Batangas State University students, Seliada C. Asilo of the Development Communication Program and John Raymond C. Ilagan of the Electronics and Communications Engineering Program won the Diamond Award for Pixelworx Cinemansanas 2016 Student Category. Their short film entry entitled “Flared” is a story of a blind boy who turned his dark life into a colorful one through his imagination. Asilo and Ilagan received thirty thousand pesos worth of Power Mac gift card.
Veteran scriptwriter Ricky Lee, Cinematographer and Director Yam Laranas and Film Producers Mario Corneio and Monster Jimenez served as the judges for the 2nd year of Cinemansanas. Premier Apple reseller Power Mac partnered with Pixelworx to launch the digital short film competition dubbed as Pixelworx Cinemansanas 2016 which is a campaign for aspiring and established artists who have a vision on storytelling through film in the digital age. With this year’s theme of “Designing for a Bold New World,” Cinemansanas dares artists to defy convention and create a short film using Apple devices.
Winners in both Student and Professional categories the chance to have their films screened during the special screening of entries and awarding ceremonies at the Power Mace Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati on May 13, 2016. Aside from Asilo and Ilagan, Jaime Morado’s “The Boy Who Spoke” won the Platinum Award with P15,000 worth of Power Mac gift cards and Joel Griffiths won the Gold Award with P10,000 worth of Power Mac gift cards for his entry “Pagkilala”