MSU-IIT high school students reap N. Mindanao digital film awards

MindaNews| Thursday, 21 January 2010 08:29

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) — Students of the Integrated Developmental School (IDS) of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) reaped eight of the 11 awards during the second Cinemagis, a digital short film festival contest in the Northern Mindanao region.

The contest is spearheaded by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts and Xavier University’s Center for Culture and the Arts.

Contest organizer Hobart P. Savior, director of XUCCA, said during the awarding ceremony at SM City Cagayan de Oro last Tuesday that for this year’s Cinemagis, over 20 films were submitted for consideration, but only six were shortlisted. The chosen films were shown at SM Cinema during the three-day film festival that ended today.

The cast and crew of “Sealed,” awarded as the best short film, receive their award at the 2nd Cinemagis short digital film festival. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera and Roberto Klemente Timonera

IDS garnered the best short film award with the movie “Sealed.” The second and third best films are also from IDS — “Checkmate” and “Scripted,” respectively.

Glenmark Doromal – Best Art Director (Sealed)
photo by Bobby Timonera
Katherine Codas – Best Director (Checkmate)
photo by Bobby Timonera

The winning IDS students are Katherine Aine Codas for best director (“Checkmate”), Joshua Ling and Nadine Joselle Chu for best sound scoring (“Sealed”), Amiel Rodas and Alfonz Montelibano for best editing (“Scripted), Roberto Klemente Timonera for best cinematography (“Checkmate”), and Glenmark Doromal for best art direction (“Sealed”).


Scripted Team – photo by Bobby Timonera

Other winners were Debbie Cabague for best female performer (“A Voice Within”), and MSU-IIT college students Carlo Edson Ramirez for best male performer and Mark Anthony Ermac for best story, both for the film “She’s My Angel.”

During the first festival last year, IDS students also figured prominently, winning several awards.

Starting the previous school year, IDS also has its own digital film festival dubbed “DiscArte” under the initiative of information technology teacher Ronald Jay Hupa.

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