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DOCUMENTARY: Sports, Recreation

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Producers: Ken Kawanishi, Naofumi Nakamura, Shinichi Terazono
Additional Credits: Directors: Takashi Kinoshita, Kengo Fukuda, Yu Hasegawa; Cinemtaographers:
Kotaro Takahashi, Shuhei Sakato; Editor: Kosuke Sega, Ryo Horiuchi

In its first match of the knockout stage of the World Cup soccer finals, Japan played Belgium at Russia’s Rostov Arena. Japan’s fate was sealed in 14 seconds during extra time at the end of the second half. Japan’s dreams of advancing to the quarter finals were dashed by a swift Belgian goal that was praised around the world as one of the best of the tournament. To figure out how the play during those 14 seconds had come about, we spoke in locations around the world with more than 20 people including Japanese and Belgian players and former Japan coaches. What became apparent was that the fateful moments had been filled with decisions, world-class skill, and a carefully laid trap. The drama during those 14 seconds came about because men who had staked their professional lives on the match gave their all. The program tells the unknown story behind a moment that’s etched in many people’s memories.

CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: Mountain View Group, LTD. / Atlanta, GA
Sponsor/Client: GE Renewable Energy / Atlanta, GA
Production Company: Mountain View Group, LTD. / Atlanta, GA
Executive Director: Thom Gonyeau; Producer: Adriane Maros
Additional Credits: Editors: Buff Harsh, Jimmy Milans, Daryl Myers; Sound: Will Severin

GE Renewable Energy had developed a new business purpose statement. In addition to the written version, the communications team wanted to bring the narrative to life with a video. The goal was to showcase the depth and breadth of what GE Renewable Energy does and to instill a sense of pride in how the business impacts the world by providing affordable, reliable sustainable power in the world. The video also reinforces the tagline, Unleashing Limitless Energy.

DOCUMENTARY: Continuing News Stories

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City

Credits: Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, News: Grace dela Peña-Reyes; Senior Assistant Vice President, News Programs and Specials: Michelle Seva Senior Program Managers: John Ray Arrabe, Antonio Magsumbol; Associate Producers: Ruiz Jerard Mendoza, Weslee Dizon; Director: Joel Ireneo San Luis; Anchors: Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales, Alfonso Tomas Araullo; Reporter: Raffy Tima; Cameramen: Gemmo Soho, Nickfred Velasquez; News Script Producers: Edison Tangon, Hannah Lea Pa-a, Roselle Gemeniano, Lorenza Simpauco, Alyssa Bularan, Nathaniel Gatpandan;Translator: January Victoria
Before 2018 ended, another deadly landslide wreaked havoc in the Philippines, isolating a small village of Banawel, a remote "barangay" in Natonin, Mountain Province. It was triggered by the torrential rains and wind at the height of Typhoon Rosita (Internationally known as “Yutu”), burying and obliterating a government building that was supposed to be a place of refuge for the residents. A ghastly tragedy with dozens of lives at stake, yet news updates were scarce even with the advent of social media. Most of the municipality was inaccessible due to blocked roads. Even the government’s chopper had nowhere to land. In the intersection between communication and tragedy, the “24 Oras” team walked the extra mile. We partnered with the frontliners of the rescue operation and traversed the exhausting path, in search for information that our viewers need. In addition to being the first media outlet to arrive at the disaster’s ground zero, we stepped further by highlighting the struggles and triumphs of the rescuers, the efforts of the government and the plea of the residents looking for their missing loved ones.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Madrid Destino / Madrid
Sponsor/Client: Madrid City Council / Madrid
Production Company: La Huella del Gato / Madrid

Madrid City Council has produced a new video to mark the occasion of LGBTI Pride 2018, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in the capital this year. The audiovisual production stresses diversity, featuring people with disparate identities, ages and racial backgrounds, and makes a concerted effort to increase the visibility of transsexuality and the elderly in the LGBTI community. Whoever you love, Madrid loves you.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Zell am See
Sponsor/Client: Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Zell am See
Production Company: 60seconds.travel / Munich
Arne Hörmann & Tim Wessling GbR

"Glacier, Mountain & Lake" is the brand essence of the tourism region of Zell am See-Kaprun. Arne Hörmann and Julia Kautz show in six 60 second clips the highlights of the 365 days destination. The team of 60seconds inspires millions of viewers on various social media platforms with unique experiences, emotional moments and high-quality images.

DOCUMENTARY: Science, Research, Technology

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH / Vienna
Production Company: A Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH & Smithsonian Networks
production, produced by KEO West Ltd.

Keeping this study running has not been easy. Smithsonian funding ran out in 1972. Since then Wolfgang has fought for every grant he can to keep him and his camp of researchers going. And he’s had to do this despite political turmoil and even a civil war on his doorstep. The parallel narratives of his personal journey and his remarkable journey with the macaques interweave throughout the film as a compelling story of exploration, scientific revelation and real life drama. The story is told by Wolfgang himself, interspersed with unseen archive footage. We also see a selection of the many wildlife films that have been made here. Wolfgang’s incredible knowledge of macaque society has enabled visiting film crews to delve into the fascinating soap opera that plays out every day. But this is only apparent if you can identify every individual and know their life history, as Wolfgang does. As Wolfgang reflects on his decades sharing the forest with the macaques, we get time to appreciate his unique story. Wolfgang has watched a monkey society go from being in perfect balance to one skewed by human interference. He’s watched the ancient forest shrink to half the size in half a century. But he’s also inspired and trained generations of Sri Lankan wildlife scientists who will spread the message of conservation throughout this remarkably rich and diverse country. And he’s helped the world fall in love with these scrappy, cheeky macaques.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: SEMEC / Cannes
Sponsor/Client: SEMEC Palais Des Festivals Et Des Congres De Cannes / Cannes

The professionals of the Cannes Convention Bureau become actors for one day and play great well-known movie scenes with a lot of self-derision. Hence, Cannes becomes the shooting location of most famous scenes from successful movies such as Psychose, James Bond, Titanic, The Full Monty, Flash Super Hero or Charriots of fire. Cannes is a dream movie set that gives new life to iconic scenes!

