Local film fans have new names to watch out for as premier Apple partner Power Mac Center awarded the bold, brave, and brilliant filmmakers who showcased their digital storytelling prowess at the recently concluded Pixelworx: Cinemansanas campaign.
The Cinemansanas main challenge was to create short films using an iPhone. This year’s competition has two categories: (1) “Do you have a minute?”, open to everyone who can create a 60-second film; and (2) Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza, exclusive to attendees of international award-winning director Brillante Mendoza’s training sessions.
Twelve films made it to the finals of the “Do you have a minute?” competition, and all 21 finalists of the Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza category were screened during the Movie Premiere held at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema.
Entries were judged by Brillante Mendoza, veteran director Yam Laranas, multi-awarded author and scriptwriter Ricky Lee, and Rebelde Film Camp founder J.E. Tiglao helped determine which films deserve the Cinemansanas Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards.
Here are the full list of winners for Cinemansanas 2017:
“Do you have a minute?”
Gold Award: “An Artist’s Ode” by Krista Ortega
Prize: Php 10,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + THE COOP IDEA 9000mAh Power Bank and Nifteen backpack
Masterclass with Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza Citation Award: “Rito (The Rites)” by Khalil Joseph Bañares
Power Mac Center Citation Award: “981 Million Thousand Dangkal” by Lino Balmes
Gold Award: “Rito (The Rites)” by Khalil Joseph Bañares
Prize: Php 30,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + Wacom Intuos Draw Medium
Platinum Award: “Live Cam” by Arjanmar Rebeta
Prize: Php 40,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards + BOSE Soundlink Color II
Diamond Award: “Kuya” by Carlo Fajarda
Prize: MacBook Pro 13” Retina + 4TB SEAGATE Back Up Plus
Completing the event was the much-awaited premiere of the Power Mac Center short film directed by Brillante Mendoza titled “Bitbit,” in celebration of the premier Apple reseller’s 23 glorious years in business.
Cinemansanas is part of the Pixelworx campaign, Power Mac Center’s advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops by industry experts, trainings on creative apps, and an ultimate art challenge.
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