Autotelic lets go of its painful past with hopeful new single ‘Iwan’

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When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty. Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc. Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this ti

And the winners are... Cinemalaya 2017.

The annual Cinemalaya Awards took place at The CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo on August 13, 2017, honoring the achievements and craftsmanship’s of Filipino Indie film makers on full-length and short categories. As soon as the curtain raised, the audience were appalled by a magnificent authenticity set design.
This was complemented by a powerful opening performance of " The Joys And Perils Of Making An Indie " by Lou Veloso, Aiai de las Alas and Jaclyn Jose, accompanied by Tanghalang Sta. Ana and Jerald Napoles who rendered " Ikaw At Ako. " Maricris Garcia performed " Bituin Marikit " for the " In Memoriam " tribute as interpreted by a female member of Powerdance.
The ceremony was directed by Louie Ignacio. A total of 20 trophies were awarded in two different categories:

SHORT FILM " Nakauwi Na " by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar (Audience Choice Award) " Bawod " by Duwi Monteagudo (Best Screenplay) " Manong Ng Pa-Aling " by E del Mundo (Best Direction) " Fatima Torres And The Invasion Of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 " by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Special Jury Prize) " Aliens Ata " by Karl Glen Barit (2017 NETPAC Award) " Hilom " by PR Patindol (Best Short Feature Film)

FEATURE FILM " Respeto " by Alberto Monteras II (Audience Choice Award) " Respeto " by Corinne de San Jose (Best Sound) " Kiko Boksingero " by Pepe Manikan (Best Original Music Score) " Respeto " by Lawrence Ang (Best Editing) " Baconaua " by TM Malones and " Respeto " by Ike Avellana (Best Cinematography) " Bagahe " by Zig Dulay (Best Screenplay) Yayo Aguila for " Kiko Boksingero " (Best Supporting Actress) Dido de la Paz for " Respeto " (Best Supporting Actor) Joseph Israel Laban for " Baconaua " (Best Direction) Angeli Bayani for " Bagahe " (Best Actress) Noel Comia Jr. for " Kiko Boksingero " (Best Actor) " Baconaua " by Joseph Israel Laban (Special Jury Prize) " Respeto " by Alberto Monteras II (2017 NETPAC Award) " Respeto " by Alberto Monteras II (Best Film)
Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.

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