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Shamaine Buencamino wins best actress at newest local film fest

March 20 ------ Seasoned actress Shamaine Buencamino was among the winners at the inaugural CinePanalo Film Festival awards night. Initiated by a local supermarket company, the 1st Cinepanalo film fest was able to recognize student creatives, up-and-coming talents, and experienced actors and directors in the industry.  


Buencamino, who took home the Best Actress award that night for her role in the entry “Pushcart Tales,” told that she took memorizing her lines seriously because the dialogues were longer and they only had eight days to shoot the entire movie. “Seryosong memorization. Lalo na ‘yung trabaho namin overnight kasi nasa grocery lang kami,” she said. The “Lorna” star expressed her gratitude to her husband, Nonie Buencamino, who was also in the film and was nominated for Best Actor that night, for helping her cope amid the “It was mental toughness rin kaya nga pinasalamatan ko si Nonie kasi for me gumaan ‘yung trabaho kasi siya nung nag-aalaga sakin.”  


The 59-year-old actress shared that the film only had a “small budget,” but it became “all worth it” because she and her co-actors went along well in the set, which evidently shows that they took the Best Ensemble trophy at the awards night. “It was a sacrifice but it was worth it. The whole process of making the film was joyful. Masaya lalo na kung ‘yung co-actors mo kabagang. It was a fun production,” she said.  




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