Winners of GMA News TV’s documentary fest Cine Totoo announced

GMA News TV's international documentary film festival Cine Totoo had its first awards night on Thursday, Oct. 2, during which the following winners were announced:

Special Mention Awards: "Walang Rape sa Bontok" by Carla Samantha Ocampo and "Kung Giunsa Pagbuhat ang Bisayang Chopsuey” by Charliebebs Gohetia

Audience Choice Award: "Gusto nang Umuwi ni Joy” by Jan Tristan Pandy

Special Jury Prize: "Mananayaw” by Rafael Froilan

Best Southeast Asian Documentary: "Denok and Gareng" by Dwi Sujanti Nugraheni

Best Documentary: “Gusto nang Umuwi ni Joy” by Jan Tristan Pandy

The Best Documentary winner, “Gusto Nang Umuwi ni Joy,” follows an undocumented Filipina in the UK as she tries to secure legal status so that she can return to the Philippines to visit her family.

"It's a greater crime for Joy to not see her family," said winning director Pandy.

During its run at SM Megamall, SM Manila, and Trinoma Mall cinemas from Sept. 24 to 30, Cine Totoo screened 11 films from 11 independent Filipino filmmakers and seven films from filmmakers from the rest of the Southeast Asian region. — BM, GMA News