Pong Ignacio, Heneral Luna
  3. Christian Linaban, Miss Bulalacao
  4. Dexter dela Pena, Iisa
  5. Neil Daza, Etiquette For Mistresses

NICO QUEJANO (Cinephiles!)

  1. Matangtubig
  2. Bukod Kang Pinagpala
  3. Honor Thy Father
  4. Salvage
  5. Apocalypse Child

BERNARD SANTOS (My Movie World)

  1. Tristan Salas – Matangtubig
  2. Dexter Dela Peña – Iisa
  3. Pao Orendain – Nilalang
  4. Albert Banzon – Dayang Asu
  5. Joseph Delos Reyes and Ma. Solita Garcia – Bambanti

NAZAMEL TABARES (Movies in the Philippines)

  1. Apocalypse Child
  2. An Kubo sa Kawayanan
  3. Heneral Luna
  4. Above The Clouds
  5. Patintero: Alamat ni Meng Patalo

JOHN TAWASIL (Present Confusion)

  1. Iisa
  2. Imbisibol
  3. Matangtubig
  4. Above the Clouds
  5. An Kubo sa Kawayanan

EMIL NOR URAO (The Movie Bud)

  1. Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
  2. Heneral Luna
  3. Honor Thy Father
  4. Sleepless
  5. Bambanti