Winners in McJim’s film fest announced

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    Festival director CHRIS CAHILIG with RJ Perkins
    Festival director CHRIS CAHILIG with RJ Perkins

    Get Reel Mobile Shorts Film Festival 2019, a film festival presented by McJim Classic Leather, has chosen the winners from among seven mobile shorts entries shot solely with smartphones.

    Get Reel is proud to have provided an avenue for filmmakers who turned out impressive works. The following winners were announced in an awards ceremony held last August 30 at Cinema 1, Fisher Mall.

    Among scores of creative entries, seven films were chosen as finalists with Dylan Ray Talon’s “Walang Hanggang Ligaya sa Una Mong Ngiti” and James Edward Golla’s “May Love Life Na si Pepito Jr.” bagging most of the coveted awards.

    Talon’s “Walang Hanggang Ligaya sa Una Mong Ngiti” won the grand prize for the festival, the McJim Prize for Best Mobile Short Film, winning P50,000.

    The said film also bagged Best Director for Dylan Ray Talon, worth P25,000, and Best in Cinematography, worth P10,000.

    Meanwhile, “May Love Life Na si Pepito Jr.” by Golla won Best Screenplay and Best Comedy, with prizes worth P20,000 and P25,00 respectively.

    Mark Jason Sucgang’s “Pitaka” won P25,000 for the Get Reel Viral Shorts Award; John Carlo Balasbas Tarobal’s “Champion” won P10,000 for Best Inspirational Story; and Roy Robert Rusiana’s “Kabilin” bagged P25,000 for Best Drama.

    RUBY RUIZ with the recipients of the acting citations
    RUBY RUIZ with the recipients of the acting citations

    The judges also gave acting citations to actors and actresses in the film: Russel Ian Paguia for “Pepito Jr.”; Jorrybell Agoto for “Ngiti”;Jonathan Oraño for “Pitaka”; Marialyn Tamarra for “Cotard Syndrome”; Philip Carlo Ty and King Richard Visto for “Kabilin”; and James Lohoman, Shawn Villete and Carlo Tarobal for “Champion.”

    McJim Classic Leather presented this cutting-edge event to give aspiring filmmakers a chance to share their content with a massive audience in the digital age where short films have become a way to spread meaningful and timely messages, and mobile devices have become a tool for creating relevant content.