Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s 2018 blockbuster film “The Hows of Us” was named one of the three recipients of Film Development Council of the Philippines’ (FDCP) Camera Obscura Artistic Excellence Award.
Known as the “highest honor” given by the FDCP, the Camera Obscura award is given to “films, filmmakers, and artists whose outstanding achievements and breakthroughs have positively inspired the Philippine film industry to aspire to greater heights.”
“The Hows of Us”, the highest-grossing Filipino film to date, was recognized for its historic and record-breaking global box office record of P800 million.
FDCP added that the Kathniel film proved the “competitive advantage of local films in the country.”
Also recognized by the film council were 2018 National Artist for Film, Kidlat Tahimik, and 2018 Asian Film Commissions (AFC) Network’s Producer of the Year Bianca Balbuena.
“FDCP is so honored to award the Camera Obscura to Tay Kidlat, Bianca, and The Hows of Us because, in addition to making 2018 such a great year for Philippine Cinema, they truly represent the best of the many sectors that make up our industry. They are such an inspiration,” FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño said.
The three Camera Obscura recipients will be officially awarded during the Film Ambassadors’ Night on February 10 in Taguig City.