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  Comm Films Win Major CineMapua 2017 Awards  
  Post by: Cherie Glo Cabungcal | 3/21/2017 10:29:18 AM  

  "Siphayo" and "Ikalwa" the two short films produced as thesis/special projects of the AB Communication graduating students bagged major awards in the CineMapua 2017 Intercollegiate Digital Short Film Festival awards night on February 13.

"Siphayo" won as Third Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best in Original Sound Track (Alapaap), Best Film Teaser, and Audience Choice. Its lead actor, Rex Lantano, won as Best Actor. Meanwhile, "Ikalwa" won as 4th Best Film and Best Story. The two films bested more than 40 film entries from universities in NCR and Luzon in Intercollegiate category.

"Siphayo" tackles the story of a brother's struggles to overcome the grief brought by the lost of his older brother. He faced his pain by hiking the same mountain where his brother died. Claudine Catipan and Grace Ann Aquino directed the film with group members, Clarrence Faith Aliazas, Mart Joshua Barbosa, and Ruth Anne Malapitan.

Meanwhile, "Ikalwa" directed by Ryan Kennedy Organo, shows the challenges of a young wife suffering from post-partum syndrome. The film delivers a clear depiction of how such disease could be deadly. The film's group members include Alexandra Nicolle Galoso, Mark Jade Galang, Rose Anne Ellao, and Jason Catapang.

All the films were screened from January 23 to February 10 and were evaluated by NCCA Commissioner, Teddy Co, Film Director and Screenwriter, Aloy Adlawan, Film Director and Writer Kristian Cordero, Mapua's EVPAA, Dr. Bonifacio Doma Jr., and Mapua's Program Chair, Dr. Alvin Caparanga.

Now on its 15th year, CineMapua has become a hub for student filmmakers nationwide.