DOCUMENTARY: Nature, Wildlife

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH / Vienna
Production Company: A Terra Mater Factual Studios and Smithosian Networks
co-production produced by Humble Bee Films

Filthy? Greedy? Lazy? Time to think again. Pigs are highly intelligent, possess acute senses and thrive in almost every habitat on earth. With some two billion of them now sharing our planet, Amazing Pigs takes viewers on a surprising, funny and fascinating journey around the world to reveal the extraordinary secrets behind the success of these much-overlooked animals. From the steamy jungles of Indonesia to the frozen wastes of Siberia, you’ll never look at pigs the same way again. We begin in paradise, an unlikely setting for a group of castaway pigs. Nonetheless, they seem to thrive on a remote island in the Bahamas where, even more surprisingly, they’ve taken to swimming in the turquoise waters. How did they get here? How do they survive? To tell the story of these swimming pigs in paradise is to tell the story of pigs themselves. Pigs – wild, domestic and feral, are born survivors. They have many extraordinary abilities, which we humans also exploit to expand their range and populations ever further.

CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Consumer

Entrant: Khaki Films / Tunbridge Wells
Sponsor/Client: Ameriprise Financial / New York, NY
Marie O'Neil, Joanna McCormick, Caitlin Schillig, Elizabeth Westfall
Production Company: Khaki Films / Tunbridge Wells
Producer: Zoe Uffindell; Director: Georgia Tanner; Editor: Casey Dobie
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Jonathan Young, Sound: Dalton Price;
Gary Black (Uffindell Inc. NYC - Agency)

Consumers expectations are rapidly changing and how they interact with brands is evolving. New players are disrupting all industries, including the financial services category. Consumers are looking for value delivered to match or exceed the fees they pay in all aspects of their lives, including from their financial services firm or advisor. Ameriprise has responded to the target market’s expectations with an improved client experience that is better aligned with the target’s expectations but continues to remain grounded in our advice value proposition, and they wanted to tell this story. A live-action scripted approach was chosen over and above an infographic style, to highlight the balance of the personal 1:1 relationship clients have with their advisor and use of technology to enhance their relationship. A top-level storyline was crafted to illustrate a family dealing with an unexpected expense, and how working with an Ameriprise advisor helped them have peace of mind and confident about their financial future. It was important throughout that everything should feel authentic to both clients and Ameriprise advisors, so the scripting was a close collaboration between the production team and the client/sponsor team. In aiming for a warmer and less formal feel, it was decided to shoot hand held. This, however, required extensive pre-shoot planning, as the web portal and portable device apps were still in development and not in use at the time of filming. As a result of this, all screens were filmed blank and replaced in post with animated screens and interactions based on the scripted and choreographed movements of the actors. Significant post-production time was allocated to tracking and compositing screen replacements, which also allowed for alterations to screen content as the post production progressed.

CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: Yuan Ze University
Sponsor/Client: Regent Chongqing
Production Company: Yuan Ze University / Wizard Films / New Taipei City
Director: Shih Ming Chang; Producer: Shih-Lei You

This film conveys the intention and philosophy of glocalization of Regent ChongQing by highlighting the story and process of unique design and art works with the inspiration and spirit from Mother Land. The aim is to build the image that Regent ChongQing is more than just a luxury and state-of-the-art hotel, and also providing an irreplaceable cultural experience. Initially, this film is a press conference opener for Regent ChongQing grand opening. It will then subsequently be played on the Internet and in store to build Regent ChongQing’s brand image.

CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: Seed Audio-Visual Communication / Zurich
Sponsor/Client: Swiss Life / Zurich
Christian Pfister, Michael Preisig
Production Company: Seed Audio-Visual Communication / Zurich
Producer: Felix Courvoisier; Director: Simon Steuri; Editor: Simon Steuri
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Irvin Liu

Synopsis: The eyes - the window to the soul. Where the emotions are most clearly manifested. The story tells the story of doubts, wrestling, excuses, and finally self-determination. Objective / Core message: Self-determination is the guiding theme of Swiss Life. The film should inspire to deal with important questions of self-determination.


Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK in association with NHK ENTERPRISES / Tokyo
Producers: Kazuma Ueda, Isao Yoshikuni, Yoshinori Shikano
Additional Credits: Producer: Tomohiro Yoshimoto
Nippon Animation; Director: Atsushi Nigorikawa

The “Animation x Paralympics Who is Your Hero?” project is making parasports more familiar and enjoyable to people in the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. We’re highlighting the appeal of parasports in five-minute anime episodes. Thus far, we have made episodes for six parasports. The familiar, approachable medium of anime gets people interested. To give people deeper knowledge, we have many short online videos that show how amazing para-athletes are. We aim for the content to be enjoyed by people of all ages. In blind soccer, the players use their hearing to keep track of everything on the pitch. Watching a match, you might wonder how the players can take the ball and receive passes when they can’t see. Their astonishing abilities are testament to their amazing sense of hearing. We hope the way they play will inspire people by highlighting the unlimited potential that human beings have. There’s a year until the Tokyo Paralympics. The Paralympics are not as well known as the Olympics. To encourage people to enjoy them, we’re using anime (a cultural phenomenon where Japan excels) to inform people of all ages in Japan and abroad. We hope to create an environment where able-bodied people in Japan will recognize that parasports bring out hidden human potential and want to go and see them. We hope people in Japan will come to see nothing out of the ordinary about disabled people doing and enjoying sports, that Japan will create an environment where disabled sportspeople can train, and that Japan will become a society in which all people, with or without disabilities, can participate and support each other. We also hope to have people overseas come to appreciate Japanese approaches to parasports and encourage them to enjoy parasports in Japan through anime as well as by watching actual events. We hope the project will be a starting point for all these social transformations. With all these goals in mind, we’re bringing the project to the world through broadcasts on the NHK BS1 and NHK World TV channels and on the “Animation x Paralympics” website. We plan to also promote it at parasports events in Japan and overseas and through a variety of communication channels such as NHK’s educational content for schools.

