Abra, Philippines – Abra filmmaker Dexter Macaraeg was named by the Dakilang Filipino Awards 2022 as Outstanding Indie Director of the Year.
Macaraeg is set to join other outstanding artists in receiving their awards during the Gawad Dangal Filipino Awards Night scheduled on December 28, 2022, at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel & Casino.
In the recently concluded Dakilang Filipino Awards Gala Night in Quezon City, the filmmaker was honored for his Excellence in Filmmaking and was adjudged as Outstanding Multi-awarded International Film Director of the Year.
Macaraeg is the founder of the Sine Abreño, a film production located in Bangued, Abra which promotes independent filmmaking; and the annual Abrenian Heritage Film Festival.
His films have won various awards at the national and international levels.
Through his social media, he dedicated the award to her mother, Sine Abreño Board Members, the people of Abra, and the entire Cordillera region.
“This recognition validates my hard work… Thank you to the organizers of Dakilang Filipino Awards 2022 for recognizing my contribution to Philippine cinema and my advocacy in the pursuit of Cordillera autonomy,” expressed Macaraeg.
The Gawad Dangal Filipino Awards aims to recognize Philippine organizations and individual achievers who are excelling in their fields of endeavor namely Education, Business, Entertainment (movies, fashion, TV), Law, Agriculture, Marine Services, Innovation & Wellness, among others.
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