At the conclusion of Pixelworx Cinemansanas digital short film challenge, Power Mac Center opened online voting for the Pixelworx People’s Choice Award. All entries that made it to the finals were uploaded in the Power Mac Center YouTube channel. The entry with the most number of likes by May 19, 2016 wins. It will be announced online on May 20.
The Pixelworx Cinemansanas digital short film challenge through a special screening and awards ceremony held at the Power Mac 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 scriptwriting to assist contenders in crafting their masterpieces. This was supported by tutorials for iMovie, GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro X.
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 Power Mac 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.
This year’s Cinemansanas is the second installment of Pixelworx, Power Mac 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. “The entries to 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.
More information is available at the Power Mac Center website.