CORPORATE: Medical/Health Films

Entrant: Mountain View Group, LTD. / Atlanta, GA
Sponsor/Client: GE Healthcare
Production Company: Mountain View Group, LTD. / Atlanta, GA
Executive Producer: Thom Gonyeau; Producer: Adrianne Maros
Additional Credits: Director: Tom Gliserman; Sound: Will Severin; Writer: Rin Rindel

GE Healthcare wanted to show how their offerings in applied intelligence were having a profound impact on the industry. The video underscores how GE (and its partnership with Intel) are reshaping the healthcare landscape and are at the forefront of data applications. GE wanted to show how facilities can use data to improve workflow, reduce errors and re-work, save budget dollars, and ideally deliver better patient care.

DOCUMENTARY: Continuing News Stories

Entrant: RT / Moscow
Production Company: RT / Moscow

Correspondents bring frontline footage of the stand-off between the Yellow Vests and riot police, as Paris descends into chaos. Producers film protesters that have been hurt in the clashes and hear the plight of police unions trying to tackle the mass demonstrations.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Azerbaijan Tourism Board / Baku
Sponsor/Client: Azerbaijan Tourism Board / Baku
Production Company: Adore Creative / Los Angeles, CA

Five people. One Journey. Discover all that Azerbaijan has to offer and create your stories. Inspirational stories created to highlight the #experienceAzerbaijan with taste of exceptional cuisine, authentic culture, beautiful heritage and modern architecture, thrilling activities, beautiful nature and memorable events. #TakeAnotherLook


Entrant: Pacific Productions / London
Sponsor/Client: Food Network / New York, NY
Production Company: Pacific Productions / London
Producers: Rachel Purnell, Olivia Ball

In her new cookbook, Cook Like a Pro, Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, so readers can cook with confidence no matter how much experience they have in the kitchen.The program was made to work alongside the new book. As home cook at heart, Ina knows that cooking and entertaining can be difficult, so to make her recipes simple and streamlined, she tests and retests each recipe until it's as straightforward and delicious as possible. Although Ina is completely self-taught and doesn't consider herself to be a "professional" cook, she has spent decades working with chefs and learning the techniques that take their cooking to the next level. In Cook Like a Pro, Ina shares some of her most irresistible recipes and very best "pro tips


Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City
Host: Solita “Winnie” Monsod; Program Manager: Karen C. Lumbo
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City

Credits: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Assistant Vice President:Jaileen F. Jimeno Host: Solita “Winnie” Monsod; Program Manager: Karen C. Lumbo; Executive Producer: Mildred T. Fragante; Director: Melanie Anne T. Lozano; Segment Producer: Roche Lynsay Alwi T. Tallungan; Program Researcher: Alvin G. Nicolas; Translator: January Victoria
The death of 154 children raised doubts on the safety of the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. The Department of Health (DOH) said latest data showed that 19 out of 154 children who died after receiving at least one dose of Dengvaxia had dengue despite the vaccination. Some sectors say the DOH failed to conduct due diligence before embarking on a massive dengue vaccine campaign where a total of 729,105 children were vaccinated. With the death of some children allegedly due to Dengvaxia, many parents avoided all kinds of vaccination for their children. Department of Health Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo and former DOH Undersecretary Dr. Teodoro Herbosa answer questions about the dengue vaccination campaign.

CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: FreeMotion Group (LBL Production) / Moscow
Producers: Evgeniy Barkovsliy, Antonina Nam. Ignat Yurov, Vyacheslav Goldfeld
Sponsor/Client: Belaz / Minsk, Belarus
Production Company: FreeMotion Group (LBL Production) / Moscow
Dir: Pavel Menyaylo, Petr Pchelnokov; Editor: Olesya Barkovskaya
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Artyom Orlov, Alexandr Savchenko, Evgeniy Remizovskiy
Sound: Yuriy Dudarev; Scriptwriters: Galina Goldfeld, Pavel Menyaylo

How do you show Belaz presence in more than 70 countries? How would you have it tested in the most rugged natural conditions? Turn the world upside down, literally. Arrange a race across continents with two Belaz dump trucks clearing obstacles in different hemispheres - Africa and Siberia. Who will be assisted by snow and stopped by sand? Who will be the first to cross the finish line? While the viewer is following the race, Belaz receives anniversary congratulations from ordinary people whose world was also rocked by this passing huge dump truck.


Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / CREATIVE NEXUS in Association with
NHK Educational /Tokyo; Director: Hiromizu Tanaka
Additional Credits: Producers: Kuniaki Tsuruya, Kenichi Kubo, Tadashi Minezoe;
Cinematographers: Takaya Yamada, Humberto Santos; Editor: Mariko Masuda

Special Credits: Municipio de Nazaré; Instituto Hidrográfico
Nobody could fail to be amazed by the pictures. The waves rise in excess of 20 meters (as big as an eight-story building). The people who ride them are known, with respect and admiration, as big wave surfers. Any mistake on these waves could be fatal. So why do the surfers do it? Those who set world records have sponsors and can become renowned and wealthy. But those benefits are only part of their motivation. With this program, we use the words of professional surfers (people who separate themselves from their families and endure serious injuries in their continued pursuit of their goals) to encourage viewers to consider what it means to enjoy life.

