3 aspiring filmmakers win Intelâ€™s â€˜Digital Showdownâ€™
The advent of technology has opened up many opportunities for aspiring filmmakers â€“ and Intel Philippinesâ€™ digital shorts competition has done just that.
Intel Philippinesâ€™ marketing manager Randy Kanapi said â€œDigital Showdownâ€ was part of their companyâ€™s campaign which tries â€œto harness the creativity of the Filipinos.â€
Three contenders emerged as winners in the filmmaking contest â€“ the grand prize going to Jay Jamoralin for his shortfilm â€œChromatoseâ€, second prize went to Patrick Uy for â€œBagong Buhayâ€, and Gary Sta. Cruz, third with â€œMarvinâ€™s Digital World.â€
Local independent filmmaker RA Rivera, who along with fellow filmmaker Quark Henares, guided contestants in creating their short films and urged the youth to keep on making films, saying in Filipino that the conditions for kids to make their films were â€œgood.â€
Filmmakers can also easily show their work to various viewers, who may be total strangers, through the Internet, said Rivera.