Joni Gutierrez Films

Anacbanua / The Child of the Sun (2009)

Cinematographer (Director of Photography): Joni Gutierrez


  • Gawad Urian (2010) — Nominee, Best Cinematography: Joni Gutierrez
  • Gawad Urian (2010) — Nominee, Best Screenplay: Christopher Gozum
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival (2009) — Best Director & Lino Brocka Award: Christopher Gozum

Screenings & Citations

  • Lino Brocka Grand Prize & Best Director Award (Digital Lokal section), 11th Cinemanila International Film Festival 2009 (Philippines)
  • Prix des Signes, Cinema in Transgression section, 10th International Festival Signes de Nuit /Paris 2012
  • Cited as one of the 100 Philippine Modern Movie Classics by Pinoy Rebyu: Critical Consensus of Filipino Films
  • Cited as one of the Top Ten Best Filipino Films of 2009 by Filipino film bloggers & film critics Francis Joseph Cruz and Richard Bolisay
  • Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay nomination, 33rd Urian Awards of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang
  • Pilipino (Film Critics Association of the Philippines) in 2010
  • 2nd Cinema Rehiyon Film Festival 2010 (Philippines)
  • Colegio San Jose de Alaminos 2010 (Pangasinan, Philippines)
  • Cinemalaya 6: The Philippine Independent Film Festival 2010
  • University of the Philippines Film Institute 2010
  • The Alexis Tioseco-Nika Bohinc Film Series at the Fully Booked 2010 (Philippines)
  • Pelikula at Titus Brandsma Media Center’s Special Monthly Screening 2013 (Philippines)
  • 10th Anniversary of the Ulupan na Pansiansiya’y Salitan Pangasinan (Association for the Preservation of the Pangasinan Language) presented at the Pangasinan State University-Lingayen campus 2010 (Philippines)
  • 16th Filipino American Cine Festival in San Francisco (2009)
  • 8th edition flEXiff 2010 (Sydney)
  • 12th Mumbai Film Festival 2010 (India)
  • 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok 2010
  • 11th Jeonju International Film Festival 2010 (South Korea)
  • 8th edition Chennai International Film Festival 2010 (India)
  • 1st Anemic Festival of Independent Film & New Media Art in Prague 2010 (Czech Republic)