Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best Directors

1 – Treb Monteras (Respeto) 82 points

2 – Khavn (Balangiga: Howling Wilderness) 53 points

3 – Mikhail Red (Birdshot) 52 points

4 – Dan Villegas (Changing Partners) 38 points

5 – Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki) 35 points

6 – Loy Arcenas (Ang Larawan) 33 points

7 – Khavn (Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember) 29 points

8 – Mikhail Red (NeoManila) 28 points

9 – Thop Nazareno (Kiko Boksingero) 27 points

10 – Raya Martin (Smaller and Smaller Circles) 16 points

 

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Mayk Alegre, Cinemaddict

  1. Khavn Dela Cruz (Alipato × Balangiga)
  2. Dan Villegas (Changing Partners × All of You ×  Luck at First Sight × Ilawod)
  3. Treb Montreras (Respeto)
  4. Miguel Franco Michelena (Triptiko)
  5. Loy Arcenas (Ang Larawan)

Ace Antipolo, Movies for Millennials

  1. Petersen Vargas
  2. Alberto “Treb” Monteras
  3. Kip Oebanda
  4. Mikhail Red
  5. Antoinette Jadaone

Rito Asilo, Philippine Daily Inquirer

  1. Treb Monteras II (“Respeto”)
  2. Loy Arcenas (“Ang Larawan”)
  3. Mikhail Red (“Birdshot”)
  4. Khavn dela Cruz (“Balangiga: Howling Wilderness”)
  5. Cathy Garcia-Molina (“Seven Sundays,” “Unexpectedly Yours”)

Paul Castillo, Kung Sine-Sine Lang

  1. Mikhail Red (Birdshot & Neomanila)
  2. Khavn De La Cruz (Balangiga: Howling Wilderness)
  3. Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
  4. Treb Monteras II (Respeto)
  5. Loy Arcenas (Ang Larawan)

Robert Cerda, Space Aso

  1. Khavn Dela Cruz – Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
  2. Raya Martin – Smaller and Smaller Circles
  3. Alberto Monteras II – Respeto
  4. Christopher Gozum – Dapol Tan Payawar Na Tayug
  5. Loy Arcenas – Ang Larawan

Archie del Mundo, DList.ph

  1. Joseph Laban (Baconaua)
  2. Tara Illenberger (High Tide)
  3. Joseph Abello (What Home Feels Like)
  4. Treb Monteras (Respeto)
  5. Sigrid Bernardo (Kita Kita)

Macoy Delociento, PEP.ph

  1. Dan Villegas (Changing Partners)
  2. Khavn (Balangiga: Howling Wilderness)
  3. Khavn (Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember)
  4. Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
  5. Joseph Israel Laban, (Baconaua)

Engelbert Rafferty Dela Cruz-Dulay, Sine de Kalibre

  1. Dan Villegas
  2. Treb Monteras
  3. Khavn
  4. Thop Nazareno
  5. Ramona Diaz

James Espinoza, Film Police

  1. Khavn Dela Cruz (Alipato/Balangiga)
  2. Thop Nazareno (Kiko Boksingero)
  3. Treb Monteras (Respeto)
  4. Mikhail Red (Neomanila/Birdshot)
  5. Sonny Calvento (Nabubulok)

Ricky Gallardo, Business Mirror

  1. Giancarlo Abrahan, Paki
  2. Khavn de la Cruz, Balangiga
  3. Raya Martin, Smaller & Smaller Circles
  4. Treb Montreras, Respeto
  5. Mikhail Red, NeoManila

Fred Hawson, ABS-CBN News

  1. Loy Arcenas (Ang Larawan)
  2. Treb Monteras (Respeto)
  3. Raya Martin (Smaller and Smaller Circles)
  4. James Robin Mayo (The Chanters)
  5. Dan Villegas (Changing Partners)

Emil Hofileña, Rogue Magazine

  1. Treb Monteras II – Respeto
  2. JP Habac – I’m Drunk, I Love You
  3. Mikhail Red – Birdshot
  4. Miguel Franco Michelena – Triptiko
  5. Giancarlo Abrahan – Paki

Don Jaucian, CNN Philippines

  1. Giancarlo Abrahan for Paki
  2. Ramona Diaz for Motherland
  3. Shireen Seno for Nervous Translation
  4. James Robin Mayo for The Chanters
  5. Khavn for Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

Json Javier, The Spotless Mind

  1. Thop Nazareno (Kiko Boksingero)
  2. Dan Villegas (Changing Partners)
  3. Treb Monteras II (Respeto)
  4. Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
  5. Jerrold Tarog (Bliss)

