I had the pleasure of attending the San Diego Asian Film Festival’s Gala this year and saw H.P. Mendoza and his film Bitter Melon win Best Narrative Feature.

He had no idea. I had no idea. But it was an awesome moment that Paola Mardo captured on her phone. Watch the video above to see how it all went down.

Paola and I also happened to present an award that evening. We haven’t seen video or photos of it, but maybe that’s a good thing 😉

As always, thanks Pacific Arts Movement for the support and hospitality!

And here’s what the award looks like:

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We won Best Narrative Feature!!! #BitterMelonFilm

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