Winners of the 27th CCP Independent Film & Video Named
The Cultural Center of the Philippines named the winners of the 27th Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula At Video (Gawad Alternatibo) in awarding ceremonies on August 11 at the CCP.
This year’s competition was held on August 8, 9 and 11 as part of the 11th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition ongoing until August 15 at the CCP and Greenbelt 3.
Honorable Mention – BOBO: A YOUNG MAN’S LIFE by The Creative Playground (Jose Dennis C. Teodosio, Joamar-John D. Canosa & Myo Min Htwe) (Independent – Filipino Filmmaker in Myanmar); SA NGALAN NG KAUNLARAN (In the Name of Development) by Cristina Cordero, Chinina Perez, Armida Reyes & Alex Tan (St. Scholastica’s College, Manila) and LILA by Chrissy Cruz Ustaris (UP Film Institute)
The jury for the documentary category was comprised of Eva Mari G. Salvador (Associate Artistic Director, CCP Arts Education Department), Rodrigo “Jiggy” D. Manicad, Jr. (TV News Producer/Reporter) and Anna Isabelle Matutina Estein (Filmmaker/TV Producer/Editor)
The Gawad Alternatibo is considered the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in the ASEAN/Asian region. Since 1987, Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best efforts of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories – Animation, Experimental, Documentary and Short Feature. Winners each receive a cash prize, as well as a certificate. Aside from the main awards, special citations are given out to the best work from the regions, as well as works on/for/by children. Many of today’s outstanding filmmakers and media practitioners are alumni of Gawad Alternatibo.