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17 DEC 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 28. 4 PAGES 

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Cinemanila recognizes 2 Lasallian film makers

Two La Salle alumni receive the Ishmael Bernal Award for Young Cinema (Special Citation) for their video documentary titled, Alab, at the recent 3rd Cinemanila International Film Festival. It was given in honor of one of Philippine cinema’s great directors, Ishmael Bernal.

Communication Arts graduates batch 2001 Ana Cristina Ganzon and Janis Piopongco received the special citation for their work during the awarding ceremonies at the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Intercontinental Manila on December 16.

Alab was recognized for its overall artistic excellence and innovation in film. This socio-political video documentary captured the participation of the youth sector during the EDSA 2 protest rally last January 2001. The filmmakers explored the role of the youth as effective agents of change in society, presenting the viewpoints of key players during the EDSA 2, including leaders of cause-oriented groups.

Launched in 1999, the first Cinemanila International Film Festival became a venue for local filmmakers to present their works together with the screening of internationally acclaimed films. It aspires to become the Asian counterpart of the Sundance Film Festival which was founded and presided by American actor-director Robert Redford.

The works of young and independent filmmakers were highlighted during the 3rd Cinemanila International Film Festival.




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