Cinematografo’s “Bitter Melon” recognized at the San Diego Asian Film Festival

SAN DIEGO — A huge win for the Cinematografo original film, “Bitter Melon.” The Pacific Arts Movement held its annual San Diego Asian Fall Film Festival gala over the weekend to kick off a week of Asian American cinema.

Director HP Mendoza accepted the award for best narrative feature for “Bitter Melon.”

Filipino American community leader Tony Olaes also received a legacy award.

The film festival, which celebrates Asian American heritage, with many original movies produced in and outside of Asia will run until November 17th.

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