DOCUMENTARY: Nature, Wildlife

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH / Vienna
Production Company: A Co-Production of Terra Mater Factual Studios and
Wanda Visión S.A

The remarkable, little known Cantabrian Mountains extend along the Atlantic coast of northern Spain for nearly 500 kilometres from the east Pyrenees to Galicia. In some parts they tower 2,500 metres above sea level. The mountains form a barrier between the cool, moist part of Spain, known as Espana Verde or “green Spain”, and the arid central plateau. Proximity to the Atlantic makes for high humidity. Generous summer rainfall on the northern side of the mountain range provides perfect conditions for abundant vegetation. Oak, chestnut, and beech forests grow in the lower altitudes while lush mountain meadows carpet the higher elevations. Only the highest summits are dry and barren, except in winter, when thick snow blankets the mountains. But the treasures of Spain’s magical mountains go beyond luxuriant vegetation and scenic beauty. The mountains are home to a huge variety of wildlife like chamois and red deer, wolves, brown bears and wildcats. In forests, on meadows and cliffs life plays out its dramas far away from civilisation in the Cantabrian Mountains. Over the course of a year, director and cameraman Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha captures the trials and adventures both great and small, of the animals in this unique wilderness. Throughout the seasons the film poignantly portrays the hardships and wonders of one of the world’s most magical places. When the long winter has the Cantabrian Mountains firmly in its grip, wild hunters have their best chance for success. Driving snow and lack of food drive red deer into the valleys and towards certain danger. Blood curdling howls pierce the cold, still air. When a deer has difficulty walking in the deep snow, it risks becoming easy prey for a pack of hungry wolves. Wildcats are also on the prowl, stalking partridges even during the snowstorm. As soon as the snow starts to melt, animals that spent the winter comfortably sheltered in their dens emerge. Female Brown bears, anxious to feed themselves and their cubs after a long hibernation, busy themselves searching for fresh grass. And if grass is still scarce they climb bushes and trees to nibble on the first tender shoots.


Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK in association with NHK Enterprises, Inc. in cooperation with
Basis Co., ltd / acro Inc.
Additional Credits: Producers: Mitsuru Mizutaka, Rikiya Nishigaya, Junya Komatsu,Takako Nagatsuji
Directors: Jiro Kawai, Koichi Aizawa, Akihide Yoshihama

The five-year-old girl Chico poses simple questions (for instance, “Why do people feel uneasy in high places?” or “Why don’t clouds fall?”). When adults can’t answer, she scolds them, telling them not to sleep through life. We set out to use this structure to make a show that children and adults could enjoy. We attached the greatest importance to ensuring that, as the questions are answered, truths become apparent about, for instance, the human body, national history, or the formation of the universe. We aim to convey to viewers that if they investigate things that interest them, they’ll find that the world is truly fascinating.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Fundación Imagen de Chile / Santiago
Sponsor/Client: Subsecretaría de Turismo de Chile / Santiago
Production Company: Don Quijote Films / Ñuñoa
Sound: Mantra; Editing: Ned

This tourism film explores Chile's amazing geography, its cultural diversity and the warmth of its people which invite you to live an unforgettable experience.

CORPORATE: Craft/Production Techniques: Animation/Motion Graphics

Entrant: Random 42 Ltd / London

This video was created using an array of 3D softwares. The main assets were made with the 3D sculpting tool ‘Zbrush’, which were then imported into ‘3DS Max’ in order to be textured, lit and animated. ‘Vray’ was used as the renderer which allows for the use of HDR photographs to be use in order to light the scenes. The scenes were then composited in the software ‘Fusion’ before finally being edited together into ‘Adobe Premiere’ to make the final video. As most of the project happens mainly in the blood vessel environment, we went for a sombre and moody atmosphere throughout the whole video which we thought would go well with the topic of the video.

DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Production Company: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Producer: Michelle Chan

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening (gaige kaifang) in 1978. Since then, China is an emerging economic power, and Shenzhen "Dafen Oil Painting Village" can be one of the miniatures of the whole development of China. Like most of the world factories in China, peasant-turned oil painters were exploited by entrepreneurs, yet after 40 years of development, they tried to transit from simply making copies of iconic Western paintings to creating their own authentic works of art, emblematic of the journey that China is going through, from ‘Made in China’ to ‘Created in China’. Meanwhile, the story of Dafen also put to light on how the government only focuses on economic development but neglecting human rights and freedom of the citizens while artists would like to fight for freedom of expression and speech with many difficulties.

DOCUMENTARY: Political Campaigns

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SAVP, Public Affairs: Arlene Carnay; Executive Producer: Ian Carlos Simbulan
Additional Credits: Program Mgrs: Johnson B. Tam, Angeli Atienza, Joy Madrigal; SVP, News and
Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First VP, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon

Special Credits: Segment Producers: Cristina Aure, Arilia Tolentino, Maharlika Corrulo; Researchers: Ma. Elisha Manas, Angelie Rose Dela Rosa, Izza Beatriz Bermudez, Producers: Harvey Bayona, Richelle Ramirez; Executive Assistant to the SAVP: Sharon Mae Sison; Production Administrator: Juvylle Almazan; Translator: Augusto D. Rivera Jr.
To empower Filipino voters in the 2019 Philippine midterm elections, GMA News and Public Affairs mounted “Debate 2019: The GMA Senatorial Face-Off”. Leading senatorial hopefuls faced one another to discuss their positions on various national issues and crucial government policies. The debate also tested their knowledge on key issues affecting Filipinos. The senatorial hopefuls faced off in two major rounds of debate. In the first round, they were grilled by the pillars of GMA News and Public Affairs – veteran broadcast journalists and anchors Jessica Soho, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, and Mike Enriquez – about the biggest issues and controversies the candidates were involved in. In the second round, candidates with opposing views on key national issues had the chance to discuss and defend their positions.

CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Business

Entrant: CorporateTrailer / Vught
Sponsor/Client: Dehaco
Production Company: CorporateTrailer / Vught
Producer: Anneloes van Gijlswijk; Director: Jan Suiskens; Editor: Bo Wouters
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Patrick Post

Dehaco,is the marketleader in the BENELUX countries: Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. But they want to expand their business more on a global scale and wanted to (re)introduce themselves to the involved parties mentioned above. Instead of presenting themselves in a clip in which they talk about who they are and what they do, this Identity Clip was made to set them apart from the rest of the crowd: They present themselves on what they bring to their customers in a way no other company in their line of work does. So, it’s the DNA of this fast growing company that’s summarized in one sentence at the end, which is also their new corporate slogan: The best equipment for a new beginning.

