recognizes 2 Lasallian film makers
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.
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.
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
The works of young and independent filmmakers were highlighted
during the 3rd Cinemanila International Film Festival.