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Film on child abuse wins Sine Kabataan award

JOCELYN Frago

JOCELYN Frago

 

A PROJECT for a Cinematography class under the Digital Filmmaking program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Be­nilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts (SDA) bagged the Special Jury Prize at the Sine Kabataan short film competition.

Director Jocelyn “Len” Frago received the award for her film “Koleksyong Pa­malo” during the 2018 Pista ng Peliku­lang Pilipino (PPP) Gabi ng Pasasala­mat held last Aug. 19 in Makati City.

“Koleksyong Pamalo” tells the story of a boy who collects all the memo­ries of his mother’s different kinds of “pamalo.”

“I wanted to present what abuse is like at a young age in a darkly comi­cal and colorful manner where you feel sympathetic and warm at the same time,” Frago explained.

Frago said that the innocence of a child plays a big factor in how we view children. The film, which she submitted as a project for her CINEMAT subject under Sir Danton Wieneke, deals with the questions “When does a child stop being a child?” and “When does a moth­er stop being a mother?”

Lorys Plaza and Ardinian “Jaq” Sanque won Best Short Film for “Bato Bato Pik,” which is about a young teenage girl faced with an untimely pregnancy.

Daniel Delgado and Tiara Angelica Ni­colas received the Best Director prize for “Masaya Ako,” which tells the story of a boy who encounters many struggles in life, like bullying, his parent’s separation and trouble in school, but he still forces a smile to get by each day.

Enalyn Legaspi’s “Alas-Nuebe ng Tanghali” brought home the Audience Choice Award.

“Runner” by Levi Jun Miscala got the #GlobeOfGood award for honoring the youth’s rep­resentation of current social issues the young Filipino faces day-to-day.

The other Sine Kabataan finalists are “Anonymous Student Vlog” by Christian Babista, “Bahay-bahayan” by Brian Spencer Reyes and “Isang Tula Para Sa Nawawala” by Rod Singh.

The short films were featured along with the PPP full-length film entries from Aug. 15 to 21 in cinemas nationwide.

 

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