Gil Portes, Filipino film director, Died at 71

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Gil M. Portes was born in the Philippines and died on May 24, 2017.

He was a Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter.

He started out in Journalism in University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines; and received a master’s degree in theater from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York.

Gil Portes drama film Saranggola (1999) won various awards at the Metro Manila Film Festival, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Which was also entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.

Portes’ drama film Small Voices (2002) is considered a masterpiece in Filipino cinema and won eleven awards and was nominated for eleven other awards including the Gawad Urian Awards.

Gil Portes passed away at 71 years old.

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