MANILA, Philippines — The 24th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, a competition for works in both film and video formats, recently held its awarding rites at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Manuel Conde.
The film and video competition, which ran from November 20-23, at the CCP, included four categories: short feature/narrative, experimental, documentary and animation.
In the experimental category, the first prize went to “Pikit sa Alas-Tres” (Sleeping Uncertainties at 3) by Mark Sherwin M. Maestro of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman; second prize to “UN” by Inshallah P. Montero from De La Salle College of St. Benilde; and third prize to “Pilipinas” by Alyssa Suico of the UP Film Institute. Honorable mentions went to “Destinasyon” by Catherine Luna Capistrano of the University of the East – Caloocan; and “Sa Gabi Nahihimlay, Nasaan Ka Aking Madaling-Araw?” (On Night’s Sleep, Where are you my Daylight?) by Mark Sherwin Marquez Maestro of UP-Diliman.
In the animation category, the first prize was awarded to “Marianing” by Niko Salazar of the De La Salle College of St. Benilde; and second prize to “Olimpan” by Omar P. Aguilar of Ateneo de Naga University. Two films in this category garnered the third prize— “Bulador de Casa” (Indoor Kite) by Victor Ian M. Covarrubias of Ateneo de Zamboanga University; and “Kaleh at Mbaki” by Dennis E. Sebastian. Honorable mentions went to “Brownout Animation” by Christine Joyce Silva, “Tulak-Bala” (To Push Away Calamity) by Mary Grace S. Antonio of Ateneo de Zamboanga University and “The Willow” by Phoebe Semfuego of Ateneo de Naga University.
In the documentary category, no first prize was awarded. “Hapi Libing” (Happy Living) by Steve Cardona of Lipa City, Batangas received the second prize, while “Walang Hanggang Buhay ni Leonardo Co” by Nannette Matilac of DocuCinema Media Collective, Inc. got the third prize. Honorable mentions went to “Balitok” (Gold) by Sheryl Rose Andes of the UP Film Institute, “Pamukot” (Caught in a Net) by Godson Escopete of Tudla Productions Group, Inc. and “The Quiapo Perspective” by Inshallah P. Montero of De La Salle College of St. Benilde. A special citation was given to “Misyon sa Bundok Apo” by Jophel Botero Ybiosa of RCP Productions.
In the short feature category, the first prize was awarded to “Saranghae My Tutor” by Victor Villanueva of Dreamline Productions and second prize to “Imik” by Anna Isabelle Matutina of Digital Cheese. “Au Revoir Philip” by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo and “Mani” by Hubert Tibi of Shotlist Productions) shared the third prize.
Omar Aguilar’s “Oli Impan” and Villanueva’s “Saranghae My Tutor” were named Best Regional Entries ,while Covarrubias’ “Bulador de Casa” was named the Best Work by/for/on children.