CORPORATE: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: Quite Frankly Productions / London
Sponsor/Client: Diageo / London
Production Company: Quite Frankly Productions / London
Producer/Director: Lies Deneys; Cinemaotgrapher: Jeremy Bishop
Additional Credits: Editor: David Arshadi; Sound: Tim Boylan

As part of Diageo's Press for Progress initiative, the company wanted to portray the talent and perspective that women bring to the company and showcase that Diageo is a progressive, diverse corporation to work for. International Women's Day on March 8th 2018 provided a perfect opportunity for us to publish a video series that portrayed some of the senior female employees at Diageo in a truly different, inspiring way: as human beings rather than as career women, as ambitious yet passionate. This was not about the business woman nor the career woman - it was about their character and personality. Where did they come from? What makes them who they are? What gives them their perspective on life? What shaped them? We had to find a way to give them a safe environment to open up and talk about things that have challenged them in their lives and made them become who they are. The tone and approach had to be honest, caring and extremely intimate.

DOCUMENTARY: Science, Research, Technology

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Producers: Seiichi Shinno, Nobumoto Suzuki
Additional Credits: Directors: Takuya Ogasawara, Riwa Komatsubara

The genius of Albert Einstein never ceases to allure. Following his autopsy in 1955, Einstein's brain is said to have been sliced and scattered among researchers around the world. Where are the pieces now? NHK goes in pursuit of remnants in Japan, the US, Canada, and Argentina, rediscovering hundreds of photos taken during the autopsy as well as an individual in possession of over 100 fragments. The data set is then brought together to build a 3D CGI, successfully "recreating" Einstein's brain as it would have been in his 20s, when he proposed the theory of relativity. An extraordinary journey and the latest in neuroscience turn a new page in the story of the genius's brain. Why was the physicist Albert Einstein such a genius? The latest neuroscience has gone some of the way to answering this question. After Einstein’s autopsy in 1955, his brain was dissected. The locations of the pieces became a mystery. The program-makers used a new clue to pursue the pieces in Japan, the United States, Canada, and Argentina. They found hundreds of photos taken during the autopsy and a person who has more than 100 pieces. And they learned of researchers who’ve had peculiar lives after coming into possession of parts of Einstein’s brain. With their new findings and help from researchers, the program-makers created the first-ever 3D computer graphics of Einstein’s brain, making the features of the parietal lobe, corpus callosum, and frontal lobe clearly evident. They also visually reversed the brain’s age-related atrophy to visualize Einstein’s brain as it would have been in his twenties when he proposed the theory of relativity. In this program, an extraordinary journey and the latest neuroscience reveal the secrets of Einstein’s brain.

DOCUMENTARY: Craft/Production Techniques: Virtual Reality (VR)

Entrant: CGTN Digital / Beijing
Sponsor/Client: China Global Television Network
Production Company: China Global Television Network
Additional Credits: Shaolin Temple;Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Chinese martial arts includes different kung fu styles, while Shaolin kung fu is the most mysterious and famous one. It has been passed down for centuries, from generation to generation. The film interviews three warrior monks ranging from 7 to 50 years old, discussing why they wanted to learn kung fu, and their personal stories. The VR narrative is trying to immerse viewers in the little known daily lives of the Shaolin warrior monks. By recording their training sessions, meditation and chanting, these daily activities embody the Shaolin wisdom that Zen and martial arts are one. Shaolin kung fu is not only for building a healthy body but also a philosophy that can lead you to inner peace.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Rota Vicentina / Odemira
Sponsor/Client: Rota Vicentina / Odemira
Production Company: ZOEEU, LDA / Parede

Rota Vicentina changed the Alentejo and Vicentina Coast. in 5 years, the region began to welcome tourists outside the summer, which was traditionally the peak season in the region. In 2017, rota vicentina had 27 thousand walkers in its trails. The project is a success, but also brings a few challenges. How to protect the environment but also promote tourism in the region? How to respect the local identity and keep the region intact and unspoiled? How to escape the mass tourism consequences?

Student Productions

Entrant: Palm Beach Atlantic University / Miami, FL
Production Company: Palm Beach Atlantic University / Miami, FL
Producer: Israel Balderas; Director: Tim DeMoss

The film was made as a documentary assignment in our Communication courses.

CORPORATE: Medical/Health Films

Entrant: Future and Co Films / Newcastle upon Tyne
Sponsor/Client: Robson Brown Advertising / Newcastle upon Tyne
Production Company: Future and Co Films / Newcastle upon Tyne
Producer: Nicky Scott; Director: Stephen Salam; Editor: Ben Harker
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Mike Caine; Sound: John Cook

This hard-hitting set of two commercials and two short online films is designed to make people aware of the risks of smoking other than the well-known consequence of lung cancer, and therefore try to give up smoking. Smoking causes diseases that are devastating to sufferers and their families and we wanted to make it clear that the risks and consequences were high. Most people understand the risk of contracting lung cancer, but many are unaware of the other types of cancer caused by smoking such as mouth or throat cancer, which are just as deadly. To illustrate this, we filmed two cancer survivors and asked them to recall their experiences in the form of an interview. Maggie and Tony both kindly appeared to appear in this campaign to help others. A small amount of lifestyle footage was to be filmed to put the two interviewees into context. Maggie has an obdurator that replaced the roof of her mouth and Tony is forced to breathe through a stoma, a hole in his windpipe, which makes eating, drinking and speaking difficult. People would see the two broadcast 40 second TV commercials, and it was planned that they would then go online for more information and watch the longer 90 second films, in which our two cancer sufferers described their experiences in more detail. Supporting digital campaigns on twitter etc were also released at the same time. The ultimate aim was to either get people to quit, or to try to engage with health professionals and other support mechanisms to help them try to quit. By demonstrating the life changing surgery and the permanent effects on their day to day lifestyles, we hoped that Tony and Maggie’s films would help persuade others to give up smoking.

DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City

Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Neil B. Gumban Program Manager: Johnson B. Tam; Executive Producer/Director: Ian Carlos Simbulan; Researcher: John Eumer Yanga; Director of Photography: Marco Felipe Lopez; Video Journalist: Jeffrey Cruz; Assistant Video Journalist: Rolin Pilante and Ricky Villarin; Master Editors: Piah Luna, Kernan Gatbonton; Editing Supervisor: Marla Oliva, Production Assistant: Andrea Fides Mendoza; Transcriber: Gina Elizaga; Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
Catherine’s father, Eduardo Cadiente, suffers from a combination of asthma and emphysema, leaving him constantly short of breath. As they can’t afford to buy a nebulizer, six-year-old Catherine and her older brother Eddie Boy give their father’s medication via an old bicycle pump. They have been doing this for five years. When the family runs short on medication, they opt for steam from a boiled mixture of water and salt. The entire situation has taken its toll on the family. Catherine’s mother struggles to balance her duties between earning a living and taking care of her husband. As for Catherine, her father’s condition inspires her to do well in her studies. The documentary paved the way for an outpouring of generosity for the family of Catherine. Thanks to the kindness of strangers, Eduardo is now receiving proper medication with his new nebulizer.


Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City

Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Neil B. Gumban Program Manager: Johnson Jonathan Tam; Managing Producer/Director/Writer: Joseph Israel Laban; Director of Photography: Marco Felipe V. Lopez; Assistant Video Journalist: Joel Mateo; Edit Supervisor: Marla Oliva; Master Editor/Non-Linear Editor: Piah Luna; Non-Linear Editor: John Kernan R. Gatbonton; Field Producer/Researcher: Princess Gatmaitan; Production Assistant/Transcriber; Vianca Vega; Production Administrator: Sheqs Torres-Madsam; PALS: Nissreen Marie M. Dionido; Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
In the town of Cauayan, Negros Occidental, lives Daniel Paculanan, a seemingly ordinary 8-year-old boy. He is a bit lanky and timid but his playfulness nevertheless betrays his young age. Yet despite his gangly and awkward frame, he finds an inner strength to literally carry his older brother, 10-year-old Kyle, to school every day. Reed-thin and unable to walk because of polio, Kyle needs to be physically carried to school by Daniel every school day. The terrain to the school from their house is rugged and far. And even if they could afford transportation, which they couldn’t, it would be impossible to traverse the path by any other means. Their mother Elsie couldn’t help because she is busy taking care of the rest of her children. Three out of four of her kids are all unable to walk because they were all stricken with polio at a young age. They weren’t able to take polio shots because the nearest health center lacks basic medical supplies. Daniel and Kyle are determined to remain in school and get an education even if they have to do it one difficult step at a time.

CORPORATE: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: FreeMotion Group (LBL Production) / Moscow
Sponsor/Client: Salym Petroleum Development N.V. / Moscow
Production Company: FreeMotion Group (LBL Production) / Moscow
Producers: Vyacheslav Goldfeld, Galina Goldfeld; Sound: Yuriy Dudarev
Additional Credits: Directors: Petr Pchelnikov, Pavel Menyaylo, Philipp Dmitriev,
Alexandr Savchenko; Editor: Roman Ivanutenko

Special Credits: Cinematographers: Artyom Orlov, Alexandr Savchenko, Vitaliy Gulyaev, Nikolay Belikov; Scriptwriter: Galina Goldfeld
Judging by the economic efficiency, the company should have been liquidated in 2017 The film was issued in 2018 And based on recent forecasts, SPD had its life extended until 2030 The company’s geologists contributed greatly to that. But who are these people? How far are the commonplace images of bearded rednecks from the current reality of SPD? How can you tell what they are talking about if you are unaware of any term they mention? You could say they live a most picturesque life with coloured pictures on their displays. But they are the ones having contributed to the company’s mind-blowing discovery - finding new massive oil reserves within its small license areas which had seemed exhausted already.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: German National Tourist Board / Frankfurt
Sponsor/Client: German National Tourist Board / Frankfurt
Production Company: k22 Film & Entertainment / Mainz

The video, which almost exclusively features ‘randomly’ cast protagonists, shows a summer’s day in Germany and activities that reflect the themes Romantic Germany, Urban city, Holidays by the water, Places of interest and Arts & culture. The film captures the mood and ease of a summer’s day, plays with the changing dynamics of the different times of day, features authentic actors from around the world and uses light to engage the emotions. The soundtrack was created specifically for the video in collaboration with singer Julianna Townsend and a music production company.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Fraport AG / Frankfurt Am Main
Sponsor/Client: Fraport AG / Frankfurt Am Main
Production Company: Friends & Fellows Media GmbH / Munich

This film creates a visual fairytale world that interprets Goethe's verse at Frankfurt Airport. It celebrates the many unique moments and the exceptional employees at Frankfurt Airport.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Patronato De Turismo De Gran Canaria / Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Sponsor/Client: Patronato De Turismo De Gran Canaria / Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Production Company: Mr. Humboldt (Agency); Wander People (Production Company)

Once upon a time, storytellers roamed the earth. These fantastics beings had a mission: to discover magical places until everyone else about them. One of the last remaining storytellers found hope. All of the sudden, the unexpected happened.

CORPORATE: Public Service Announcements (PSA)

Entrant: Mountain View Group, LTD. / Schenectady, NY
Sponsor/Client: New York State Department of Health / Albany, NY
Production Company: Mountain View Group, LTD. / Schenectady, NY
Producer: Adrianne Maros; Director/Editor: Tom Gliserman
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Taylor Morrison; Sound: Silvio Ramseier
Executive Director: Thom Gonyeau

Tobacco consumption is addictive and the New York State Department of Health promotes healthier lifestyle choices. The goal was to create an innovative, high impact, and motivating end product. The PSAs incorporate updated messaging around smoking as an addiction, as well as the Medicaid benefits to help smokers quit. The goal is to get viewers to call into the 1-866-NY-QUITS hotline and/or to get viewers to talk to their health care provider.


