Premier Apple reseller Power Mac Center recently concluded its Pixelworx Cinemansanas digital short film challenge through a special screening and awards ceremony held at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.
Winners took home up to Php50,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards each. The Diamond Award winners in both student and professional categories also got the chance to have their films screened during the program.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Diamond Award (1st) – Seliada Asilo & John Raymond Ilagan
“FLARED” – The short film portrays a story of a blind boy who turned his dark life into a colorful one through his imagination.
Platinum Award (2nd) – Jaime Mari Morados
“THE BOY WHO SPOKE” – A boy with a mind so small plans to change the world by changing the mindset of people. The problem is, he has never said a phrase since he was a kid. He only knows the word “design.”
Gold Award (3rd) – Joel Griffiths
“PAGKILALA” – Somewhere in the mountains of Tarlac, a longtime hiker unexpectedly crosses paths with another stranger. In coming to know who this young man is, unbeknownst to her, she ends up finding something better.
Diamond Award (1st) – Dylan Ray Talon
“BIYAHE SA BUHAY NG MGA BATANG BAGOT” – The entire conversation presented in the film is an actual footage recorded during the conversation of a group of friends, reminiscing past movies through a guessing game on their way to Manila from an out-of-town team building.
Platinum Award (2nd) – James Edward Golla
“SEVEN” – Carlos is a chief accountant in a trading firm. On his way home from the office, someone has taken a picture of him in a malicious manner without him knowing. It was then posted in a social networking site. Unexpectedly, it went viral. The smart, family-oriented and decent Carlos was bastardized. The film comments on the ability to truly care in an era of misinformation, oversharing and quick assumption.
Gold Award (3rd) – Jessie Villabrille
“ANG PAYO NI TITA WHITNEY” – Charlene, a battered girlfriend, finally decided to let go of her boyfriend. She realizes that she does not really need his love as she follows Tita Whitney Houston’s lesson about love and sacrifice.
Power Mac Center has also opened online voting for the Pixelworx People’s Choice Award. All entries that made it to the finals were uploaded in the Power Mac Center YouTube channel. The entry with the most number of likes by May 19, 2016 wins. It will be announced online on May 20.