Cinemanila Internation Film Festival 2011 has picked Nora Aunor as its recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments and contributions to Philippine entertainment as actor, singer, TV host and movie producer.
Nora received her award on the festival's opening day on November 11 at the Market! Market Cinema.
As part of the homage to the multi-awarded Aunor, a short video tribute have been shown during the presentation of the award. Throughout the festival, Cinemanila will screen (with English subtitles) classic films showcasing Aunor's legendary acting talent, including "Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos" (1976), "Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo" (1976), "Bona" (1980) and "Himala" (1982), winner in 2008 of the CNN APSA (Asia Pacific Screen Awards) Viewers Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time.
Nora has won internationa recognition for her acting from the Cairo Film Festival ("The Flor Contemplacion Story", 1995), East Asia Film and Television Festival ("Bakit May Kahapon Pa?", 1997), Brussels Festival of Independent Films ("Naglalayag", 2004). She was also nominated in the Berlin Film Festival for "Himala" and awarded the Certificate of Honor in the Cannes Film Festival for "Bona."
Derik Tikoy Aguiluz explains why Nora Aunor will get Lifetime Achievement Award at Cinemanila Internation Film Festival