Entrant: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Production Company: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Producer: Michelle Chan

Talking about comedians in Hong Kong’s film industry, the name Yu Mo-lin readily comes to mind. Starting from her childhood years, she has a passion for singing and acting. Now, at the age of 81, she has engaged in her performing arts career for a full 70 years. She loves to be beautiful, but her life on the screen has always been the life of an ugly woman: a scavenger, a prostitute, a domestic helper, or a drug addict. She said it was only a comedy, and she enjoyed playing an ugly woman if it entertained her audience. However, she admitted that sometimes it was difficult for her to separate herself from the roles she played. She said that she was very conscious that she might not be beautiful, as her name was often equated with the signature symbol of ugliness. Therefore, she is low in self-confidence. And coming from a single-parent family, she does not believe in love, and has never got married. We have followed Yu Mo-lin for 9 days, including capturing her daily lives and revisiting her good friends to know more about the all-rounded development of her personal growth and her beliefs in life. In a society that attaches great importance to looks, she has been struggling to survive, and resigns herself to play the role of a comedian in her performing arts career. She spent her 70 years to make herself known as the special ugly woman on the screen. The dream of playing the role of a protagonist and that of a supporting actress, love and hate, and beauty and ugliness are the conflicts in her life. In search for a balance, she is telling us a story of infinite regret and unwillingness.

DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Producer: Shuichi Mano, Toshihide Yabuki, Mitsuhiro Morishita
Additional Credits: Director: Kohei Aoyama; Editor: Koji Ukita;
Cinematogrpaher: Hiroyuki Kozako; Sound: Hiroyuki Minami, Sadaki Sumiyoshi

The average length of hospitalization in psychiatric hospitals in industrialized nations is 28 days. The average length in Japan is 270 days. Japan has about 100,000 people who have been hospitalized in psychiatric hospitals for at least five years. The United Nations and the World Health Organization have repeatedly criticized Japanese psychiatric treatment for violating human rights, but the realities of the Japanese psychiatric care system long remained largely invisible to the public. A catalyst for change was the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, which followed the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011. Many psychiatric hospitals were in the no-entry zone. Our first encounter with long-term psychiatric in-patients (including a 39-year in-patient named Tokio, who appears in the program) happened as part of NHK’s reporting from the disaster area. These people had been transferred to other hospitals because of the nuclear accident. They had then received diagnoses saying they did not need to be hospitalized and had been discharged. Why had they been kept in hospital for so long? Why had violations of their human rights been allowed to continue? Who had kept them imprisoned in hospitals? We had many questions as we conducted our investigation. The people we encountered had repeatedly asked their families and hospital officials to release them. They had wanted the kind of freedoms that most people take for granted (for instance, the freedom to eat what they wanted when they wanted and the freedom to go where they wanted). By the time they achieved their wish to be released, they were elderly. They all expressed bitterness at having been robbed of their potential to work, have their own homes, get married, and have children. Psychiatric hospital officials long considered long-term hospitalization to be normal. The government long condoned the isolation of psychiatric patients from the rest of society. And the families of patients long refused to allow the patients to be released. But they are not the only people to blame. Also culpable are the rest of us in a Japanese society that treated the patients as non-existent and invisible and allowed serious violations of their human rights. We aim to raise questions with this program.

DOCUMENTARY: Environment, Ecology

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City

Credits: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Clyde Rolando A. Mercado Program Manager: Lloyd Navera; Host/Writer: Howie G. Severino Executive Producer/Writer: Criselda Z. Caringal; Director/Writer: Janus Victoria; Videographers: Disney Christian Carreon, Vince Eribal, Randy Mariñas; Assistant Videographers: Ramon Meneses, Christian Garcia, Elgien Feliciano, Oliver Cruz; Edit Supervisor: Tin Macatulad-Chua; Editors: Anna Isabelle Matutina, Mark Antonio, Fredie Abril, Josue Penilla; Researcher: Nina Torralba
Not far from Manila is a community where the land has vanished. The ruins of Sitio Pariahan in Bulacan jut out from a permanent flood, the wretched testament to a once thriving village. Alerted by haunting images they see online, Howie Severino and his documentary team journey to this water world to investigate what happened. They find dead mangroves, gutted school buildings, and crumbling shanties. But they also find a smattering of survivors of a great deluge, residents living on water who have nowhere else to go, nervously awaiting the next catastrophe. Everyone has a different explanation for how the village lost its land and never regained it. Deeply puzzled, the documentarists pursue the various angles until they find a plausible reason for the incursion of the sea and the end of a way of life. In a curious way, residents say the sea has liberated them. Yet looming over everyone is a giant airport project that promises to restore the land but at an uncertain environmental and social cost. The story of the island with no land is a precautionary tale of what is happening to coastal villages throughout the Philippines. Many cite factors that can't be controlled. But the real cause may spell solutions within grasp of local communities everywhere.


Entrant: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Director: Rico Gutierrez; Cinematographer: Manolito Tagle
Additional Credits: Producers: Lilybeth Rasonable, Janine Nacar, Bang Arespacochaga,
Cecille de Guzman, Cathy Soriano

Special Credits: Editors: Ace Talacay, Froilan Manila, Adrian Monserrate; Sound: Joey Santos, Allan Malabanan; Other: Joseph Balboa, Benjou Elgincolin, Mike Rivera, Liberty Costiniano, Albert Jacinto, Reymon Mercado, Georis Cielo Tuca, Jerusalem Cajapin, Pauline Pura
The program "iBilib" was created not only to entertain but to inspire and educate Filipino children by featuring scientific experiments, exploring different scientific facts and theories surrounding everyday events, challenges, life hacks, illusions and trivia presented in a fun, wacky and magical manner.


Entrant: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Entertainment Group / Quezon City
Special Credits: Gigi Santiago - Lara, Ian Roxas, Lani Feliciano - Sandoval, Noel Anonuevo

Idol sa Kusina is primarily a studio-based program with select audiences. In this episode, Chef Boy and Chynna optimizes its content and context by providing easy to follow Greecian classics aimed to introduce and educate Filipino homeviewers with Mediterranean food fare. Additionally, this episode also aims to introduce Greek dishes to the young chefs palate. Catch Chef Boy and Chyna successfully teach and feed the kids of Claret School with various Mediterranean dishes. Apart from the recipes shared, Chef Boy also shares his knowledge to make food art / carving uncomplicated to make each dish presentation not just delicious but also visually appealing.

CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Consumer

Entrant: OOO / Moscow
Production Company: OOO / Moscow
Producers: Georgy Ryumin, Anton Beznosyuk; Sound: Alexander Knyazev
Additional Credits: Dir:/Editor: Anton NenashevCinematographer: Nikita Popkov;
Writers: Rafael Minasbekyan, Anton Nenashev, Anatoly Yasinsky

We create for the audience the opportunity to plunge into the beautiful world - a world where reality is limited only by your imagination. The main slogan was“ Set only big goals for yourself - it’s easier to hit them! ” Our video conveys the main values of all our three companies: we possess taste, technology, and we are not indifferent to what we all do. The main thing in all this is the connotation of a dream.

CORPORATE: Craft/Production Techniques: Virtual Reality (VR)

Entrant: Random 42 Ltd / London

VR projects are always trickier than regular mono animations. We never know if a seasoned VR consumer or first timer will be watching the video. Therefore, we must take care to make a smooth and relaxing experience for all who watch. With our VR projects, we like to produce a Mono or 2D version of the animation first. This allows us to nail down the edit, hitting key narrative points, and identify any problems we may run into with animation. At the same time, we will start doing tests in VR, to make sure the environments have interest at all angles. Once this is all approved, we can move onto the final VR conversion, checking that the camera moves are comfortable, and the stereo depth is good throughout.

CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Riga Tourism Development Bureau / Riga
Sponsor/Client: Riga Tourism Development Bureau / Riga
Production Company: DDB Latvia & Nonsense TV

"The promotional films series “Insider’s Guide to Riga” was created as part of a campaign to promote Riga as a city-break destination in our target markets. The task was to create a video content for Facebook that would differ from the typical destination advertising and be appealing to a younger crowd. The solution was to create 8 fictional characters that would show the different sides of the city: creative, melancholic, party and entertainement, destination for kids ets. The videos have been used in 3-part campaign on Facebook throughout 2017 and the videos have reached almost 10 million views in our target markets. For further info please visit: https://www.liveriga.com/en/9392-insider-s-guide-to-riga/"

DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City

Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs/Program Manager: Jaileen F. Jimeno Host: Malou Mangahas; Executive Producer: David A. Ramos; Spiels Director: Danilo O. Sierra; Segment Producers: Aubrey Glaiza S. Sangalang, Gladyline A. Alvero, Godwin M. Ije, Jonh Paul R. Seno, Searle Kathleen B. Lira,Mark Louie M. Ladesma; Cameramen: Edgardo Bagasina, Adrian Ducusin; Assistant Cameramen: Orland Figueroa and Joemar Mudanza; Non-Linear Editors: Mark Andrew Antonio, Leonard Brian Carambas, Paul Franklin Mejia, Jerry Alejan; Edit Supervisor: Ronald A. Ramido; Head Researcher: Maharlika Corullo-Balila; Researchers: Jieza Tabian, Elybeth Lim, Rhod Jessie Barrera, Rolando Defeo,John Robert D. Bolledo, Lindemere Aimielle A. Villanueva; Translator: January Victoria
In the Philippines, detention facilities are overcrowded. In this series, Investigative Documentaries documents the struggle of people who live their days in cramped, windowless facilities. In one of the jails featured by the program, 432 people are packed in a cell that is ideal for only 170 people. In the Binan City Custodial Facility, inmates are arranged nightly to sleep on their sides to maximize space. A few lucky ones who have the means shell out a few hundreds to buy the right to sleep on hammocks. Those who have lucked out and have no money will have to sleep sitting down. The lack of ventilation makes the heat unbearable. The government provides no food for the inmates. They rely on money and food delivered by relatives and friends. Despite - or because of - the infernal situation, inmates have developed a system to enforce order. Leaders are chosen to take on roles that manage space, food, water, and movement. Those who can shell out money are given the privilege to sleep on hammocks tied to steel bars a few feet above the sweating crowd. The money earned is used to buy food for those who have no means of support. To be clear: the situation in these detention facilities are unjust. The inmates are mere suspects in crimes that have yet to be tried.


Entrant: 90th Parallel Production Ltd / Toronto, ON
Production Company: 90th Parallel Production Ltd / Toronto, ON
Director/Writer: Charles Officer
Additional Credits: Producers: Stuart Henderson, Jake Yanowski, Mathieu Amadei ,Michael A Levine,
Stuart Henderson, Jake Yanowski, Mathieu Amadei, Guy Villeneuve

The film is a cinematic mediation that delves into what is essential to humanity by examining the mystery, mythology and deeper meaning of the book - chapter by chapter. Reflecting on themes and characters, our cast offers a diverse symphony of critical perspectives and ideas that illuminate who we have become, what we have learned, and how we exist in the world today according to philosophies conveyed by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry seven decades ago.

DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City

Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs:Arlene U. Carnay Host: Jessica A. Soho; Senior Program Manager: Lee Joseph Castel; Executive Producers: Teresa Ranoco, Arianne Betita; Associate Producers: Romabell Yumol, Joselito Tan; Segment Producer: Justin Royce Baluyot; Researcher: Kenneth Lustre; Videographers: Jessie Bernardo, Adrian Ducusin; Assistant Videographer: Gerry delos Reyes; Editors: Geoffrey Castillo, Joi Tan: Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
In the town of Caraga, Davao Oriental, a community lies high up a mountain, isolated from the rest of the town by a raging river. The only way across is a rickety bamboo bridge or a makeshift rattan cable car called “salay”. Although it lacks access to most social services, the village has a school run by teachers who hail from the other side of the river. Dedicated to serve Butay’s students, they live in campus on most days, able to go home to their families only a few times a month. The school is severely lacking in facilities and only had chairs built by the locals themselves. Fortunately, the school is due to receive armchairs provided by the Department of Education, but these were delivered in Sangab – the village closest to Butay, but still across the river. To get the much-needed chairs, some students volunteered to pick them up and bring them to their village – a journey that requires an eight-hour trek through the mountains and the perilous ride in the “salay” across the river. The added weight of each chair that a student carries while in the makeshift cable car makes it even more dangerous, as the line can snap anytime.

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