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‘Alamat’ makes history, wins Best of Festival award

GMA Public Affairs’ animated anthology series “Alamat” won for the country its first-ever Best of Festival award at the 2016 US International Film & Video Festival (USIFVF).

Considered the Grand Prix of the USIFVF, the Best of Festival award is presented to an outstanding entry among the Gold Camera winners in each production type. “Alamat” earlier earned the Gold Camera Award in the Entertainment: Children category for its “Alamat ng Bayabas” (The Legend of the Guava) episode.

“Alamat’s” winning episode was produced by a team led by Public Affairs Program Manager (now Asst. Vice President) Jaileen F. Jimeno. “We have millions of Philippine culture-based stories waiting to be told, and we want Filipino children to know more about these stories,’’ she said.

The series began airing in 2015, featuring Philippine myths and legends that mirror Filipino culture. Voiced by various Kapuso personalities, the ground-breaking show also marked the first time that GMA’s Post Production Team embarked on a full length animation.

“Alamat” is set to air its second season finale on Sunday.