Photo Caption: (Above L-R) Yam Laranas, Ricky Lee, Mario Cornejo, Monster Jimenez and the winners under professional category. (Below L-R) PowerMac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez, the winners under student category and PowerMac Marketing Manager AG Constantino
Premier Apple reseller PowerMac Center recently concluded its Pixelworx Cinemansanas digital short film challenge a special screening and awards ceremony held at the PowerMac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.
The event brought together premier figures in the film industry and designated Pixelworx brand ambassadors – independent filmmakers Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez, seasoned director Yam Laranas, and multi-awarded author and screenwriter Ricky Lee – who served as judges for the competition. In the past months, they also spearheaded a series of workshops in film production, cinematography, direction, editing, and sriptwriting to assist contenders in crafting their masterpieces. This was supported by tutorials for iMovie, GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro X.
Finalist for Professional Category
“The entries for this year’s Pixelworx competition showcase the talent and resourcefulness of Filipino artists. We are honored to introduce the visual storytellers who truly rose up to our challenge of filmmaking using Apple devices only,” said Marketing Director Joey Alvarez.
Entries were rated based on creativity of presentation (50 percent) and the quality of technical elements (50 percent). There were three winners in the student category and three winners in the professional category awarded during the ceremony.
Winners took home up to Php50,000 worth of PowerMac 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.
Finalists for Student Category
PowerMac 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 PowerMac Center YouTube channel. The entry with the most number of likes by May 19, 2016 wins. It will be announced online on May 20.
Cinemansanas is the second installment of Pixelworx, PowerMac Center’s advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops, live demos, and an ultimate art challenge.