The sky was clear and the stars came out for the first Globe Independent Film Festival (GIFF) at the Palace Pool Club. Among those in attendance were Bianca Gonzalez, Sid Lucero, Annicka Dolonius, Ping Medina, Paul Soriano, and other mainstream and indie celebrities.
The GIFF is an amateur filmmaking competition sponsored by Globe that collected over 200 hundred entries. There were 6 major categories, namely: Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Webisodes, Music Video, and Narrative. Each of the grand prize winners for the Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Webisodes, and Music Video categories received P100,000 each.
For the Narrative film category, the first prize winner took home P200,000. All the finalists can be viewed at: www.GlobeStudios.ph.
The panel of judges was composed of: acclaimed rom-com film director Antoinette Jadaone, TV personality Bianca Gonzalez, film critic Philbert Dy, and renowned TV commercial director Sid Maderazo.
The night was also made entertaining by the diverse repertoire of music from the artists whose music videos were nominated, namely: Escuri, BP Valenzuela, Nanay Mo, Olympia, and Moonwlk. Also, bands Taken by Cars and Pedicab ushered the merrymaking deeper into the night.
The event was sponsored by Globe Studios, the original content production arm of Globe Telecom.
1st: Nothing Too Supreme by Felman Jay Jr. Hernandez
2nd: Pelikula Ni Rey by Dino Placino
3rd: Panginabuhi Namo, Sa Kaong Na Giluto by Romel Lozada, Tatiano Molarto, Jori Mae Samillano
1st: Isda by Mark Glenn Doroja
2nd: Penafrancia by Gab Mesina
3rd: Girl Magazine by Anna Meer
1st: Lakas Ng Lahi by Arnold Arre, Emil Flores
2nd: The Well by Juan Alcazaren
3rd: Momo by Avid Liongoren
1st: Dota Dad by Karlo Policarpio
2nd: Bilucao Warriors IV by Gariendo Encarnacion, Jr.
3rd: Hugot Sword by Karlo Policarpio
1st: All Your Algorithms by Alec Figuracion
2nd: TransParent by Adel Clemente
3rd: The Harvest by Brian Patrick Lim
1st: BP Valenzuela - Building Too by Christine Joyce Silva
2nd: Nanay Mo - Absent Mind by Gio Puyat
3rd: Escuri - Sepia by Dominic Bekaert, Quintuin P. Cu-Unjieng
Penafrancia by Gab Mesina also won the Audience Choice Award