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iPadayag, Engaging the Youth in Filmmaking the Easy Way

iPadayag, Engaging the Youth in Filmmaking the Easy Way

by Marco Simpao

Film” is a word people often associated with cameras. In one sense there is a truth to that but, the problem with that perception is that it limits a generation to think that “films can only be crafted with the use of a fancy DSLR, a nice tripod and a cool stabilizer.”

When the truth is, filmmaking is achievable through mobile devices. That is the aim of iPadayag Film Festival – to let its audience see that filmmaking is possible and only entails a small cost of money.

This year’s iPadayag Film Festival screened four short films shot and edited using the iPad.

Among the top films, it was “Keyk” by Angela Grace Sarona, director, that garnered most of the major awards namely: Best Film and Screenplay and the Best Actor award won by its lead actor, John Clyde Guardario.

The other students from the Humanities, Social Sciences 12 who were behind the said film were as follows: Ella Mae Francisco; Hart Angel Tuballa; Hart Angel Balnig; Cassey Nicole Libron; Jefferson Balbon; Kent Sedillo; Japeth Ivan Kurstin Rustia; Blessie Rae Andus and John Philip Rosete.

On the other hand, “Hay Gugma Napud” by Kent Anthony Daling (Information Communications Technology 11) bagged the Best in Cinematography and “Sangil” by Shayne Ponce, Wency Zed Cuadero and Nieca Grace Rodriguez won the Best Actress Award. Meanwhile, Carina Simpao was given another Best Director Award for her film, “Daman.”

The festival was a huge success because of the students who crafted their film entries. Being part of the working committee, I thank everyone who participated in the iPadayag Film Festival.

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