Jake Cuenca wins first international acting award

By , on October 26, 2014


Diane Ventura and Jake Cuenca. Photo from Jake's Instagram.
Diane Ventura and Jake Cuenca. Photo from Jake’s Instagram.

MANILA – Jake Cuenca recently won the Best Actor Feature for the independent film “Mulat” at the 2014 International Film Festival Manhattan in New York.

Dianne Ventura, the film director, also won the award for Best Director for Global Feature.

“This is an amazing thing. You express something that you really believe in. Regardless of the fact that it makes money, regardless of the fact that people watch it,” said Cuenca in his acceptance speech.

He also posted this message in his personal Twitter account, “Never won best actor in the Philippines. But certainly felt sweet winning it here in the States.”