Skilty Labastilla, Pinoy Rebyu

  1. Mikhail Red, Neomanila and Birdshot
  2. Thop Nazareno, Kiko Boksingero
  3. Ramona Diaz, Motherland
  4. Giancarlo Abrahan, Paki
  5. Pam Miras, Medusae

Jay Lacanilao, Jaynormous Mind

  1. Khavn, Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
  2. Mikhail Red, Birdshot
  3. Treb Monteras II, Respeto
  4. Jerrold Tarog, Bliss
  5. Loy Arcenas, Ang Larawan

Nicole Latayan, Tit for Tat

  1. Khavn, “Alipato”
  2. Thop Nazareno, “Kiko Boksingero”
  3. Treb Monteras, “Respeto”
  4. Mikhail Red, “Neomanila” & “Birdshot”
  5. Dan Villegas, “Changing Partners”

Den Lebantino, Film reviewer

  1. Treb Monteras (Respeto)
  2. Dan Villegas (Changing Partners)
  3. Raya Martin (Smaller and Smaller Circles)
  4. Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
  5. Loy Arcenas (Ang Larawan)

Ricardo Espino Lopez, The Knee-Jerk Critic

  1. TREB MONTERAS – RESPETO
  2. LOY ARCENAS – LARAWAN
  3. RAYA MARTIN – SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES
  4. DAN VILLEGAS – CHANGING PARTNERS
  5. MIKHAIL RED – NEOMANILA

Macky Macarayan, Death of Traditional Cinema

  1. MIKHAIL RED, BIRSHOT
  2. KHAVN, ALIPATO
  3. TREB MONTERAS, RESPETO
  4. LOY ARCENAS, ANG LARAWAN
  5. SHIREEN SENO, NERVOUS TRANSLATION

Fidel Antonio Medel, Film reviewer

  1. Salvage, dir. Sherad Anthony Sanchez
  2. Respeto, dir. Treb Monteras
  3. Kiko Boksingero, dir. Thop Nazareno
  4. Pauwi Na, dir. Paolo Villaluna
  5. Bliss, dir. Jerrold Tarog

Manuel Pangaruy, Tagailog Special Presents

  1. Khavn (Alipato and Balangiga)
  2. Loy Arcenas (Ang Larawan)
  3. Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
  4. Mikhail Red (Neomanila and Birdshot)

Jim Paranal, Ang mga Nabuo sa Aking Isipan

  1. Khavn Dela Cruz in Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
  2. Treb Monteras in Respeto
  3. Loy Arcenas in Ang Larawan
  4. Mikhael Red in Neomanila
  5. Lemuel Lorca in Maestra

Cathy Peña, Make Me Blush

  1. Loy Arcenas – Ang Larawan
  2. Treb Monteras II – Respeto
  3. Jason Paul Laxamana – 100 Tula Para kay Stella
  4. James Robin Mayo – The Chanters
  5. Mikhail Red’s Birdshot

DJ Ramones, Philippine Daily Inquirer

  1. Mikhail Red
  2. Giancarlo Abrahan
  3. Shireen Seno
  4. Khavn dela Cruz
  5. Iar Lionel Arondaing

Bernard Santos, My Movie World

  1. Mikhail Red – Birdshot
  2. Treb Monteras II – Respeto
  3. Khavn Dela Cruz – Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
  4. Thop Nazareno – Kiko Boksingero
  5. Loy Arcenas – Ang Larawan

Nazamel Tabares, Pelikula Mania

  1. Treb Monteras
  2. Antoinette Jadaone
  3. Dan Villegas
  4. Thop Nazareno
  5. Loy Arcenas

John Tawasil, Present Confusion

  1. Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
  2. James Robin Mayo (The Chanters)
  3. Mikhail Red (Neomanila/Birdshot)
  4. Phyllis Grande (Haunted)

Emil Nor Urao, Film reviewer

  1. Dan Villegas
  2. Mikhail Red
  3. Giancarlo Abrahan
  4. Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo
  5. Tara Illenberger
    Special Mention: Sherad Anthony Sanchez

Tristan Zinampan, Screen Anarchy

  1. Ramona Diaz (Motherland)
  2. Dan Villegas (Changing Partners)
  3. Mikhail Red (Birdshot & Neomanila)
  4. Treb Monteras II (Respeto)
  5. Thop Nazareno (Kiko Boksingero) / James Mayo (The Chanters)

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