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1521 Movie Historical U.S. Release: Winner as Feature Film in Sweden and at the London Independent Film Awards

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1521 Movie Historical U.S. Release First ever Award as Feature Film in Sweden: Another Win at the London Independent Film Awards

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 25, 2023 / -- 1521 Movie Historical U.S. Release
First ever Award as Feature Film in Sweden:
Another Win at the London Independent Film Awards

Bayanihan spirit was in full force last October 02, 2023, all across the United States of America through Fathom Events. The 1521 movies were shown to nearly 700 Theaters including AMC, Regal Cinema, and Cinemark. Many Filipino-American organizations showed up in theaters in solidarity and Celebration of Filipino-American History Month. Apart from that, 1521 Movie surprisingly received awards as Feature and Cinematography at the Sweden Film Awards.


Two weeks ago, we shared the breaking news that 1521 The Movie was selected as one of the official selections of SFA. Today, with great honor and excitement we want to announce that “1521: The Quest for Love & Freedom” won the Sweden Film Awards 2023!!!

This is the 1st WIN for “1521” and this is a WIN for Filipino Americans & ALL Filipinos worldwide!!! My family offers this historic WIN as a gift to our Inang Bayan at buong sambayanang Pilipino on our 125th Independence Day as well as to all our kababayans sa Amerika on our FILAM History Month!!!

Congratulations & great job to ALL the Cast, Crew, Fans and Producing Partners of “1521”!!! This is a WIN for us all!!!


The SFA is a competition in Sweden that recognizes stellar films from different parts of the world both on a monthly and annual basis.

The rest of the movies that the SFA recognized last September can be viewed here: September 2023 – Sweden Film Awards.

1521 Movie will be released nationwide in the Philippines this coming November

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“The overwhelming response from audiences and supporters has been nothing short of extraordinary. Positive reviews have poured in, with several eagerly inquired about the possibility of the movie being made available on platforms.
Edgar Badajos, Los Angeles Consul General, conveyed his pride and honor in being part of this historic journey, saying, "This accomplishment of yours is of historic proportions! You made history!"
Atty Loida Lewis, billionaire and philanthropist, hailed the film as "outstanding" and an epitome of "love and fight for independence and freedom."
Sam Buban, CEO and Owner of Fil-Am TV, applauded the film as a "breakthrough for the Filipinos and Fil-Ams."
"1521: The Quest for Love and Freedom" is more than just a film; it's a testament to the Filipino spirit and an inspiration for generations to come. The journey continues as the movie reaches new audiences and ignites a passion for love and freedom in the hearts of many.”

According to Francis Lara Ho,
"History-making #1521MOVIE scores another historic win internationally! This time it captured the hearts of the British winning BEST FEATURE FILM in the famous London Independent Film Awards (LIFA)!!! (Last month 1521 The Movie won both Feature Film & Best Cinematography Feature Film at the Sweden Film Awards!)

Great job to ALL #1521movie Fans, Cast and crew, Supporters, and Producing Partners!!
Yet another historic win OF, FOR, and BY the Filipino-Americans & Filipinos worldwide!!!
These are WINs for US ALL for the glory of God and the honor of our Lahing Kayumangi!!! MABUHAY!!!".

Music Inspired by 1521 The Movie | OPM Original Pilipino Music
Available on November 02 ! in all digital platforms worldwide under Starlink Music

MJ Racadio "Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin"
Garth Garcia "Kung Di Ako Mahal"
Mary Ann Van Der Horst "Paradise" (Acoustic Version)
Cristiani Rebada "Ikaw Parin"
Arianna Basco "Push"
Rasmin Diaz "Hindi Naghihilom"
Eric G "With You"
Honore "The One"
Gene Juanich "Bakit Di Ko Nakita"
Kevin Hermogenes "When I Fall"

The album was produced by MJ Racadio, Garth Garcia & Francis Lara Ho of Inspire Studios as Executive Producers.

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