The short film “Basurero” by Jericho Rosales wins the prize for the best world film at the New York festival

Jericho Rosales. Image: Instagram/@jerichorosalesofficial

‘Basurero’, a short film starring actor Jericho Rosales, won further recognition, this time being named Best World Film at the Auntyland Film Fest.

‘Basurero’ won the Grand Jury Award for Best World Film at the festival held in Tribeca, New York, as seen on the film’s official Instagram page yesterday, June 19.

“A big thank you to Auntyland Film Fest for this great honor and for screening our film at your fierce and poetic festival for female directors!” he stated.

Rosales, for her part, shared the post and praised the team behind the film, via her Instagram Stories, also yesterday.

“The hardest working short ever!” he said.

Jericho Rosales

Image: Instagram/@jerichorosalesofficial

According to the festival’s website, Auntyland Film Festival is a “community event dedicated to short films by and for diverse Black, Indigenous and Colored women and storytellers.”

Apart from the said award, the film also earned a nomination for Best International Drama Series at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA). Rosales was also nominated for the Best Actor award in the said film festival.

“Basurero,” directed by Eileen Cabiling, was produced by Darlene Catly Malimas, Jose C. Mangual, Eva Husson and Sascha Brown Rice. The short film premiered and competed at the 24th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea in 2019.

Meanwhile, Rosales moved to New York last February with his wife, model-stylist Kim Jones. The actor attended acting workshops in the city, which he described as “one of his happiest places”. Rosales has also been chosen to headline the international action series “Sellblock”, where he will star alongside Tirso Cruz III, Cherry Pie Picache, Ronnie Lazaro, Rosanna Roces, Mon Confiado and RK Bagatsing. J.B.

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