46th Metro Manila Film Festival Honors Peque Gallaga

At the Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal last December 27, 2020, Peque Gallaga was posthumously accorded the Special Jury Award. Together with former Negros Occ. Representative Albee Benitez, president of Brightlight Productions, Rey Bantug, president of Aton Land & Leisure, and Lore Reyes, the late Peque Gallaga was Executive Producer of the movie Magikland, before his passing on May 7, 2020.

Magikland, a film by Christian Acuña, was one of 10 entries at the 46th MMFF. The landmark action-adventure movie, inspired by Negros folklore, went away with the FPJ Memorial Award, and the MMFF Awards for Best Visual Effects, Production Design, Musical Score, and Virtual Float.

On Dec. 29, Madie Gallaga, widow of Peque Gallaga, issued a statement thanking the MMFF organization for the honor, and the people with whom her husband collaborated in creating Magikland.

The Negros Season of Culture pays tribute to Peque Gallaga in its maiden year. During its launching last Nov. 5, NSC founder Angelica Berrie said, “We will honor Peque Gallaga for inspiring so many of us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, for teaching us to express our creativity in big bold ways that contribute to the story of this place we call home.”

Berrie joins the entire team of the Negros Season of Culture in congratulating the men and women of Magikland the movie, and in celebrating the legacy of Peque Gallaga.

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