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‘Engkwentro’ Wins Top Orizzonti Prize (New Horizons) & Luigi De Laurentiis (Lion of the Future) award in Venice Film Festival

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By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 18:50:00 09/13/2009

MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino filmmaker Pepe Diokno’s “Engkwentro” won the top prize in the Orizzonti (New Horizons) section of the 66th Venice International Film Festival.

Diokno, who received the award in the Italian city, confirmed his triumph in a text message to the Inquirer Sunday morning.

He competed with 24 other films from Vietnam, Egypt, Peru, Russia, Tunisia, Italy, China, Germany and the United States, among others.

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